Eating and shopping at Tintagel Old Post Office
The cottage garden is a picnic spot with a difference, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the village. Afterwards, visit the post-room shop, which sells a range of souvenirs, plants and second-hand books. All proceeds help to look after this special place.
Picnics at Tintagel Old Post Office
The cottage garden at Tintagel Old Post Office offers a retreat from the bustling village high street. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by plants, fragrant flowers and herbs – all grown to attract pollinating insects.
You're welcome to bring your own food with you, or you can buy something from the many food outlets in Tintagel village.
The garden has two small lawns, two benches and seating near the back of the garden by the millstone. There are also several low walls to sit on.
Since the garden is south-facing, the lawn is a suntrap, so please bring sunscreen in the warmer months.
The post-room shop
The post-room shop sells a small number of gifts and souvenirs featuring images of the house and its wavy roof, as well as guidebooks on the long history of the building. We also have a selection of second-hand books, both in the post room and on a stand in the cottage garden (weather permitting).
The back garden has an eclectic mix of plants to buy, all of them grown by the Old Post Office team. Add them to your own garden or give them as a gift to a green-fingered friend. All proceeds help to look after this special place. Please note, the availability of plants varies throughout the year.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
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A story spanning six centuries, discover how this ancient abode went from being a thatched farm building in the Middle Ages, to a fashionable home in Tudor times before eventually becoming the letter-receiving office for the village in the 1870s.
The Victorian-style cottage garden is a welcome retreat from the busy high-street. Awash with the colour throughout the year, the garden is planted with scented herbs and fragrant flowers that attract a number of insect pollinators and birds.
The five rooms and cottage garden beckon the curious to explore over six hundred years of Cornish domestic life.
We've picked a few favourite cafés and food outlets for you to visit and refuel after your adventures. Tuck into delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using seasonal ingredients. There's plenty of choice for the whole family to enjoy.