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Local Attractions

Higher Trewithian is located in the perfect spot to take advantage of some of Cornwall’s most beautiful and popular local attractions.  Within half an hour from your cosy holiday cottage you’ll find family fun, adrenaline fuelled sports and some of Cornwall’s cutest wildlife to enjoy.  Explore some of our favourites here.

2 miles / 8 minutes

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve is a lovely spot right on our doorstep where outdoorsy kids can get well and truly lost in nature! Enjoy woodland walks, pretty glades and the dramatic quarry onsite.  Once the home of the Kennall Vale gunpowder factory, now only fascinating wildlife species and native plants and trees take up space here – enjoy the peace and quiet.

2.5 miles / 10 minutes

Stithians Lake

A five mile circular walk encompasses the pretty lake at Stithians.  Popular with water sports enthusiasts due to its uniquely windy conditions, there are lots of things for the whole family to do at Stithians Lake Activity Centre with expert tuition and equipment hire available.  Anglers will enjoy the lake well stocked with trout species.  The onsite café offers a range of family friendly drinks, meals and snacks to round off your day.

7 miles / 19 minutes

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Each year the Seal Sanctuary takes in around 70 grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline to rehome and rehabilitate.  Visit the sanctuary to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures, get to know their characters and find out their stories! As well as the famous seals the sanctuary is home to a range of land animals to enjoy, a colony of characterful Humboldt penguins and a pair of cheeky sea lions!

8 miles / 20 minutes


Enjoy beautiful Blue Flag beaches, pretty gardens and a bustling high street filled with well known names as well as a whole host of independent stores and galleries to stock up on holiday mementos.  Don’t miss the National Maritime Museum to soak up some rich Cornish history or take a trip to Pendennis Castle and get lost in the legends that surround it.  There is plenty to keep everyone happy in Falmouth, just a short drive from us here at Higher Trewithian.

9 miles / 19 minutes


Where else could you enjoy thrilling theme park rides in the morning followed by a truly immersive afternoon in a life sized Victorian village? It has to be Flambards! Cornwall’s most southerly theme park is bursting with family friendly fun, food and attractions to keep everyone entertained all day long.  There’s indoor and outdoor fun to be had too so you’re set up for a great day out whatever the weather throws your way.

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