Past meets present in stunningly scenic Cornwall. This isolated county in South West England is bounded by the Atlantic sea on the north, west and south coasts. Its a rugged county with natural grandeur and a modern tourist industry which attracts millions of visitors each year.
Being a tourist’s paradise, North Cornwall has its fair share of fantastic self-catering holiday properties including hotels, holiday homes and campsites. There are even holiday accommodation agencies to assist visitors in finding the right kind of property for their holiday. For those happy to go self-catering, there are a number of benefits associated with living in a cottage in North Cornwall compared to traditional hotels.
For a start many of the cottages are historical properties situated in stunning locations.
Nearly all of them offer unparalleled privacy and serenity so visitors can enjoy a relaxing break.
The cottages come fitted with modern facilities and the self-catering ones are no exception in this regard.
Some of the old houses are renovated and converted to boutique aparthotels which offer the best of both worlds.
Apart from being family friendly these lodgings are also pet friendly in most of the cases.
Facilities like broadband internet connectivity, satellite television etc are available.
Properties generally have their own parking spaces for guests, so you dont have to park miles away.
Many tourist accommodations are found in close proximity to the beaches.
If you are looking for an accommodation that offers slightly different setting then look no further than old granite cottages, barn conversions or family farm houses. Whether you are travelling in company of friends or with family members you will find living in these properties more comfortable and affordable than booking isolated hotel suites.
Once you have found the perfect property for your visit to Cornwall, youll want to start planning the things youd like to do on your holiday. Undoubtedly the main attraction of North Cornwall is its beaches and coastline but there are loads of other attractions to visit too.
Among the best beaches to visit in North Cornwall are Sandymouth, Duckpool and Stanbury Mouth which are good for sun bathing, taking a stroll or joining a surf lesson.
For even quieter and secluded beaches you could try Port Isaac, Bossiney Haven and Lundy Bay. Port Quinn is a lovely spot with a sheltered swimming area, which is also ideal for kayakers and sand-up-paddle-boarders.
From a historical perspective, North Cornwall was the home of the fabled city of Camelot. Tintagel Castle is often referred to as King Arthur’s castle, below which Merlin’s Cave can be seen at low tide.
Other key attractions in the area include Camel Creek Adventure Park, Bodmin Jail and the Camel Trail – a scenic, long distance cycling trail along a disused railway line.
For adventurous visitors, there are numerous ways to active in North Cornwall. Top choices include coastal walking, wild swimming, surfing and mountain biking. The adventure lovers would find hiking, cycling and kayaking interesting.
After all your sightseeing and tourist activities, youll be looking for good places to eat. The knowledge of any holiday destination cannot be complete without tasting local foods. Restaurants here are known to present mount-watering dishes to their visitors. Culinary hotspots in North Cornwall include Padstow, Polzeath and Port Issac.