Holiday Cottages Cornwall

 

Romantic Coombe Valley                                                              

A great favourite with ramblers and walkers. Beautiful  walks along the valley with stream, leading to the stream fed ‘duck pool’ at the entrance to the beach. A pleasant walk (under 2 miles) down the country lane to duckpool beach; passing thatch cottages, a quaint tiny ford (with footbridge) and finishing at duckpool beach.  Or drive instead; free parking and usually plenty of  room.  The more adventurous may wish to walk the coastal footpath and along the beaches to Bude.  Or stay & enjoy the spectacular scenery, with fantastic sunsets over the sea. Scramble up  the cliff downs, or enjoy the pleasure of Duckpool Beach itself, a large sandy beach good for surfing. Or explore the 2 miles of excellent beaches extending all the way down the coast to Bude.  Children seem to enjoy scrambling up the downs at Duckpool. On the edge of Coombe Valley are places of interest such as historic Morwenstow Church, adjoining  Rectory Farm tearooms, Morwenstows Bush Inn  and slightly further afield Hatland  Abbey (worth visiting, a privately owned country house and gardens). 

     
     

History of Coombe Valley
In roman times boats used to pull up on the beach-it was a port associated with the tin trade. The name ‘Duckpool’ either refers to the stream fed pool being a sanctuary for ducks or more possibly derives from its use by the Baptist church for baptism ceremonies where the person, often an adult, would be fully immersed under the water. 

Duckpool beach View over Coombe Valley from the cliffs at Duckpool Lane down to beach
(tiny ford & footbridge)
Coastline from Ducpool- high tide, evening Sunset Duckpool Sunset Duckpool
Sunset Duckpool Sunset Duckpool Sunset Duckpool
Evening Duckpool High Cliffs, Duckpool Duckpool
   
Morwenstow Church