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Cornwall Holiday Cottages

A holiday cottage in Cornwall is an ideal place for any range of holidaymakers. Whether you want to relax with the nature or take on adventure activities, you will find something for everyone with a holiday cottage in Cornwall. The cottages vary immensely, so there is again, something for everyone. For example, you could have a holiday cottage in Cornwall with total luxury, including four-poster beds for the romantic holidaymakers and a heated indoor swimming pool, or you could go for a centuries old farmhouse, or indeed a traditional Cornwall cottage with beams and open fires.

Due to Cornwall's mild climate, especially in the South, called the 'Cornish Riviera', there is an immense show of nature to be seen. There are many gardens and nature trails to be enjoyed. The north coast has jagged cliffs, sandy beaches and rolling waves. Inland, Bodmin Moor is a real example of true wilderness, with granite tors standing above, and is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

Adventure activities to do on your cottage holiday in Cornwall include climbing, coasteering, mountain boarding, hang gliding from the top of Carn Brea, kitesurfing, surfing and wakeboarding. For a more leisurely activity in Cornwall, you can try cycling, horseriding, hiking, sailing, kayaking and diving. Then if you just want to chill on your cottage holiday in Cornwall, you can play golf, go to a spa, do some fishing, go on a boat cruise, or of course do some shopping.

There are many places where you can buy local food produce, such as Trewithen Cornish Dairy Farm in Lostwithiel, which you can take back to prepare and eat in your holiday cottage in Cornwall. There are also many highly recommended restaurants in Cornwall, and Jamie Oliver is opening a restaurant following in the footsteps of his 'Fifteen' in London, where 15 disadvantaged youngsters are trained up.

Places to go

The main gardens to be visited on your holiday include:

  • Trebah in Falmouth;
  • Eden Project in St.Austell;
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan also in St.Austell.

There are also 8 National Trust Gardens, namely Antony, Cotehele, Glendurgan, Lanhydrock, Trelissick, St.Michael's Mount, Trengwainton and Trerice.

There are some fairs and festivals in Cornwall to enjoy too, including:

  • Cornwall Wine and Fine Food Fair in February at the St.Mellion Golf and Country Club;
  • St.Ives Beer Festival in June;
  • Newlyn Fish Festival in August;
  • Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in September in Truro;
  • Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Beer Festival in October;
  • Cotehele Winter Food Fair in November.

Historic Sights

Mining is a large part of Cornwall's history, and you can experience life underground in mines such as Geevor or Poldark Mine, or you can visit the oldest working beam engine at Levant near St.Just.

There are various ancient sites in Cornwall, including Rumps Cliff Castle in Polzeath, The Tristan Stone in Fowey, The Hurlers in Minions and Men-an-Tol in Morvah. Tintagel Castle is where it is said King Arthur was born. Cormoran the giant is said to have built St Michael's Mount.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a good place for a day trip from your holiday cottage, to see exhibitions of boats, oceanography, surfing and the underwater world. Or you could go on a sea-fari around Cornwall's rugged coastline, where you can see shipwrecks, castles, smugglers coves and a variety of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals and sea birds.

So, whatever you are looking for from a UK holiday, you will be able to find it with a holiday cottage in Cornwall.