A famous medieval stone church is the focal point for the large parish of St Neot. Situated in a valley on the rugged Bodmin Moor, the parish is surrounded by a large amount of woodland and play areas that provides excellent entertainment for all the family, all year round. The friendly town comes alive with vibrant festivals throughout the year, including the February pantomime and summer carnival making it a great location for lively South Cornwall holidays.
With beautiful small streets that lead around the village and give access to the village pub, St Neot provides all the small parish Cornish charm that you would expect from a moorland location.
The church of St Neot occupies the position of an 11th century monastery. It was rebuilt in granite in the 15th century and half of the stained glass is original. Built to show off its attractive south side, it’s well worth a visit on a fine day to appreciate the beautiful colours of the scenes depicted in the windows.
When you find you want to venture out of town, the coast to the north and south can be reached within 30 minutes with pretty seaside villages and beautiful beaches to explore.
Also nearby is Liskeard, a little more lively than peaceful St Neot, it’s a vibrant market town which grew due to its mining industry.
Bodmin Moor to the north gives those who are looking for something active a chance to explore and visit some beautiful nature trails. With a wildlife park and some excellent artistic gardens at Pinsla Garden and Nursery, there is certainly enough for you to do in order to keep busy.
Immortalised in myths and legend, Bodmin Moor has a darker side too. At Jamaica Inn, the focus of the smuggling and piracy of Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel of the same name, you can discover the history of smuggling and associated legends. While you’re there, enjoy a meal in the award-winning restaurant too!
In traditional village style, St Neot hosts a produce market in the village hall on the first Saturday of every month. If you’re taking a holiday in St Neot at this time, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses and of course, a proper Cornish pasty.
With beautiful small streets that lead around the village and give access to the village pub, St Neot provides all the small parish Cornish charm that you would expect from a moorland location
Carnglaze Caverns, formerly a slate mine is now used as an auditorium which gives amazing acoustic surroundings that are sure to strike a tone whilst on your holiday in Cornwall. It is composed of three man-made caverns one of which is known as the Rum Store, used during World War II to store rum supplies. The lowest cavern houses a beautiful lake and self-guided tours will take you underground to discover how the mine was worked. You can even get married underground! Back out in the open, take a Woodland Walk through Quarry Wood and see if you can spot any fairies!
However you choose to spend your holiday in St Neot, our beautiful holiday cottages and accommodation offer the perfect base.