Berrio Mill and the Local Area

Berrio Mill's Leat
Berrio Mill Stream

Did someone say carrots?
Pet Kunekune pigs, Ebryl & Tegan

Fresh Free Range eggs every day 
Free range hens at Berrio Mill

We moved here in 2003 as we saw the potential of creating something a little different from the usual accommodation providers found here in Cornwall. We also felt it would be great to create something we would enjoy doing and Berrio Mill is the ideal location. Berrio Mill is located in the peace and tranquillity of the undiscovered Lynher valley of East Cornwall. Approached via a quiet country lane, our holiday cottages have been created for those who really want to escape from it all.

We keep bees, although Cornwall is perhaps not the best place to be a beekeeper. It does however keep us and our guests and friends supplied with local honey. The honey led us into other farm produce such as Mustards, Chutney, Preserves and Jellies. We are now exploring the idea of making confectionary, perhaps using honey and other local ingredients.

The biggest hit with the locals and our guests are our pigs. Ebryl (Cornish for April), Tegan (Cornish for Pretty Little Thing), Hippo (Ebry's son) and Humbug (Tegan's son) are Kunekune pigs, a rare breed from New Zealand. They are not for pork, but for fun and love talking to our guests and socialising. They come to the whistle for food and will sit expectantly for slices of carrot, apple, strawberries, bananas or pineapple. To say that our pigs are spoilt rotten is an understatement.

Our guests have complete access to the fields, footpaths, river, streams and woodlands of Berrio Mill. Guests are also free to fish for salmon, sea trout and brown trout along our 600 yard river bank or just take a picnic and let the herons and kingfishers do the fishing for you!

Cornwall's famous Bodmin Moor is just a 3 mile drive away with Kit Hill 5 miles and Dartmoor 15 miles. From your cottage you have the opportunity to spend the day exploring the local scenery with footpaths and circular walks through woodland and meadows and along the River Lynher. There is an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding Cornish villages and towns.

Send for your FREE COPY of The Copper Trail Book by Mark Camp - email your name and address to: booksales@bestofbodminmoor.co.uk - an excellent introduction to this beautiful area!

A little further afield there are a wealth of traditional coastal villages with Looe to the south and the sensational beaches and coves on the north coast just 45 minutes away. Some of the many attractions within the area include Lanhydrock House and Gardens, The Eden Project, Cotehele House, Siblyback Lake offering a variety of water sports, Dobwalls Theme Park, Carnglaze Cavern, St Mellion Golf Course, Sterts Theatre, etc.