travel not by car
To Exeter St Davids and then to Bude, then the Crackington bus.
Or then to Hallworthy or to Launceston—ask us about
transport on from there.
Coach: www.megabus.com (to Exeter St David, and then
Bude or Hallworthy)
www.nationalexpress.com (to Bude, Launceston or as above)
from London and the east
At the end of the A303, the road becomes the A30, joining the M5 to by-pass Exeter, and at Junction 31 (end of motorway) turn off to re-join the A30 sign-posted Okehampton. Stay on the A30 until you have passed Launceston. You will need to turn off at Kennards House (sign-posted North Cornwall) and then follow signs to Wadebridge, Camelford and North Cornwall, taking you back over the A30 onto the A395. At Hallworthy, take the 2nd turning on the right – B3252 (signposted to Bude and Otterham) until you reach the A39. Turn right onto the A39 towards Bude turning left in 1/2 mile (signposted Crackington Haven) through Tresparrett Posts (see above).
from the north and M4
Join the M5 until shortly after Exeter and follow directions as above coming off at Junction 31 (end of motorway) for the A30.
From Wainhouse Corner follow signs to Crackington Haven. Come all the way down the hill to the sea where the road swings round to the left (sea on your right) to go up the other side of the valley.
Follow the road round and, once the sea is behind you and you start to climb again, take the first left turn (sharp) which is Crackington Manor house and Crackington Manor car park. Call at the front door of the main house (Crackington Manor) for the key.
Crackington Haven can be approached via several minor roads off the main A39 between Camelford and Bude, all of which are signposted to Crackington Haven. For the last part of your journey, we would strongly advise not using SatNav as we have discovered that the SatNav directions take you on a very strange route down some very steep and narrow lanes on your way into Crackington Haven.
Two of the roads take you through the village of Marshgate and on to Tresparrett Posts, and one - the B3263 - directly through Tresparrett Posts.
The other is at Wainhouse Corner, a crossroads on the A39 which is easily identified by the large pub - The Wainhouse Inn, opposite which you turn.
From Tresparrett Posts, follow signs to Crackington Haven and as you near the bottom of the hill and the sea after negotiating a steep ‘S’ bend, the road descends sharply and there is a small private lane on your right and immediately after this on the left a lane signposted ‘public footpath’, followed immediately again by another road to the left where a large blue notice advertises ‘Trevigue — Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant, Holiday Cottage ’ with signposts to ‘High Cliff 2’; ‘Boscastle 6’ and ‘Trevigue 1½’. The large house now on your right is Crackington Manor. Call at front door of the main house for the key.