Visiting Caerhays Castle in Cornwall

Cornwall has reigned supreme as the UK’s number one holiday destination for many years now. Anyone who has visited before will know exactly why this is as Cornwall combines all the very best elements of a perfect holiday and then adds a few more in for good measure. If you are looking to take your first trip to this delightful county and experience the magic in the air for yourself, or make a return trip away from the main tourist areas, then we have the perfect place for you.


Located on the Channel coastline is the picture postcard village of St Caerhays. Seven miles south/south west of St Austell this village is the epitome of everything your mind conjures up when you think of a Cornish village. The perfect base for exploring the area, the village also has on its doorsteps one of the finest properties in the county bar none; the exquisite Caerhays Castle.

This castellated mansion was built by the legendary John Nash in 1808. From its exemplary position overlooking Porthluney Cove to the largest collection of Magnolias in England, Caerhays Castle is one of those properties that should be on everybody’s Cornish ‘must do‘ list. The castle has passed down through the ages, undergone several restorations and now sits resplendent in the Cornish countryside, the thick stone walls full of secrets that never will be told regarding the influences both the building, and its many occupants have had on the history of this area of Cornwall.


Perhaps the most appropriate word to describe how you feel when you visit Caerhays Castle and its gardens is inspired. From its natural beauty, architectural surprises, and tangible sense of history to the range of facilities and activities on offer, a visit to the castle makes for an amazing day packed with discoveries. You cannot fail to be impressed by the floral attributes as not only does the castle house the National Magnolia Collection but is all renowned internationally for its rhododendrons and camellias.

The stunning beach, which is actually a part of the estate, give the castle and unrivalled combination of history and beauty right on the coast. You could walk around the estate for days and still find something new. With so many fine quality holiday lets in the area this is something many have done, and want to go back and do again. Many film makers have used the castle as a backdrop for their projects, and you may be lucky enough to see some of your favourite stars wandering the grounds between takes.

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If tranquillity, beauty and history are the components which make up your perfect holiday then you can find them all here in abundance. Those who choose to rent a cottage in the area intending to use it as a base may find that they don’t veer far from the estate with it having so much to offer its visitors.

If you are sitting now contemplating a visit to Cornwall then check out the information available online regarding Caerhays Castle and the surrounding areas, taking a trip here could be the best holiday related decision you ever made. At kate and toms we have several stunning properties in the area which are ideal to use as a base to explore the area. From the stylish Olivia’s Cottage to the beautiful views from Polpier in Mevagissey there are lots to choose from. If you need any help finding your ideal holiday home for you visit please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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