Badgers At Constantine

Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, Countryside

Badgers is just outside Constantine, some five miles west of Falmouth. It’s about half a mile from the Helford estuary and some 400 yards from a good country pub. Not only are the surroundings picturesque, with access along winding “up and downy” lanes, but Badgers is in one of the best areas for facilities, beaches, the coast and country. The adjoining lane on the line of an old Roman road crosses two old granite bridges, one last rebuilt in 1572 for the sum of £6.13s.4d.

Badgers is about 80 yards from Polwartha, in the old farmstead which is one of the older sites in the parish, at the head of the network of creeks leading to the sea. The site is just below the crest of a hill with views over the steep wooded valleys to each side and the tree lined green lanes. Badgers is off a hard farm track.

Originally built of granite and slate around 1860, it has now been renovated retaining old features. There are oak framed iron windows, window seats, openings and high timber trussed ceilings to the sitting room. There’s a sunny terrace facing SW in the partly walled garden and plenty of space for outdoor games.