Camelford is a small and traditional town situated in the River Camel valley in North Cornwall with some pretty and welcoming Cornish self-catering cottages. Camelford is in a very peaceful location due to it being “off-the-beaten-track” and is an ideal place to get away from the summer crowds in Cornwall’s seaside resorts – while still being within easy reach of the North Cornwall coast and its superb sandy and surfing beaches. Camelford was previously the major river crossing route to Cornwall’s former capital, Launceston. Because of this location and the wealth of people who travelled to Launceston, Camelford thrived on money, and this is today reflected in some extremely handsome Victorian buildings around the town’s centre, some offering delightful romantic cottages for couples.

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Due to its quiet location Camelford is the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Cornwall from. It’s not too far from some of the best beaches in the UK at Bude, Polzeath and Trebarwith Strand. Some of Cornwall’s picturesque harbours, in particular Boscastle and Port Isaac, offer a fantastic day out while enjoying some of the locally caught fish and scenic drives or walks along the coast or across Bodmin Moor.

Due to it’s varied terrain and it’s high altitude above sea level, Camelford boasts some excellent walks with breath-taking scenery of the surrounding Cornish countryside. The Rough Tor, one of the most famous landmarks on Bodmin Moor, is close by. For the most experienced walkers, Brown Willy is one of the highest hills in Cornwall reaching a dramatic 1,380 feet above sea level. You cannot go anywhere higher in Cornwall than this. There are some incredible views that last for miles to enjoy as your reward for reaching the top!

The popular Camel Trail runs close to Camelford and is ideal for a bike ride, and there are 3 golf courses in the immediate vicinity that cater for both professionals and beginners alike.

If you fancy a change from eating in at your romantic holiday cottage, try some of the eateries around Camelford. The area is well known for some of its traditional pubs, and has recently seen an increase in more modern restaurants too. As usual, there are plenty of takeaways too to grab some fish and chips or a Cornish pasty! During the day, there is an abundance of unique and independent stores that sell everything from interesting antiques and fabrics to delicious food and drink.