Authentic Cornish Farmhouse half a mile from the award winning picturesque village Altarnun. There are 2 pubs with restaurants in walking distance, The Rising Sun well renowned for fine food and local brewery beers.
2 Shops selling local produce
Rylands Country Cottage dates from 1750. Nestling in a rural location half a mile from the picturesque award-winning village of Altarnun, Rylands is the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquillity. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with Moors to one side and the stunning North Cornwall coast on the other it’s the perfect location to explore Cornwall and Devon. Altarnun has a Post Office with general store and an excellent butchers shop together with a famous church known as the Cathedral on the Moor. Walking less than a mile in either direction brings you one of the two traditional local pubs serving excellent meals, real ale, and cider! Leave your car at the cottage!
Rylands is the ideal base for walking. Explore mystical Bodmin Moor including spectacular Roughtor and Cornwall’s highest peak Brown Willy.
Visit Du Maurier’s infamous Jamaica Inn, see Dozmary Pool where King Arthur’s sword excalibur rose. The spectacular Cornwall Coastal Path is only 10 miles away. Bring your walking boots!
The nearest town is the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston. The town dubbed the gateway to Cornwall has old narrow streets a Norman Castle and a Steam Railway. It has the usual facilities plus a leisure centre and excellent 18-hole golf course.
North Cornwall’s rugged coastline equals any in the world. Stunning beaches, surfing, cliff top walks, sunbathing, (it never rains in Cornwall!) and some of the most beautiful fishing villages in the Southwest. The delights of Port Isaac, Padstow, Tintagel, Boscastle, and Rock are all a short drive away. Why not come out of season and walk on virtually deserted sandy beaches?
•Just 1 mile from the A30
• Trout fishing 200 metres
• Coast- 20 min drive
• Cycle the famous Camel Trail
•30 min drive to the Eden Project and
the Lost Gardens of Heligan
• Port Isaac and Padstow within easy reach- Rick Stein's seafood restaurant
• Golf and children’s leisure park at Trethorne closeby
Karen is usually here to welcome you and offer advice on local attractions and events.
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Moved to Cornwall 08 years ago from the Southeast for the magical coast and countryside. I love Rylands as I can stop out the front door and have lovely country walks all around me or hop into the car and see the sea in no time.
Love travel, recently bought a house in France where I spend my time when not at Rylands for the wonderful cuisine and wine.
Love meeting my guests from all over the world, often have a beer or glass of wine with them at the local pub!