Olde English Tudor Inn
The beautiful county of Cornwall in the far south west of England is a magnet for tourists and holidaymakers with its fabulous beaches, surfing spots, incredible views, cliff top walks, historic landmarks and a landscape of immense diversity all supported by a pleasantly mild climate. Visitors are not only spoilt for choice on destination, but also on accommodation, with some wonderful old English guest houses, cottages and hotels at their disposal.
Charms of the Cottage
For many when re-visiting cornwall luxury cottages make the ideal base from which to explore the splendour of the county. Two popular such places are Tregeraint House, a charming, traditional cottage close to Zennor overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The small town is a haven for walkers, bird watchers and archaeologists, with an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep. Ivy Cottage in the unspoilt world heritage village of Luxulyan, close to the surfing resort of Newquay, is an 18th century low beamed cottage that just demands repeat visits.
If on the other hand, for those making a first time trip to Cornwall luxury cottages in remote areas are not the ideal, then perhaps the remarkable Tregenna Castle close to St Ives, will tick all the boxes. Within its 72 acre grounds are self catering cottages, together with converted stables and a lavish 80 room hotel that boasts heated pools and sub tropical private gardens. All this just a stroll from a labyrinth of cobbled lanes in the old fisherman's quarter of the town.
Be our guest
Also in the vicinity of St Ives is Thurlestone guest house, a granite building dating back to 1845 and full of character, it has a perfect mixture of charm and history. Slightly older, Cornerways guest house sits just 50 yards from the harbour and provided visitors with a perfect location to see the town and surrounding areas. A few miles further on is the 740 years old Tinners Arms, with many original features still intact. Next door is a Grade II listed building known as the White House, which itself is 175 years old, and has two tastefully restored rooms that provide a marvellous setting for any stay.
Inn the right place
Staying on the pub theme, the Ship Inn in the traditional fishing village of Mousehole, a couple of miles out of Penzance, sits on the harbour with great views out to sea and history on every corner. The Victoria Inn sits in another tiny village close to Penzance, in the quaint Perranuthnoe. It is said to be the oldest Inn in Cornwall dating right back to the 12th century and offers excellent accommodation, winning awards for its dining experience. The Old Success Inn is a magnificent 17th century fisherman's Inn, which has been able to retain its character despite some modernisation. It sits upon Sennan Cove, one of Cornwall's most impressive bays, with fine sandy beaches and vivid blue sea overlooking England's only cape, Cape Cornwall.
The Cornish experience
Whichever type of accommodation a visitor decides to use anywhere in Cornwall, they will be guaranteed first class hospitality, stunning scenery and above all a memorable experience that will undoubtedly draw them back to the county time and again.