Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Stay somewhere special this New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is a time for countdowns, partying, resolutions or perhaps an excuse to escape?

www.cornwallscottages.co.uk have a range of stunning self-catering cottages available at New Year:

For those looking for something a little bit quirky, The Old Chapel near Tintagel is a chilled, funky, relaxed, cool and laid back place sleeping eight. This spacious property has a big dining table, comfy sofas, table football and mini snooker table and even a double bunk bed. It is the perfect holiday venue for one family, two families or a group of friends and is close to the beach, fabulous walks and loads of other attractions with a pub right next door. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 starts at £1099.00 (alternative dates available).

Those in search of luxury can't get much better at Tideway. Located overlooking the harbour and the whole bay in St Mawes, this superb luxury house has stunning views from the dramatic deck area and from every room in the house. It is a very special place to stay for either a special occasion, with a group of friends or a wonderful family holiday. Sleeps up to 9, has a hot tub and provides off road parking for four cars. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 is £2999.00 (alternative dates available).

Pirate Cottage is located on a quiet terrace in the centre of St Mawes and provides excellent family accommodation for up to 8 people (6 in the house and 2 in the annexe). There are plenty of areas for everyone to chill out, WiFi is available throughout and the kitchen has Neff appliances. The house has lovely sea views over St Mawes harbour and the bay. A week from Tuesday 27 December is £1149.00 (alternative dates available).

Carvinack Cottage is a truly special place, an oasis surrounded by organic farmland yet only a few minutes drive from St Mawes, Portscatho and the King Harry Ferry. A luxury, dog friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall, it sleeps four in a double and twin bedroom and the lounge has an impressive stone fireplace. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 is £912.17 (was £939.00 and alternative dates are available).


Perched on a ridge high above Porthbeor beach, The Engine House benefits from spectacular sea views and is surrounded by spectacular National Trust coastline. A haven for walkers or a romantic break, this luxury property is only a few steps from the coast path. Regrettably no children under the age of 3. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 is £939.00 (alternative dates available).

Located within a short distance of St Austell, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan & some beautiful south coast beaches, Glenleigh Cottage is a superb stone barn conversion that could not be better placed for exploring this part of Cornwall. With the advantage of having a well stocked coarse fishing lake on site and 8 acres of farmland & grounds to explore, this is a great place to stay and relax. Disabled access available throughout the barn. A week from Wednesday 28 Dec 2011 is £699.00 (alternative dates available).

A few paces from the harbour in St Mawes, Barolo Apartment is a spacious, beautifully furnished and well equipped bolthole for two. Steeped in history, Barolo forms part of the impressive and expertly refurbished Wentworth House, itself an historic building on the former site of the Lady Chapel where locals worshipped prior to Henry VIII’s establishment of the Church of England. There is a double bedroom and a further full sized sofa bed for guests in the open plan living space. A week from Saturday 31 December is £298.14.

Pencreek Cottage is nestled amongst the beautiful Kea plum orchards on the Tregothnan Estate. Unspoilt, this romantic cottage for two offers a luxurious wild escape with serene water views. Enjoy the roll-top bath, wood burning stove and well-equipped kitchen with espresso machine. Dogs are welcome. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 is £699.00 (alternative dates available).

An outstanding holiday property in St Mawes, The Boathouse is located right on the water’s edge overlooking the beautiful Percuil River. A converted sail loft, the roof is adorned with wooden beams in the living area and is a superb place to watch wildlife and the world go by. There is a ship’s bunk style double bedroom, as well as a sofa bed and a further fold out bed, sleeping 5 in total. A week from Tuesday 27 December 2011 is £699.00 (alternative dates available).

For more information please visit www.cornwallscottages.co.uk or call 01872 264441.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Luxury Cornish Cottages for Christmas 2011

Christmas is about being with family and friends and what better way to spend time together than in a luxury holiday home?

Cornwalls Cottages has a great selection of properties, whether oozing character and charm or boasting top of the range mod cons:

The Boathouse is a very special converted sail loft fronting directly on to the Percuil River.  With exposed beams and a ship’s bunk style bed, the property has stunning views over the water both from the full width patio doors and railed balcony.  Five people can be accommodated in one bedroom, on a sofa bed and fold out bed.

£599 from Thursday 22 December to Thursday 29 December 2011 (was £699)

The Nook is a sensitively restored old fisherman’s cottage.  Sleeping 6, it is great for windswept walks and has a cosy log burner to warm up by.  It has thick walls and low beams as well as modern bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen.  Allows dogs.

£1349 from Thursday 22 December to Thursday 29 December 2011 (was £1449)

Downholm, sleeping 12, is a luxurious detached house right on the seafront in St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula.  It has exceptional uninterrupted panoramic views across the harbour, 6 bedrooms, a games room and spacious living areas.

£2999 from Tuesday 20 December to Tuesday 27 December 2011 (just under £250 per person)

Please visit our website for a full list of Luxury Holiday Homes in Cornwall

Friday, 14 October 2011

Post Box Cottage, Perranwell Station

Welcoming another new property to our Mid Cornwall section... Post Box Cottage in Perranwell Station. 

Set just outside Perranwell Village between Falmouth and Truro, Post Box Cottage sleeps up to five people in traditional comfort. The village has a wonderful old pub serving excellent food and a well stocked Post Office selling a range of provisions.

Post Box Cottage is a dog friendly property with a good sized garden and patio area also offering flatscreen digital Freeview TV and WiFi. Free parking is available outside the property. 

The family bathroom features a sunken bath! The kitchen is modern and fully fitted with a range of equipment. A 10% discount is available to a couple only sharing one room booking outside the peak season. 










For a full list of all our properties please visit our website www.cornwallscottages.co.uk 

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October Half Term Availability

Temperatures are still fairly mild in Cornwall at the moment, so why not take advantage of a nice break before the Christmas rush kicks in? 

Please see below a selection of properties we're sure you'd enjoy staying at: 

Sea Owl Wonderfully modern barn conversion 2 miles from the beach. Offering accommodation for up to 6 people with full central heating. 

Anjarden Farmhouse 1700's granite farmhouse, this luxury house feels more like a stately home than a holiday cottage. With all the mod-cons and a wood burning stove sleeping up to 6 people. 

Wiggy's Cottage A gorgeous traditional cottage right in the centre of St Mawes, a few minutes walk from the harbour, shops and numerous restaurants. Sleeps up to 5 people in cosy comfort. 

The Threshing Barn Original stone building carefully restored last winter, set amongst rolling country farmland. Ideal location for exploring Mid to West Cornwall and the North and South Coasts. Shared games room with storage for bikes or watersports equipment. 

Shellseekers Stunning luxury apartment in the centre of St Mawes with sea views and modern decor, Including a TV in the bath! Sleeps up to four in a double and twin room.

Morwenna Lovely single storey apartment in central Cornwall. Open planned living area with a private patio and garden. 

For a full list of available properties please visit our website www.cornwallscottages.co.uk 

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Things to do in Cornwall in October

October Newsletter

October is the month of half term activities, Halloween and everything in between!

Autumn may be upon us and the leaves are falling but the sun is still shining and there is still plenty to see and do in Cornwall.

Falmouth is a busy place in October with its Oyster Festival from the 13th to 16th and Beer Festival from 21st to 22nd.  The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival takes place for two weeks from the 21st October, encompassing the very best of the Fal River. The nearby Roseland Festival kicks off on the 15th October with a series of music, drama, film and literacy events.

Elsewhere, there is a packed schedule at the Eden Project including the return of the ice rink for half term and spooky activities for “Halloween”.  Nearby, Fowey has their Cornish Craft Fair on the 15th and there is still plenty of surf action with the Extreme Academy BSUPA Championships on the 15th and 16th October at Watergate Bay near Newquay.
 


Featured New Properties

Beachcombers, Newquay

Beachcombers is situated just 200 yards from the fantastic sandy beach at Watergate bay. These superb apartments are located just a few moments walk from Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen, the Extreme Academy and the beach which stretches to 2 miles at low tide.

Budock Cottage, Falmouth
Budock Cottage sleeps up to 6 people on a small developement of converted barns, with a shared outdoor heated pool. Situated on the South Cornish Coast, a short drive from beautiful beaches and the seafaring town of Falmouth. The complex also benefits from a large garden!


Upcoming Events in Cornwall in October

Falmouth Oyster Festival
Embarking on its fifteenth year, Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt. 13th-16th October, Events Square, Falmouth.

Falmouth Beer Festival
Come along and experience a broad range of 150 local and national ales. Plus: Real Lagers, Real Ciders & Perries. With hot & cold food, live entertainment, pub games and free soft drinks for drivers. 21st - 22nd October, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth.

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival
The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival encompasses the very best of the Fal River.  The walks will encounter historical points of interest, meander along coast paths, pass through areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites. 

The following properties still have weeks available for October!

Ardevora An Gylen
Set amidst the rolling countryside close to the upper reaches of the River Fal, this immaculately presented single storey converted barn is perfect for those looking for peace & tranquility, yet only 10 mins from the nearest beach and within easy reach of both St Mawes & Portscatho.

Lowenna Cottage
Located in the heart of the famous Cornish harbour village of Mevagissey, this charming three storey cottage is just a few minutes walk to the picturesque harbour with its selection of pubs and restaurants.

The End Barn
A lovingly converted 18th Century barn in a very convenient location close to the middle of Bodmin. Within easy reach of many attractions across Cornwall this excellent property offers a perfect base for exploring Cornwall.

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Higher Trewellard Hill Farm, West Cornwall


We have enjoyed a relaxing, yet action-packed fortnight here at Higher Trewellard Farm Cottage

It has been great to have a comfy bed, a wood burner, wifi connection etc. It has been a great location, with lots to do locally – some days we didn’t even use the car. 


A few of our highlights:
Portherras Beach; 
Coast Path Walks; Treen, Lamorna, Sennen etc.; 
Finding ancient sites nearby; 
Cape Cornwall; 
Kite flying at Carn Kenidjack; 
Cycling “coast-to-coast” from Elm Farm (near Portreath);

We can highly recommend The Field House Restaurant, down the hill in Trewellard, where we had a fabulous meal on our last evening; a special treat.

Thank you – a memorable holiday.
Eirian, Chris, Will, Owen, Oxfordshire
6th-20th August 

Thursday, 1 September 2011

September is a great time to visit Cornwall!

As well as enjoying late summer sun, the county starts to wind down from the busy peak season and becomes quieter and more peaceful in September.

That is not to say there is nothing happening! On the contrary, there is still plenty to see and do off and on the water.


Festivals are still in full flow including the Newquay Fish Festival (from 9th-11th September) and St Mawes Fish Festival and Harbour Race (10th September). The Cornwall Food and Drink Festival (23rd – 25th September) will inspire those with foodie fantasies; the St Ives September Festival (10th-24th September) is a cultural affair for all the family and the South East Cornwall Walking Festival (17th – 25th September) offers a chance to explore the stunning countryside with knowledgeable guides.

If plays, operas and musicals appeal, a trip to Cornwall’s world famous open-air Minack Theatre is not to be missed. With a wide variety of performances throughout September, the season finishes with “Proms at the Minack” – hooters and flags optional!

With the promise of speed, excitement and some of the country’s top professional polo players, the award-winning Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach returns to Watergate Bay on 6th September. If you have never watched polo before, this event makes a spectacular sight as horses thunder across the beach with the bay as a background.


www.cornwallscottages.co.uk
have a range of fantastic and affordable holiday homes that are perfect bases to experience all that the county offers. A selection are listed below:

ATLANTIC COAST RETREAT


Bay Retreat Villas, located on the Atlantic Coast near Padstow and Newquay, are a collection of stylish and contemporary holiday villas. Cornwall’s Cottages are pleased to offer two properties, one that allows dogs and one that doesn’t, each sleeping 5 people for a week from Friday 9th September. Both have two bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge/diner and a small lawned garden with a private timber decked terrace. Each property costs £675 and short breaks are available.


PERFECT FOR BOAT WATCHING


Occupying the first floor of a magnificent house with extensive grounds, Upper Botreaux in St Mawes is a beautifully furnished apartment and has fabulous views across the bay towards the Lizard Peninsula. Sleeping 6 people, there are 3 bedrooms, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar and a living area with flat screen digital TV. There is WiFi throughout the property and a private summerhouse with BBQ facilities and outdoor furniture. A week’s stay costs £679.20 from Thursday 8th September.


ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY


The Linhay is a recently converted stone farm building and is situated in a secluded and peaceful position just north of Truro. It boasts many original features such as exposed beams and also uses cutting edge energy saving technology to minimise its environmental impact. Sleeping 4, there are two large en-suite bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/living space and French windows leading onto a secluded patio area. The Linhay is dog friendly and from Sunday 25th September costs £419.


TAKE YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY


Welcoming both dogs and horses, The Lodge near Fowey is a perfect retreat for those wishing to explore southeast Cornwall by foot, bike or hoof. Nestled in a beautiful woodland and surrounded by stunning countryside, The Lodge is newly converted and is well equipped to accommodate up to four guests and allows up to 2 well-behave dogs. There is 4.6 acres of garden including paddocks for horses. A week at The Lodge costs £389 from Friday 16th September.

For more information please visit
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk or call 01872 264441.



Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Meadowside Cottage Testimonial


Lovely testimonial left by recent guests to Meadowside Cottage, who had a fabulous time surfing the Cornish Coast:

"The cottage is located just 10 mins drive from Perranuthnoe which is a bit of an undercover Gem on that bit of coast. Praa and St Michaels Mount are also super near as well so location wise it doesn’t get much better.

The accommodation itself was clean, spacious and had a really chilled out vibe about the place. Cliff is a keen surfer so no worries hosing down the wettie after one of our many surfs. The bed was super comfortable (often overlooked) and the wifi (free) was rather useful for Spotify and surf checks.

Strawberries and cream were there on arrival as were THE best eggs ever from the resident chickens. Sue and Cliff are a very welcoming couple who have a wealth of knowledge about the area so if you do stay make you sure ask them the best places to go to.

One final shout has to go to the Cornish weather and surf for delivering in July. We plan to return in Autumn when the autumnal swells will be rolling in!"

(Posted by Pippa and Richie - Bristol - stayed one week 23 July 2011)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Great value couple's retreats in Cornwall

For those seeking a last minute deal for two, Cornwall’s Cottages have a range of idyllic self-catering properties available throughout the county.

From a romantic waterfront fisherman’s cottage to staying on a vineyard tucked away in beautiful countryside, the following properties cater for adults only offering peaceful retreats this summer:

Nancenoy

Set in the magical hamlet of Port Navas is Nancenoy, a terraced reverse level barn conversion with wonderful views of the creek towards the Helford River and the famous Duchy Oyster Farm. There is an open plan kitchen/living room with exposed stone walls and balcony on the top floor and a bathroom, double bedroom and access to a sheltered cobbled yard on the ground floor.

Details £629 for a week with availability from the 19th August.

Swallows

Swallows is an apartment located close to the attractions in Falmouth with fabulous views of the harbour and the historical “Packet Quays.” The sitting room/dining room has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony – the perfect place to watch the wonderful seascape – and there are views from the mezzanine bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is parking.

Details £679 for a week with availability from the 13th and 20th August.

Vineyard Cottage

As the name suggests, this cottage is located on the only working vineyard in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. Surrounded by beautiful countryside in an idyllic position but not far from attractions, footpaths and beaches, Vineyard Cottage has a delightful ground level outside area and a first floor decked area from which to enjoy the views, as well as a substantial first floor living space offering considerable space to entertain friends.

Details £699 for a week with availability from the 20th August.

Barolo

Located in an historic building on the former site of the Lady Chapel where locals worshipped prior to Henry VIII’s establishment of the Church of England, Barolo is a spacious and beautifully furnished apartment in St Mawes. Combining comfortable accommodation - open plan living space/kitchen/dining area and separate double bedroom - with a quiet but convenient location in the heart of the village close to the harbour, this property is the perfect place to unwind or join the vibrant St Mawes community.

Details £495 for a week with availability from the 20th August and 27th August.

For more information please visit www.cornwallscottages.co.uk or call 01872 264441.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Head south for sailing and spectacular displays in August

Two of the biggest sailing events in Cornwall take place this month and, with lots to see and do on and off the water, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Witness the buzz and excitement of hundreds of sailing boats racing - starting with the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week (6th – 14th August) and continuing with the Fowey Royal Regatta (14th – 20th August). With plenty of places to watch the spectacle, they are a must see with races taking place daily.


As well as sailing, there is a lively programme of shore side events in both Falmouth and Fowey including carnivals and parades, live bands, entertainment including themed parties, the Animal Mountain Bike Display and spectacular fireworks.


The highlight of both events is an amazing display by the Red Arrows. Taking to the skies above each town, they are a sight to behold darting and somersaulting over the harbours cheered on by crowds on land and sea.


For those seeking self-catering accommodation during Falmouth Week, Cornwall's Cottages are offering Stargazers, a luxurious house that sleeps 10 in St Mawes. With stunning views out to the bay, this property is perfect for watching the sailing in St Mawes and has easy access to Falmouth either by car or passenger ferry. A week’s stay from Sunday 7th August is £3499.


For more information please visit Cornwall's Cottages or call 01872 264441.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Late availability deals for this weekend (starting 22 July 2011)

Breathtaking sea views don't come at a premium at these self-catering properties

Waking up to a view of the beautiful briny sea may be the stuff that dreams are made of, but they are all the more realised in Cornwall.

Thinking excessive prices? Think again. Take a look at the following properties for top quality accommodation with some of the best sea views for less:

Tantallon, St Just in Roseland is available for £1599.20 (was £1999) from Friday 22 July – Friday 29 July 2011.

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of St Just Creek and the Carrick Roads from Tantallon, located on the edge of the sleepy village of St Just in Roseland. Sleeping up to 7, the interior is immaculately presented, there is a spacious enclosed garden with patio and deck areas and it is located a few minutes drive from St Mawes. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome.

http://www.cornwallscottages.co.uk/cottages/tantallon-st-just-in-roseland-25063.htm

The Sea House, Falmouth is available for £836.10 (was £929) from Friday 22 July – Friday 29 July 2011.

Located right on the water front and with two balconies hanging over the water, this modern ground floor apartment is perfect for taking in the wonderful seascape of Falmouth harbour and beyond. Sleeping 4, there are sea views from all rooms and there is a small guest-only communal garden overlooking the water. The town is a few minutes walk away with a fine choice of shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions.

http://www.cornwallscottages.co.uk/cottages/the-sea-house-falmouth-27109.htm

The Watch House, St Mawes is available for £979.30 (was £1399) from Saturday 23 July – Saturday 30 July 2011.

Set in the heart of the picturesque village of St Mawes with views of the harbour and bay from every room, this contemporary apartment is a wonderful place to relax. Sleeping up to 6 in three bedrooms, it is very well equipped and has WiFi and large flat screen TV with DVD player. The beach is a stones throw away and the quay is close for passenger boats to Falmouth, Truro and Place Manor.

http://www.cornwallscottages.co.uk/cottages/the-watch-house-st-mawes-9187.htm

For more information please visit www.cornwallscottages.co.uk
or call 01872 264441.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Watch House Restaurant, St Mawes


The Watch House Restaurant in St Mawes has undergone a complete refit and re-opened in June to glowing reviews...

"We found the restaurant to be first class and think for the quality of the food the prices were excellent. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy but the friendly staff were able to find us a table and the whole dining experience was first class, the food was amazing." Mrs Davis, July 2011

"The Old Watch House in St Mawes which you had a rather low opinion of has been refurbished and reopened under new management a few weeks ago as 'The Watch House' along with the take-away 'Watch Out'. Mains are £8-15. The food was very nice, definitely a cut above standard pub fare but not overly fussy, and good value for the quality. Having eaten there once we just booked again without bothering to try anywhere else. The place itself has been nicely done, simple but effective d├ęcor etc. It has been booked solid for the first couple of weeks, and was also when we were there were there at the end of June, so ringing in advance is advised." Dr Packham, July 2011

Our own review in our Essential Guide to the Roseland Peninsula has also had this amendment...

"The newly refurbished Watch House restaurant opened in early June 2011. Completely different in every way from the previous incarnation, the restaurant offers informal surroundings in which to enjoy some fabulous local produce. Gone is the dated interior of the old restaurant and in its place a modern design, possibly a bit too stark in its early stages, but we are sure that pictures will be appearing on the walls soon! The bonus is now the first floor restaurant which offers great views over the harbour. Expect modern British cuisine and fair prices and we reckon probably this is the best all round place to eat in St Mawes at the moment. The takeaway has also been refurbished and offers proper, fresh fish & chips instead of the frozen offerings previously sold! An all round vast improvement and we would thoroughly recommend it!

For more information please visit their own website... http://www.watchhousestmawes.co.uk:/blog/

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Eddystone, Downderry, Whitsand Bay


I just thought I'd share this testimonial with you we received from recent guests who stayed at Eddystone, in South East Cornwall.

We had a lovely time in Cornwall, pity we couldn't have booked sunny weather to go with it! The horizontal rain that arrived on the Sunday saw us scuttling off to the pub...Inn on the Shore...lovely ale and Sunday lunch Carvery, highly recommended.

The appartment was just a dream,everything we needed was there.The little things are what make it special, e.g. in the bathroom, a selection of body products in case we hadn't remembered to bring our own. Also in the kitchen, a special treat for hubby...bottle of washing up liquid (I don't wash up when on holiday).

The selection of dvd's was handy for the days when the rain kept us indoors,and the seating outside was very nice for sitting in the sunshine and reading, sipping a glass of wine and generally chilling out.

We'd recommend Eddystone to anyone who needs to recharge their batteries.

Just goes to show Cornwall can be great fun even in the rain!!

If you've stayed in one of our properties and have similar comments about the property and the local facilities, do please let us know.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Win a week in Cornwall!

There is just over a week left to enter this fantastic competition…

We have teamed up with Cornwall Life magazine and The Crown Inn, Lanlivery to bring you this fantastic competition with the following prizes:

- 1st prize -
A week's break at Carvinack Cottage

(available from Sunday 18 September 2011 to 31 March 2012 excluding Christmas and New Year)
- 2nd prize -
Three nights bed and breakfast at The Crown Inn, Lanlivery for two people, including a three-course meal (available until 31 March 2012)
- 3rd prize -
A short break at Mike's Place in St Mawes during the winter

(either three night weekend or four night mid week October to March, excluding Christmas and New Year)
-4th Prize -
Four runners up will win £50 vouchers for food and drink at The Crown Inn, Lanlivery (available until 31 March 2012)

Carvinack Cottage is a beautiful rustic barn conversion set in a rural location on the Roseland Peninsula. Sleeping up to four, this lovely old Cornish stone barn has been renovated into a very comfortable home from home where views of one of the Roseland Peninsula’s most idyllic valleys can be enjoyed. There is a private garden with patio and built-in barbeque and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Just down the road from Carvinack Cottage is Mikes Place, which boasts fabulous harbour views from the living room, bedroom and roof terrace. In a wonderful central position in one of the finest waterside villages in Cornwall, this self-contained apartment sleeps two and has a parking space close by. Mike’s Place is within easy reach of pubs, shops and the beach and a well-behaved dog is welcome.

Dating back to the 12th Century, The Crown Inn at Lanlivery, near Lostwithiel, is one of the oldest and finest pubs in Cornwall. Full of character and charm, this historical freehouse serves fine Cornish fayre and has nine en suite rooms providing comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. A family pub, it has a lovely beer garden and welcomes well-behaved dogs.

QUESTION

For your chance to win, visit www.cornwallscottages.co.uk to answer the following question:

What kind of farmland surrounds Carvinack Cottage?

HOW TO ENTER

Send a postcard with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to: Cornwall Life/Cornwall’s Cottages, Archant House, Babbage Road, Totnes TQ9 5JA or enter online at cornwall.greatbritishlife.co.uk

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Royal Cornwall Show 9th-11th June 2011

One of the top agricultural shows in the country, the Royal Cornwall Show has something for every member of the family. The county’s biggest event is brimming with exhibits and activities offering the best in entertainment, competition, information, shopping and of course in food and farming. Camel polo, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, the Bolddog Lings freestyle motor cross display team and many more attractions to look forward to.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Late availability for June


“Shiver me timbers” it’s Pirate Cottage!
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk (01872 264441) is offering Pirate Cottage, a substantial village house in the centre of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula, for £659.20 (was £949). The property has harbour views, a stylish modern kitchen and a private roof deck. Arriving June 12.

Cliff top cottage near famous church
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk (01872 264441) is offering Barton Cottage in Crackington Haven, north Cornwall for £471.20 (was £589). This traditional cottage is located in a wonderful cliff top position by St Gennys church near to the coastal footpaths and the beach, has an enclosed garden and allows one well-behaved dog. Arriving June 11.

Live like a 1700’s Cornish merchant ship captain
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk (01872 264441) is offering New Quay Lodge in Flushing, south Cornwall for £711.75 (was £949). A beautiful Grade II listed waterfront property full of history and character with an exquisite garden and sun house. Private off-road parking available. Arriving June 17.

Escape in Moonlight
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk (01872 264441) is offering Moonlight, near Truro, central Cornwall, for £279 (was £349). In a blissfully peaceful area, this delightful first floor cottage has a dual aspect living space with part vaulted ceiling and pale blue exposed beams. Available June 11.

Character Cornish cottage
www.cornwallscottages.co.uk (01872 264441) is offering Gribbas Cottage, a delightful one-bedroom cottage in Stithians, mid Cornwall, for £329 (was £379). Thick granite stone walls, beamed ceilings and south facing garden. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Arriving June 24.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Her Majesty is coming to Cornwall!

Residents of the Scilly Isles will be greeting the Queen tomorrow in her first visit to the region in more then 30 years.

Travelling by Royal train tomorrow morning, the Queen and Prince Philip will start their visit in Penzance before flying to the Isles of Scilly.

The Queen will officially open a new sports facility at the Five Islands School, meet the widow and daughters of Matt Lethbridge, the much-decorated lifeboat coxswain career fisherman after whom a new £53,000 fishery patrol boat has been named, and will also see the rescued old town clock which will mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bank Holiday Weekend and Whitsun Half Term Availability


Treganoon Round Barn is one of our newer properties, situated just outside St Austell, near Lanlivery. As the name suggests the lounge and master double have partly round rooms, sleeping a total of 6 people.

Rosevean sleeping 7 on the edge of Bodmin Moor is a wonderful modern property perfect for exploring the area. The Tractor Shed in the centre of Bodmin is another of our newer properties but proving to be very popular for families of four.

In Falmouth The Sea House offers superb waterside accommodation for up to four people over the age of 16. With parking and within walking distance of the town, this is the ideal place to stay for getting away from it all but still requiring lots of facilities on the doorstep.

The Old Stables is a fascinating Grade II luxury modern conversion set in Mid Cornwall. Sleeping up to 10 people, perfect for a big family get together or groups of friends who just don't see each other very often.

In St Mawes, the most popular of all the villages on the Roseland we have Bosun's Lockersleeping two tucked away in a wonderfully quiet spot just off the sea front. The River House sleeps 6 people with stunning sea views, in a reverse level house. Tantallon in St Just in Roseland offers great accommodation for seven people with views of the River Fal across to Mylor.

In Portscatho, a smaller well stocked village, Hillside Cottage right in the centre of the village sleeps 5 people. Harbour Court, perfect for a couple looking to get away for the week. Merrose Barn on the outskirts of the village at Trewithian is a wonderful base for a family of four looking to explore.

Vineyard Cottage is an immaculate reverse level one bedroom property set in rolling country near Treworga. Ardevora Vean offers a couple a relaxing holiday set behind Philleigh, with nearby farm land and estuaries to explore.

In Tregony Coopers Cottage is ideally placed for exploration of Mid to East Cornwall. Especially The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.