Why Choose Cornwall?
Cornwall offers a unique holiday destination it has so many world class facilities on offer, both natural and man-made.
Cornwall is famous for its natural beauty and in a relatively small area, geographically speaking, it is possible to walk through beautiful countryside and explore sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Cornwall is world famous for its rich historical scenery. Areas such as the remote Bodmin moor have famous landmarks such as Jamaica Inn.
Cornwall is also littered with buildings which describe a rich seam of social history. Once famous for tin mining, many of the mining buildings still litter the landscape , sentinels to a distant past. It is possible to go and visit some of the old tin mines – including the world famous Geevor tin mine in Pendeen near Penzance.
Of course Cornwall is probably most famous for smuggling, and old fishing villages such as Looe were often used as bases. Brother and sister Fyn and the infamous ‘black’ Joan as she was known stored smuggled goods for a fee.
In Cornwall, there are different kinds of holiday that the tourist can take in Cornwall. Cornwall is a world class eating destination so if you are looking for luxury, staying in any of the coastal towns or villages will ensure that you are near a wealth of restaurants. Having the sea as a natural larder ensures that some of the finest sea food restaurants in the world are actually in Cornwall.
Cornwall is also famous for its idiosyncratic cottages. Mostly made from slate – as this is the predominant building material that is easily available in and around the Cornish countryside, cottages in Cornwall are unique in the world. Many Cornish holiday cottages are available all year round for hire and over recent years have been brought up to a modern standard to include all mod cons whilst retaining their original features. This provides them with a unique feel that cannot be replicated in a hotel. Choosing to holiday in a Cornish cottage also offers a unique kind of flexibility – especially if you are holidaying with children – also with pets. Most Cornish holiday cottages are pet friendly – as if you choose a coastal holiday it is likely that your pet will have the advantage of a local beach to run around on (as long as you are holidaying out of peak season)
Cornish holiday cottages are not all based in coastal areas. Cornwall is of course just as famous for its inland scenery. Unlike Devon which is famous for its lush rolling countryside, Cornwall has beautiful and rugged scenery. It’s unique weather also ensures that it has some of the world’s finest gardens - including the Lost gardens of Heligan. Cornwall’s weather system means that there are plants that grow only in Cornwall and in no other area of the UK. If you are an avid horticulturalist or want to admire flora and fauna that can be found no-where else in the British Isles the best way to do this is actually by hiring a holiday cottage in Cornwall. This gives you the flexibility to explore your area at your leisure – or to make trips to specific areas to go exploring.
Of course there other obvious advantages to hiring self-catering cottages in Cornwall – especially if you have children. Going self catering gives you the advantage of being able to prepare the kinds of meals that you know your children will eat – when they usually eat. The home from home atmosphere also means that you have to worry less about the sand that is walked through the hallway. Although you will be expected to leave your cottage in a reasonable state, landlords and letting agents are well aware of the usual wear and tear symptoms and can accommodate this.
Last but not least, many self catering Cornish Cottages are situated in superb fishing villages with access to beautiful beaches and wonderful pubs and eateries. This is the best way of soaking up the unique Cornish atmosphere!