Do you Dream of a Cornish Cottage?

... or would you rather a modern apartment?

Which do you prefer on holiday? Being waited on hand and foot, with chefs to prepare you sumptuous food and someone to turn down your duvet in the evening? Or would you rather be free to set your own agenda each day, eating what you want, when you want, and making your own bed, or leaving the covers crumpled in divine decadence? Perhaps it depends on your mood. I’m not averse to either, but do have a soft spot for self-catering in Cornwall, even as a staycationer.

A Cornish walking holiday in Boscastle

You’re planning your next walking holiday. You’ve got as far as deciding to come to Cornwall. That’s the easy bit. But where in Cornwall should you base yourselves? One place that should definitely be near the top of your best walking holiday shortlist is Boscastle.

This picturesque harbour village offers walkers everything that you’ll need to have the best walking holiday in Cornwall.

The Tin Coast

Kicking off a new series of blogs where we focus on different parts of Cornwall, we head down to the far west to explore the Tin Coast...

Shake off those Winter Blues

February half-term is an oasis of fun, a chink of light in the darkest depths of winter. The days might be shorter than in high summer and the weather less reliable, but Cornwall is still the best place to be if you know how to enjoy yourself, with the added bonus that accommodation is generally cheaper than during peak season. Here are some suggestions:

Take a blustery stroll by the coast

Extend your holiday beyond the summer in a Cornish hotel

Perhaps one of the lesser-known secrets about a holiday in the South West is that it’s not just a destination for the summer months. With its dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, local food and abundant wildlife, Cornwall offers visitors something different to enjoy each season. With the changing light comes different elements to enjoy, swapping sea swims and sunbathing for long walks and cosy evenings in, just because summer has a sell by date doesn’t mean the holiday season does!

Family Days Out in Cornwall

The mecca of family holidays, Cornwall has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, and with prices to suit all pockets. Here’s a selection of attractions and activities.

Mevagissey; a safe harbour

Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.

St Austell Bay: A Guide

The curve of St Austell Bay with its many sandy beaches is a haven for watersports and family holidays and is also fantastic for walking and cycling, with many woodlands and trails through a variety of landscapes. At its centre, the town of St Austell, has grown from the riches of the China Clay industry. Walk along Fore Street and you will discover the fine Holy Trinity Parish Church and opposite, the Italianate facade of the Market House. The town centre also has a cinema, restaurants, cafes and shops.