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To find out more about Cornwall's heritage, look no further than the town of Redruth. A delightful market town which earned its wealth through mining, it's nestled in a steep woodland valley between Carn Brea and Bullers Hill.

The town centre offers a good selection of local shops, many of which are independent and sell Cornish produce. You don't need to venture far from Redruth to finding some of Cornwall's best surfing beaches. To the north are the seaside villages of Portreath and Porthowan. They can easily be reached by car or along the Mining Trail heritage cycle path, which connects the north and south coasts of Cornwall via a historic mining railway.

Carn Brae has evidence of a Neolithic settlement, with the earth banks illustrating where ancient longhouses would have once stood. On top of the hill is an imposing 90-foot Celtic cross reminding visitors of the town's ancient history.

The earliest miners were copper miners who settled by the river, but their activities turned the water red and it's from this that Redruth gets its name. The 'red' part of the word comes from the Cornish word 'rhyd', meaning river. The 'ruth' part is the Cornish word referring to the colour. Thankfully, the river is no longer red even though mining for copper and tin continued, creating the town that we know today.

So important is Redruth's mining history that a mine site just outside the town at Pool has been made a World Heritage Site and a magnificent new educational park called 'Heartlands', which includes a museum, restaurant and craft studios, has been set up there.

For a holiday with history in mind, try Redruth. You can discover fascinating facts from pre-history to the present day using Redruth holiday cottages as your base.

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Ideal for touring north and south Cornish coasts

Carnkie Farm provides wonderful holiday accommodation in these single-storey adjoining properties, set on a small development of barn conversions. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, it is an ideal base for visiting the north and south Cornish coasts. They proudly overlook Carn Brea monument with easy access to bridleways, walks, cycle trails, golf and the numerous surf beaches and coves. Drive to or enjoy an energetic walk up to Carn Brea Castle (restaurant) and monuments where there are dramatic views of the north and south coastlines. Stithians Water Park is a short drive away offering windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, fishing and bird watching. Wheal Buller horse riding centre with trekking lessons just half a mile. The Cornish Goldmine Centre, Portreath, Porthtowan, Gwithian and Hayle beaches all within easy reach. The area is now designated World Heritage status and has many fascinating mine shafts and history to explore. The Countryman pub providing great hospitality, local music nights and good food is just half a mile away. Easy access to the A30 making day trips to Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance, Newquay and the cathedral city of Truro within a short drive. Children have use of the climbing frame in the adjacent field. There is the opportunity to book more than one property for larger groups or families holidaying together. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for children)/dining room/kitchen, all with French doors, vaulted ceiling and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Couples and family bookings only.
All properties: Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. No smoking.

All properties: Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. No smoking.

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