Cusgarne is a small, quiet and attractive, south-facing village tucked away at the foot of Cusgarne Hill. Cusgarne is at the centre of a triangle with the cathedral city of Truro (6 miles), and the towns of Falmouth (7.5 miles) and Redruth (5.5 miles).
Traditionally a farming community, Cusgarne is surrounded by farmland and has an excellent organic farm shop.
A stream meanders its way along Trehaddle (see maps) at the foot of Cusgarne Hill, and flows into the Carnon Valley and then into the River Fal.
The Cornish origins of the place name are explained in 'Gwennap: A Descriptive Poem' by William Francis (1845)
'Cusgarne, or the garden enclosed in the wood,
Garne, Cornish for garden is thus understood
Thus showing the land, e'en around to Cusvey,*
Was cover'd with trees....'
*Cusvey, or Cusvean, the little wood.
The A30, the main east west artery is just a 10 minute drive away.
The village is less than a 20 minute drive from either coast offering lovely beaches and cliff walks around Porthtowan and St Agnes to the north and around Falmouth to the south.View in Google Maps
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For things to do around Cusgarne, please click here.