Pretty as a picture and packed full of facilities for the family on the go – this village resort has something for everyone, all within easy reach of two beautiful sandy beaches. Nestled in the lush Maen Valley on the edge of the historic maritime town of Falmouth in Cornwall is Pendra Loweth, known locally as the Village of Gardens.
Boasting a splash pool with jacuzzi, gym, children’s play area and all weather tennis courts all set within award-winning gardens that are just a short walk from Falmouth’s best beaches – this is a great destination for your next family holiday in Cornwall.
For those who have stayed before, please note that the Village Arms will not be open for the 2016 season, however you have a choice of other restaurants and bars within a short drive – please get in touch if you would like any more information.
Cornish Cottage Holidays are proud to offer well over 50 great quality and fully equipped self catering holiday cottages around the resort. The cottages are dotted throughout the village and all enjoy either streamside settings with private decked terraces or french door access to private patios backed by open green space. All of our cottages offer everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable self catering holiday in a beautiful corner of Cornwall.
Tennis Courts | Splash Pool | Jacuzzi Pool |
Steam Room | Gym Facilities | Children’s Play Area | Laundry Facilities
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A Glorious Position in a Beautiful Location
2 miles from Falmouth
Falmouth is a buzzing town full of creative flair; boasting a wealth of art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. The town is famed for its maritime industry and its safe sandy beaches; it is a very popular destination for those who are keen to indulge in some sailing, kayaking or those who just fancy a swim in the deep blue.
3 miles from the Helford River
There are seven creeks to explore on the beautiful Helford River, each offering something very different to the last. From sub-tropical gardens sloping down to the water to creekside inns dishing up locally sourced seafood, this is the place to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in rural waterside living in Cornwall.
13 miles from South Helford and surrounding villages
On the south of the Helford River are some picture-perfect Cornish villages such as Manaccan, St Keverne and a little further afield is the wonderful harbour village of Coverack just a short drive away from the Lizard peninsula.
Beaches Near the Resort
Maenporth, Falmouth – just 1 mile away
A small, but perfectly formed sandy cove with safe waters and all the essential amenities – ideal for those wanting to try their hand at some watersports or relax in the sun before taking a dip. A short paddle around the coast will take you to the head of the Helford river. There is a car park across the road, a small beach cafe and public toilets.
Swanpool, Falmouth – just 1 mile away
Very similar to Maenporth in its aesthetics, Swanpool also offers all the facilities you need for a day lazing by the sea – there is a watersports centre on the beach who can hire equipment or teach you how to paddle your way around the coast. The beach sits in front of a local nature reserve and just 20-30 minutes walk from the town of Falmouth via the coast path.
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth – just 2 miles away
A longer beach than the other two in Falmouth, Gyllyngvase (or Gylly to locals) is a wide crescent of sand sloping gently to the sea. It is popular with surfers and swimmers and there are numerous small rockpools for little ones to explore. There is a beach cafe above the sand and a car park behind with the usual facilities you would expect.
Why not explore the extremely pretty Roseland Peninsula a short ferry ride across the water from Falmouth? Or head in the other direction and explore the secret sandy coves dotting around the Lizard Peninsula.
Things to do Nearby
Falmouth and the area towards the Helford is blessed with its own particular microclimate; capable of creating some unusual and exquisite examples of very tropical plants and flowers. The area has several specialist gardens open to the public where you can wander through giant gunnera plants and marvel at exotic species native to regions as far afield as New Zealand and South Africa.
Try Trebah Gardens, Glendurgan Gardens, Potager Gardens or Boshan Gardens…
Sailing, Diving and Watersports
The coast around Falmouth and the Maen Valley is perfect for everyone, from relative beginners to the water right up to seasoned sailors. There are several watersports centres offering equipment rental and lessons; kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and scuba diving is all very do-able in this coastal corner of Cornwall.
Give Elemental UK adventure centre a go or charter your own boat from Falmouth School of Sailing…
Castles, Houses and Fortresses
Steeped in nautical history, Falmouth has some great examples of fortresses built during the Tudor period. Henry VIII created a string of defenses along the coast here to protect Carrick Roads; a significant waterway leading to the World’s third largest natural harbour.
Explore Pendennis Castle or visit St Mawes; the more ornate sister fortress across the Fal River…
If you want more ideas for things to do near Pendra Loweth, why not contact our guest experience team who will be very happy to offer some suggestions and recommend the best places to visit. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 01326 573808.
For Little Ones Staying at Pendra Loweth
The leisure pool at Ships & Castles in Falmouth will keep your family entertained for hours with a wave machine, a 70 metre long waterslide and jacuzzi pools complete with geysers. The pool has a great mix of programmes available and there is a full fitness suite in the same building for those wanting an even bigger workout.
Alternatively, take a drive to Penzance in West Cornwall and try out the 1930’s art-deco Jubilee Pool located at one end of the sea front promenade. The decadent open air venue has a lovely cafe and plenty of space for sun worshippers.
Parks, Playgrounds and Woodland
Locally, you can let your children run wild in Falmouth’s Kimberley Park which is a short walk from the town centre, or for adventures on a larger scale, take the family to Heartlands, near Redruth where a stream meanders between the sensory garden and the large outdoor play area.
Wooded walks are always a winner – and there are loads of great valleys and sites to explore in this part of Cornwall. Visit Ponsanooth, just a short drive from Falmouth where you will find the remains of grand gunpowder mills built of granite taken over by nature and surrounded by rich undergrowth. Further towards the North Cornish coast, you could stop off in Tehidy Country Park – a splendid wooded estate with 250 acres of woods and duck ponds to explore. Relax after with a cream tea at the cafe and visitor centre.
Theme Parks and Museums
Cornwall is home to Flambards theme park, near Helston – an amusement park coupled with a Victorian Village exhibition. The park has a mixture of indoor and outdoor rides as well as an indoor soft play area for smaller ones.
Roughly 40 minutes drive from Pendra Loweth is Dairyland; another of Cornwall’s family attractions. Offering all weather entertainment and all the fun of the farm, this is a good alternative to the thrills and spills of Flambards.
Closer to home of course, Falmouth has the very popular National Maritime Museum – an award-winning exhibition of everything nautical in Falmouth’s harbour.
For Four-Legged Friends Staying at Pendra Loweth
There are 6 nearby beaches where dogs are allowed all year round and a good selection of pubs and restaurants where your four legged friend will be more than welcome.
The nearest beach for your dog to chase waves would be Nansidwell Beach, between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith – you can access the beach via a woodland pathway.
Take a trip to the Pandora Inn on the water’s edge at Mylor where you can all relax on the pub’s pontoon or kick back at Trengilly Wartha Inn near Constantine with its serene garden on the edge of a wooded valley.