In the area
Rame is known as ‘The Forgotten Corner of Cornwall’ and offers a tranquil seaside escape away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Regardless of the weather, you can’t really beat simply sitting and looking out to sea - either from the garden at the chalet or the private balconies at the fort apartments. Preferably with a nice glass of wine….
However (transport permitting) there are also lots of local attractions and places of interest to visit - so you can do as much or as little as you like. We’ve listed just a few of our favourites here and some useful website links down the side of the page.
The Rame peninsula itself provides miles of wonderful coastal walks - all the way out to a C.14th chapel on the headland - whilst Whitsand Bay is a fantastic stretch of unspoiled beach with even more miles to walk as well as surfing and paddle boarding lessons for the more adventurous.
Locally, you've got Polperro, a lovely archetypal fishing village; the twinned villages of Kingsand & Cawsand which originally marked the Plymouth/Devon border and were renowned for smugglers; and Looe, a small coastal town and fishing port that also offers boat trips, speedboat rides and is home to the Monkey Sanctuary rescue centre.
Nearby Mount Edgcumbe Park has a beautiful house and gardens as well as artisan craft shops and tearooms - plus frisbee golf and segway tours which are great fun! National Trust property Antony House (on the way back to Torpoint) provided the backdrop for parts of the Alice In Wonderland film.
Plymouth is only 30 minutes away by car and offers everything you’d expect from a bustling city centre as well as The Hoe, with it’s iconic Smeaton’s Tower and Sir Francis Drake statue and The Barbican, with it’s fabulous fish restaurants, famous Mayflower Steps - and of course, the Plymouth Gin Distillery tours! You can also take a small water taxi from Cawsand to The Barbican.
Further afield, take a day trip to Bodmin Jail, to the indoor forests at the Eden Project or even to Lands End and the open-air Minack Theatre.
All of our properties are quite remote with no food shopping or eating facilities within reasonable walking distance. However, there are a number of supermarkets and pubs/restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive.