"Bandylegs was the perfect base for exploring"
Bandylegs is situated between coasts. The South West coast paths take you on some of the most stunning coastal walks.
Trevone to Padstow is one of the most beautiful and a good 8 mile walk.
You can jump on to the Saints Way. Fowey, Polperro and Charlestown are a couple of the prettier walks.
The Tinners way is also nearby for history and ardent walkers. The copper trail is another popular walk - crossing over various mining heritage sites.
Eden Project - apx 20 minutes drive. Camel Creek Adventure Park - apx 20 minutes drive. Siblyback Watersports - 15 minutes. Cardinham woods - 2 minutes. Lanhydrock House - 5 minutes. Carnglaze caverns - 2 mins.....And all of the beaches - 15 minutes to the nearest cove.
Bandylegs is a middle terrace cottage in the rural hamlet of Mount, in the parish of Warleggan. The common moor is a stroll up the road and you can wander in amongst the highland cattle, wild ponies and deer. The moor is also a great place to spot owls! There are footpaths and bridleways right on the doorstep.
If you walk up past the village hall, the country lane takes you to a sharp bend where you can either turn left and roam freely on the common moor - or turn down towards the river Bedalder. This lane will take you up into Warleggan village, a sleepy historic village with a famous church and once infamous vicar.
If you follow the road it will lead you high up on to Bodmin Moor, with views of Rough Tor and Brown Willy. Colliford lake is nearby, a large reservoir with short walks surrounding it.
For the cyclists:-
Cardinham Woods has a range of mountain bike trails. The Bodmin Beast is a six mile blue graded loop with two adjoining red trails, Dialled-in Dave and Hells Teeth! Shared use fire tracks enable families to cycle and walk through the forestry commission maintained woodlands. You can hire a bike if you need to and there is a great little cafe near the large car park, which serves fabulous cakes.
Lanhydrock house, owned by the National Trust also has a new cycle rail. This takes you through the estate woodlands and also has a skills track. The estate also has a restaurant and a coffee shop. The garden shed is lockable for bike storage - alternatively the parking is right opposite if you wish to leave your bikes on the bike racks on your car.
The photos are taken by ourselves on days out. The cottage is ideally placed to explore.