Have supper or high tea by the fire in your Shepherd’s Hut, freshly prepared here. Have a barbeque or open fire in your fire pit, right outside your hut and admire the view. Explore our 150 acres of patchwork fields down to the river in the valley below.

Try your hand (or your seat!) at horse riding, right here at our licenced riding school on the farm. We cater for the novice and the more experienced rider and have a small breeding and competition yard here too. See our Horse Riding page for full details…

Fly a kite or play a ball game in our fields, or tennis on the court. Head into the indoor beach for a game badminton or wet weather sandcastle building. Make friends with our friendly animals, from ponies, horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, pig to guinea pigs. Laze with a book against the cushions on your super comfy bed in your shepherd’s hut, or simply gaze through the window at that view.

The Plough in Duloe: our local pub. Good local pub food, delicious sparkling Cornish Orchards cider on tap (from across the valley) a proper village pub, and dog-friendly if you ask in advance too. Plus you can walk home along the lanes and down the track to Treworgey (30-40 mins on the way there – uphill, and 20-30 mins back – downhill!) www.ploughduloe.co.uk

Duloe Community Shop: our village shop is now run by the community and stocks a good range of provisions as well as excellent local veg, newspapers etc. Please support it! Open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm (shut for lunch 1-3) and Saturday 8am-1pm.

Cornish Orchards: Just up the road towards Duloe on the right. The delicious apple juice that welcomed you is from here and their little shop sells their various juices, ciders, chutneys, honey, sauces etc. To sample their delicious sparkling ‘champagne of ciders’ visit the Plough up the road in Duloe or the Salutation in East Looe. www.cornishorchards.co.uk

The Blue Plate: Delicious sea food and local meats and produce – food for any mood – at a great new restaurant run by renowned local chef Nick Barclay.

Trawlers on the Quay: Considered by many to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Cornwall, with a relaxed atmosphere and a lovely location on East Looe Quay: www.trawlersrestaurant.co.uk

Rick Stein’s Restaurants: There are four restaurants in Padstow where you can try his food, The Seafood Restaurant , St Petroc’s Bistro , Rick Stein’s Café and Stein’s Fish & Chips . Plus a pub in St Merryn called The Cornish Arms.

Fifteen Cornwall: An inspiring restaurant started by Jamie Oliver in a stunning location at Watergate Bay.www.fifteencornwall.co.uk

Trewithen Restaurant: In pretty Lostwithiel. Delicious locally-sourced food, extensive wine list, great for dinner and their lunch specials are just as delicious and kinder to the wallet! www.trewithenrestaurant.com

Couch’s Great House Restaurant: Situated in the quaint fishing village of Polperro. www.couchspolperro.com

Barclay House: One of the best restaurants in Looe in a hilltop location with great river views. www.barclayhouse.co.uk

The View at Whitsand Bay is light and modern with delicious local produce from sea food to meat and when they say ‘The View’ they really mean it – right out to sea from high on the cliffs at Whitsand Bay. www.theview-restaurant.co.uk

The Crown at Lanlivery. Ancient Cornish pub serving really good pub food. Near Lanhydrock. www.wagtailinns.com

The Rod and Line at Tideford. Eccentric Cornish pub with amazingly good food. reviews

Eating Out in Cornwall: A guide to Eating Out at restaurants in Cornwall www.eatoutcornwall.co.uk

Cornish Food Hampers: Cornish Hampers’ and ‘Cornish Gifts’ from the award winning Purely Cornish Farm Shop your first stop for Cornish Food Hampers. www.purelycornish.co.uk

Food4myholiday: They deliver to your holiday cottage, actually the kitchen table and fridge! ONE STOP shop, for Cornish produce! www.food4myholiday.com

Taste South East Cornwall: Centred around the picturesque fishing ports of Looe and Polperro, whose reputation for local food and fine dining has exploded onto the Cornish gastro-map since Taste was first staged in 2005. www.taste-southeastcornwall.com

Active-8 If you are looking for adventure this site lets you book and pay online for a range of first class holiday activities in Cornwall. From cycle hire to kite boarding to kayaking – all sorts for all types. www.activecornwall.co.uk

Adrenalin Quarry: Cornwall’s hottest attraction for 2009 boasts two firsts: Britain’s longest, fastest Zip Wire & the unique flying experience of Hoverworld. Plus go-karting at the same site. www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk

Plymouth National Marine Aquarium: Located in Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is a leading aquarium in the UK. www.national-aquarium.co.uk

Discovery Surf School: Providing professional coaching for all ages and levels, with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups at Whitsand Bay (only approx 20 minutes drive from Treworgey, east along the south coast) www.discoverysurf.com

Wavehunters/Animal Surf Academy: Learn to surf. www.wavehunters.co.uk

Lower Lake Shooting Grounds: They teach clay pigeon shooting from total beginners to intermediate and include cartridges and clays. www.shootingincornwall.co.uk

Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary: Where the peace and tranquility of the Cornish countryside combine with the exotic world of wild animals near Liskeard. www.porfellanimalland.co.uk

The Monkey Sanctuary Trust: The Sanctuary near Looe is currently home to four species of monkey: woolly monkeys, ex-pet capuchins, patas monkeys and barbary macaques. www.monkeysanctuary.org

The cliff path is just down the hill from the Monkey Sanctuary and next door is a stone Labrynth at Windsworth, an interesting walkers’ diversion. See

Duloe Village Website: Our local village has its own web site where you can find out what is happening here and locally. www.duloeonline.com


101 Things to do on Rainy Day in Cornwallwww.101-things-to-do-on-a-rainy-day-in-cornwall.co.uk

The Eden Project: This is an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location; a global garden; a place of beauty and wonder. www.edenproject.com

Cornwall National Garden Scheme: Gardens open for charity with events and tours. www.ngs.org.uk

Cotehele House: A Tudor house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds situated on the edge of the River Tamar. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Lanhydrock House: Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants’ quarters, gardens and wooded estate. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Antony House: Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Heligan: A rediscovered and now famous garden inspired by Tim Schmidt (now of Eden fame). Quite a wonderful place giving real insight into how the garden was before the first world war. The original vegetable garden for the ‘Big House’ is now cultivated all year round. The Jungle area with enormous gunnera and ferns is a sight to see. www.heligan.com

Trebah Gardens: Trebah has a huge jungle area as well as formal gardens, this leads down to the river Helford from where the American 29th Infantry division met to be taken for the landings at Dunkirk on D-Day. www.trebahgarden.co.uk

The Garden House: Although not Cornish, but just over the border in Devon, The Garden house is exquisite and has been featured on TV several times. www.thegardenhouse.org.uk

Trelissick: Trelissick is another National Trust garden near Truro at Feock. This is a tranquil tiered garden with panoramic views down to Falmouth and the open sea. www.gardensincornwall.co.uk

Pine Lodge: At St Austell is quite a special garden we often visit as it is good ALL year round. Extremely good homemade cakes in the cafe and excellent little nursery. www.pine-lodge.co.uk

Boconnoc: beautiful private gardens open to the public on select days of the year, as well as events such as steam rally, craft fairs, sheep dog trials, endurance rides and more – see     www.boconnocenterprises.co.uk

Port Eliot, St Germans: The Port Eliot Festival is summer’s most original, inspirational and decadent garden party. Plus for certain parts of the year the house itself and grounds are open to wander. www.porteliotfestival.com

English Heritage: English Heritage helps people understand, value, care for and enjoy England’s historic environment. Several properties including castles open to visit in Cornwall www.english-heritage.org.uk

Castles In Cornwall: This web site gives information on a variety of castles in Cornwall. www.britainexpress.com/counties/cornwall/castles/

Plymouth Theatre Royal: Offering a wide variety of shows for everyone. www.theatreroyal.com

Minack Theatre: Cornwall’s Theatre Under The Stars, offering shows and simply as an attraction with restaurant. www.minack.com

Sterts Theatre: Sterts promotes the very best in drama, music, dance, painting, photography, sculpture and the performing arts within our outdoor amphitheatre, indoor studio, gallery and grounds throughout the year. Plus special summer theatre suppers too. Delicious home cooking. www.sterts.co.uk

The National Maritime Museum: With a host of things to see and do with boats and the sea at Falmouth. www.nmmc.co.uk

Tate Gallery, St Ives: Offering International Modern and Contemporary Art. www.tate.org.uk/stives

Barbican Leisure Park: Vue cinema, 10 pin bowling, food and entertainment www.barbican-leisure.co.uk

Reel Cinema, Plymouth: independent cinema in central Plymouth. Cheaper and we think more fun than Vue, near the shops. www.reelplymouth.co.uk
Plus the cheerful Lorenzo’s Spanish/tapas restaurant is next door. www.lorenzos-restaurant.co.uk

Cinema by the Sea, Looe: Although perhaps not quite as glamorous as it sounds (in the community centre), it’s a great local place to see good films. Check out what’s on at www.looefilmsociety.org.uk

We have a licensed riding school at Treworgey. We offer riding lessons and some supervised hacking through the beautiful countryside around Treworgey, and across 100 acres of our own rolling farmland down to the Looe river below us.


See our Horse Riding page for full details…

Following these suggestions, and simply staying at the shepherd’s hut saves a significant amount of energy compared with a more traditional type of holiday.

Tamar Lakes: At the lakes of the South West you have an unrivalled choice of water based activities, angling, relaxation and wildlife, walking and cycling. www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Bake Fishing Lakes: 15 acres of water offering fishing for all and natural history in abundance. We have a Kingfisher in residence and rare dragonflies regularly recorded. www.bakelakes.co.uk

Siblyback Lake: Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of facilities and activities. www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Looe Shark Angling Club: The premier shark angling centre in Great Britain.

Moonraker Fishing Charters from Looe with skipper Richard Porter. Mackerel, Bass fishing or picnic and river trips. Ring 07771798339 or 01503 263747 or email nicholaporter@hotmail.co.uk

Cornwall Bird-Watching and Preservation Society: Dedicated to the study and conservation of birds in the county of Cornwall, in the far south-west of England. www.cbwps.org.uk


Cornwall Wildlife Trust: Helping you enjoy Cornwall’s wildlife and countryside. www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk

Looe Valley Cycling: Cycle routes in the Looe valley. www.chycor.co.uk/holidays/cycling-in-cornwall/looe/looe.htm#LOOE%20VALLEY

Cycle Routes: More cycling routes in Cornwall. www.cycle-route.com/routes/Draynes_Loop_via_Looe_and_Bolventor-Cycle-Route-2642.html

Cycling in Cornwall: Offering cycling holidays and cycle hire. www.chycor.co.uk/holidays/cycling-in-cornwall/index.htm

Bike hire delivered to your door: Liskeard and Looe Cycle Hire. call 01579 343572 or email badhamfarm@yahoo.co.uk

Cycle hire in the Looe area:


Hideaway Huts provides an ideal base for a walking holiday. There are so many beautiful walks in the district, including right from either hut and on the farm. You can even reach us by bus or train and then on foot and leave the car at home.

Walks from the Looe Valley Line: The following Looe Valley Line Trails are all accessible from and end at stations along the Looe Valley Line.
www.carfreedaysout.com/looe.html or www.railaletrail.com/looemap.htm or www.trailsfromthetrack.com/looe/looetrails.htm

Walk About West: Guided walks in Cornwall. www.walkaboutwest.freeserve.co.uk

South West Coast Path: Find out more about the longest National Trail and walking it. www.swcp.org.uk or go to www.southwestcoastpath.com to see maps of shorter day walks, including some lovely ones not far from Treworgey.

Cornish Tourist Board: In the last decade Cornwall has emerged as one of the world’s iconic destinations. www.visitcornwall.com

Looe Tourist Information Centre: Here to help you with travel information on East and West Looe to other nearby places including Plymouth, Liskard, St. Austell and Bodmin in Cornwall. www.ukinformationcentre.com/west-country/looe-tourist-information-centre.htm

Tourist info for Fowey: Information about Fowey and what it has to offer, to help you plan your holiday and make the most of your time here. www.fowey.co.uk

Truro Cathedral: Visit our local cathedral at Truro. www.trurocathedral.org.uk

Boat trips and ferries from Fowey: Combine a visit to two of Cornwall’s most picturesque and contrasting ports with a return ferry trip across St Austell Bay between Fowey and Mevagissey. www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk

Cornwall Culture: What is on in Cornwall. www.cornwallculture.co.uk