Thursday, 9 January 2014

St Valentine's day in Cornwall

With Valentine's Day this year falling on a Friday it's the perfect opportunity to book a surprise break away. Coinciding with February half term for many schools, you may wish to combine your holiday to provide something perfect for the whole family. 


With more than 350 cottages to choose from, where do you start? Well, we have helpfully labeled our properties with to help you choose:

Romantic Holiday Cottages:
We can offer you more than 70 which we feel are romantic. Whether they are cosy little get-a-ways, or have dramatic views, or just offer that extra little something. Our list is by no means definitive so if nothing grabs your eye you can choose properties based on location or facilities on our website at anytime.

Couple only Discounts:
These properties offer a low occupancy discount for using just the one bedroom in larger properties. This is often an excellent way to treat yourself (or your loved one) to a little extra at a reduced rate. Some of our much larger properties offer discounts for up to 4 people in two bedrooms, so worth having a look even if you're bring the little ones.

Luxury Holiday Cottages:
If you're looking to truly impress then take a look at these. Many of our luxury properties still come at a perfectly affordable rate, and others are well worth the extra pennies. From properties with unrivalled views from which to sit and drink champagne, to those with private hot tubs or swimming pools. 

Once you've found your perfect cottage, what else? Well you'll need flowers and somewhere great to eat out...

There are many local businesses who can supply local flowers, here are two who grow and sell their own products: Tregothnan, specialise in sourcing local flowers and mixing with their own foliage. Fentongollan Farm, grow locally bred daffodils and can post simple splashes of colour to fill several vases! Do please note you must be present to received deliveries at your cottage, and we can't guarantee what sort of vases any cottage may provide. Best to take your own just in case! 

If you're looking for a Michelin star then the best place to eat out is the Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho (booking early highly advisable). The Idle Rocks in St Mawes is newly refurbished and offers that extra something. For more of a Bistro style menu, Sam's in the City has recently opened in Truro and we had just the best Christmas lunch here so can thoroughly recommend. Rick Stein can offer you a very fishy menu in Padstow and Jamie Oliver is cooking up a school in Watergate Bay. 

For more information on places to eat and things to do visit our Holidays in Cornwall page on our website.


Monday, 6 January 2014

Summer Holidays 2014 Cornwall

Summer 2014 is looking to be a fantastic year in Cornwall. Following on from the success of 2013, the growth in the economy and all fingers crossed for another sunny summer, we're very excited to be welcoming you all to Cornwall soon. 

Cornwall has so much to offer the visitor, whether it's your first visit to the region or you're a regular on our cliff paths. Here's a couple of our must visit regions:


Famous for it's big harbour and long beaches, it is an incredibly popular destination. The harbour holds the National Maritime Museum Cornwall as well as welcoming many visiting cruise ships each year. Pendennis Castle sits at the top of the headland with fantastic views across the water to St Mawes and the Roseland to the left and Helford River to the right.

Potentially one of the most picturesque areas in Cornwall. The Roseland is home to many small coastal villages, with several fantastic beaches and pubs and restaurants. The Hidden Hut at Portscatho combines both these features in one unique package. 

We have a large number of pet friendly properties here in Cornwall. What better way to explore the region than with your trusty hound. Many of the pubs in the region also welcome well behaved pets. 

There are numerous activities and exhibits designed to keep the younger members of your party thoroughly entertained during even the dampest of summers. Our website has a host of information in our Holidays in Cornwall section.

For a full list of all we can offer for Summer Holidays 2014 in Cornwall do visit our website: www.CornwallsCottages.co.uk


Cosawes Barton Holiday Cottages Cornwall

Cosawes Barton near Falmouth won Highly Commended in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013 and are now adding a third wonderful barn conversion to their site. 

Carvosso Mill and Tremayne Barn have been welcoming happy guests since May 2013 and have achieved so much in such a short space of time. The Linhay at Cosawes has been in operation since May 2014. The site also benefits from a shared outdoor children's climbing frame and indoor games room. They are also introducing chickens to the holiday cottage family, hoping to welcome guests with fresh eggs daily.


The cottages are pet friendly, sleep up to 6 people each and are ideally located for exploring either the south coast of Cornwall, specifically the Falmouth area, or nipping up to the dramatic north coast. They are located between Falmouth and Truro and the Roseland Peninsula is in easy reach via the King Harry Ferry. 

The grounds of Cosawes Barton open up to the public for select days throughout the year, welcoming National Garden Scheme visitors. The grounds are a wonderful site and well worth a visit. The owners really do everything they can to make your stay wonderful.

To book any of these wonderful properties and read all the great reviews, please see the below links:

Carvosso Mill
Tremayne Barn
The Linhay at Cosawes 

If you're interested in staying in any of our properties near Falmouth, please click here. For a full list of all our cottages see our website www.CornwallsCottages.co.uk.