A Legacy of Leisure: Over 40 Years of Calloose Holidays
Calloose has been a cornerstone of cherished holiday experiences for over 40 years, with a legacy carried forward by four generations of dedicated owners. Since our takeover in 2017, our enduring passion has been to continually elevate every aspect of your stay, ensuring each visit is better than the last. We take pride in our vision of constant improvement, striving to provide a place where families can create lasting memories amidst the stunning backdrop of Cornwall's beauty. Here, every detail is infused with care, making your time with us truly special.
Nestled in the quaint village of Leedstown, Calloose is perfectly positioned just a stone's throw from the coastal charm of Hayle and the artistic haven of St Ives. Our central location places you in the heart of Cornwall, with easy access to iconic attractions like the majestic St Michael's Mount, the rugged edges of Land's End, and the world-renowned Eden Project. It's the ideal base to explore the best of Cornwall's renowned sites.
Calloose offers a treasure trove of facilities to entertain everyone. From a lively indoor and outdoor bar to a multi-sports court, arcade, and laundrette, the options are abundant. Dine in our restaurant, grab a quick bite from the takeaway, or savor classic fish and chips. Our on-site shop caters to all your essentials, while multiple shower and toilet blocks ensure convenience. Wander our nature trail, relax in our bright orangery, or enjoy our abundant indoor and outdoor seating areas. Kids will delight in the adventure park, and the whole family can engage in games of interactive darts or table tennis. At Calloose, every day is an adventure waiting to happen.
Cornish Mining Heritage
Mining in Cornwall dates back to the early Bronze Age, approximately 2150 BC, but it was during the 18th and 19th centuries that the industry truly flourished, becoming a cornerstone of the Cornish economy. This period, often referred to as the Cornish Mining Boom, saw Cornwall as a world leader in the production of tin and copper.
Cornwall and the area around Camborne were rich in mineral deposits, especially tin. During the boom, the region was home to some of the most technologically advanced mines in the world. The iconic engine houses that pepper the landscape are remnants of this era, housing the steam engines which were used to pump water from the deep lodes.
One of the most famous mines in the Camborne area was Dolcoath Mine, known as the 'Queen of Cornish Mines', which operated from the 18th century until 1920 and was the deepest and richest mine in Cornwall. The invention and improvements of the steam engine by local engineers such as Richard Trevithick played a significant role in advancing the capabilities of mining at great depths.
The decline of the mining industry in Cornwall began in the late 19th century due to competition from overseas, where mines were able to operate at lower costs. Despite this, the legacy of Cornish mining is significant and has left an indelible mark on the landscape and heritage of the region. The history of Cornish mining is so important that parts of it were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.