Higher Witheven Farm View

About the location - North Cornwall

Higher Witheven Farm is situated on the outskirts of the village of Canworthy Water, North Cornwall, accessed via a private farm track. Anne and Gerry, the owners who live in the adjacent farmhouse, have arranged some lovely walks across the farm's land for guests. You may well find yourself accompanied by the odd free ranging chicken or duck somewhere along the way!

The nearest pub is only 3 miles away at Wainhouse Corner (good value Sunday lunch) where you will also find a local petrol station, Post Office and convenience store - where the locally made Cornish pasties are recommended.

It's just a few minutes more to the Atlantic coast at Crackington Haven. which boasts a secluded beach, great rock pools and an excellent path walk to the headland with stunning views both north towards Widemouth Bay, the popular resort of Bude and south towards Tintagel and Boscastle. This is the South West Coastal Footpath.

Tintagel and Boscastle are definitely worth a visit as are The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, National Maritime Museum and The National Aquarium to mention a few.

Places to go

The towns of Bude and Launceston (the gateway to Cornwall) are within easy reach for restaurants, gift shops, leisure and shopping (Morrisons and Tesco 24hrs). Check out Launceston Castle with its superb views.

The North Cornwall coastline hosts a variety of towns and villages:

Crackington Haven

A great beach with rock pools galore and headland with stunning views North to Bude and South to Tintagel, and a couple of nice cafes.


A pretty fishing village with much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned by The National Trust. There are pretty shops to browse and cafes to relax in.


Dramatic coastline of headlands and cliffs. Tintagel being a place of myths where the legend of King Arthur was born. Storytelling abounds with tales of King Arthur and Pirates.

Port Isaac

Narrow streets and alleys are lined with charming cottages including the TV home of Doc Martin. Crowds gather during the summer holidays listening to The Fisherman Friends singing on the quay.


Popular area to explore with plenty of various new and old shops, fine dining and bistro eating around the beautiful harbour.

Activities near Higher Witheven Farm Cottages


Pretty lanes, country roads and river walks are available from the end of the farm lane. The North Cornwall and Devon leg of the South West Coastal footpath is close by and offers some stunning clifftop walks. Inland, experience the wild and rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor just a short drive away.


North Cornwall's Atlantic Coast abounds with superb surfing beaches, all within reach of Higher Witheven. Closest to the cottages are Bude and Widemouth Bay, both excellent venues for all types of surfing. Several surf schools are available for novice to professionals.


Canworthy Water is part of a picturesque cycle trail with Camelford in one direction and Bude in the other, through country lanes of seasonally changing hues. Further afield at Wadebridge is the popular Camel Trail - with good cycle hire facilities at either end. Choose from Wadebridge to the small fishing port of Padstow down the Camel estuary, or from Wadebridge inland to Bodmin along the stunning tree-lined Camel valley.

“We have had a lovely time this week. Was so impressed when we opened the door, a clean and homely cottage. It is perfectly situated to explore all of Cornwall. Saw so much and the best thing to know was that we had 'here' to come back to. Can't wait to come again.”

Paula & Gary, Bardwell. Sept 2012

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