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Set in an idyllic corner of the county, with many of Cornwall's prettiest coves and sandy beaches nearby, The Old Vicarage is an ideal place to stay to unwind and visit some of Cornwall’s greatest assets.

As an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Heritage coastline, with great historical interest, there is much to see and enjoy around The Old Vicarage.

This is an ideal area for surfing, coastal walking, golfing at one of the local courses, visiting one of the 100 major archaeological sites on the Lands End peninsula, bird watching, rambling, just generally exploring and of course horse riding.Not to forget visits to local art galleries such as the New Tate Gallery in St Ives or a visit to a live performance at the world famous Minack Theatre - perched on the edge of a cliff face with dramatic views across Mounts Bay towards the Lizard Peninsula.

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Excursions: Other local amenities include coastal flights and day trips to the Isles of Scilly or even underground tours of the local Geevor Tin heritage and mine centre. The towns of St. Ives, Penzance and Falmouth give ample opportunity for shopping or exploring their historic streets brimming with shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries.

There are many places of interest to enjoy from St. Michael's Mount, the Tate Gallery, the tin mining heritage around St. Just and Pendeen, Heligan Gardens, Trebah Gardens, the new National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and of course the ‘8th’ wonder of the world the Eden Project.

Plus much more to explore!
Traveling by car:
Take the A30 towards Penzance.At the foot of the hill is the Long Rock roundabout, take first exit, left towards Helston sign posted A 394.
Follow A394 for 2.1 miles to next roundabout. Take first left exit to Goldsithney, 0.4 miles, from Goldsithney drive 0.3 miles to St Hilary village sign, after 0.2 miles turn left signposted St Hilary school. Follow the brown signs for The Old Vicarage B&B
Traveling by plane:
Newquay Airport
Plymouth Airport
Exeter Airport
Traveling by train:
Regular train service to St Erth and Penzance train stations
Traveling by boat/ferry:
Plymouth Ferryport
Portsmouth Ferryport
Southampton Ferryport

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Beach, Surfing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Diving, Golf course, Tennis court, Water skiing, Canoeing / Kayaking, White-Water Rafting, Biking, Mountain biking

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Mountain climbing