You can visit Stately Homes, Gardens, Beaches and go on Cliff Walks

Places to go and things to do on your Lesquite holiday

Lesquite is ideally situated to visit the many and diverse sights in Cornwall, ranging from pre-historic through to the modern day. Stone circles, Cornish crosses, meet with lovely gardens and stately homes. There are hidden coves and sandy beaches, cliffs with long views out to sea and historic harbours. Take a walk along the Cornwall Coastal Path, viewing the magnificent coastline once the scene of smuggling, where you too can imagine the wreckers at work.

The Eden Project, near St. Austell
Hailed as 'Eighth Wonder of the World' the Eden Project has become the 'must see' attraction in Cornwall. The gigantic global garden, the size of thirty football pitches, is designed to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with, and dependence upon, plants and is set in a breathtaking 35 acre crater.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey
Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.
Carnglaze Slate Caverns
Carnglaze Slate Caverns are a popular all weather tourist attraction, a booklet on the history of Carnglaze is available in the gift shop which also sells unique hand-crafted items from the slate craft workshop.
Mount Edgcumbe House and Park, near Torpoint
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. 

National Trust properties

Cotehele House and Quay, near Saltash
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.
Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Bodmin
Lanhydrock is the perfect historic country house and estate. Explore the high-Victorian interiors of this wealthy but unpretentious family home, and discover evidence of the Robartes family all around the house.
Antony House and Gardens, near Torpoint
Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal, the venerable and the modern.


Fowey Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has much to offer including the harbour, walks along the esplanade, as well as an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works. There are many varied places to eat, from fish and chips, to gourmet restaurants.


Lostwithiel is Cornwall's hidden treasure, founded about 800 years ago for the export of tin. In the 13th century, Lostwithiel became the capital of Cornwall, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside with the river meandering through the centre of the town. Antique shops, regular fairs and auctions have made Lostwithiel the antiques capital of Cornwall. There are lifestyle shops, award winning restaurants, tea rooms, pubs and a produce market.

Looe and Polperro

Close by are the historic fishing towns of Looe and Polperro. Rich in salty atmosphere, their harbours are busy with colourful working boats. Early risers can visit the market at Looe where fish merchants choose the freshest fish for tables all over the country. There is a choice of cafés and restaurants, many specialising in local fish dishes, and a full range of shops, galleries, and small town facilities.

Millendreath Beach

Thread your way through peaceful lanes with high-sided hedges studded with colourful wild flowers to the safe sandy bathing beach at Millendreath. Venture a little further along the South West Coast Path and you’ll reach the historic fishing town of Looe.

Bodigga Cliff

With its spectacular cliff-top views, this is a great spot for a picnic! See local fishing boats plying the waters around Looe and Polperro, and vast naval vessels passing on their way to and from the naval base at Devonport.