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North Cornwall Coast Holiday Cottages

The North Cornwall Coast is an ideal place for a holiday cottage break. Here, the Atlantic forms the rugged coastline and is where surfers ride the endless waves. In addition, the choice of places to eat and drink is second-to-none. The untamed beauty of the rugged coastline of North Cornwall throws up many chances of exploring.

There are plenty of opportunities for adventure activities on your North Cornwall break in a holiday cottage, including kitesurfing and mountain boarding, or you can choose a multi-activity day of coasteering, surfing, beach games and zip wiring at the Adventure Centre in Lusty Glaze.

Places to go

A favourite garden to visit on your holiday cottage break in Cornwall, is St.Mawgan't authentic Japanese Garden near Newquay. This offers a water garden full of Koi, a Zen garden and a bamboo grove.

The Camel Valley Vineyard is a great place to go on your Cornwall holiday, where you can taste the award-winning wines from Cornish vines.

There is an international jazz festival in Bude, where there are also beautiful beaches and a historic canal.

Newquay is the town to visit on your holiday cottage break in Cornwall. It offers 11 stunning beaches, world class surfing or golf at Fistral, golf at Treloy, bodyboarding at Tolcarne, lots of shopping, nightclubs, dining with views over the ocean at Pentire Point or Lusty Glaze, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo, Dairyland and Crealy Adventure Park. A stonesthrow from Newquay, for a calmer beach, is Porth.

Padstow is another popular place for those on holiday in a cottage in North Cornwall. Here is the gastronomic capital of Cornwall, with Rick Stein's restaurants amongst many, sweeping bays, rugged headland, a fishing harbour, many craft, jewellery and clothes shops, and the 'Obby 'Oss Festival on May Day.

One of the best beaches for surfing, kiting, strolling or just chilling out in the waterside bar is found at Perranporth.

If you are a beginner at surfing, then Polzeath is the beach for you, where you will find the protruding headland of Rumps Point.

Port Isaac, where 'Doc Martin' was filmed, is quintessentially Cornish and offers some wonderful attractions for the cottage holidaymaker in Cornwall. There are many waterside inns on the hillside, a 700 year old harbour, where you can order seafood over the wall to eat fresh in the restaurants, and narrow lanes with arty gift shops.

In Wadebridge, if you are staying in a holiday cottage in June, there is the Royal Cornwall Show, where you can find out all about Cornwall. Wadebridge is a market town on the river Camel, with a magnificent 15th.Century bridge. In August, there is the annual Wadebridge Folk Festival, the biggest Festival of its kind in Cornwall, which boasts local and international talent.

Historic sights

On your holiday in a cottage in Cornwall, you could visit Perran Sands where there is the St.Piran's Oratory buried in the dunes, one of Europe's oldest surviving Christian edifices, in memory of Cornwall's Patron Saint.

Tintagel's ancient castle ruins is on a rocky islet, which is breathtakingly spectacular, and is said to be where King Arthur was born.

So, for a holiday which can cater for all tastes, you can't do much better than renting a holiday cottage in Cornwall.