Wonderful Westcountry: Cracking Cornwall

We think it’s fair to say that Cornwall doesn’t really need an introduction. Famous for its stunning coastline and beautiful landscapes, it’s no surprise it’s a hotspot for those looking to enjoy something more permanent than a holiday there.

It’s for this reason we have built several developments in Cornwall and we’re just nearing completion of our fantastic Moorland Vale, on the edge of Bodmin, one of Cornwall’s oldest towns. Situated around a mile from the town centre and with the delightful Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve on it’s doorstep, this stylish collection of 50 homes offers a fantastic location in the heart of the county. What also makes this place so special is the fact it’s to close to some of the county’s finest surfing beaches.

Bodmin sits on the edge of Bodmin Moor and has a bustling town centre with a great selection of shops, super places to eat and drink, a retail park and leisure centre. It also has two primary schools, a secondary school and a recently opened further education college.

If you love the great outdoors, you’re really spoilt for choice here. The beaches and coastline are arguably the stars of the show in Cornwall and both the north and south coast can be reached from Bodmin in around half an hour by car. Head north to the popular fishing port of Padstow, famed as a foodie destination and perfect for a relaxed family day out. The beach at Polzeath is renowned as one of the best in the county for surfing, so don’t forget your board if you’re looking to give it a go! A little further west, you’ll also find the surfer’s paradise of Newquay.

Meanwhile, if you follow the A39 Atlantic Highway further up the north coast, you’ll arrive in the beautiful seaside resort of Bude, where we’re excited to be commencing work on our new Bellevue development in 2021. Back on the south coast, also around 30 minutes away from Bodmin, you’ll find the hidden coves and peaceful beaches of Fowey and Par, among many others.

Staying on dry land doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on any of the fun though. Walkers and cyclists are also spoilt for choice here. Join the famous Camel Trail which starts in Bodmin and snakes through the countryside for 18 miles to Padstow. It’s mainly flat too, making it perfect for all ages and abilities. Just 3 miles from Bodmin you’ll find Cardinham Woods, which offers acres of trails through scenic woodland.

The rugged landscape, ancient stone monuments and lakes of Bodmin Moor are a treat for those who love exploring on foot. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and stretching across almost 200 square kilometres, it’s the perfect place to pull on your walking boots and soak up the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings. While there, don’t miss the chance to visit the Jamaica Inn, a smuggler’s inn made famous by the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name.

The South West has many wonderful National Trust properties to visit and one of our favourites is Lanhydrock, which is just five minutes from Moorland Vale. Take a wander around the late Victorian country house before enjoying a stroll through its pretty garden and wooded estate. Talking of gardens, don’t miss the impressive Lost Gardens of Heligan, which are about 40 minutes away. This mysterious estate was almost lost after World War One, but in 1990 its 200 acres were rediscovered and restored to their former glory.

Just 20 minutes away is an attraction not be missed, wherever you might be in Cornwall – the spectacular and hugely popular Eden Project. With its iconic Biomes, plants and art exhibits, this fascinating and educational place makes for a great day out for all the family with plenty to keep everyone entertained.


While it would be fair to say Cornwall is so fantastic you might never want to leave, if you do need to travel a little further afield, its great transport links have got you covered. Bodmin is conveniently located just off the A30, which connects towns and cities throughout Cornwall, and beyond. Its railway station also offers direct links to the rest of the UK.

To find out more about our current and forthcoming new homes developments in the Westcountry, please visit: www.cavannahomes.co.uk/developments/