St Cadix sits on St Cyric's Creek, an offshoot of the River Fowey in Cornwall. An ancient Celtic prayer oratory was on this site, which later became a monastery until the dissolution under Henry VIII. A country house now sits at the head of the creek, which is private but access to the water is still possible by footpath, although the public are only allowed on the shale shoreline and not on the banks. The whole place feels very still and peaceful. A holiness still pervades the atmosphere and it is easy to sink into the rhythm of the tides and linger.