Cheesewring Farm

We offer full Bed & Breakfast / Evening Meal. Guests stay in our comfortable cottages which can accommodate 4/5/6 people. Two cottages have wheelchair access

Cheesewring Farm is directly below Stowes Hill in Minions and gates from the farm and campsite give direct access onto Bodmin Moor where there are endless opportunities to walk, bike ride, birdwatch or explore the rich archaeological heritage.

We are a family-run business, offering our guests a friendly and personal service. Find out more about us on our Facebook page or on the website

  • From £45 per person per night
  • Children welcome. Child bed/cot available on request.
  • Catering available by arrangement
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free WiFi

Lower Trengale Farm

Set in peaceful countryside near to Bodmin Moor, 4 quality dog friendly cottages offer a haven of peace & tranquillity. Ideally located for visiting all of Cornwall’s main attractions or simply relax by the pond or wander through the gardens. Warm welcome with cream tea on arrival. For couples, families or larger groups of friends. Children welcome. Open all year.

  • £290- 1000 per week
  • Cottages sleep 3-7 people, travel cots available. We can sleep a total of 20 people in 11 rooms
  • Wood burners in all cottages
  • Available for short breaks
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room with pool and table tennis tables and a darts board
  • Laundry room
  • Small children’s play area with slide and swings. During the summer there is also a 12 foot trampoline and a Wendy House
  • BBQs in the summer
  • Multi functional studio seats 30 plus. Ideal for large group bookings wanting to eat together. Also suitable for day and residential courses
  • 6.5 acres of gardens and grounds

Quality in Cornwall

Explore Liskeard

Exploring Liskeard

A great place to start is to pick up a free Liskeard Heritage Trail leaflet from the information centre and enjoy a leisurely hour or so discovering a bit more about the town. The walking trail will take you past the Pipe Well, St Martin’s Church, the Bull Stone, along delightful pedestrianised Fore Street where many of the shops still retain their Victorian shop fronts and past Stuart House. Feeling peckish? There’s a host of great friendly cafés in town where you can enjoy a spot of lunch or if the weather’s kind, pick up a pasty from one of the local bakeries and savour your lunch in peaceful Westbourne Gardens – original Cornish street food to go!

Visit the museum

Pop into Liskeard & District Museum in Foresters Hall to find out about the history of the town and the geology and mining in the surrounding area. Foresters Hall has been home to many businesses over the years including the East Cornwall Savings Bank (the original safes are still in use for precious objects), the Devon and Cornwall Film Company and a wigmakers. The building fell into dereliction in the 1990s but was renovated by the Town Council and the Museum opened in 2002.

In the foyer of the Museum you’ll find Liskeard Information Centre where the friendly staff will tell you about local events, walks and public transport.

Take tea in the hidden garden at Stuart House

Stuart House on the Parade is the second oldest building in the town and the house of the then MP Joseph Jane when King Charles I stayed there during the Civil War. The house has a permanent Civil War exhibition and is also host to arts and crafts exhibitions. There is a wonderful mediaeval walled garden completely hidden from the street. Most people,even Liskeard locals, don’t know it’s there. There is a tea room in Stuart House and on sunny days you can enjoy a cuppa in the garden.

‘Twas Henry Rice, who made it nice’

Liskeard is a town with fantastic architecture, much of the centre of town was designed by Henry Rice during the Copper mining boom, and a map showing all of the Henry Rice buildings in the town is available from Stuart House.

Another hidden treasure in the town is the Hub café in the Liskerrett Centre on Varley Lane. This welcoming, kid-friendly café serves an array of vegetarian food and caters for different diets providing dairy and gluten free options. While there, check if there are any events coming up – the community centre hosts monthly film nights and Carn to Cove theatre productions along with many local groups. who may not otherwise hear of the shows.

At the old Cattle Market buy old books, antique knick knacks and more…

The old Cattle Market, just off Dean street, was opened in 1905 but sadly closed at the end of 2017. However, it’s still a great place to visit because the area has regenerated recently into the Artisan Quarter with some great quirky shops offering all sorts of antiques, vintage crafts, old books and tools – it’s a fantastic place to while away an hour or so rummaging for one-of-a-kind items.

Where there’s a well… There’s a town.

In Well Lane you’ll find the Pipe Well, the water source thought to be the reason people first settled and built here. Legend has it that it has never run dry and that the water has miraculous properties being ‘good for the eyes’ and having ‘matrimonial powers’. (Please do not drink this water – it’s no longer fit for consumption.)

Feeling energetic?

Lux Park Leisure Centre has an indoor swimming pool, gym and tennis courts. If the kids are with you, head to Castle Park where there’s a playground and lots of space to run around. Or take a walk along part of the Caradon Trail down to Moorswater where you can roam along the remains of the Liskeard-Looe Canal and see the viaduct and the old lime kilns.

Liskeard & District Museum

Due to the current lockdown Liskeard & District Museum will be closed until further notice

Our ground floor has now reopened and you can visit our popular toy exhibition and the new 1950s/1960s exhibition, the upper floors remain closed for now. This decision has been made for the health and wellbeing of our volunteer team and the wider community.

Work will continue in the museum to develop our displays, care for the collection and help with enquiries. We aim to keep everyone informed and able to view the exhibitions via Facebook and our websites.

 

Interactive fun for all the family. Home to the largest collection of toys in Cornwall ! Learn about the history of Liskeard, from the work of local heroine Emily Hobhouse to the story of how the rocks beneath your feet got turned into Silver, Lead and Tin…. Come face to face with the invading Daleks. See James Bond’s Golden Gun, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many many more. Learning trails, interactive and augmented reality displays here too!

The museum is part of the World Heritage Site for Mining. Displays include mining and geological artefacts. Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time. See many interactive and augmented reality displays here too!

Admission is free, families are very welcome and there is lift access to all floors.

Liskeard & District Museums Access Policy can be found here

Liskeard and District Museum Privacy Notice

>> More info on the Liskeard Museum here

Stuart House

Medieval Grandeur in the Heart of Liskeard

Stuart House is a late medieval town house, the architectural and historical significance of which merits the Grade II* status accorded to it. The house was purchased and restored by the Stuart House Trust in 1988, both to conserve the building and to fulfil a community function as an arts and heritage centre. There’s a good cafe here and regular sales of local crafts and antiques.

The House is large and offers a variety of rooms for arts and crafts exhibitions and sales, refreshments, lectures, music recitals and heritage exhibitions. Many of the rooms are available for hire.

Stuart House had been in continuous private occupation until acquired by the Trust. Its most illustrious visitor was King Charles I who stayed here during his Cornish campaign in 1644 and from whom the name of the house derives. This association is celebrated with a permanent Civil War exhibition. The house was once again subject to a royal presence, this time being honoured by a visit from Prince Charles during the Royal Jubilee year of 2002.

In keeping with its heritage outlook, Stuart House hosts the Liskeard Old Cornwall Society with its extensive archive of local history, which is available for consultation by appointment.

The hidden garden to the rear of the House has been laid out as a 17th century Gentleman’s Garden.

Liskerrett Community Centre

Owned and managed for the community by the community, the Liskerrett Community Centre is a busy, friendly and vibrant multi-purpose community resource providing a wealth of opportunity, a wide range of services and activities, and a meeting place for people of all ages.

The Centre is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and it’s available for hire every day of the week.
It’s also the home of Liskerrett Pre-school, Liskeard Children’s Centre and Liskeard Youth Project. We have an IT Suite, a vegetarian Café, a community garden and ten art studios that are rented out to local artists. We offer a hall space and rooms to hire for activities such as dance, aikido, meetings, theatre, training, music, film and much more.

We are members of Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s rural theatre touring scheme and regularly host events and performances from touring companies making live performing arts accessible to a local audience.

Please note: Hub café serves drinks and cakes from 9am-2pm, lunch served from midday. Monday to Thursday only

Moyclare Garden

A beautiful garden on the outskirts of Liskeard. Paths meander through shady woodland, herbaceous borders and sunny corners to the pergola and pond. There are lots of camellias, rhododendrons and mature trees. This very full acre is a garden with personality.

In 2017 the garden is open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from April until August. Admission is £3.50. Clubs and groups can also book private visits for other days or evenings.

 

Tresarran Cottages

  • family friendly
  • dogs welcome
  • forest walks from the doorstep
  • short drive to fantastic beaches
  • close to Looe and Polperro

Traditional Cornish Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the countryside near Liskeard
Surrounded by trees and woodland, each of our cottages guarantee peace and tranquility. The sounds of nature envelop the gardens – listen out for owls tooting and the resident geese flying over in the morning.

We have five holiday cottages. Prices £300-£1,200

Farm Cottage
Sleeps 5
Three bedrooms

Shippen Cottage
Sleeps 4
Two bedrooms

Barn Cottage
Sleeps 4
Two bedrooms

Huel Cottage
Sleeps 4
Two bedrooms

Little Shippen
Sleeps 2
Studio apartment

Each cottage has everything you will need to enjoy your holiday. You also have access to a variety of board games, a dvd library, iron and ironing board and, of course, buckets and spades.

Each cottage has its own personality, and its own original features. These may include, barn doors (allowing the outside in), wood burners, beamed ceilings and ourside dining area (please check each individual cottage for exact details).

Relax in nature
The gardens here at Tresarran are truly beautiful. Being so secluded, the only sounds you will hear are ones of nature (and maybe the occasional tractor!). Guests are welcome to explore over five acres of garden and woodland. The gardens are equipped with high quality garden furniture and sun loungers so guests are able to dine outside, or spend a relaxing afternoon reading, surrounded by nature.

Family-friendly
Tresarran is perfect for your family getaway. Our cottages sit in beautiful grounds, surrounded by woodlands, fields and nature. Our guests enjoy being able to eat outside in the beautiful gardens, then taking a walk down by the river. Many guests choose to spend their whole holiday at the cottages, to really relax while enjoying the peaceful environment, away from the busy towns and beaches.

Children will enjoy playing together. There is a large lawn area between the cottages where parents can relax with a cup of tea while children play happily close by. There are a variety of beautiful walks that can be directly accessed from the cottages. You can access the stunning Deer Park Forest which is right next door. There are many other walks, following the streams and forests, that will suit the most able and inexperienced walkers.

We pride ourselves in providing a wonderful, peaceful and welcoming environment for you and your family to enjoy your holiday in Cornwall.

Dog friendly
Tresarran is the perfect place to stay with your waggy-tailed friend. We have beautiful walks through the forest and woodlands straight from the front door of the cottages. We provide our guests with a booklet outlining all the wonderful walks in and around the area. We are neighbours with the wonderful Deer Park Forest, Pendruffle Woods is a short walk away and the more energetic can even follow the river all the way down to Looe (six miles). The South West Coastal path can be reached in minutes, and from there, you will experience some of the most stunning coastal walking in the UK.

We have plenty of spare doggy stuff – bowls, leads, treats etc, in case you forget anything. We can even organise dog-sitting if you fancy going out for the evening alone (charges apply).

We look forward to welcoming you and your dog(s) soon.

Lux Park Leisure Centre

Take a Dip, Get Fit & Relax – All at Lux Park

An award-winning leisure centre with swimming pool, water slides (kids love it here), a well-equipped gym, sports hall for squash, table tennis, bowls, martial arts and outdoor facilities. There are regular fitness classes and weekly soft play sessions for young children along with a café where you can recharge after your workout.

Adrenalin Quarry

Jump Off a Cliff – Fly Down a 150ft Zip Wire

The Zip hurls you off quarry cliffs and over a deep lake at 40mph. It’s suitable for all ages.

Min weight 25kg. Just turn up and jump or buy tickets online.

Wipeout At The Aquapark

Climb, jump, slide and bounce at Cornwall’s most extreme Aquapark. No-holds-barred madness on our colossal inflatable playground. Get wet & go wild on oversized trampolines, monkey bars, slides, swings and more.

For 6 years+. Under 11s must be accompanied by 18 yrs+ (max 3 under 11s per adult)

Defy Gravity on the UK’s Tallest Swing

Go from maximum G to pure freefall on The Giant Swing. It’s a supersized 50ft playground ride, built on the cliff-edge. Plunge 3-at-a-time towards the lake then get weightless as you drop back over the water.

No age limit. Min weight 25kg. Just turn up and fly or buy tickets online.

Axe Throwing

Try Axe Throwing and get in touch with your inner savage. Throw axes under expert supervision in a hilarious and satisfying blur of well organised mayhem. Two sessions a day which last about an hour. Min age 12. Must book in advance.

Karting

Go karting while you’re here: https://www.visitliskeard.co.uk/item/kartworld/

FREE entry, parking and kids playpark. Swim in the lake (unsupervised), sunbathe on the lawn, enjoy a hot pasty, cake or ice cream while you’re here.

Please note winter opening hours: open weekends and half-terms, 10am – dusk