Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Top 5 Reasons Why Cornwall Holiday Cottages Offer The Best Rural Escape

For centuries Cornwall was a land apart from the rest of Britain, with its own language, dress and folklore and the beautiful Tamar River forming a natural border. Today we speed there with ease, but Cornwall still gives that magical feeling of escaping from the rest of the world, with the thrill of leaving the pressures of modern living behind for a while.

We’ve picked out the five main reasons we think Cornwall holiday cottages offer the best rural escape – not a simple thing to do from a land with myriad delights. See if you agree …

1. The holiday cottages. Cornwall holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve traditional cottages in pretty fishing villages, swish penthouse apartments and rambling country houses with smuggling history. Whether it’s a simple romantic break, a family summer holiday that dreams are made of, or a jolly gathering of friends – there are holiday cottages in Cornwall for all.

2. The beaches. At over 250 miles, Cornwall has more coastline than any other county and its beaches are amongst the best in the world. Hidden coves surprise you and great stretches of sand glow, all edged by azure sea. Many are dog friendly, promising fun and larks for four-legged friends staying in our dog friendly holiday cottages.

3. The activities. A rural escape doesn’t necessarily mean lounging (although we all love a bit of that!), especially when the great outdoors is so inviting. Walking the iconic South West Coast Path, surfing, coasteering, SUPing, even swimming on horseback, recharges your batteries and sends you home buzzing.

4. The places to visit. History, heritage, culture and sheer quirkiness – Cornwall has them all in spades! From iconic landmarks like St Michael’s Mount and the Eden Project to the Minack Theatre and a profusion of art galleries, there’s so much to explore. And for the ultimate escape, the great gardens are places to lose yourself in and dream. This is a county of surprises and revelations which stay with you long after you leave your Cornwall holiday cottage.

5. The food and drink. A cottage holiday in Cornwall isn’t complete without the gastronomic adventure! The food and drink are fresh, bountiful and delicious and after buying fish direct from the boats, supermarket shopping is never the same again. A feast fit for kings can be whipped up at a self catering holiday cottage in Cornwall. Or welcoming pubs and award-winning restaurants tempt you to dine out – top chefs are flocking here for our fantastic produce.