The Labyrinth and the Old Coach House St Martin by Looe Cornwall Tel: 01503 262671 The Labyrinth and the Old Coach St Martin by Looe Cornwall Tel: 01503 262671
The Labyrinth and Old Coach House St Martin by Looe Cornwall Tel: 01503 262671
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Local Attractions
I'm tempted to say that if you're staying here don't bother about going to local attractions - you could occupy your time very fully finding out about the Old Coach House and the Labyrinth and our wild and wonderful surroundings.

On foot/bicycle?
But of course you can't miss the Monkey Sanctuary next door ... started by Leonard Williams back in the 60s, and still faithful to his original mission of rescuing monkeys from the pet trade; it's normally open to visitors from Easter to end October, and Sunday to Thursday 11am-4pm (also open Saturdays in high season). At its entrance is the superb Treetops Cafe, popular with visitors and locals - well worth going to, especially if you're vegan or vegetarian.

The nearest beach (apart from our own half-mile of straggly foreshore)is at Millendreath; it's a sandy cove 1 mile from us by South West Coast Path (or 2 miles by car).

You might like to explore the South West Coast Path further ... a hour's walk (or a 15-min drive) takes you to Looe, where there is a sandy family beach; Looe is a working fishing port (where you can buy what's probably the freshest and best seafish in the UK).  You can go out on fishing trips in small open boats - and visit Looe Island, now a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve.  (You could also take the Looe Valley branch line train to go on car-free days out to the farther reaches of Cornwall.) Three miles along the coastal path beyond Looe is the picture-postcard fishing village of Polperro.

In the opposite direction, go past the Monkey Sanctuary and a half-hour steep walk (or 5-min drive) downhill gets you to the dog-friendly (and sociable) beach at Seaton. That's followed by the long, long village of Downderry, and  8 miles further on, the golden sands of the surfing beaches at Whitsand Bay.

Car/motorbike etc?
The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as the National Trust properties at Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Antony are all within easy reach. For kids, Porfell Animal Land and the Tamar Valley Donkey Park are great value.

And if it's raining - or even if it's not! -  plan a day out by visiting http://www.101-things-to-do-on-a-rainy-day-in-cornwall.co.uk/


 

 

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