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Out and About

There are so many things to see and do whilst staying at Frankaborough Farm Cottages. From exciting days out and fun activities to the more relaxing of activities such as exploring local beaches or historic houses, there is always lots to do.

We are ideally situated to explore locations across both Devon and Cornwall.

Coastline

There a many fantastic beaches and ports not far from Frankaborough Farm. Here are some of our favourites to visit for the day.

Food & Drink

Explore the local and hand-made foods of the South West. We have some of the finest produce in the country just ready to eat.

Castles & Historic Houses

The south west is steeped in history and there is always a nearby castle or historic house to explore. Check out our favourite.

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Gardens

You are never far away from some of the most beautiful and stunning gardens the South West has to offer when staying at Frankaborough Farm.

Family Days Out

The south west is steeped in history and there is always a nearby castle or historic house to explore. Check out our favourite.

Beaches & Ports

Sandcastles, ice creams or fish and chips by the sea

Devon and Cornwall have some of the best beaches and ports around the whole of the UK. Many of these are easily accessible from Frankabrough Farm. We’ve chosen some of our favourites from around the area.

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Bigbury

Bigbury beach is an ideal beach for the for family. A sandy beach with shallow waters, and dotted with rock pools. There’s a wide selection of water sports available bodyboarding, surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here. In addition Bigbury’s most famous landmark Burgh Island overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide via a causeway and when the tide is in you can reach the island by the unique ‘sea tractor’. Bigbury beach has good facilities including a café that specialises in selling organic and local food.

Looe

Looe – Looe – A busy fishing port, with a popular family beach, The town centre has a large car park and is great for wandering around the many shops and fishing port. why not try your hand a fishing for crabs with a line and bucket or take one of the many boats trips. http://www.looeguide.co.uk

Wembury

The National Trust beach at Wembury has fantastic rocks pools, wildlife and a distinctive island called the Great Mewstone. An ideal place for coastal walks, beach combing or just relaxing at the Old Mill Cafe. – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wembury

Mevagissey

A traditional cornish fishing village with fascinating gifts shops and art galleries. http://www.mevagissey.net

Widemouth

A long open bay with excellent sandy beach. It is ideal for families for swimming, sunbathing, surfing or exploring the inlets and coves.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth – A fantastic fishing port and bustling town with shops, art galleries as well as gourmet restaurants and cosy cafes. It is also home to one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England and not to mention a number of great local beaches. http://www.discoverdartmouth.com

Bude

Named as the 2015 Best UK coastal resort, Bude has a lot to offers, rambling, riding, surfers, secluded golf courses and brilliant sea and coarse fishing. http://www.visitbude.info

Polzeth

A superb beach and village which is renowned as one of the worlds best surfing destinations. http://www.polzeath.co.uk

Trebarwith Strands

A wonderful all round beach just a mile and a half from Tintagel. Vast cliffs, dark caves, fine golden sand make an excellent area to explore.

Seaton, Cornwall

A small sea side village situated on the south Cornish coast. Always a great day out.

Castles & Historic

Step back in time through castles and historic houses

There is an abundance of castles and historic houses near Frankaborough Farm.

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Launceston Castle

Set within the nearby town of Launceston, the Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Built soon after the Norman Conquest, features an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top can be reached via an internal staircase but once reached, offers breathtaking views of the historic town and countryside. You can explore the long history of the castle in a display which traces 1,000 years, with finds from site excavations. The castle grounds are ideal for relaxing and picnicking while you enjoy the great views of the surrounding valley. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/launceston-castle/ 

Okehampton Castle

The remains of the largest castle in Devon. Built soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, much of whose work survives.

There is a riverside picnic area and beautiful woodland walks nearby. It’s also a great place for bird lovers with regular visiting species and in spring and early summer you can enjoy a variety of seasonal wild flowers, which adorn the meadow, woodland and motte. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/okehampton-castle/

Restormell Castle

The great 13th-century circular shell-keep stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/restormel-castle/

Tintagel Castle

Stunning scenery at Tintagel, discover the legend of King Arthur and what inspired Earl Richard to build the castle. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/

Lydford Castle

This nearby castle in the beautiful village of Lydford was originally built as a prison and later became notorious for harsh punishments, with one of its inmates calling it ‘the most annoious, contagious and detestable place within this realm’. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lydford-castle-and-saxon-town/

Powderham Castle

Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England’s oldest family homes jest near Exeter. Built by Sir Philip Courtenay in 1391 it has stayed in the same family to this day, currently home to the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon. http://www.powderham.co.uk

Royal Citadel

Right in the heart of Plymouth is this dramatic 17th century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch, and is still in use by the military today. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/royal-citadel-plymouth/

Jamaica Inn

Cornwall’s most famous smuggling inn. http://www.jamaicainn.co.uk

Kents Kavern

Home page of Kents Cavern, prehistoric cave, home of ancient humans, award winning visitor attraction in Torquay – with tours, shop, cafe and visitor centre. http://www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Morwellham Quay

Museum and visitor centre based around historic port on the River Tamar. Includes virtual tour and diary of events. http://www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

Mayflower Steps

The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, south-west England, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Oceanto settle in North America on 6 September 1620.

China Clay Wheal Martyn

Discover how Cornwall’s largest mining industry changed the world and the amazing uses of China Clay in our everyday lives today. http://www.wheal-martyn.com

Dartmoor Prison Museum

Learn about ‘life inside’ one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails. http://www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk

Lawrence House

The National Trust’s Lawrence House, Cornwall, is a Georgian town house currently used as a local museum and civic centre.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lawrence-house

Gardens

Wander through beautiful gardens

You are never far from stunning gardens when staying at Frankaborough Farm, Discover some of our favourites.

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RHS Rosemore

Royal Horticultural Society attraction set in a steep wooded valley, with restaurant and tea room. https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Lost gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. http://heligan.com

National Trust Lanhydrock

A magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock

Antony House

Antony is a beautiful early 18th-century mansion with a fine collection of paintings , furniture and textiles. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/antony

Trewithen Gardens

A historic, privately-owned Cornish estate with beautiful gardens famous for their plant hunter origins, royal connections and astonishing variety of species. http://www.trewithengardens.co.uk

Caerhays Castle Gardens

Caerhays, an informal woodland garden overlooking the sea and extending to over 120 acres is owned by the Williams family. http://www.caerhays.co.uk

Cotehele House and Gardens

A wonderful Tudor house with superb gardens, quay and estate. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele

Bicton Gardens

63 acre garden in 18th century style. Includes details of the facilities such as woodland railway and countryside museum. http://www.bictongardens.co.uk

Garden House Yelverton

Explore a beautiful garden steeped in history. The garden is several gardens in one, and its 10 acres glory in a huge and diverse plant collection – nearly 6,000 plant varieties to admire. http://www.thegardenhouse.org.uk

Becky Falls

Stunning waterfalls and woodland walks. http://www.beckyfalls.com

Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge part of the National Trust is a dramatic feature of the river at Lydford on the edge of the National Park; it is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) gorge near Ledford. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lydford-gorge

Food & Drink

A gastronomic delight

We have some of the best local produce available. A day out to one of these locations is a real treat for the senses.

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South Devon Chilli Farm

South Devon Chilli Farm – chilli growing farm with shop, cafe, chilli plant nursery and children’s play equipment. https://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk

Countryman Cider

Explore how our traditional Farmhouse Ciders are made the this 15th Century stables of a former coaching inn. http://www.crying-fox.com/cider1.htm

Sharpham Vineyard

Sharpham Vineyard for English wine, cheeses, wine tasting & tours. http://www.sharpham.com

Tuckers Maltings

Tuckers Maltings is one of only a handful of floor Maltings that produces malt in the traditional way and we are the only traditional Maltings in England. http://edwintucker.co.uk

Plymouth Gin

This tour provides a fascinating 40-minute overview of the history of the Distillery as well as an introduction to how Plymouth Gin is made.  http://plymouthgin.com

Healey's Cornish Cider Farm

Healey’s Cornish Cider mix apples & imagination to make delicious food & drink. http://thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk

Lifton Farm Shop

Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, the smell of freshly cooked bread. See the bakers and pastry chefs busily producing an array of products. The butchery is stocked with home reared South Devon beef, home reared lamb and local pork. Other homemade products include apple juice, selection of jams and chutneys and not forgetting icecream made with their own soft fruit! http://www.liftonfarmshop.co.uk

Eastcote Vineyard

Eastcott is a 6 acre vineyard and winery making still and sparkling English wines. http://www.eastcottvineyard.co.uk

Hotel Endsleigh

Set by the River Tamar on 108 acres of land, this 1811 Regency shooting lodge features an oak-panelled restaurant with a fireplace which offers lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, and the grounds contain formal gardens and an arboretum. http://www.hotelendsleigh.com

Royal Inn, Horsebridge

This 15th Century Royal Inn is located on the Tamar Trail just a 10 minute walk from Beera Farm. The Inn was once a nunnery and stands near the ancient Horsebridge, which was built over the River Tamar in 1437 by French Benedictine monks. Charles I is reputed to have visited the pub during the civil war & left his seal in the granite step ‘for services rendered’. A selection of real ales, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks are served. The restaurant is open for lunches and evening meals and offers traditional home-cooked cuisine prepared using local sourced produce. http://www.royalinn.co.uk

Percy's Restaurant

PERCY’S RESTAURANT

Virginstow, Devon. EX21 5EA. United Kingdom.

Telephone: 07553344371

The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA

Telephone: +44 (0) 1566 784666

email: reservations@arundellarms.com

website: www.arundellarms.com

The Village Inn Ashwater

2 Jubilee Ct, Ashwater, Beaworthy EX21 5EY

Pint and Post

Address: 2 Sladesmoor Cottages, St Giles on the Heath, Launceston PL15 9SA

Lifton Hall Hotel

Lifton Hall Hotel
New Road
Lifton PL16 0DR

Telephone: +44(0) 1566 784863
email: relax@liftonhall.co.uk

website: www.liftonhall.co.uk

Family Days Out

A superb day out for the whole family

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Crealy Adventure Park Devon

Crealy Great Adventure Parks offer fun family days out with the kids in Devon and Cornwall with Roller coasters, animals, attractions and Fun! http://www.crealy.co.uk/Devon

Crealy Adventure Park Cornwall

Crealy Great Adventure Parks offer fun family days out with the kids in Devon and Cornwall with Roller coasters, animals, attractions and Fun! http://www.crealy.co.uk/Cornwall

Woodland Theme Park

Leisure park with sixty acres of rides and activities, also a caravan and camping park. http://www.woodlandspark.com

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Visit the UK’s largest Aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk

Monkey Sanctuary

An intimate insight into a working sanctuary. The Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for different species of monkeys mostly rescued from the primate pet trade. http://www.monkeysanctuary.org

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies

Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre

Miniature Pony Centre

Trethorne Leisure Park, Launceston

Trethorne Leisure Park is a great family day out providing fantastic all weather fun for children of all ages. Easy to find just off the A30 near Launceston.

Roadford Lake

Activity Centre, Roadford Lake, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL160JL

https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes/devon/roadford