Little Winnick, Pentewan, Cornwall, PL26 6DL
Perfectly located for exploring the very best of Cornwall.
Tucked within the Pentewan Valley, the beach and the pub are a stroll away. We walk it with children in 25 minutes, but it depends on the size of your legs and the speed you walk as to how long it will take you to get there!
Little Winnick is accessed via the B3273 you can rest assured there are no little or narrow lanes to negotiate, just follow the signs for Mevagissey from St Austell and you will find Little Winnick.
Walking and Dog Walking
Brilliantly located to enjoy some of Cornwall’s best walks. With direct access to the Pentewan Cycle Trail & the National Cycle Network you can enjoy miles of paths in the Kings Wood or wander down to the village of Pentewan.
From Little Winnick you can connect into the South West Coastal Path enjoying miles of well marked routes taking in some of the best views the south west has to offer.
If you fancy a real adventure you could walk into Mevagissey, catch the Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry, then do the Hall Walk, it is one of our favourites and has stunning views. You could either catch the bus back, which stops right outside or you could return on the ferry.
Pentewan Beach is a mile’s stroll away on an off road trail. The family friendly beach is ideal for enjoying the Cornish sun with a play area and Hubbox on the beach. This beach is not dog friendly.
Carlyon Bay offers a dog friendly oasis – with Manor Made Cornwall – Heidi’s bakery – on hand to provide you with tea, coffee, bakes and cakes.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a treat on our doorstep, with a world famous jungle garden, impressive kitchen garden and fantastic activities throughout the year, either walk or take the short drive to this must visit gardens.
The Eden Project is nearby with indoor and outdoor gardens and many events taking place it is well worth a visit. We would recommend booking tickets in advance to save some money and time at the ticket desks.
Caerhays Gardens is the magical grounds of Caerhays Castle will have you dreaming of living in the enchanting castle. With stunning sea views and a well stocked garden this is a garden lovers paradise.
With children ourselves we can happily recommend a whole host of family places to visit. On a sunny day why not venture to along the trails right outside Little Winnick. There are plenty of things of interest to keep all ages entertained and ice creams and refreshement stops to enjoy on the way. On a rainy day the Maritime Museum at Falmouth is brilliant, a real hands on adventure. If trains are your thing then there is Lappa Valley, or perhaps an adventure on a boat with a trip between Falmouth and Truro or bus trip to Truro. Please ask in reception for all local events.
The Pentewan Cycle Trail can be enjoyed on foot or on bikes. If you would like to hire bikes then speak to Pentewan Cycle Hire who will deliver them to Little Winnick for you and collect them. The flat, off road trail is perfect for young and old and takes you down to the small village of Pentewan where you can gain access to the beach.
For a free, fun day out then pop over to Cardinham Woods. The woods have a selection of short and longer trails for you to enjoy and there is a fantastic children’s play area. There are plenty of benches to enjoy a picnic and barbecues for you to utilise too.
Lanhydrock National Trust property is our favourite house to explore. If you would rather stay outside though the miles of paths around the park are accessible for free. There is a huge new children’s play area overlooked by a large new cafe. There are newly opened bike trails and a bike hire centre along with a small balance bike track for younger cyclists.
We love food, and luckily Cornwall is a real foodie haven. With The Ship Inn at Pentewan within walking distance you can enjoy a real Cornish Ale in a lovely beer garden over looking the small harbour at Pentewan. Or if a treat is on the cards why not visit the nearby Edies in Carlyon Bay – a popular restaurant and bar serving great food – it is popular so booking is essential.
After a roast? The Boscundle Manor is must visit place. Every other Sunday you will be treated to a feast of Sunday lovliness!
Cornish Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea? You order these for your arrival from Manor Made Cornwall – or why not visit Heidi at Boscundle Manor for an Afternoon Tea like no other – this really is a treat.