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.


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

What kind of farmland surrounds Carvinack Cottage?


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.