Gardens & National Trust
Deep in the Cornish peninsula, Little Pengelly is perfectly located for visiting beautiful gardens or discovering a National Trust gem.
St Michael’s Mount
The iconic St Michael’s Mount, is a must see during your visit. Accessible by the beautiful granite causeway at low tide or by boat at high tide, the approach is endlessly romantic. The Mount itself has the famed ancient fortress, stunning subtropical gardens, sweeping lawns and the village to explore. It’s easy to while away a whole day here.
The headland at Godrevy is a beautiful part of the Cornish coastline. The long sandy beach, is ideal for a lazy walk by the sea, or wander the cliff tops taking in the dramatic coves and rocks below. Keep an eye out for the seals, that call this little spot home too: you’ll find them lounging about on the beach below or dipping in and out of the sea to play.
Nestled in 26 acres of Cornish countryside, Trebah has over 4 miles of footpaths to wander all the way down to its own private beach. We love to watch Trebah Garden change with the seasons. Carefully chosen species bloom into life throughout the year making a gorgeous day out whether you go in January or July. And make sure you check the events calendar to see what’s showing at the Amphitheatre.
Open all year round, National Trust Trelissick gardens, are blooming with Camellias and Magnolias in February. In winter views down to the sea, come into their own, when foliage dies back. The 300 acres of surrounding countryside are great for walking and family exploration too, with waymarked trails to discover. Stop for a tasty piece of NT cake at the café to complete your day.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan is a truly magical place and one well worth the journey to discover. Overgrown and lost since WWI, Heligan became one of Europe’s biggest garden restorations in 1990. There are over 200 acres to explore, many of interconnected gardens to wander through on paths laid some two centuries ago and even a jungle in the valley with its very own microclimate.
Explore the rainforest, right in the heart of Cornwall. The world famous Eden Project is just an hour from Little Pengelly. Visit the iconic biomes to discover unusual species and enjoy the tropical heat, it makes a lovely day out.
Take the King Harry Ferry to the peaceful Roseland Peninsula, it is one of the real jewels in National Trust Cornwall’s crown. Spectacular views, acres of woodland and coastal walks, more hidden beaches than you could ever hope to discover. There are of course some lovely seaside cafes and restaurants to enjoy too.