The nearest town to Lowertown Cottages is Camelford, approximately three miles away, which has a range of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and galleries, free car parking and a tourist information centre in a local history musuem.
Of the many attractive sandy beaches in Cornwall, Bossiney, Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand are the closest. Trebarwith Strand is a suntrap with a dramatic curtain of cliff giving excellent shelter.
Further south east is Crowdy Reservoir and then Brown Willy and Roughtor the two highest peaks above sea level in Cornwall, giving spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
North Cornwall is famous for the magic and myth of King Arthur and to the west of the cottages is Tintagel where the legend of King Arthur was born. Its’ castle, which was built in the 13th century, is Cornwall’s most iconic site and was a stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall.
The charming fishing village of Boscastle is to the north of Tintagel and hosts a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Museum of Witchcraft. The ancient harbour is now fully restored following the devasting floods in 2004.
To the north of Tintagel is Rocky Valley with its’ waterfalls and to the south of this is the shrine of St Nectan’s Glen.
The Cornwall coastal path runs the whole length of the cliifs along the north Cornwall coastline and offers the opportunity of excellent walking with spectacular views in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Adjacent to the A39 is a cheese making plant producing the award winning Davidstow Cheddar.
Within a couple of miles to the south east is Davidstow Moor airfield, the former World War II aerodrome, used mainly by the Americans and Canadians for training in the run up to D-Day which was visited by General Eisenhower during 1944. Some of the former MOD buildings now house a military museum and an RAF musuem (these buildings are situated just along the road from Davidstow creamery). In the 1950’s the airfield had another slice of unique history when it hosted motor racing events including three F1 races.