Set in an idyllic corner of the county, with many of Cornwall's prettiest coves and sandy beaches  nearby, The Old Vicarage is an ideal place to stay to unwind and visit some of Cornwall’s greatest assets.

As an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Heritage coastline, with great historical interest, there is much to see and enjoy around The Old Vicarage.

Beaches, the coastline and coastal walks

The South West of Cornwall is encompassed by numerous beaches from the pristine white beaches of Praa Sands to the family friendly nearby beach of Marazion with its magnificent view of St Michaels Mount.  The coastline can be enjoyed by walking the extensive coastal pathways.

The coastline scenery  of this part of Cornwall is spectacular in it's diversity and natural beauty. There are rugged isolated rocky cliffs and outcrops to desolate beaches approached by gently sloping moorland.

Whatever your preference you will find a beach or part of the coastline that will delight you.

Praa Sands

Penzance - St Ives Coastal Path

Marazion and St Michael's Mount

 St Ives  - Zennor Coastal Path

Lands End

Porthcurno Beach

historical and archaeological  sites

The South West of Cornwall has a rich archaeological heritage with sites identified from pre 8000BC. Buildings and Monuments are evidence of the varied history of the Cornish peninsula from the chamber tombs of the neolithic period such as Lanyon Quoit  to the remains of the  hill forts of the iron age.

You will not have to travel far to see reminders of Cornwall's tin and copper mining past. There are countless derelict engine houses, mine shafts and buildings dotting the coasts and countryside.

Lanyon Quoit

Men an Tol

Geevor Tin Mine

Bottalack Mine Buildings

Boskednan Stone Circle

Wheal Edward Engine House

places to visit

There are many places of interest to enjoy including St. Michael's Mount, the Tate Gallery, the tin mining heritage around St. Just and Pendeen, Heligan Gardens, Trebah Gardens, the new National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and of course the ‘8th’ wonder of the world the Eden Project.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Eden Project

St Michaels Mount

Trebah Gardens

The Minack Theatre

The Tate Gallery

The  Countryside around the old vicarage

cornwall has been described as the most picturesque county in Britain with its beautiful countryside, natural woodlands, rivers, estuaries and desolate moorlands.

Moors make up much of this part of Cornwall with barren, windswept scrubland interspersed with rocky tors and granite outcrops. West Penwith a short distance from The Old Vicarage boasts the most amazing views over the high moorland.

The area has numerous beautiful wooded areas, many of which have trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. with a diversity of plant, animal and bird species.

West Penwith

Carn Brea

Tributary of River Fal

Trevaylor Woods

Kennall Vale


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