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Old 21-05-2018, 10:38 PM   #1
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Ideas for holiday in Cornwall

Never been so would appreciate your recommendations
Just me and the missus Aug this year.
We are fit and healthy and enjoy the outdoors.
Need parking for a car.
Love being around boats and harbours/mariners.
Decent quality accommodation but prefer not to be on caravan park or similar. Something private really.
We are 40 something’s and enjoy good food and drink but can’t pull off clubbing any more
Fire away please chaps.
We did Sussex last year roaming about in mixed weather and it was one of our best holidays.
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Old 21-05-2018, 11:53 PM   #2
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We stayed in a village on the north Cornwall coast in a town called Portreath. Its about 30 miles from Lands End. We stayed with Hoseason's in a lodge. they do 2 and 3 upside down lodges (lounge upstairs) complete with your own Jacuzzi. Also onsite parking for 2 cars for the bigger lodges. Even though it's on site, its quite exclusive and private.

The village is on the beach (quite a small bay - no marina) but its a VERY steep walk into/out of town and about 0.75 miles away. Loads of great cycling routes plus horse riding and other outdoor stuff to do. Our only negative was the pool was fairly busy especially with kids when the school holidays started.

All in all, its a very picturesque and quiet place - we will definitely go back again in a year or two but probably out of season

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Old 22-05-2018, 06:36 AM   #3
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We stayed in a cottage in the village of Illogan, just up the road from Portreath. Naff all there but the lane past where we stayed was very popular with walkers and Portreath itself is a good 3 miles or so walk away. It was very peaceful, sparse facilities but then it’s just a bed for the night. Close to the A30 without it being intrusive.
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Old 22-05-2018, 10:45 PM   #4
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Stayed in Mullion last year at February half term - weather was excellent and loads of brilliant coastal walks, Lizard, Bude etc. Not too busy either and St Ives was well worth a visit too. Shame it's so far away from us but I really liked it.
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Old 23-05-2018, 09:19 AM   #5
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we'd love to holiday in the UK with the pups but its cheaper to go abroad!

looking at 10/11 nights in cornwall early july and its £100 a night minium for s/c. guarantee me the weather and i'd pay it but paying £2k with spends min to be cold and miserable is to much. i can be cold and miserable at home for free!
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Old 23-05-2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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Gorran Haven may be worth checking out, although we've not been for years. Quiet little village and with a large beach and a smaller secluded haven next to it accessible by some cliff steps. Not far from the quaint little port of Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Helligan which make for a nice walk.

Kind of place that used to have Cornish pasties in people's open street level windows and an honesty box next to it.
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Old 23-05-2018, 09:55 AM   #7
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I’d recommend a visit to the Bedruthan Steps, on the north coast a little way east of Newquay. It’s a stand-out natural coastal feature, but watch out for the incoming tide as it moves fast and the beach is flat.
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We stay in Crantock, just outside Newqauy every year, beautiful beach, couple of nice pubs and easy to get to other things around as it's not overly secluded.

A personal favourite of ours is to head to Healey's cider farm, it's the birthplace of the (in)famous Rattler cider and the Healey's that started it were the grandchildren of Donald Healey, so theres a few nice classics in the foyer!
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Old 23-05-2018, 08:58 PM   #9
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The gwel an mor site at portreath is great, albeit expensive! Lots of costal walks as you head down towards the hayle way. Which in turn can take you to st Ives, st just, lands end, sennen... Have a search for those and see what you think!

Bedruthan steps is a great shout, great looking area!

Boats etc you'd be looking at Falmouth as you then have budock, port navis and the entire helford river at your doorstep. Endless walks over there!
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We stayed in sennen cove earlier this year. Was good.
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