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 Sands on the south coast near St Austell.
Mevagissey - 11 miles
A traditional fishing port on the south coast near St Austell. A great base for coastal walking.
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
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
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
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
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
Cornwall's city with its beautiful cathedral and interesting independent shops, cafes and bars.
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
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
Clip and Climb
Indoor climbing activity.
A30 Victoria Services
Screech Owl Santuary
Home to many different breeds of rescued owls
Goss Moor, Indian Queens
Surf school at Watergate Bay.
There are many surf schools in Newquay to choose from. This one has excellent instructors and facilities.
Dairyland Farm World
Adventure farm park with milking parlour and nature trails.
Reen Manor Riding Stables
Beach horse rides for the whole family.
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.