Cornwall holiday cottages

Port Isaac Cove, Cornwall
Cornwall is a Duchy in the south-west of England. Cornwall is one of the most distinct parts of the UK and is one of the most popular holiday areas. Its relatively warm climate, long coastline, amazing scenery and Poldark fame explain its appeal.
Popular Cornish Towns:
Bude | Charlestown | Crantock | Falmouth | Fowey | Looe | Marazion | Mousehole | Newquay | Padstow | Perranporth | Polperro | Polzeath | Port Issac | Porthleven | St Ives
If you find a holiday cottage in Cornwall, why not visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek.
Penzance in the extreme south is a market town and port with a varied and interesting history. From here you can take a boat trip to the Scilly Isles, fish, sail or just take an open topped bus to Land's End.

Slightly north of Penzance lies the seaside town of St Ives with its lovely coves, bays and beautiful beaches to explore. Take a trip to Carbis Bay with its outstanding views and magnificent beaches offering many recreational activities. For those who enjoy fine arts and ceramics, visit the New Millennium Gallery.

Moving easterly along the coast you will encounter the seaside town of Falmouth. Famous for its beaches, Falmouth is home to the world's third natural harbour. It is also famous for castles, Pendennis and St Mawes built by Henry VIII.

Located on the rugged North Cornwall Coast, Perranporth is only a short distance from many of Cornwall's superb attractions. Nestling beautifully amongst rolling hills and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Perranporth with it's three miles of golden sands, clear waters, spectacular cliff walks and famous surf, attracts visitors from all over the world.

Along the coast lies Newquay, the jewel in Cornwall's crown. Newquay is well equipped with surf schools, surf hire and surf shops. Situated half a mile west of Newquay is the world famous Fistral Beach. It's west facing aspect exposes it to Atlantic swells ensuring consistent waves. Other places of interest are Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley Steam Railway and the Elizabethan manor house called Trerice House with it's fine interiors and delightful gardens.

Nestling in a narrow gulley on the western side of the River Camel Estuary, lies the town of Padstow. The town is sheltered from prevailing winds and the air is generally soft and balmy. Moving down the hill the buildings huddle close together until they crown the harbour. There you will find a mixture of houses, quays, boat slips, pubs, restaurants, gift and craft shops. Treat yourself to a wreck, reef or bottom fishing trip of a family mackerel trip out in the bay. If dry land is more your scene, there is the National Lobster Hatchery where you can discover the fascinating world of lobsters and their environment.

Other beautiful places to visit are Port Isaac where the BBC series Poldark used locations in the area, not to mention ITV's Doc Marten. The village of Crantock about four miles from Newquay, a hidden gem with 3 pubs, 2 churches, 2 cafes, a tea room and post office. Crantock beach is owned by the National Trust and is a national treasure with beautiful soft sand, dunes, rock pools, river and excellent surf. Heading south again lies the seaside town of Looe. As well as all the usual beaches and harbours, here you will find plenty of activities such as The Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary as well as one of the top four places in the UK to celebrate New Year where thousands of revellers flock, dressed in an array of costumes, all topped off with a firework display in the harbour.

The last point to mention is the delicious food which Cornwall has to offer. Fish dishes such as Stargazy Pie, the famous Cornish Pasty, clotted cream, cheeses and Cornish Fudge all add to the welcome you will be sure of during your stay here in Cornwall.

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