Crafthole - Near Plymouth

Crafthole - Accommodation - Cottages - Holiday Parks

Crafthole is a small village on the coast near Plymouth and is a popular escape for a quiet holiday in the South West

Whatever your reasons for choosing to holiday in Crafthole, it can be safely said that it is one of most beautiful places in Cornwall. Located but a couple thousand feet from the breathtaking ocean, Crafthole is situated on the Rame Peninsula, on the western edge of Whitsand Bay. It is based in the parish of Sheviock, and is surrounded by farmland, moors, and small pieces of forest. Lighthouses can be seen dotting the horizon on clear days, and on cool, cloudless nights, the lights of the nearby city Plymouth are bright and welcoming.

Attractions and Activities

There are a dozen or more close towns and villages for you to visit, all with their own unique shops, as well as their own individual activities and festivals. Crafthole is singular when it comes to attractions. No matter what season you choose to holiday at Crafthole, there will always be something to do that piques your interest. From wildlife sanctuaries to medieval houses, kart racing to monkey gardens, there’s always something new to see and do. There are several local golf courses, one of which is nestled against the ocean, and another of which is set atop the cliffs around Crafthole. The town of Looe lies close by, and it is a prime area for shark fishing, and fully equipped and manned boats are always available for hire. The area and its weather are perfect for sailing, and the nearby towns of Fowey, Polperro, and Looe hold sailing regattas, from mid-July to August. There are many outdoor activities available, as well; aquatic sports, horseback riding, climbing, and guided bird watching tours are all available to those truly wishing to discover what Crafthole has to offer. Also, don’t forget the world famous Eden Project! This incredible eco-project sits nestled in an ancient clay pit, and is just a few hours away from Crafthole’s many fine attractions.

Self Catering - Bed & Breakfasts - Holiday Parks

File 1913When it’s time to call it a day and you’re looking for a place to rest and relax in the evening, there are more than enough accommodations, allowing you to choose the one that best suites your tastes. There are bed and breakfasts available, some dating back to the 14th century, and there are a few cottages and self-catering cottages available to the weary vacationer. While on holiday, a fair suggestion would be to try out a holiday caravan site or an outdoor campsite. Doing this will allow you to completely understand why the nature and beauty that surrounds Crafthole is so enthralling. With all the other villages nearby, you have your choice from dozens of hotels, self-catering cottages, bed and breakfasts, and other types of accommodations, allowing you to personalize your visit to the most absolute degree.

Cornish History

For those who wish to explore the history behind Crafthole and its many attractions and accommodations, they will not be disappointed. The area is practically alive with ancient Cornish tales. From the broken cross that sits at the side of the road at the top of one of the tallest hills, which beckoned pilgrims on their trek across the land, to the ancient village pump and dovecote that rest silently in the middle of calm pasture fields, the entirety of Crafthole is awash in living history. Almost every house in Crafthole has some history behind it, some more than others. Additionally, the local churches have fascinating lore in their backgrounds. There are also many different archaeological sites in the area that can grab the interest of both historian and vacationer alike. Whether one new to historical discovery or one well versed in it, Crafthole is not a disappointment.

If you’re looking for good times, food, and festival, Crafthole is certainly your destination. The local beer festival always draws crowds from surrounding villages, and there are some local inter-Celtic festivals that take place in the area. Also, the Eden Project regularly holds charity events, fundraising festivals, and other interesting and fun occasions. All these events are worth attending, with Crafthole being the place to stay.

File 1914It is obvious that Crafthole is a haven of interesting and heartwarming activities. Whether you wish to holiday for memories, or if you’re planning to retire to the area, Crafthole is the place for you. The pure and untainted nature that surrounds the area gives it such a calming effect that the worries and problems of the world just melt away. Nature enthusiasts won’t be able to help themselves as they see all the charm and beauty of the area; from bird watching to scenic hikes and tours, the wealth of the world’s wilderness is offered freely. Historians will be drawn into the depth and richness of Crafthole’s proud, maritime history, and the steam train and local shipwrecks do much to make that richness tangible. For those simply wishing for a place to get away from it all, Crafthole is exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll leave the world behind the second you arrive. Visit Crafthole and you’ll never want to leave.


The little hamlet of Crafthole offers you a charming range of choices when it comes to accommodation.

Crafthole Hotels

The Whitesand Bay Hotel is a magnificent hotel which offers you the best service and views.

Crafthole Bed & Breakfast

The Finnygook Inn, Liscawn Inn and Inn On The Shore, are full of old world charm, and will be delighted to give a warm bed, delicious breakfast and oodles of endearing Cornish hospitality.

Crafthole Self Catering Cottages

Sea View House, St. Davids Lodge, Whitesand Bay Self-Catering cottages, and Jaru, will welcome you with a friendly smile in Crafthole.

Crafthole Camping and Caravanning

You can have a wonderful adventure by camping-out in the wonderful open-lands of Crafthole. You can rent out clean and comfortable caravans from Whitsand Bay Holiday Park.

Crafthole Restaurants

The Finnygook Inn has an amazing antiquated restaurant and pub. Wholesome Cornish meals, fresh sea-food, delectable vegetarian recipes and pints of authentic ale are offered to you on a platter. Enjoy!

Liscawn Inn is a spacious and delightful 14-century country home. Their scrumptious sea-food is made from fresh catch, and the vegetables are straight from their generous garden. And make sure you indulge on their chilled Cornish beer...

"Forgotten Corner"
Tourists, who set out to enjoy Cornwall, rarely make it to this picturesque village. This haven of peace and tranquillity is home to outstanding natural beauty, secluded beaches and magical vistas...
Visit Crafthole. And youll see how this "forgotten corner" will become your own private gateway into a paradise...

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A lovely, quaint village in Cornwall, Crafthole, offers spectacular views with the moors as the backdrop. Its golden beaches, which are not too far away, are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The enchanting woodlands with its gorgeous wild flowers are surely worth a visit. Crafthole also boasts of an array of restaurants and cafeterias, which will pamper your taste buds and self catering accommodation that will suit almost any budget. A lazy afternoon at Crafthole can be spent fishing in the lake, as friendly wildlife and breathtaking sceneries occupy your mind and soul. A restless mind can always be cheered up in Crafthole with some outdoor adventurous activity or water sport. To sum it all up, this peaceful hamlet in Cornwall has something for everyone.