Friday, 20 January 2012

Family cottages for February half term fun

Looking to take the children away for February half term but think it’s too late? Specialist holiday company have a range of great value properties to choose from that are close to some of the biggest attractions in the county.

Active families can’t do better than a stay at The Lodge near Fowey. Nestling in beautiful woodland and surrounded by stunning countryside, it is a great base from which to explore the area. The Eden Project, with its Chocolate Festival and winter ice-skating rink, is close by as well as trails to follow by foot, bike and horse. Sleeping four, the cottage is well equipped and newly converted with a kitchen, open plan dining area and sitting room, two double bedrooms, separate bathroom, sun deck with tables and chairs and barbecue facilities, room for up to two well behaved dogs and can accommodate horses too! A week’s stay from Saturday 11 February 2012 is £363.29. (Flexible arrival dates and short breaks available from £258.30).

Centrally located on the south coast just outside of Truro with its superb shops and restaurants, but tucked away in a beautiful creek side position, Bethel Cottage is a truly romantic escape. Peace and tranquillity are guaranteed – watch the wildlife on the incoming tide from the main bedroom window and take in the views from the free standing bath, wander along the creek side path through unique plum orchards or relax beside the cosy wood-burning stove. A traditional Cornish cottage full of character features, it sleeps four in two double bedrooms and accepts up to two dogs. A week’s stay from Saturday 11 February 2012 is £549. (Short breaks available from £384.30).

Located just a stone’s throw away from the fine golden sands and crashing surf of Porthmeor Beach, Binns Cottage in St Ives is a proper seaside holiday home! With attractions like the Tate St Ives, harbour, pubs, shops, art galleries and restaurants all within a short walk, this cottage is superbly placed for a family getaway by the sea. Laid out over three floors, there is a double room, bunk bed room, open plan kitchen/dining space and living room, boasting a beamed ceiling, rustic painted floor and local art on the walls. A week’s stay from Saturday 11 February 2012 is £349. (Flexible arrival dates and short breaks available from £244.30).

For further information visit or call 01872 264441.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Iconic waterside property in St Mawes now available through Cornwalls Cottages

With diamond paned windows, thatched roof and covered in ivy, Seacliffe Warren could be mistaken for a country escape.

Instead, the beautiful old cottage, thought to be the most photographed property in St Mawes, is positioned right on the waterfront of the exclusive fishing village in Cornwall and is the latest property to join Cornwalls Cottages’ growing portfolio of luxury holiday homes.

Located directly above Tavern Beach with stunning uninterrupted views over St Mawes Bay towards the Lizard Peninsula, Seacliffe Warren provides flexible and spacious accommodation for up to nine guests.

Perfect for families or groups of friends, key features of this unusual and recently refurbished property include an open plan living space complete with beamed ceilings and divided by a central feature staircase, one side offering a cosy seating area with log burning stove and the other a dining and TV viewing area. There is also a separate TV room with sofa bed and a ground floor wet room with under floor heating specifically adapted for guests with disabilities but also makes an ideal area for those returning from the beach, sailing or walking. The kitchen is fully fitted and has an Aga and there is a separate utility room. For those wanting to bring as little kit for the children as possible, a cot and highchair are available in the property.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one twin and one single bedroom, three of which are at the front of the property allowing guests to enjoy the views when lying in bed, a second shower room, a family bathroom and separate toilet.

At the rear of the property is a large garden, suitable for guests who want to bring no more than two well-behaved dogs, complete with barbecue area and garden furniture to take in the sea views.

There is parking for two cars in and in front of a garage 100 yards from the property.

Seacliffe Warren is available to rent from £699 out of season to £1999 in peak season. Short breaks are available on selected dates from February to March and October to December. A 20% discount is available for couples booking outside the peak season using one room only.

For further information visit or call 01872 264441.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Valentine’s escapes to romantic Cornwall

Waking up to stunning sea views, snuggling up in front of cosy fires and exploring some of the most romantic places come top of the list of memorable Valentine’s breaks. have a selection of fantastic value properties with all the ingredients for a loved up escape in the Duchy:

Lavinia Cottage is located in St Mawes, one of the most picturesque waterside villages in Cornwall, and even has one of the most romantic roads in the country. The historic cottage, thought to be at least 500 years old, is only yards from the sea front and has intimate, character rooms. Sleeping up to three in one double room and one single room, the cottage is available from Sunday 12 February 2012 for £429 a week.

Situated in Port Navas on the magical Helford River, famously immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her romantic novel “Frenchman’s Creek,” Polwheveral is a terraced barn conversion with wonderful views down the creek and is a stone’s throw away from the famous Duchy Oyster Farm. With reverse level accommodation, there is a south-facing open plan living room/kitchen leading to a balcony upstairs and a double and single bedroom with bathroom on the ground floor. Polwheveral is available from Friday 10 February 2012 for £349 a week.

Located by the side of a beautiful creek and surrounded by rolling countryside just outside of Truro is Bethel Cottage, a charming character cottage. Part of the famous Tregothnan Estate, its position allows guests to watch the wildlife on the incoming tide from the bedroom window or even enjoy the fantastic views from the free standing bath! Wander along the creek side path through unique plum orchards or relax beside the cosy wood-burning stove. A week’s stay from Saturday 11 February 2012 is £549 for a week (short breaks are available from £384.30).