White sandy beaches. Wild cliff top walks. Eclectic shops and eateries. Perfectly situated near the crystal clear waters of Carbis Bay and just a short drive from the tourist honeypot of St Ives, Una is perfectly placed for culture and nature lovers alike.
The coastline around Una is perfect for surfing, swimming or coasteering, with Carbis Bay 15 minutes by foot or 5 minutes by car and the famous beaches of Hayle, Porthminster and Porthmeor within easy reach.
The special quality of its light has attracted artists to St Ives for generations. Today, as well as the world-famous Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum, there are numerous other galleries in the cobbled streets of this very special town. You’ll also be drawn into its picturesque working fishing harbour and boutique shopping, not to mention the wide range of pubs, bars and restaurants. And all just a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from your villa.
Within Easy Reach
Cast your net a little wider and you’ll find plenty to fall in love with. Go southwest towards Penzance to discover the incredible heritage coast around St Just. Here, you can walk through Cornwall’s mining history while immersed in the untamed beauty of the granite coastline.
At Porthcurno, the Minack Theatre hosts open-air productions in an arena carved from the granite clifftop. This spectacular setting, high above the Atlantic, welcomes 250,000 visitors every year to enjoy its stunning setting and 200 live performances. The lush sub-tropical gardens are a nature lover’s paradise, with rare varieties from across the world. The theatre, cafe and exhibition centre are also open to visitors during the day, offering the chance to learn more about this fascinating place.
Alternatively, head east towards Falmouth and Truro to visit some of the UK’s most remarkable sub-tropical gardens. Filled with exotic specimens sourced by 18th and 19th-century plant-hunters, estates such as Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trewithen offer a window onto another world.
If you’re a food-lover, drop into Roskilly’s organic farm near Helston, where you can see Jersey cows grazing in the fields before heading into the ice cream parlour or restaurant to sample their wares. Further north is the Camel Valley Vineyard, which offers tours and tasting sessions for wine-lovers.
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We’re full of inspiration when it comes to days out in Cornwall – just drop into Reception when you’re here and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.