Thursday, 29 January 2009

New cottage near St Ives

Right down at the far end of Cornwall is St Ives. It’s a very popular and very attractive old small fishing town that’s become popular with artists. The town is nearly surrounded (it’s almost an island) by superb beaches - some great for surfing, some sheltered. It has narrow, cobbled streets, alleyways, slate-hung cottages, lots of hanging flower baskets and the splendid Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth’s studio (lovely garden with her sculpture). There’s a beautiful harbour and a leisure centre with an indoor pool. It’s easy to get to because it’s on the railway and there’s a stop right behind Station Beach at Carbis Bay – quite something to take the train to the beach! Further out of town there are superb cliff/headland walks west to Zennor, and far beyond. 2 miles away is an excellent golf course and Penzance from where you can get the helicopter to the Isles of Scilly is 9 miles away. Land’s End (beautiful drive, beautiful view, shame about the ‘attraction’) is about 16.
This cute little bolthole is about 2 miles out of Carbis Bay. It’s ‘deep in spring flower-filled Cornish hedgerow lanes’ – sounds lovely. Prices start at £243 for a party of 4 for a week.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Lord of the Manor

If you can get away at short notice and fancy a bit of ‘Lord of the Manor’ then look at this! Was £1331 for a week, now £532. Sleeps 16. Details here. That’s an unbelievable £34 per head for a week’s holiday. A review of this magnificent house and the great time had by those who stayed there recently appears here.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Holiday cottages special offer

Hi, welcome to our blog. Get off to a good start by looking at some holiday cottages on our website. Special offers are updated daily. Top of the list at the moment is a pretty thatched cottage in Manaton. Sleeps 6 - £261 for the week. That's got to be great value. More tomorrow!!