The Old Ration Shop

Gunwalloe

Cornwall

Location

The Old Ration Shop, as the name implies was the ration shop for the village of Gunwalloe.

Gunwalloe is on the coast with Loe Pool and Porthleven in one direction and Church Cove, Poldu beach and Mullion in the other. It’s a haven for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and beachcombers. The closest beaches for safe bathing and surfing are Church Cove with its famous St Winwaloe Church and Dollar Cove (35 minute walk). Closer (10 minute walk) is Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, a huge sweep of sand that passes Loe Pool, part of the Penrose Estate, and on to Porthleven. There are strong currents off Fishing Cove and swimming is not recommended.

St Ives is approximately 40 minutes away, home of the Tate Modern and numerous galleries, restaurants and surf shops. Cornwall has many beautiful gardens notably Heligan and The Eden Project, both an hour away, closer are Trebah and Glendurgan both can be reached via ferryboat from Helford village. The fishing villages of Cadgwith and Coverack are 20 minutes away. Falmouth is our closest large town (about 25 minutes by car) and has many interesting shops, galleries and The National Maritime Museum. It’s also the place to board a ferry to Flushing, & St Mawes. The Old Ration Shop is well positioned to explore most of what Cornwall has to offer.

The Old Ration Shop is ‘A’ on the google map, please ignore ‘B’

 
 

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  • PORTHLEVEN WITH ITS PICTURESQUE HARBOUR, SHOPS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
  • THE LIZARD’S MANY LOVELY FISHING VILLAGES INCLUDE CADGWITH AND COVERACK
  • DRAMATIC AND STUNNING KYNANCE COVE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD IS CLOSEBY
  • MULLION GOLF CLUB, THE MOST SOUTHERLY GOLF COURSE IN ENGLAND IS 10 MINUTES AWAY. A BEAUTIFUL CLIFF TOP COURSE OVERLOOKING CHURCH COVE AND THE SEA
  • FALMOUTH WITH ITS MARITIME HISTORY. FROM HERE YOU CAN BOARD A BOAT DOWN THE RIVER FAL TO ST MAWES AND ON TO TRURO
  • CORNWALL HAS MANY BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, TREBAH AND GLENDURGAN CAN BE REACH VIA THE FERRYBOAT FROM HELFORD
  • THE MINACK THEATRE AT PORTHCURNO. AN AMAZING CLIFF TOP THEATRE BUILT INTO THE ROCK OVERLOOKING THE SEA.
  • THE ISLES OF SCILLY ARE 3 HOURS AWAY BY BOAT FROM PENZANCE OR 20 MINS BY HELICOPTER