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Sending the beauty of Herodsfoot to the world
The pretty village of Herodsfoot

Peter Taylor fell in love with the village of Herodsfoot in south east Cornwall.

He now promotes its news and beauty on the village's on website.

Visit Peter Taylor's excellent village website to find out more about life in this South East Cornwall Village. Lots of pictures and fascinating items about Herodsfoot.

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+ Peter Taylor set up the Herodsfoot website in the lead up to the Millennium celebrations.

+ It started as a few pages of information and has grown into a website full of information about Herodsfoot.

+ Herodsfoot is a popular attraction for people seeking a peaceful holiday. Peter's cottages are solidly booked until the end of October!

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Peter Taylor was a successful businessman who always harboured the desire to move to Cornwall.

"We had been coming down to Cornwall and staying in holiday cottages and walking the coastal path during the winter months," smiles Peter. "When the opportunity arose to escape to Cornwall we jumped. We have always wanted to run our own holiday cottages. We spent over a year seriously looking. We finally found Tresarren Cottages in Herodsfoot and haven't looked back!"

Deerpark at the top of Herodsfoot provides many walks

The Cornish business has become a major success for Peter with many people searching for a peaceful holiday away from city life.

"I think the village offers peace and tranquility in the heart of the Cornish countryside," says Peter. "Herodsfoot isn't remote but there are people who live a couple of miles away who have never been here!"

Village signpost
From the village you can access many other interesting places

That said the village is only ten minutes away from Looe and Polperro and not far from Liskeard and Plymouth. It offers plenty of beauty. There is a river that passes through the village on its way to Looe and lots of old cottages.

Herodsfoot offers many the break away from city life in a traditional Cornish village.

"I built a website to promote our cottages and then in the run up to the millennium we were looking at ways of fundraising for the restoration of the church in Herodsfoot," remembers Peter. "I volunteered to do a simple website and it has grown ever since."

Peter Taylor, village webmaster
Peter busy at work on the village website at his home in Herodsfoot

The website has helped to raise a lot of money for the restoration of the village's church.

"We have a small village and an even smaller church community, it has been a lot of work raising necessary funds," admits Peter.

Publicising Herodsfoot on the web has brought many people from all over the world to the site who are wanting to find out about family links."

One such enquiry led to a substantial gift for the church restoration funds.

"Only a few days ago we had a significant donation from a gentleman in the United States who found the website," says Peter.

One of the Tresarren Cottages
One of Peter's holiday cottages in Herodsfoot

"We provided him with some information and he then made a donation to the church. His Great Great Grandfather and Great Grandfather both lived in the village and we have since found out that they may have been involved in the building of, not the church, but the old chapel that we have in Herodsfoot. It is interesting how a little research has found a lot of information from the village's past."

Peter loves producing the village website and has found it has helped him to become involved in rural life.

"The great thing about being the webmaster for the village website is that you meet all sorts of people that you wouldnt usually get to see," he says. "It gave me the chance to introduce myself to Herodsfoot's residents. The web producing has been a lot of fun."

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