Things To Do

Cornwall has so much to offer…

Whatever your age, whatever your interest, whether you want a well-earned rest or an activity holiday or simply wonderful sandy beaches and marvellous scenery, you will be sure to find what you like in this area.

The scope of interest is endless, but here is a taste of the many reasons for spending your holiday in North Cornwall. Each cottage has a comprehensive choice of brochures and information leaflets for guests’ use.

  • Spectacular cliffs and coastal paths
  • Glorious sandy beaches and coves
  • Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing, rowing in the Camel Estuary
  • Remote moorland
  • Walking or cycling – try the Camel Trail
  • Lots of places steeped in history/heritage sites/monuments
  • The much-acclaimed Eden Project
  • Stately homes and gardens
  • Selection of golf courses
  • Theme parks and attractions
  • Museums and galleries
  • Wildlife and country parks
  • Fishing villages and harbours

Wadebridge & Padstow

The market town of Wadebridge is a haven for tourists and an excellent holiday destination. It provides all the usual shopping facilities, banks, a post office and tourist information office, as well as arts and crafts galleries and restaurants. There is an indoor leisure centre and swimming pool, a multi-screen cinema and the John Betjeman Centre, which is housed in the former railway station. Walkers and cyclists can gain access to the Camel Trail, which will take them to Padstow in one direction and to Bodmin and beyond in the other direction. Wadebridge is also part of the Saints Way, which is a sixteen mile cross country walk.

Only five miles from Hawksland Mill is the ancient fishing port of Padstow, which everyone loves to visit. Here you can see the fishing boats and the lobster hatchery, as well as taking a boat trip or the ferry across the River Camel to Rock.

There are numerous safe and sandy beaches within a few miles of Hawksland Mill, not forgetting glorious coastal walks.

Many visitors come to Cornwall for the magnificent gardens such as Trebah, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

We also have a choice of stately homes to visit including Pencarrow House, Lanhydrock,Trerice, Prideaux Place and Cotehele.

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“A fantastic place to stay! Jane & Richard are so friendly and obviously work hard to keep the cottages and gardens to a very high standard. Spotlessly clean, with excellent facilities, everything you need for a comfortable stay. I have never stayed in such a pristine holiday home, with such wonderful surroundings. We would love to return one day.”

Jeanette K

“I stayed in the Heron Cottage with my twin daughters for a two week family holiday and was not in any way disappointed with my choice. We were welcomed upon arrival by the owners Jane and Richard (very nice people) before Richard showed us around the property. Richard and Jane live on site and although very unobtrusive, were always on hand. The cottage itself was fantastic. Well designed, very comfortable, maintained to a very high standard and contained everything you could need. It is set in a beautiful, quiet location whilst being ideal to explore Cornwall. Cornwall is a beautiful county and well worth a visit and I would highly recommend staying at one of the properties at Hawksland Mill. Thank you Jane and Richard and we look forward to a return visit.”

Nigel B

“The owners of Hawksland Mill were very welcoming, helpful, and hospitable. The cottage was immaculately-presented, located in beautiful surroundings, and very child-friendly. Within easy reach of Padstow and Newquay, and with excellent facilities in very nearby Wadebridge, we found it to be an excellent base for our stay in Cornwall and would most certainly stay again. Thanks for having us!”

Anon.

Leat cottage 

Left on Jun 25, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017
"Another very comfortable stay at Hawksland Mill. Spotlessly clean accommodation with everything you could need for self catering holiday. Near to Wadebridge and Padstow. We have stayed here many times and will be returning again in the future."
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member.

Carol & Tony W
Bristol UK