Boats Moored
The Eden Project
Attractions near Cadson include the Eden Project
Polperro Cotehele House Kids on the Beach Polperro Harbour
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"A wealth of amenities within reach of the Farm"
The Eden Project near St Austell and also Heligan Gardens near Mevagissey are within easy reach. Lovely historic houses and gardens including National Trust properties such as Cotehele are close by.
There are 5 golf courses in the vicinity, the most famous being St Mellion. There is also a selection of leisure centres for swimming and indoor activities and farmers markets where fresh farm produce and local crafts are on offer.
We have an extensive library of guide books and information for you to browse through at your leisure.
Cycle the Camel Trail
Canoe on the Tamar
Cadson makes an excellent base for exploring by car and for those wishing to explore and participate there is a wealth of amenities within reach of the Farm. Go north for the rugged coastline along the Atlantic Highway, or south for the mellower fishing village images.
Callington, three miles away, is a former market town which prospered in the 19th Century due to a mining boom. Copper, tin, lead, wolfram, manganese and silver all occur locally.
Half a mile to the north of Callington is Kit Hill Country Park. At the summit (1,094ft) the view spreads in all directions. Most noteworthy are the magnificent views of the Tamar Valley and Plymouth Sound. See if you can locate Cadson Bury.
Callington is very much a residential town with a varied selection of takeaways, hopefully something to suit everyone's tastes. Visitors come to look at the murals which have become such a part of the town that there is now a 'murals trail' and a copy of this is kept in the accommodation.
The busier town of Liskeard still holds twice weekly markets and is only ten minutes drive away. The leisure centre has a swimming pool, fitness suite and offers squash, badminton and bowls. Liskeard also has the second largest church in the county.
Close to Callington is the National Trust property of Cotehele House. This is one of the least altered medieval large houses in Cornwall and it contains tapestries, needlework, period furniture and armour. The gardens and grounds provide miles of lovely walks and encompass the old estate mill, forge and sawmills.
Do look at the riverside quay where the old buildings have been turned into tea rooms, an arts and crafts centre and museum. Cotehele has proved a great favourite with our guests, especially to see the 'Shamrock', a conserved barge of great interest.
Newquay provides a good beach for water sports and, closer to us on the edge of Bodmin Moor, is Siblyback Lake for sailing, windsurfing or canoeing. There is also a four-mile walk round this reservoir. For the golfing enthusiast, St Mellion is ten minutes drive away and is famous for its Jack Nicklaus course, 'the ultimate challenge', and five other courses within easy reach. Hire a bike in Liskeard where meandering lanes invite you to explore a landscape of farmland hills, valleys and moorland.
Alternatively there are riding schools nearby where you can go for a quiet trek or, for the more experienced, a hack out on Bodmin Moor. Visit nearby Looe (25 minutes by car) and explore its narrow streets and busy souvenir shops. Relax on Banjo Pier, a favourite place for sea-watchers and boat enthusiasts as Looe is still one of the busiest fishing ports in Cornwall. Looe has sandy beaches which are always popular with children. Take a boat trip round Looe Island and the bay or the ever popular boat trip to Polperro. For the more adventurous there are shark fishing trips up to 60 miles offshore.
If you have children, a great favourite is the Looe Monkey Sanctuary which has a breeding colony of charming Amazon Woolly monkeys.
There are 5 golf courses in the vicinity the most famous being St Mellion Golf & Country Club. Take advantage of our reduced daily rates for the swimming pools and indoor leisure facilities
Padstow Estuary
South east Cornwall boasts may beautiful gardens locally, such as Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Catchfrench Manor, Ince Castle, Antony House, Boconnoc. Another favourite - Mount Edgecumbe House & Park - is one with marvelous coastal walks, not forgetting the smaller ones Ken Caro, Moyclare, Scawn Mill, and East Down Barn to name a few.
Do visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, now the largest garden restoration project in Europe - here you will need a day to explore these magnificent gardens, lost for 70 years under a mountain of ivy, brambles and fallen timber. We are only 30 minutes from The Eden Project and fast track tickets are available at Cadson.
Try cycling on the famous Camel Trail or plan a trip on a steam railway. Visit a working dairy and try Cornish Yarg cheese. Hire a canoe for a thrilling journey down the Tamar and taste farmhouse scrumpy and see how cider is made. For lovers of music, theatre and dance it is all at the Open Air Theatre or the 'Hall for Cornwall' at Truro.
Other attractions:
• Carnglaze Caverns, near Liskeard -
• Morwellham Quay, Tamar Valley
• Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross - -
• National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth -
• Tamar Valley Donkey Park -
• Homeleigh Garden Centre -
• Morwellham -
• Lower Tokenbury Equestrian Centre -
• The Monkey Sanctuary Trust -
So do come and enjoy a holiday in Cornwall. We know you will love it.
Cornish Mining World Heritage
Explore the Cornish Mining World Heritage
In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

Ten separate Areas make up the World Heritage Site, each has its own character and opportunities for adventure. The largest World Heritage Site in the UK, with over 20,000 hectares spread across Cornwall and west Devon, it offers myriad experiences to explore our world-changing mining culture.

The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.

To explore the stories of Cornish mining in the area, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas, please use the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site widget within this website.

For more in depth information, including news & events, visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site website

Best of South East Cornwall
• Events guide - what's on in Cornwall -
Eating out
• AWARD WINNING Langmans Restaurant, Callington -
• Tapenades Liskeard - Tel: 01579 344844 / Address: 14 Dean St, Liskeard, PL14 4AA
Pub Meals
• Springer Spaniel, Treburley, Launceston. 01579 370424 -

• You can sample and take home locally produced food and drink at the Farmers Markets in Callington, Liskeard and Tavistock. Skilled Artists and crafts people also provide a wide range of work for sale there.
Active8Activities available for all the family. Make the most of your holiday in Cornwall. Active-8 has found the very best activities in the local area and arranges them for you at the same price as direct booking. Enjoy a horse ride around the Cornish countryside, or a Glass-bottom boat cruise exploring the rugged coastline; how about a family canoe trip or an off-road experience in a Landrover. Book online from our site and you will not pay an administration fee.!
Tourist Attractions
CATA - Tourist Attractions Click here for details
of the major attractions in Cornwall including the Eden Project.
Gardens in Cornwall
Gardens in Cornwall
Spring gardens in West Cornwall, Summer gardens in East Cornwall, along with the Eden Project here are 50+ gardens.

Our local golf course

St Mellion Golf and Country Club

Golfing in Cornwall

Golfing in Cornwall
Click here for details on
40 of the major courses in Cornwall

Eating Out

FICA - Eating in Cornwall
Cornish Accredited Restaurants
An association of 40 restaurants throughout the county offering the best the county has to offer.

Eating Out

Rick Stein
Rick Stein
A selection of Rick Stein's
restaurants in Padstow.

Cornish Hampers

Purely Cornish Hampers
'Cornish hampers' from 'Purely Cornish' your first stop for Cornish food hampers and corporate gifts from the 'Purely Cornish farm shop. We have selected a range of Purely Cornish produce from all over Cornwall.

Dental Care

The Dentalcare Plus Group
The Dentalcare Plus Group has gained a reputation as a respected dental service provider in the SW of England.

Cadson Manor appears in Alastair Sawday's guide and website

Cadson Manor appears in the Sawday's guide and website. Read what Alastair Sawday writes about Cadson Manor here »

Tree Surfers

Tree Surfers
Adventure for all the Family, a fun day out with the kids. High ropes course, zip wires, archery, mountain biking and the Tree Jump!


Sunset on the beach

Cadson Manor: A Country House and Arable Farm near Callington Cornwall