Short breaks in Cornwall
Hengar Manor is the destination for a short break in Cornwall. At our Cornish country estate you can get away from it all and relax in our superb range of accommodation. Stay on-site and make use of the fantastic on-site facilities, including heated indoor swimming pool, spa and treatment centre and restaurant. Or venture out and about and explore Cornwall in all its glory. With the rolling hills of Bodmin Moor all around and the breathtaking beauty of the North Cornwall coast close by, a short break at our holiday park in Cornwall represents a true escape to the country.
Short breaks in Cornwall are becoming ever-more popular and it’s easy to see why. At Hengar Manor you can enjoy a short break away and sample top class family attractions, visit idyllic locations and drink in the outstanding natural beauty all around. And at our country estate you can enjoy a short break in Cornwall without spending a fortune or compromising on the quality of the accommodation.
9.30AM: Head over to the Eden Project near St Austell. Arguably one of Cornwall’s most recognisable visitor attractions, the Eden Project attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and it’s no surprise why. Wander around the gardens, look at the exhibits and venture into the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes! It’s a fantastic place to bring the kids – and to grab a bite to eat, with many cafes and restaurants on-site.
12PM: Have you packed your walking boots? Well, you should do! After lunch, it’s time to burn off those calories with a walk across the spectacular Bodmin Moor. Hengar Manor is only a short drive from the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can walk across the rugged moorland and climb the peaks of Roughtor and Brown Willy or venture over and see the ancient Hurlers standing stone circles or the Cheesewring granite tor.
3PM: After your walk, take a short driver over to the North Coast village of Tintagel. Here you’ll be able to grab a bite to eat before you visit the historic Tintagel Castle, with its links to the legendary story of King Arthur.
5PM: Head back down the coast to the pretty harbour town of Padstow, made famous as the hometown of celebrity chef Rick Stein. Visit the harbourside shops and cafes and enjoy some fantastic, locally caught seafood for dinner in one of the many restaurants.
10AM: Just a short distance from Hengar Manor is the Camel Trail. This 18-mile trail runs on a disused railway line between Wadebridge, Bodmin, Padstow and Wenfordbridge. Hire bikes and cycle along this picturesque route as it takes in the striking scenery of North Cornwall, including the Camel Estuary and Camel Valley.
2PM: A time to relax and unwind… Head back to Hengar Manor for a soothing and sensual spa treatment. From rejuvenating facials to hot stone massages, you can choose from a variety of treatments that will leave you feeling completely relaxed.
7PM: Feeling hungry? There’s no need to travel far for some tasty food. We have an on-site restaurants (as well as a café); The Tavern Bar and Grill, where you can choose from traditional pub favourites like a classic burger and chips or a lasagne and garlic ciabatta.
10AM: Are you fan of Poldark? Why not follow in Ross or Demelza’s footsteps and stop off at some of those iconic film locations? Visit Charlestown harbour, with its tall ships or St Breward, which was cast as Poldark’s home village.
1PM: Go West! Explore the far westerly reaches of Cornwall and discover this more remote region. Visit the iconic St Michael’s Mount at Marazion and take a walk across the causeway to this Medieval island castle at low tide, or by boat at high tide. Keep heading further west and visit places like Porthcurno (home of the Marconi Telegraph Museum) and the beautiful Sennen Cove.
4PM: Heading south and east, you’ll come to the stunning Lizard Peninsula, the UK mainland’s most southerly point. Here you can visit some truly idyllic destinations, such as Mullion, Helford Passage and Cadgwith Cove, the latter of which is a great spot for lunch or afternoon tea!