Local Amenities


We are blessed with a wealth of local amenities and are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.



Par Beach 

A favourite spot for the locals and those who live further away as dogs are allowed all year round. A great place for bird watching or to walk along the beach and enjoy the peace. For wildlife photos go to  Friends of Par Beach Cornwall Bird Watching Society.  You can fish from the shore or off the rocks.






There are 2 wildlife reserves; one at St Andrews Road pond connecting to

  Tywardreath Marsh and Treesmill. 

 The local ranger would appreciate some volunteers to help look after this beautiful spot.         

 13 goosanders were spotted here in February 2011      

  Photo courtesy South West Optics   


 Steve has some excellent wildlife photos on his site.It is a good spot for  fishing as long as the pike don't eat all the fish!

Apparently pike have been eating the roach, rudd and tench in the pond! Check it out. 


Killer Pike Removed from Duck Pond





  Photo Tim Bullen



The other reserve is on Par Beach and is cared for by the

Friends of Par Beach






The Eden Project:

A magnet for visitors from all over the world.









Marsh Villa GardensOur Gardens

This magical 3-acre water and woodland garden lies in a former tidal creek, and is rich in variety and conservational significance. With the first plantings in 1988, the garden is well established, boasting extensive herbaceous borders and mixed beds, amongst a charming network of waterways which drain the Treesmill marsh levels.

A hornbeam avenue forms a central axis whilst meandering paths lead from one 'room' to the next - to the large natural pond, the formal enclosed garden, the small woodland areas with under plantings, the boscage and the marsh, whilst plenty of comfortable corners provide opportunities for enjoying the peace.




Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary owned by Grenville and Anita Allen aims to promote the responsible keeping and breeding of birds and animals through education, conserve rare bird species from all round the world and educate people about all the birds and animals on display.

There are many endangered and unusual birds as well as meerkats, chipmunks and tortoise.
Bird sitting, bi
rd beauty treatments and re-homing available.
Walkers and cycli
sts receive discounted entry.
Sorry, no dogs.
Open by appointment only in the winter. Please ring us if you would like to visit.






Hidden Valley Gardens

Hidden Valley Gardens an intimate award-winning four acre garden and specialist plant nursery, nestled in a secluded hidden valley. The Garden has many themes including a Mediterranean area, colourful herbaceous and cottage garden beds, a 'hot' border, pond garden, Japanese area and an iris garden, plus potager, Fairy Well, fruit area and fernery. Witness the scorching colours of the dahlia, crocosmia, clematis and agapanthus collection beds. The house is a beautiful barn conversion and the additional buildings offers 4 star comfortable accommodation - see links to the Garden Studio and West Wing.





Luxulyan Valley:

Luxulyan Valley


A wonderful place to explore and enjoy the freedom of woods with some fascinating industrial history. Explore the viaduct and follow the old inclined plane which transported the copper and later china clay to Par Harbour.

Find out more about its history here









We have an excellent  market open on Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. During the summer it is open on Wednesdays as well.








Walks are on a separate page.



Horse riding

We have local stables at Snowlands in Par