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Cafés & delis

Olive & Co Café - Delicious breakfasts and lunches, warm welcome, great coffee.  Windsor Place, Liskeard PL14 4BH

Larssons - Coffee bar & creperie, cosy and friendly.   Buller St, Looe PL13 1AS  

Lazy Jack's Kitchen - Take-away cafe and sandwich bar.  4a Webb St, Fowey PL23 1AP  

Pinky Murphy's - Relaxed surf-styled cafe.  19 North St, Fowey PL23 1DB    

Fowey Hall - Child-friendly grand house with commanding views, great for cream teas.  Hanson Drive, Fowey, PL23 1ET   

Talland Bay Hotel - Outside terrace with stunning views for cream tea.  Between Looe and Polperro, PL13 2JB  

Talland Bay Beach Café - Sandwiches, cakes & ice cream overlooking the beach, seasonal opening.  PL13 2JA  

Dwelling House - Georgian town house in central Fowey, great cakes & lunches.  6 Fore St, Fowey PL23 1AQ  

Duchy of Cornwall Café - Cakes, coffee, lunch & stunning views of Restormel Castle.  Cott Rd, near Lostwithiel, PL22 0HW  

Calogero's - Italian-influenced bistro serving coffee, breakfasts, lunch & dinner.  35 Fore St, Lostwithiel PL22 0BN.  

Bellamama Deli - Two-seat coffee bar in well-stocked deli.  Take-away pizzas Fri & Sat evenings.    

The Tubestation - laid-back surf café, warm welcome, good coffee, lunches & cake.  Trebetherick Hill, Polzeath, PL27 6TB.  

Strong Adolfo's - Fantastic road-side cafe en route to north coast.  Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway, Wadebridge PL27 7LR.  


Restaurants (advance booking highly recommended)

Trawlers on the Quay - Seafood dishes with fresh local produce.  The Quay, East Looe, PL13 1AH  

Ocean & Earth Thai - Fresh, authentic Thai food.  Higher Market St, East Looe, PL13 1BP

Trewithen - Cosy interior, fresh local produce & friendly welcome.  3 Fore St, Lostwithiel PL22 0BP     

Asquiths - Delicious, simple menu sourcing fantastic local produce.  19 North St, Lostwithiel PL22 0EF  

Sam's - Casual, 60's style decor, bustling venue with evening buzz.  Fresh fish, burgers, salads.  20 Fore St, Fowey  PL23 1AQ  

Sam's on the Beach - Fresh fish, pizzas, pastas, salads, child friendly.  Located right on the beach at Polkerris (between Fowey and Par) in converted RNLI lifeboat station

Surfside - Lunch & dinner with stunning views from the beach, open seasonally.  On the Beach, Polzeath PL27 6TB    

Fifteen Cornwall - Seasonal Italian dishes with a Cornish twist & incredible views of the surf.  Watergate Bay, TR8 4AA  


Pubs

The Plough - Restaurant in a traditional pub, our closest.  Duloe PL14 4PL    

Old Ferry Inn - Great views to Fowey and cosy bar.  Bodinnick (towards Fowey) PL23 1LX    

Blue Peter - Small original pub overlooking the harbour, good atmosphere.  The Quay, Polperro.    

The Globe - Good for drink pre- or post-restaurants.  3 North St, Lostwithiel PL22 0EG  

Royal Oak - Traditional pub food.  Duke St, Lostwithiel PL22 0AG

The Salutation - Good pub food in central Looe.  Fore St, East Looe PL13 1AE

Rod & Line - Excellent food & atmosphere, good Sunday dinner from 5pm.  Church Rd, Tideford PL12 5HW.  

Devonport Inn - Great food, set right on the seafront in the charming village of Kingsand.  The Cleave, Kingsand PL10 1NF


Food shopping

Pelynt Spar - well-stocked small village store, post office & cash point.  On B3359 towards Looe, parking at rear.  PL13 2JZ

Quayside Fresh - Fresh fruit, veg, deli items and butcher.  Buller Quay, East Looe, PL13 1DX

Waitrose - handy stop on your journey to Botelet via Plymouth.  Near Saltash, PL12 6LD

Lostwithiel Co-op - Open until 10pm including Sundays.  Quay St, Lostwithiel PL22 0BS

Lostwithiel Farmer's Market - held fortnightly on Fridays 10am - 2pm.  The Scout Hut, Lostwithiel.

Pengelly's Fishmonger - Looe is the second largest fishing port in Cornwall and one of the most important in the UK, supplying to a worldwide market.  Pengelly's sells fish straight from the market.  Try to shop early or phone your order ahead.  There is a Pengelly's on the quay in Looe or Fore St in Liskeard.

Philip Warren Butcher at Oughs - buy online, delivery to Botelet available.  10 Market St, Liskeard, PL14 3JJ

Liddicoats Butchers - 11 Fore St, Lostwithiel PL22 0BW

Kittows Butcher & Deli - 1 South St, Fowey PL23 1AR

For food deliveries - Tredinnick Farm Shop are a good local company, Riverford delivery on a Thursday, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda all deliver to us.  For online orders please use postcode PL14 4RD and quote 'Botelet Farm'  We can put away fridge-freezer items if a delivery arrives before you, just let us know the approximate time slot.


Therapeutic Massage/Reflexology

Tia Tamblyn - offers therapeutic massage in treatment room at Botelet.  Advance booking recommended.  tia@botelet.com

Linda Shabtai - reflexology in your cottage, room, yurt or outside on warm days.  lindashabtai@gmail.com

Rachel Fisher - treatments include hot-stone & reflexology, at Botelet, or in Lostwithiel.  07971 007 331

The Spa at Fowey Hall - Includes access to swimming pool & hot tub.  Family friendly.  Hanson Drive, Fowey PL23 1ET

Horizon Retreats - Bespoke meditation & yoga sessions tailored to your needs, at Botelet.  Contact Joey to find out more.


Activities

Riding - Polmartin Stables - just half a mile from Botelet - turn right then right at crossroads, continue past Pelyne farm, Polmartin is down the hill on the right.

Sea Fishing - Looe - The ultimate fresh fish experience, try mackerel fishing with local fisherman & RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dave.  Rods & life jackets provided.  Bring home your catch for the bbq!  Contact Dave on 07770 267 155

Bicycle hire - Cornish Cycle Hire deliver bikes to you at Botelet, or hire a bike from Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge and cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow.  There are cycle routes across Cornwall to choose from.

Kayaking trips - Encounter Cornwall offer guided trips exploring the Fowey estuary.  Book ahead.

Siblyback Lake - Rowing, wake boarding, sailing, windsurfing & walks on the edge of the moor.

Cardinham Woods Cycle & Walking Trails - along with play area and café.

Surfing - Polzeath (north coast, 45 mins drive) is the nearest & best beach for learning to surf.  Hire surf boards, body boards & wetsuits at the beach.  Surf lessons available from a range of companies eg Surf's Up Surf School and Wavehunters

Sterts Theatre - Book a meal at the cafe before watching a show.  Near Upton Cross, Liskeard PL14 5AZ

National Trust - fantsatic range of properties and gardens to visit across Cornwall.  Lanhydrock is 15 mins from Botelet, a beautiful late Victorian house with gardens, cycle trail (with bike hire), walks through the parkland, children's playground and café.

Eden Project - Explore the tropical biomes, education centre and seasonal events such as music gigs through the summer and ice skating in the winter.  Bodelva, near St Austell, PL24 2SG

Lost Gardens of Heligan - 200 acres to explore including Victorian productive gardens, lush subtropical jungle, wildlife projects and much more.  Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6EN

Camel Valley Vineyard - Take a tour and sample some fantastic wines in a stunning setting.  Tours April-October, shop open year round, closed on Sundays.  Nanstallon, Bodmin, PL30 5LG


Film

Cinemas - in Wadebridge (35 mins), St Austell (30 mins), Newquay (40 mins) & Truro (45 mins).  We recommend The Regal in Wadebridge.  Look out for Sunday film club showings during winter.

Lostwithiel Film Society - Showing films on the last Monday of every month between September and June, with some special additional screenings.

Looe Film Society (Cinema by the Sea) - Looe's community cinema.  Held at The Community Hall, Looe Children's Centre, Trewint Crescent, Barbican, Looe, PL13 1ET

Liskeard Film Club - Films shown on the first Friday of each month at the Liskerrett Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP


Babysitting

Contact Julie at Botelet - 01503 220 225.  £8 per hour during the evenings, £10 ph daytime or after midnight.


Taxis

007 Taxis - 01503 273 007

Scenic Cars - 07790 886 137

Looe & Pelynt Taxi - 01503 262 405

Caradon Cabs - 01579 340 007


Emergency numbers

Botelet - 01503 220 225

Accident & Emergency - Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 8DH.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  0845 155 8155 or 01752 202 082

Minor Injuries Unit - Open 8am - 10pm seven days a week.  Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XD  01579 335 600

NHS Direct - health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  Call 111

Dentist - Emergency dental treatment for unregistered patients is available at Plymouth's Dental Access Centre.  01752 434 664

Local police - Dial 101

In an emergency dial 999