All Activities

The sea, coastal path, award winning activities and great food all close by.

Horses at Orchard House

Field space available

Chrissie loves her horses and in her spare time is an award winning breeder. She loves the idea of bringing horses on holiday with you, as she hates leaving hers for any amount of time. Therefore at Orchard House we have field and stable space available for guests. The fields are sub-divided allowing for segregation of multiple horses. Contact us for more info.

Local rides

Due to Orchard House's proximity to the National Trust's Penrose Estate and the Coastal Path, there are many hours of excellent rides on the doorstep. There is no need to use any busy roads, all the bridelways have horse friendly gates and lots of them have great views of the sea and Loe Pool.

Further afield

There are many great oportunities in West Cornwall for horse riding. Beach riding or exploring the Cornish Heritage trails. Many car parks on the coast have facilities for horse boxes and many of the beaches are open to riding.

Prices for horse facilities

Facility Per day Extra horse
Grazing £10 /day £7 /day
Stable (max 3) £25 /day £20 /day
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Walking around Orchard House

Great coastal walking right on our doorstep

Cornwall is a walker's paradise and Orchard House is situated within easy walking distance of the Coastal Path as well as Loe Pool and the National Trust Penrose Estate. Whether you are just looking for a half hour stroll around Loe Pool, a walk to the pub for lunch or a full day hiking along the coastal path, we have it all. And no need for the car. Contact us for more info. Or have a look at the Penrose Estate Walking map.

Around Loe Pool

If its local walking you are after, we have Loe Pool right on our doorstep. The Pool was created many years ago when a storm closed off the sand bar and creating the lake behind in which is fed by the river Cober. The pool is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Cornwall and is home to much bird life.

Further afield

If you are coming to Cornwall, you probably know already that it is a world renowned destination for natural beauty. We like to call the area around Orchard House 'Real' Cornwall, not far from either the Lizard or Lands End, the most Southerly and Westerly points of Britain respectfully. Having said that Cornwall is relatively small and nowhere is more than an hour and a half drive away. Check this guide, all of these walks are within a easy car journey from us.

Amazing local food

The Ship Inn, Porthleven.

A true Cornish pub built into the rocks at the entrance of Porthleven Harbour which is one of the most southerly ports in England, with the adjacent Smithy building making an ideal family/children’s room, as well as an outdoor area for those rain free days! Soak up the atmosphere of bygone days with up to the minute service and truly wonderful homemade locally sourced food. Wintertime can be spectacular, with the weather throwing all it can at the pub whilst inside customers can snuggle cosy and secure round real log fires. More Info.

Rick Stein, Porthleven.

Rick Stein Porthleven uses local and seasonal produce all inspired by Rick’s travels: pau bhaji, sizzling prawns, and Laab neua. Overlooking Porthelven harbour the restaurant resides inside the old clay quay building believed to be one of the first places in Cornwall to load ships with china clay from the region. Tall ceilings teamed with artistic light installations and local artwork, makes for a striking location to enjoy a few sharing plates, a coffee, or a cocktail.

Atlantic View Restaurant, Mullion.

Situated within Mullion Cove Hotel, the Atlantic View Restaurant is ideally placed to take advantage of the wonderful supplies of fresh fish caught by the fishing boats working around the Lizard coastline and the fresh supplies of oysters available from the Helford River. The hotel has been awarded with two Rosettes for food excellence by the AA in November 2014 and had a single Rosette every year since 2010.

Trengilly Wartha Inn, Nancenoy.

'Trengilly' combine excellent food (using local ingredients) with a friendly bar and great events. Whether you prefer the weekly quiz night or a spot of live music out on there sunny garden terrace, you’re guaranteed good memories from your time at the Trengilly Wartha Inn.