The Residence at Gwel an Mor is the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall’s finest attractions and menus.
In recent years Cornwall has undergone a gourmet food renaissance, and is now recognised as one of the country’s foremost culinary capitals. Don’t miss out on Rick Stein’s portfolio of restaurants – where you can sample his world renowned fish and chips – nestled just along the coast at Padstow. Or opt for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Newquay, a beloved destination on the Cornwall culinary scene.
Camel Valley Vineyards
With all that Cornish coastline, fresh fish is high on the menu, but don’t forget, there are a plethora of other local delicacies to try. At the long-running and esteemed Camel Valley vineyards wine-enthusiasts can take a tasting tour, stroll amongst the vines, and relax while sipping award-winning, world-class Cornish wines on the sun-drenched terrace.
Cornish Cyder Farm
If wine isn’t your thing, visitors are always welcome at the Cornish Cyder Farm in Penhallow. The largest Cornish Cyder maker in the county, it has its own distillery and offers free visits with tastings of all its spoils. All made from succulent local fruits, these include farm scrumpy, sparking cyder, country wines and delicious jam, chutneys and spirits.
For a day out with the kids look no further than Roskilly’s ice-cream and organic farm where parking and admission are free. Here you can indulge in tasty ice creams, fudge and yoghurts made using rich organic Jersey milk and cream from the 94-strong herd of Jersey cows who graze in the picturesque surroundings. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the tea room, tranquil ponds and the farm’s cows, donkeys, ducks and cats.
Iconic Cornish attractions
Fortified by all that enriching food, you’ll be ready to visit some of Cornwall’s most iconic attractions. For stunning botanical blooms head to St Austell for a memorable day out at the Eden Project or the mysterious and magical Lost Gardens of Heligan. The exotic sub-tropical gardens at the world-famous open-air Minack theatre can be visited all year round. During the summer season you can take in drama, musicals and opera in the Minack’s dramatic amphitheatre hewn into the rock high above Porthcurno beach, while waves crash against the rocks below.
Finally, with its extraordinary light, vast expanses of hazy blue sky and dramatic, storm-whipped landscape, Cornwall has a long history of inspiring writers and artists, including Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman and Virginia Woolf. Take in the best of Cornish art with a visit to the Tate gallery on tranquil Porthmeor beach, home to the famous Barbara Hepworth’s museum and sculpture garden.