Self Catering in and around Camelford

Nicely positioned between the north Cornish coast and the rugged Bodmin Moor, Camelford is the ideal place to base yourself for exploring Cornwall's wilder landscapes.


The ancient town of Camelford makes an ideal touring centre, being only a few miles from the surfing beaches of North Cornwall and the natural beauty and ancient sites of Bodmin Moor.

The River Camel

Great for walkers

The original ford across the river Camel is now a bridge on the A39 which winds its way through Camelford. The town has a selection of shops and pubs and is popular with walkers wanting to explore the nearby Bodmin Moor and the coast around Tintagel and Boscastle.

You are never far away from King Arthur in this part of Cornwall and it's easy to be inspired by myths and legends if you spend too long in the area!

For more details on self-catering in and around Boscastle click on the link below.

  • It's about a 10 minute drive from Camelford to Trebarwith Strand, which has a lovely beach when the tides out, but nothing when it's in! for guaranteed sand, it's better to head for Polzeath or Bude, both less than half an hour away by car.

  • The North Cornwall Railway reached Camelford in 1893, connecting the town to Exeter and London. Unfortunatly, like many other railways it closed in 1966. The former station building, a couple of miles outside the town centre, is now a private residence.

  • Many believe so, and who would we be to argue? Like any legend, there's sure to be some truth in the story, but it's very difficult to prove anything.

    A visit to Tintagel is a great way to discover the myths and legends and make your own mind up.

  • Yes, but please keep them on leads during nesting season and also when sheep are lambing. This stretches from March 1st until July 31st.

    Help our farmers and our wildlife.

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