Things To Do

‘Wintara’, Botallack is ideally placed for the whole of South West Cornwall and the Lizard.

The spectacular scenery of the coastal scape makes this an ideal place to walk and the immediate stretch of this part of the Cornish Coastal Path links up St. Ives round to Penzance. The path is an amazing place to see bird wildlife in abundance – Cornish choughs and peregrine falcons (we get lots of bird watchers here) and sea life – dolphins, basking sharks and seals being usual sightings. Fishing is popular with usually excellent results! Pollock, bass and mackerel often being the catch of the day.

The famous Cape Cornwall and Priest Cove are approximately 35 minutes’ walk along the Coastal Path – a perfect place for swimming; there is a natural cove and a swimming pool built within the rocks; and picnics. For a longer walk, in the other direction at Pendeen lighthouse – Boat and Portheras Cove are great places to spend lazy days enjoying the beautiful ever changing colours of the sea. All are within a walkable distance!

Crown Mines, Geevor and Levant Tin Mines are strong evidence of the historical value of this area with Geevor Tin Mine having a tourist information site, historical mine to view and café – all walkable from ‘Wintara’.

This is very much Poldark country for the fans! Poldark’s Mine – Wheal Owles – is situated a few minutes’ walk directly behind Wintara – and it was interesting to see the film set go up and the actors doing their bit! This is also Rosamunde Pilcher country.

St. Just, 1 mile away, is the furthest town south west of England and is steeped in history. St. Just is fast becoming a cultural arts centre with the ever expansion of creative practices moving to this part of the world. Kurt Jackson has opened up his gallery in the village centre and has new expansion plans set for 2016. Local artists sell their work in the many art galleries in the village and beautiful pieces of work are in abundance.

Botallack is lucky enough to have an excellent and friendly Public House and Restaurant –   the Famous Queens Arms   We would be happy to reserve a table for you on the evening of your arrival.

Most villages tend to have public houses or cafes where a generous lunch can be eaten! We can also supply a packed lunch if required.

Within a 10-mile radius, some great places to visit to enjoy the wealth of this area:-

Beaches – explore, to find hidden out of the way beaches! (map supplied)

  • Sennen beach
  • Porthmeor beach    
  • Godrevy Beach        
  • Perranuthnoe beach
  • Chapel Cove
  • Boat Cove
  • Portheras Cove
  • Porthcurno Cove

The Lizard, Falmouth and Truro are all within an easy distance by car. Enjoy the diverse land and seascape around the amazing Cornish coastline! www.visitcornwall.com/places/the-lizard/

We are 5 miles from Land’s End Airport where you can board light aircraft taking you to the Isles of Scilly www.landsendairport.co.uk/

There are many superb restaurants, cafes and public houses in this area of Cornwall – we can recommend many!

(seafood photo courtesy of W. Harvey & Son, Newlyn  01736 362734 https://crabmeat.co.uk  /  aerial photo courtesy of Minack Theatre)

Raku pottery by   Catherine Lucktaylor Ceramics       Tin Miner by Sculptor Colin Caffell