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The Best Cornish Beaches

We are 10 miles from the north and south coasts and all their beach-based activities, whether for sunbathing, surfing and sandcastles – or for more Adventurous Pursuits such as kite surfing, Sea Kayaking or a leisurely guided tour down creeks and backwaters with Encounter Cornwall.  Many of the bays have schools for novices and those who wish to…

Renovated Shower Block

New and Improved Shower Block

Nicky says that it has taken a while… but Andrew and his experts have done a good job! You’ll find an improved shower block with a new family shower and an improved laundry and washing-up area. Front of the improved shower block. New family shower. Improved laundry & washing-up area.

Filmed in Cornwall

Port Isaac, film capital of Cornwall

Port Isaac Nestled in a valley on the North Cornwall coast is a sleepy fishing village. Unless it’s not sleepy. Sometimes it becomes the most glamorous humming port in Britain as film crews, catering crews, extras and hangers-on are all busy making movies! We know it as as Port Isaac, 35 minutes away. Fisherman’s Friends…

Tour of Britain Cornwall-2020

Cycling in Cornwall

2020 OVO Energy Tour of Britain – 1st stage Penzance — Bodmin Bodmin (the town closest to Ruthern Valley) will see some of the world’s best cyclists and cycling in September 2020! Staying at Ruthern Valley, you can stroll down the Camel Trail into Bodmin and catch the exciting finish of the first stage of the 2020 Tour…

kayaking encounter cornwall

Kayaking Cornwall

Enjoy the first buds of spring on the water! Encounter Cornwall is run by David and Karen. One of the few Activity Providers open at this time of the year, they are now running daily kayak tours and hire. CHECK OUT THEIR KAYAKING SCHEDULE HERE. In January (!) they guided a 70th Birthday celebration with…

Free WiFi at Ruthern Valley

WiFi – free and fast

A few of our guests have recently told us we don’t make enough of our free WiFi on site. “… Oh and great free WiFi that my daughter discovered! My two children age 14 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed it.” A rarity in rural Cornwall After a long day out it’s fun to catch up with…

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Wheal Martyn – clay works

A great day out in Cornwall – infused with Cornwall’s history Check out the original Victorian Clay Works, bursting at the seams with tools and machinery and real stories of Cornwall’s largest mining industry. Whether you want to learn about the clay industry, explore the woodland walks and trails, visit the Discovery Centre or have…

A Curious Art Market, jewellery

A Curious Art Market – every Tues-Sat in Falmouth

An Aladdin’s Cave of quirky art, jewellery, ethical taxidermy, vintage, antiques. A Curious Hall 13-14 Webber Street Falmouth TR11 3AU Tuesday to Saturday, 10am — 5pm every week Over 30 local and emerging artists A range of styles Leaning towards the quirky and unusual! Three downstairs rooms (wheelchair accessible) in this beautiful and unusual listed building are packed…