Where are we?
Situated on a area known as the Level about 1/2 a mile from Constantine village, Rosmerryn is both accessible to all Cornwall has to offer yet remote enough to offer peace and tranquility to the traveller.
The village is served with regular bus services to Helston and Falmouth (both about 5 miles away) and Truro (13 miles). The village taxi service is operated by the Constantine Carriage Company (01326 341291 / 07890 489040).
The Helford river and Port Navas- 1 mile
The Helford River is a delightful unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek.
In the broad lower reaches open fields run down to a rocky shore dotted with little beaches. On the north bank the beautiful valley gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah lead down to Durgan village and Polwigwidden Cove; famous for its part in the D-day embarkation.
Where the river narrows, Helford on the south shore and Helford Passage on the north are still linked by a pedestrian ferry that has been in operation since the Middle Ages. This part of the river is now largely given over to yacht moorings, with a handful of active fishing boats.
Around the corner in Port Navas, where hugh granite blocks were once loaded for shipment to London, the Duchy Oyster Farm is now thriving again. Further up river, past the oyster beds and beyond Frenchman’s Creek to the south and Polwheveral to the north, ancient oak woods line the banks creating a truly timeless atmosphere.
The Lizard- 10 miles
Head south on to the Lizard and the scenery changes. The rare geology of the area creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea. At 49°57' N, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and imagine the thousands of ships that have passed by this treacherous part of the coast on their way across the Atlantic.
Constantine Village- 1/2 mile
Within the village there is a Spar grocers (8am to 9pm) and a Post Office & General Store with very large off-licence (including 500 different whiskies). There is also a Craft Gallery with a local Information Centre and Internet access.
There are Doctor’s and Dentist’s surgeries; a village pub (The Queens Arms), and a Social Club. Just outside the village, a fifteen minute footpath stroll away, is the Trengilly Wartha Inn, which was awarded “Pub of the Year” in 1998 and ’99, with real ales; an excellent restaurant, and bar food.
South West Coastal Path- 2 miles
The Walk of a Lifetime
The South West Coast Path National Trail is rated as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world by Lonely Planet and voted Britain’s best walking route by the readers of Walk magazine.
Falmouth- 5 Miles
Home to the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world. Steeped in maritime history and home of the national maritime museum.