Bodmin Moor and the Tamar Valley
Most visitors to Roundhouse Barns drive across Bodmin Moor to stay with us. They frequently overlook what the moor has to offer.
From the top of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the two highest peaks in Cornwall, the views are spectacular and the passing clouds casting moving shadows on the landscape create a fantastic natural show while below ancient buildings, standing stones and medieval farms add to the feeling of a land full of ancient history just waiting to be discovered. Such is the international importance of Bodmin Moor that it holds a whole swath of designations including World Heritage Site status which recognises the significance of the area’s tin mining industry dating back over 4,000 years. It has also been named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and most of the moor has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Importance. A brilliant place for walking and exploring, the high ground of Bodmin Moor is Cornwall at its wildest – often bleak but always captivating.
Take a peak at the video below. It provides a useful insight into what you can see and do in the Bodmin Moor area.
The Tamar Valley
The Tamar Valley is just under 60 minutes from Rounhouse Barns.
This is an area rich in beauty and history, possessing stunning scenery. The Estuary is an important haven for wildlife and the valley of the river Tamar, and its tributaries, the Tavy and Lynher, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's great walking country, and visitors can explore the area by train on the scenic Tamar Valley Line, by boat on the Tamar Passenger Ferry or pleasure cruises. The area is full of interesting villages and bustling country towns. Many of the villages also have their own guides and walking trails. There are many fine houses to visit, including medieval Cotehele House, and Mount Edgcumbe House on the Rame peninsula, plus a thousand year old castle at Launceston.
Check out the video below. It's a great introduction to The Tamar Valley
From our guests...
“A fabulous week. A warm welcome. The cottage is wonderful and so comfortable... we don't want to leave! Thank you for your superb slice of Cornwall. See you again soon -x-”
Steve & Marian - Essex (Aug 2008)