Local Facilities

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In Sheviock, apart from the church, post box and bus shelter, there's not a lot! So, swiftly moving on to Crafthole, half a mile away...


Crafthole Community Shop is small but provides newspapers and essentials. The Cornish Times every Friday, is a ripping read, giving details of all the major happenings locally such as 'greenhouse burns down', 'cat goes missing'; it's a bit quiet round here. Daily, there's the Western Morning News, very good and the Plymouth Evening Herald, which reaches Crafthole about 2.30pm (the same day).


Torpoint is fine for the basics. Sainsbury's supermarket on the main road going into Torpoint is thoroughly adequate for most functional shopping. There are also two late-night stores one at the junction of Antony and Trevol roads, the other in Trevithick Avenue, on the large housing development to the west of Torpoint. In the centre of Torpoint there is a Coop supermarket, Barclays and Lloyds banks each with ATMs, various butchers, bakers, greengrocers, chemists, Post Office, hairdressers, and library.


ATMs/Cash Dispensers are increasing in number very quickly and can now be found in many village shops/supermarkets, e.g. Millbrook, Kingsand, Downderry as well as in Torpoint and, very usefully, the Shell garage at Trerulefoot roundabout (although this one charges for withdrawals).


Garages/Fuel: There is a repair garage, if needed, at Polbathic and at Antony, but no fuel station. 24-hour fuel is available at Trerulefoot Roundabout, 5 miles west on the A374/A38 junction. From early till late at Torpoint, 6 miles east. And during the day in Millbrook.


Local Transport


Buses: The road through Sheviock has a regular bus service linking Plymouth, Looe and Polperro. The bus stop opposite our entrance has the timetable and the double-decker coastal bus trip to Looe and Polperro can be fun.


Trains: There is a very pretty railway station three miles away at St Germans which happens to be on the main line from Penzance to London, via Plymouth. Not all trains stop there. But enough do to make it an attractive way to go East or West and to pop into Plymouth without worrying about parking.


Taxis: The peninsula is well served by plenty of taxi services. See the Useful Numbers page for details.


Ferries: The three Torpoint car ferries run throughout the day and night. Leaving every 10/15 minutes during the day and evening from 6.30am to 9.30pm. Every half hour during the night, leaving Torpoint on the hour and half hour and on the quarters from Devonport. NB It is free to come into Cornwall (so you can leave your car and go up on deck for the 8 minute crossing), £1.50 per car to go back to England . Queue in the lane with the green light.


The Cremyll Ferry is a passenger ferry that leaves from Mount Edgcumbe and takes you over to the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. It's a great little boat trip and links with the bus service which takes you into the centre of Plymouth.


The Cawsand Ferry is an excellent scenic trip in the 'red pig' leaving from Cawsand beach, which takes 30 minutes, and drops you right in the lively Barbican area of Plymouth. It tends to run in summer only so check if in doubt.