I have just accepted a job offer in Bodmin and due to the nature of the work do not want to live there. We have looked at many places throughout Cornwall and have agreed on Newquay. Problem is we do not know the area in depth, is there areas we should avoid buying a house? I don't want to come across as snooty but want to avoid the council housing estates and bring up the kids in a nice area.
I am looking to go to Cornwall for 2 weeks in the spring of next year by myself and traveling by car. I am interested in seeing the heritage of Cornwall, as well as gardens, museums and natural sites (waterfalls, caves, woods). I am also interested in visiting towns that are 'traditionally cornish' as opposed to overly touristy. I would like to get a feel for the real Cornwall while I am there, instead of just visiting all touristy places, I would love to see Cornwalls natural beauty and learn about its heritage. Any suggestions for places to go or things to see would be much appreciated.
Heading from Bedforshire to Redruth on Saturday 31st August - anyone done this at this time of year? Im hoping it'll be quieter as right at the end of the school holidays Im happy to leave early as I really dont want to get stuck in hours of traffic... please advise!
Can anyone tell me if they have done this and is there anything I should be careful of? Also can this be done wearing sandal's or should I wear shoes? Many thanks.
I would hate to drive round the china clay area, near St Austell, not know where the best vantage point was for photographs. I have looked at some spectacular photos in books but they don't say exactly where they were taken or if there are any access restrictions. Can anyone help?
Also, is there more than one access road (gate) to the Eden Project or does everyone have to approach from the same side?
can anyone recommend where in cornwall would be suitable for hiking. unfortunately due to health reasons arent able to travel to our usual Bernese Oberland boo hoo. Also any suitable s.c apartments/cottages
I'm looking for the best place in cornwall for kids 5yrs and 6months it won't be in the school holidays and was hoping to stay in a holiday park. I have been to cornwall but only looe and liskeard and lands end which I thought was a waste of time. How is lizard point area or Penzance or st Ives for kids
Does anyone know where the Princess tenders dock in Falmouth? Is it relatively easy to get from this location to Pendennis Castle?
I currently live in gloucestershire but soon retiring and thinking of moving closer to son in Penryn. I'd be really grateful for feed back re 'good,lively friendly places to settle in Falmouth area. Am worried whole area may be dominated by the sailing fraternity/students/trippers!! Mylor bridge / Devoran /Port nevas take my fancy but also 'fancy' prices if one's not into sailing! may also consider central falmouth area Any other suggestions gratefully received
I'm going to St Ives next month (February) and am looking for the best two romantic restaurants, that specialise in seafood, people can suggest. There seems to be a wide choice but given I'm only down there for two days would like to hear people's thoughts.
OK, this may seem like a repeat of a similar question, but bear with me. We are two couples age 69/70 (but we're lively.) We want a self-catering accomodation, preferably with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (at our age we need a little more privacy). We'd really like to not have to drive on the "wrong" side of the road (to us), and thus avoid a possible accident. But we don't want to stay in too large a town and want to have access to coastal paths and beautiful scenery. We'll probably go around the second week of September.
So many of the Cornish towns look so wonderful, but I know once we get there we'll find that only a few fit the bill mentioned above. So.........what would VTers recommend? Can we find what we want in the Doc Martin town (Port something) or Mousehole? Is Penzance too big? Any advice? I've read the Cornwall section and got some very good info, just want more. Thanks.
We are staying in Porthleven (yes, again) in the near future and during the stay, we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (wedding seems like yesterday). Any ideas on a nice restaurant to have a nice meal (for 4 people! - the in-laws are with us and it will be their 48th anniversay on the same day). Oh, and we don't particularly like fish - yes, I know it is strange to go to stay in a harbrour town and its associations with sea food but we don't go for the food, well, not much anyway. Have car, willing to travel out but obviously not too far!
Thanks for any replies.
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We are staying in Porthleven (yes, again) in the near future and during the stay, we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (wedding seems like yesterday). Any ideas on a nice restaurant to have a nice meal (for 4 people! - the in-laws are with us and it will be their 48th anniversay on the same day). Oh, and we don't particularly like fish - yes, I know it is strange to go to stay in a harbrour town and its associations with sea food but we don't go for the food, well, not much anyway. Have car, willing to travel out.
Thanks for any replies.
I was wondering if anyone knows how long it would take to drive from Port Isaac to St. Ives. It will be early July and I won't be going on a weekend.
My wife and I have 2 weeks in a rental car going round the south west starting and finishing in Southampton in July before joining the Celebrity Eclipse cruise into the Baltic.
We would like any tips on routes to take and recomended B&Bs / Farm Stays along the way. We want to avoid motorways as much as posible.
We realize July is peak season so if you know of places that wont be too crowded would be great!
I'm going to Daymer Bay, Cornwall, in a couple of weeks and would love to attend a pottery class one day whilst there. I want to make something and be able to finish it and bring it home. There's very little info I can find online about 1 off classes... would anyone be able to recommend either a class or who I can contact that may be able to help?
I have a car so driving distance wont be a problem.
This summer, I am driving from London, with an overnight in Bath, and then onto Port Isaac. I will be taking the M4/M5 Route.
After a week in Port Isaac, I will be heading back to Heathrow airport for an overnight before flying out. I may drive by Stone Henge just to see it. I was wondering about taking a different driving route back to London and was wondering about taking the A303. I'd like to take my time heading back. Is there any place I should stop along the way? I know this route is longer than the M4/M5 but I've read that it's more scenic.
Any help would be much appreciated!!
I will be staying in Port Isaac for one week this summer. I will spend most of my days on the north coast but thought about doing one day trip more southwest. I have seen some pictures of beautiful beaches and I was wondering, if I am just going for the day, what would be the best area to visit for scenery (would like to visit somewhere with a nice scenic beach). Also, how long would it take to drive from Port Isaac to the suggested location?
Thanks for any ideas!
Looking for self catering accomodation in Newquay / Cornwall area. 5 / 6 adults for 4 nights. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Hi, I'd like to visit Cornwall in the spring. The only way I know of getting there would be to fly into London and take a train to Penzance. Is there an airport closer to the area that I could fly into, without it costing an arm and a leg?
Thank you for any help you could offer!
Dear Cornwall memebers,
Please help me in getting an accommodation in Cornwall area for the August bank holiday for 3 nights. We prefer the self -catering apartment as I am taking my parents this time. I see many websites, but all of them are for long breaks and everyone has hiked the price sky high. :( Everything is booked well in advance, and I think we are too late.
My wife and I are off to Cornwall in September - nothing is booked as we intend to tour-around and use B&Bs.
The only definite things on the agenda are the Eden Project and St Michaels' Mount - otherwise we will go where the fancy takes us!
I usually buy an OS Map (Ordnance Survey) of the area we stay in but because we are travelling about and have no firm destinations in-mind, it would involve buying 4 or 5 OS maps and cost rather a lot of money. Annoyingly, some of these maps are over 50% sea!
I know there are OS regional maps of National Parks etc but I cannot see one for Cornwall.
I do have a motorsists' map which will be fine for travelling, but I rather like to look at a bit more topographical detail or footpaths etc so that if we do end-up on a nice coastal path, for example, we can set-off reasonably easily.
Have any of you got any suggestions?
How long will it take to drive from St Austell to Penzance on a Sunday in early May. I have a very tight schedule to stick to but wanted to see St Michaels Mount. My dentist is from Devon and she said when she lived that way it could take a couple of hours.
I hope someone can help - I've been looking for a very simple self catering accommodation - we don't need any luxury only 2 bedrooms (2 friends) and simple facilities. Is there such an accommodation to be found? The location doesn't matter so much as we will have a car. But I don't seem to be able to find the sort of simple thing (and therefore cheaper...) I was hoping for. Any ideas? Thank you all beforehand!
On the last two weeks of June myself and my parents will be staying at the Harrington guest house in Newquay. I would like to hear from anyone else who has stayed there and what it is like? My parents are senior citizens and I read that anyone can run a six bedroomed guesthouse, and not be registered with the council or have any fire safety certificate which is a bit worrying.
Please put my mind at rest before i send off the deposite? Many thanks.
I am trying to obtain a copy of the sample menus for the above establishment as we are holidaying there in a few days time. Unfortunately my computer won't allow me to do it. Does anyone have anny suggestions on how I can obtain copies.
I've been going to Cornwall, and West Cornwall in particular, for the last 8 years. I was last there in early May and heard the new Penwith radio station. I think it's a community radio station that broadcasts online. They have some really friendly and useful content for visitors to and residents of West Cornwall as well as local info etc - plus an amazing music show called Analogue Island that seems to discover new music from around the world - stuff I've never heard on the mainstream radios.
The info online is quite scant as their website seems to be simply a front page allowing access to the station.
Does anyone know anything more about this station? Or what there plans are - is it a one short term project or is it here for good?
Aft some researching, i realised that a day trip's not enough to see the beauty of Cornwell, so i've decided to stay for 2-3 days in Cornwell. Could anyone recommand the best sights where i can see the best of corn well. I would most likely be visiting Tintagel and probably a play at Minack the open air theatre... the views i've seen on the net so far are superb! Are there any more places which i should not miss while i'm there? I was thinking of a walking tour or it would be sufficient to jus wander about myself and jus lose myself in the beauty of it all? And would it be easy to get ard in Cornwell using public transport? Cos i would not be renting a car... Thank in advance!!
I would be visiting london some time soon. And Tintagel seems like a wonderful place to visit but I've been having difficulties finding more infomation about getting there from London to Tintagel. Is a day trip enough in Tintagel?
Can't wait to visit this lovely part of the world over the Easter weekend! Trying to finalise the itinerary - have tried to group it geographically, but it's looking like there's too much to fit in.
Can you please give your opinion about what is manageable (travelling with young kids, but they are quite portable)? We're staying in the Redruth area and are focusing on the Far West areas. Interested in:
* Checking out the Towns of Penzance, St Ives, Mousehole, Land's End (quick stop at Men-an-tol) - enjoy the streets and buildings, EAT!, check out the shops
* Ancient sites: Merry Maidens, Carn Euny, maybe Chysauster?
* Minack Theatre in daytime
* St Michael's Mount - try to catch Easter Sunday Service
* Tintagel Castle, but looks like it is 1hr+ away.
* sit and stare and enjoy all of the natural beauty as well - beaches, cliffs, beautiful countryside...
SO! What can we really fit in without turning the weekend into our own amazing race? Thanks in advance!