Cornwall Self-Guided Walking Tour 2021

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4, 5 or 8 Days / 3, 4 or 7 Nights
Availability : March to November
Start: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
End: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
Cornwall Self-Guided Walking Tour: 3, 4 or 7 nights based at Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Enjoy a break on the stunning Cornish coast with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Chy Morvah – our country house – is superbly situated in the charming harbour town of St Ives. It makes a great base from which to enjoy all the delights that Cornwall has to offer – stunning coast, historic buildings, glorious gardens, fabulous beaches and perhaps a cream tea or ice-cream or two! The house is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, make use of our detailed routes notes and maps and enjoy exploring Cornwall.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Our walks will take you to rugged granite headlands and glorious sandy beaches
  • Explore off the beaten track to peaceful corners, hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages
  • Visit St Michael’s Mount
  • Join the local surf school
  • Explore the numerous galleries in St Ives
  • Enjoy evenings in Chy Morvah where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

Pick Up Location & TIme

Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite updated accommodation at Chy Morvah
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • Use of Discovery Point Library at the country house - stocked with maps, walks and local area information
  • Free time to explore the area

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily dinner
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Local expenses such as transportation
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Go where you want, when you want. Take a relaxing stroll or try something more challenging. All our country houses have a Discovery Point with maps, guidebooks and local walks directions to help you tailor your stay.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
Cornwall Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Itinerary

Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (D)

Free Days

Check out the Discovery Point Library at the country house – stocked with maps, walks and local area information.

For stays of 3 nights, you will have 2 days at your choice.

For stays of 4 nights, you will have 3 days at your choice.

For stays of 7 nights, you will have 6 days at your choice.

Accommodation: Chy Morvah (B, L, D)

Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Local Area

CornwallChy Morvah

Chy Morvah is situated in the attractive seaside town of St Ives. A 10-minute downhill walk will take you to the harbour and old town; a maze of narrow streets and shops. The harbour front is always bustling with activity, and there are numerous artists’ galleries to enjoy. There are also two excellent sandy beaches. Nearby Porthminster Beach (5 to 10 minutes’ walk) is very sheltered and very popular with families. Porthmeor Beach on the far side of town (15 to 20 minutes’ walk) is more exposed and excellent for surfing. There are several surf schools if you want to give this a go – a popular option for all ages! St Ives has a full range of facilities including shops, banks, chemists, pubs and cafés.

Tate Gallery & Barbara Hepworth Gallery

Opened in 1993, this branch of the Tate Gallery celebrates Cornwall’s rich artistic legacy. Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists. Both galleries are within easy walking distance of Chy Morvah. 

Eden Project

Justifiably popular with visitors, the fascinating ‘Biomes’ of the Eden Project house a flamboyant collection of plants from around the world. Explore the two gigantic geodesic conservatories – one a majestic rainforest, the other home to the fruits and flowers of the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Outside, the extensive grounds are landscaped and produce tea, lavender, sunflowers and hemp. The Eden Project is just over an hour’s drive from St Ives. Between May and September guests staying at Chy Morvah are able to book a coach excursion each Wednesday, organised by Oates Travel.

St Michael's Mount

The jewel in Cornwall’s crown, St Michael’s Mount is a fairytale island with an exotic garden, ancient harbour, a church and a medieval castle. Access from Marazion is by foot along the causeway, or by ferry at high water. Marazion is about 20 minutes’ drive from St Ives, and can also be reached by regular local buses.

National Maritime Museum

Cornwall’s £21 million National Maritime Museum in Falmouth has an award-winning building on the harbour-side. The museum transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. Falmouth is about 50 minutes’ drive from St Ives; a day here could include visits to Pendennis Castle, or a delightful boat trip up the River Fal to Truro. 

National Seal Sanctuary

Situated at Gweek beside the Helford estuary, the seal sanctuary cares for injured or abandoned seals, before returning them to the wild. The seal sanctuary is about 40 minutes’ drive from St Ives.

Geevor Tin Mine

Discover Cornwall’s mining heritage at the excellent Geevor Tin Mine. Guided underground trips as well as surface tours are available. The museum is about 30 minutes’ drive from St Ives, and can also be reached using the 300 open-top bus.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Created in the mid 18th century, the gardens at Heligan are one of the best examples in Britain, famed for displays of rhododendrons and camellias. Following years of neglect they have been subject to extensive restoration work over the last 20 years. The gardens, located near Mevagissey are just over an hour’s drive from St Ives.

Minack Theatre

This uniquely situated open-air theatre is cut into the cliffs at Porthcurno, near Land’s End. Performances take place most evenings with some afternoon matinees. The Rowena Cade Exhibition Centre tells the story of its creation. An evening theatre visit is offered on most weeks to guests staying at Chy Morvah (May to September). 

Dates and Prices
3 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: March 12, 19 $770 $890
2021: March 26 $800 $920
2021: April 9, 16, 24 $800 $920
2021: May 26 $840 $960
2021: June 9, 12, 19 $840 $960
2021: August 7, 28 $840 $960
2021: September 25 $840 $960
2021: October 2, 9, 16, 23 $800 $920
2021: October 30 $770 $890
4 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: March 22 $940 $1,100
2021: April 19, 27 $1,060 $1,220
2021: June 5, 15, 22 $1,150 $1,310
2021: August 10, 31 $1,150 $1,310
2021: September 28 $1,060 $1,220
2021: October 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,060 $1,220
2021: November 2 $940 $1,100
7 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: April 16, 24 $1,770 $2,050
2021: May 1, 15, 22 $1,930 $2,210
2021: June 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,930 $2,210
2021: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 $1,930 $2,210
2021: August 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,930 $2,210
2021: September 4, 11, 18 $1,930 $2,210
2021: September 25 $1,770 $2,050
2021: October 2, 9, 16, 23 $1,770 $2,050
2021: October 30 $1,650 $1,930

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

This tour is also available in 5 night duration. 

Travel Details:
Address is: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient.

By Taxi:
St Ives station is only ½ mile from Chy Morvah, but it is rather a steep uphill walk. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Ace Cars. As a guide price, it cost £4 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Ace Cars*
Tel: +44 (0) 1736 797799
Email: acecars2@aol.com
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Chy Morvah Manager.
*Ace Cars is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
Head to Cornwall via the A30. At a large roundabout take the A3074 signposted to St Ives (2nd Exit). You will now come to 2 small roundabouts, go straight across the first and take a right at the second heading towards the village of Lelant. Pass through Lelant and Carbis Bay on the same road.

Pass Tescos and the Treganna Castle hotel on your left hand side, then as you approach St Ives take the left fork which heads slightly up hill, following signs to visitor parking and the leisure centre. Follow the road and turn left up the steep hill. Almost immediately the road turns left again but instead of following the road around to the left you need to turn off the road and head directly up the hill on Porthminster Terrace.

Chy Morvah is right in front of you at the top of the hill. To reach the car park drive left past the front of Chy Morvah and turn immediately right behind the back of the building. The car park is on the right 15 yards along the lane called Bishops road.

Hotel Descriptions
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Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre.

Address: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

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