Thursday, 27 February 2014

Things to do in Truro, Cornwall

We are very lucky at Cornwalls Cottages to have our offices based in the beautiful cathedral city of Truro. Actually we can look out of the window and see the three magnificent spires towering over the city centre.

Truro has managed to retain its charm with lovely cobbled streets and parts of the centre are a car free zone. Strolling down Pydar Mews is such a treat where fabulous gifts and jewellery can be had or wandering through Walsingham Place with its beautiful Georgian terrace.

Not only does Truro have many of the usual high street chain stores (M&S, Debenhams, The White Company, Monsoon etc) we also have a unique blend of boutique and independent shops. For those of us lucky enough to work here we are surrounded by a city steeped in history, architecture, art, culture, bars and restaurants.

Every Wednesday there is a Farmers Market on Lemon Quay with some amazing stores offering olives, to curry, a fishmonger and freshly baked breads, pasties and cakes.

We had our best ever staff party at Sams in the City who offered a fantastic menu with great food, and we've all been back with friends and family. There are coffee shops galore, pubs and restaurants like Chantek an award winning Thai restaurant and the Falmouth Bay Seafood CafĂ© offering a champagne, oyster and seafood bar. Not to mention Manning’s that have a fabulous cocktail menu. We can thoroughly recommend the mojito’s.

There is more than enough to keep you busy for a day in Truro. Catch a play, ballet or musical at The Hall for Cornwall or wander through the Royal Cornwall Museum for a touch of art or to see the remains of an Egyptian mummy. Visit our Victoria Gardens at the foot of the viaduct complete with its own bandstand and fountain or catch glimpses of the Allen River behind the Cathedral and St Mary’s street.

Why not stay at one of our many lovely properties situated in and around Truro and take advantage of all this beautiful city has to offer. See our website for more details.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Park, Morgan Porth, Cornwall

The Park at Morgan Porth have been receiving some wonderful reviews from our guests so we thought we'd tell you a bit more about them. We have 40 different properties to offer you at The Park, all benefiting from the use of some wonderful facilities right on site. 

If you're looking for a self catering holiday where you don't have to cook then look no further. The Park Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and early evening dinner, perfect for when you're looking for a night off cooking. This is all on the same site so all within walking distance. The also offer a special menu for children, as well as being open for coffee and cake throughout the day. It's a great place to meet friends and family who are also staying in the area.

Relax in the indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room, send the hubby and the dog on the Coastal Cliff paths, and pop the children in the Kids Club (School holidays only). What more could you want? Oh an outdoor heated pool during the summer season, and an outdoor play area? Yep they've got them too. 

The site can offer eco-lodges and terraces, luxury houses and lodges, Superior and Classic Terraces as well as Summer Houses. Many are pet friendly and many come with a private hot tub (or two!)

Here's a review from Windsong one of the Luxury Houses, which sleeps up to 10 people:
"Despite the most incredible stormy weather we enjoyed a fabulous New Year at Windsong. The teenagers loved the den and we all enjoyed the hot tub. Our terrier had the most wonderful time on the beach and in better weather would have used the dog run outside. The house was well equipped, warm and cosy and a perfect place for a family get together. The Cafe and swimming pool at The Park were also a hit with the whole group. Highly recommended whatever the time of year!"

Many thanks to the Major family for reviewing their stay. We do hope you come back soon, maybe when Cornwall isn't underwater!!

Another review for you this time for Koweth which is a Superior Terrace sleeping up to 4:
"We stayed over New Year. The location of the resort is amazing, near a beautiful beach. The resort is well run and well equipped with a super cafe (great food) and a great indoor swimming pool. The cottage itself was a little dated but it was also better value than some of the more modern ones. Inside however everything was super - big bath towels on heated rails, comfy modern beds with lovely linen, well equipped kitchen, TV + VCT, good heating."

For more information and to book one of these wonderful properties please see our website for details. They are incredibly popular properties even out of season due to the wonderful facilities they offer. To avoid disappointment, see the full range of properties here.