Clays House is the perfect family home in a central location to enjoy all Cornwall has to offer.



Situated in the centre of Cornwall, the village of Roche is right between the North and South Coast.

A traditional Clay mining village, Roche has many local conveniences including a family run Butchers, Greengrocer, Co-op, various take-aways, pasty shop two local pubs and a children's play park. 

Roche Rock is our iconic landmark which can can be seen from the house and is a short walk through the fields. The Goss Moor trail is a mile away on the outskirts of the village.

Roche is not a tourist village so it isn't extra busy in the holidays. Being so close to all the tourist areas you can easily visit but then leave the busy areas to come home to Clays House. 

A great location for exploring the county.

Here's just a handful of places to visit and the distance from Clays House.

Pentewan - 9 miles

Pentewan - 9 miles

Pentewan Sands on the south coast near St Austell.

Mevagissey - 11 miles

Mevagissey - 11 miles

A traditional fishing port on the south coast near St Austell. A great base for coastal walking.

Eden Project - 6 miles

Eden Project - 6 miles

One of Cornwall's most famous attractions near St Austell. Whether you're visiting its diverse biomes of plants or a concert at the Eden Sessions.

Roche Rock - 5 mins walk

Roche Rock - 5 mins walk

A old medieval chapel set on a rocky granite outcrop, which can be seen from Clays House. Steeped in history and legend with fantastic views of Bodmin moor and beyond on a clear day.

Heligan Gardens - 12 miles

Heligan Gardens - 12 miles

The Lost Gardens of Heligan. A beautiful botanical garden famously brought back to life. Situated near Mevagissey, St Austell.

St Michael's Mount - 40 miles

St Michael's Mount - 40 miles

A little way from the house but Marazion near Penzance is worth a visit whilst you explore the deep West of Cornwall.

Roughtor - 25 miles

Roughtor - 25 miles

Right in the heart of Bodmin Moor, Brown Willy and Roughtor are the two highest points in Cornwall. On a clear day you can see both from Roche Rock. A great walk from Roughtor car park. Enjoy a well earned pub lunch at The Old Inn,St Breward or the Blisland Inn, Blisland after your walk.

Truro - 20 miles

Truro - 20 miles

Cornwall's city with its beautiful cathedral and interesting independent shops, cafes and bars.

Charlestown - 7 miles

Charlestown - 7 miles

A step back in time port with a pebbly beach, fantastic ice cream and great selections of cafes and restaurants. A base for a coastal walk on the south coast.

Watergate Bay - 12 miles

Watergate Bay - 12 miles

A two mile long dog friendly beach on the north coast near Newquay. A lovely location for surf lessons, a sunset dinner or a day on the beach.


Whether you're looking for a change from the beach or it's a rainy day Cornwall has so much to offer families on holiday. Here's just a few ideas to keep the children entertained and the distance from Clays House.

Lappa Valley Railway

Steam trains and family friendly activities.

St Newlyn East, Newquay

15 miles  

Clip and Climb

Indoor climbing activity.

A30 Victoria Services

2 miles

Screech Owl Santuary

Home to many  different breeds of rescued owls

Goss Moor, Indian Queens

5 miles 

Extreme Academy 

Surf school at Watergate Bay.

There are many surf schools in Newquay to choose from. This one has excellent instructors and facilities.

Watergate Bay

12 miles

Dairyland Farm World

Adventure farm park with milking parlour and nature trails.


13 miles

Reen Manor Riding Stables

Beach horse rides for the whole family.


23 miles

Camel Trail

A largely traffic free trail suitable for walkers and cyclists. Can be accessed from different areas. One of the most popular is Wadebridge to Padstow which is a 5.5 mile route. Bikes can be hired from Wadebridge.


15 miles

Clays House

Roche ~ St Austell ~ Cornwall

Just 40 minutes into Cornwall and 2 miles off the A30


Call:  07734 954559

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