|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
|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.