Goonwinnow Farm & Estate is perfectly located as a base from which to explore Cornwall - whether you are hoping to experience golden sandy beaches, bustling harbour towns or country gardens there is something for everyone to enjoy just minutes away.
The golden sands and rolling surf at Perranporth, Holywell Bay and Newquay are all within a 15 minute drive of Goonwinnow and the local villages host a couple of splendid local pubs, PYO fruit farm, small convenience shop and traditional butchers.
Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the town's biggest draw for visitors. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, Boardmasters music and surf festival is renowned for also attracting top music acts. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub tropical gardens in the centre of the town and the airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous immensely pretty beaches for the less active.
Goonwinnow is just a mile away from the village of Mitchell with its lovely 16th Century pub, the Plume of Feathers. The pub retains many of its original features and serves locally sourced food either in the restaurant or sit outside in the leafy beer garden on a sunny Summer’s day.
Two miles away is The Lappa Valley Steam Railway which, offers both the old and young an interesting day out.
Trerice run by the National Trust is 3 miles outside of the town is an Elizabethan Manor House and Garden.
Just 5.5 miles north west is Holywell Bay, a little village on the North coast between Perranporth and Newquay. It has a beautiful beach with fantastic sand dunes and a little stream for paddling for those daunted by the waves. In the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards and of course, surfing lessons are available for those keen on learning.