Friday, April 30, 2010


Our first experience with The Landmark Trust was very pleasant. The hamlet of Coombe, just north of Bude in Cornwall is owned by the Trust and most of the buildings have been renovated to provide self catering accommodation.
Mill House dates from around 1700 and so the lack of modern distractions such as TV, Phones and Internet should be no surprise. However, all other facilities and the idyllic setting more than make up for this. There are plenty of walks and just down the lane is Duckpool, a rocky cove that looks west over the Atlantic.
Our stay allowed us the chance to visit the Eden Project once more and discover what had been added since we first went in 2000 and later in 2002. Most notable is The Core, which features The Seed sculpture by Peter Randall-Page and plenty of information on environmental matters.
Also, we took a trip to Ilfracome and explored rock pools around the Tunnels Beaches as well as excursions to Arlington Court, Okehampton Castle and Lydford Gorge, before heading home via Silverstone.