The Surrounding Area
Smeaton Farm is near to a number of Cornish Attractions including:
In the woods above the tidal River Tamar nestles Cotehele, built by the Edgcumbes in Tudor times. It is a house of many stories, myths and legends. King George III and Queen Charlotte came to see Cotehele's ancient and romantic interior in 1789, and found it festooned with tapestries and adorned with textiles, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. Llittle has changed, and a visit to the old house is a magical experience. Outside, the terraces are formally planted, then beyond you can lose yourself in the jungle plantation of the valley garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote (complete with doves – a children's favourite). Climb to the top of the Prospect Tower, a three-sided 18th-century folly high above the house, and enjoy fantastic views, or seek out the tranquillity of the Upper Garden. Cotehele Quay on the river is home to the restored Tamar sailing barge, Shamrock, and gateway to the wider estate, with its abundant wildlife and evocative industrial ruins – all that remains of a rich industrial past.
Why not combine your stay at Smeaton Farm with a visit to Langmans Restaurant which is a totally unique experience, and is certainly our favourite eating place. Langmans Restaurant is a great gourmet experience. Everything from bread rolls to petit fours is freshly prepared by Chef Anton Buttery. Enjoy the six course Tasting Menu, offering Modern British Dishes. Changing every four weeks, it incorporates the best of seasonal and local produce. Relax in comfortable surroundings; this 2 AA Rosette Restaurant is an ideal venue for any occasion. The attention to detail will make your evening special. Reservations only.
Traditional Creosote for Farmers available from our sister company.
Pentillie Castle and Estate's extraordinary and private location on the bank of the River Tamar sets it apart from other wedding and exclusive hire venues. An elegant 17th century Cornish castle, it retains the warmth of a distinguished large country house while offering the perfect backdrop for any special occasion. Pentillie is not a hotel, the castle is available only for exclusive hire. This includes the stunning nine-bedroom stately home, bathing hut and much of the gardens. Pentillie has a unique position with incredible views over the River Tamar and Dartmoor. It offers total privacy and exclusivity for your wedding, anniversary or corporate event.
St Mellion International Golf & Country Club
Play championship golf in Cornwall at St Mellion International Hotel, Golf and Country Club, only 5 minutes from Smeaton Farm - the leading venue in Cornwall for golf and the perfect destination for a break, whether for business or pleasure. With its two championship golf courses, this famous West Country golf resort has hosted the Benson & Hedges International on six occasions, firmly securing St Mellion's position as the finest venue for golf in Cornwall and as one of Europe's premier resorts for both golf and leisure. The English Open is set to return to St Mellion in August 2009. St Mellion is not simply just about golf, whether it is a Wedding, Private Function, Conference, Dinner in one of their Restaurants, treating yourself to a beauty treatment or getting fit in their Health Club St Mellion is worth an experience.
The National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains one of Britain's foremost aquarium with stunning exhibits and a reputation for excellence in education. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed.
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public.
The Eden Project
Eden is a living theatre of plants and people, and like every great theatre what happens on stage is dramatic and constantly changing. There’s all the stuff you’ve heard about: the huge rainforest, the biggest greenhouses in the world, and art and architecture inspired by the natural world. And there's a lot you may not know about: hidden corners such as Wild Cornwall, a mini Cornwall of yore, or our Spiral Garden, for instance. For children we also have new trails and endless leafy places to play with shortcuts, hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits.
World of Model Railways
The World of Model Railways is one of Cornwall's premier tourist attractions, with one of the best model shops in the South-West of England.
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