Planning a ‘staycation’ this year? You don’t need to go far to enjoy beautiful beaches, stunning views and renowned restaurants. Filled with culture, natural beauty and exciting watersports, there is something to suit everyone, and there’s no better way to take it all in than a cosy self-catered cottage, for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. To help you get the best out of Cornwall, check out our top tips:
Indulge your tastebuds in beautiful Padstow
The traditional fishing port of Padstow is one of the most character-filled spots in Cornwall – with soft, sandy beaches all around, you’ll never be far from the perfect place to enjoy the sun, and with a stark, rugged coastline overhead, Padstow boasts some incredible views. From the comfort of your self-catered home, you can check out the breath-taking scenery around the town using the gorgeous walking and cycling trails, the most famed of which is the renowned Camel trail.
Padstow’s particular coastal location also makes it a dream for foodies – and the host of celebrity chefs in the region will leave you spoilt for choice. Rick Stein cooks up delectable fresh seafood from the rich, local shores, while Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen also makes a memorable night out. Don’t forget to check out the smaller locals either – take a break from an invigorating walk at one of the many local cafés and enjoy a tempting cream tea, as well as beach side eateries, for traditional and contemporary seaside fare.
Cultural treasures uncovered in Fowey
Don’t be fooled by the sleepy, picture-postcard pretty scenery of the medieval town of Fowey – this Cornish gem is packed with history, excitement and attractions of every kind. With several cottages in and near to Fowey, you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore the town and its surrounding attractions. Culture lovers will enjoy the variety of galleries and local stores nearby – showcasing some of the best in local talent. Plus with the world-famous Eden Project just seven miles from Fowey, you’ll love exploring the dazzling array of botanical beauty on display.
Fowey also holds a special event for literary types – with its annual Daphne du Maurier festival; you’ll find the town comes alive with special readings, celebrity guests and intriguing entertainment in honour of the classic thriller writer. Taking place every year in May, it’s an event not to be missed.
Find breathtaking excitement at Bude
If ‘taking it easy’ is not your thing, then Bude is the place for you. Packed to the brim with watersports of all varieties, Bude has a great range of activities for all ages. Whatever the weather, you’ll want to head out bright and early to make the most of Bude’s offerings.
Bude is renowned amongst surfers and watersports fans – whether you’re an experienced pro or a beginner, you’ll find a great range of resources to help you get out on the waves. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try your hand at kayaking and canoeing, rock climbing and mountain-boarding. If you really want to get the adrenalin going, then you can’t miss out on zorbing down hills at mind-blowing speeds!
Whether you’re a foodie or a sports fan, you’ll have a fantastic time in this coastal gem. Discover more about our stunning range of self-catered cottages across Cornwall and find your perfect location.