Meet Our Champions

We are proud to introduce the following businesses as our Cornish Mining World Heritage Site ‘Champions’. Our Champions are all passionate about Cornwall’s mining heritage and have been recognised and certified by CoaST and the World Heritage Site team as ‘ambassadors’ for the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

If you are interested in becoming a Champion, please contact the World Heritage Site team. 

Boturnell Farm Cottages

6 cosy cottages, set in 25 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside, tastefully converted from the original barns, with many authentic features - exposed beams - local stone, enhanced with old pine and stained glass windows. Throws are provided. There is no limit and no charge for your pets. Dog crèche!

Contact name: Sue Jewell

Tel: 01579 320880 /
Castallack Farm
Castallack Farm offers top quality bed & breakfast accommodation (Qit 5* Silver & Breakfast Awards) & two lovely self catering cottages in the coastal countryside of West Cornwalls AONB. Set in a tiny rural hamlet between Mousehole & Lamorna Cove the location is very tranquil yet easily accessable.
Contact name: Rachel & Nick Hood
Tel: 01736 731969 /
Lerryn Cottages - Puddleduck Cottage

Cosy four bedroom self-catering cottage, sleeps eight, in the heart of the magical creekside village of Lerryn. Fully equipped & furnished  to a high standard, with free WiFi, electric car charging and use of rowing boat.

Contact name: Lin Briggs
Tel: 01208 872093 /  
Dolvean House 5* Guest Accommodation
Victorian House offering 5 star B&B, 10 minute walk to town centre and 3 minutes to beach. All 10 rooms have ensuite facilities, many with sea views across harbour town, guests lounge, licensed bar, free Wifi, private car park. Renate offers German/English tour guiding throughout South-West, special garden/walking/mining tours on request.
Contact name: Renate and Shaun Davie 
Tel: 01326 313 658 / 
Cornwall Garden Tours
Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a tour to explore fabulous gardens, amazing mining heritage sites and the many links between them. Wide choice of tours for 1-6 people available throughout the year – individual, group and private bookings welcome – all can be booked online.
Contact name: Jeremy Alder
Tel: 07593 922030 /
Polraen Country House Hotel

Historic Cornish country house hotel  5 minutes from Looe (2 miles). Gold Award AA 4 Star Guest Accommodation nestling in the beautiful Looe Valley. Award-winning family run hospitality,  onsite parking, free WiFi, licensed bar, lounge and conservatory overlooking gardens with easy access on the Looe Valley train line or bus. Family friendly.
Contact name: Gill Bridges
Tel: 01503 263956 / 
Trevorrick Farm Cottages
Holiday cottages and B&B (with seasonal swimming pool) on a smallholding in a stunning location close to Padstow. We are passionate about Cornwall's industrial history and always willing to share our enthusiasm exploring this throughout Cornwall. 
Contact name: Mike & Melanie Benwell
Tel: 01841 540574 /
Explore in Cornwall

Walking with Explore in Cornwall will get you away from the crowds and well-worn tourist trails. You will be able to experience the iconic wildlife and hidden wonders of our World Heritage Site you won’t find in the usual guide books whilst in the company of one of Cornwall’s leading environment and heritage experts. You can choose from our own menu of walks or book your own exclusive day, we can collect you from your accommodation and provide equipment to make your day special.
Contact name: Steve Crummay

Tel: 01736 740234 /

Gallen-Treath Guest House

Comfortable, relaxed and friendly accommodation with spectacular coastal views situated in a peaceful village location.  All diets catered for using mainly local ingredients.  Near the coastpath, diving facilities, gardens and more.  Pet friendly.

Contact name: Alicia Strickland

Tel: 01326 280400 /

The Hen House

The Hen House nestles in a sleepy hamlet well off the beaten track,just a mile from the sea. Three converted barns open onto a courtyard garden, fairylit at night. B&B or self catering available. Scrumptious breakfasts of local produce. Two acres of enclosed grounds in which dogs are welcomed. Complimentary tai-chi. Other therapies available.

Contact name: Sandy & Gary Pulfrey 

Tel: 01326 280236 /

Silver Jubilee Guest House

we are a small family run, 7 room AA3* Guest House, with a Silver accreditation from the Green Business Scheme; situated in the center of Newquay. Close to shops beaches and restaurants. Near to the Railway Station and a short walk from the Main Bus Depot. Open all year with both Double and Twin Rooms.

Contact name: Judith & Andrew Hatton

Tel: 01637874544 /

Argantel | a Sanctuary in St Agnes

Three cottages in a peaceful wooded valley winding down to the beach. Relax to the soothing sounds of the valley stream filtering through the trees, underscored by bird song during the day and the distant hooting of owls at night.

Contact name: Lesley Kazan-Pinfield

Tel : 01872 552 552 /

Boscrowan Farm

Self catering cottages of the year 2012/2013 in Cornwall. Ring and Thimble is a very spacious thatched cottage for two and Peace and Plenty is a reversed level barn conversion for four. Set in 25 acres, yet close to Penzance and beaches. Luxurious, great attention to detail and personal touches!

Contact name: Elizabeth Harris

Tel: 01736 332396 /

Railholiday Ltd

Beautifully converted historic railway carriages offering self catering holiday accommodation beside railway stations in two Cornish locations - the pretty village of St Germans and the coastal town of Hayle. 

Contact name: Lizzy Stroud

Tel: 01503 230783 /

Penventon Park Hotel

The Penventon Park Hotel is a traditional Hotel set in its own grounds, located in the heart of Cornwall Heritage areas. The building is a converted mine owners house built in the 1780's by the Magor family. It  has a locally celebrated restaurant, pool and spa and 64 bedrooms. Its central location makes is ideal to explore Cornwall

Contact name: Aaron Pascoe

Tel: 01209 203000 /

Blue Hayes Private Hotel

Gold Award, three star Private Hotel in St Ives - large terrace with stunning views of the harbour and Bay.  Walk from our garden down the coast path to the beach, and along into the harbour in about ten minutes. Just six luxurious, spacious rooms - some with private balcony.

Contact name: Malcolm Herring

Tel: 01736 797129 /


walkitcornwall provides a unique insight into Cornwall through the medium of walking, encouraging an understanding of the DNA of Cornwall made up of the natural history, culture and industrial and nautical heritage amongst many other unique layers. There is not one story of Cornwall but many stories and many Cornwall’s.

Contact name: Paul Simmons

Tel: 0771 408 4644 /

Kittiwake Cottage

Kittiwake is a 3-bedroomed cottage in Portreath built in 1870 which is available most of the year for holiday rental.  The cottage has parking and is a few minutes' level walk from the beach.  Portreath is ideal as a base for exploration of the fascinating Cornish Heritage World Mining Site. 

Contact name: Pat Parry

Tel: 01209 215917 /