Polhawn Fort is one of the very rare properties in Cornwall lucky enough to be sited between the renowned long distance South West Coast Path and the sea.
You can pick up the coast path as it crosses our drive near the tennis court and walk in either direction. The path up to Rame Head from the Fort is one of the most spectacular in all Cornwall – cliffs, beaches, rocks, nesting sea birds, and of course, the famous Head itself, a landmark with the ancient St Michael's chapel, or hermit’s lookout, revered throughout the ages by mariners returning from around the world.
These two unspoilt hamlets, now completely entwined, are the epitome of picture postcard Cornish fishing villages. Tiny winding streets, gaily painted cottages crowding along the shoreline, a waterfront pub serving fresh local fish, and a whole series of small beaches ideal for sailing dinghies, and perhaps a quick dip.