Cadson Manor Landscapes
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Daffodils on the Drive Way Colourful Field Swimming Ducks Countryside View
"Cadson Manor has 200 acres of good Cornish land"
With farm walks and a 2-acre lake providing coarse fishing for visitors it is easy to laze away the time here. For those who wish to have a base for exploring further afield, Cadson provides a welcoming refuge to return to at the end of the day.
Comfortable garden furniture and a large lawn mean that visitors can enjoy eating in the garden on summer days whilst children love to collect the eggs from friendly chicken. The seating area in the walled garden is popular with guests on warm, balmy evenings, well lit for those who like to linger.
Approaching our home really is an opportunity to let your imagination help you to 'step back in time' whilst remembering that the best of Cornish countryside has been here for centuries. At Newbridge, tolls are no longer exacted for crossing the River Lynher - the 15th Century bridge would have enjoyed the income of one shilling and sixpence (7½p) to take a coach and six horses across the bridge and one penny if travelling on horseback. These days you no longer need the extra horse to assist in the climb from the valley floor to Cadson and the 'Take Off' stone, where the horse was unhitched and sent back to the Tollhouse at the bridge. This is the old route of the A390 to Liskeard; the modern replacement for this short stretch of road runs lower down the hill.
Springtime comes earlier here than almost any other part of the country and is a lovely time to visit. The Cornwall Spring Gardens Festival runs from mid March to the end of May and certain acclaimed gardens are a riot of perfume and colour. A holiday or short break at this time of year is an ideal opportunity to explore gardens with a magnificent variety of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Due the the mild winters, they are uniquely Cornwall.
Traditionally visitors flock to Cornwall in the summer season, but autumn and winter have charms of their own. Whichever season you choose to join us, an escape to the country brings many pleasures. Fishing, walking and bird watching are all to be enjoyed while the coast is never far away. Our guests are encouraged to try at least one of the walks we have compiled for you, taking you through our fields or along the sheltered wooded valley. Coastal walks are also included.
Should you feel the need to leave your accommodation, we keep a large amount of information on things to do and see during your stay. Besides being rich in historical and archaeological interest, much of this countryside is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and to help you enjoy and appreciate our special environment there are organised events. Attraction leaflets are available on arrival. Click here for more on Cornwall's attractions.
Our working farm is quiet and peaceful for those looking for a rural retreat. Cadson is home to a wide variety of birds and here in the summer the kingfisher frequents the lake by day and on an evening a barn owl may be seen hunting the wetland above it. Buzzards, heron, ducks, geese, pheasant and partridge are all to be found here. At night you may well hear the cry of a fox or the hooting of owls.
From the lakeside, historic Cadson Bury dominates the view. The National Trust owns the Iron Age hill fort. The walk to the seven-acre plateau top is well worth the climb.

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