Today I present you a guest blog entry by Laura, it gives us some insight about picture perfect villages to visit in Cornwall. I hope you like it as much as I did!
Sometimes the best way to really experience a new place during a holiday is to simply get lost. Too often, travelers spend all of their time seeing new places, but not really experiencing them. Cornwall is one of those places that has so much to offer its holiday visitors, but you can’t just stick to what the hotel travel brochures suggest. Cornwall is a beautiful place hiding all kinds of treasures; start with this list of perfectly picturesque villages and see where you end up.
Kingsand and Cawsand
Villages that remain practically unaltered by time, Kingsand and Cawsand are located on the Rame peninsula and are actually quite popular among tourists. Once you’ve gotten over the initial sight of these incredible villages, you might be intrigued to learn a little bit about their past filled with fishing and smuggling. Frequent winners of the “Best Kept Village” award, Kingsand and Cawsand are perfect to the last detail and have pubs, restaurants, shops, and beaches that will have you wanting to extend your holiday.
This pretty little village could easily be called the prettiest. It may be a good place to start since it is located quite close to Newquay airport but is still hidden away where most do not see it. You can spend hours taking in all that St Mawgan has to offer. There are amazing places to simply walk and take in the views, a beautiful ford to paddle your feet in, and a rather out-of-place bonsai nursery. When you need a rest, you can visit the Falcon Inn for a pint of authentic ale, delicious food, and a Cornish style welcome.
If you’re a fan (or have ever heard of) the hit television series “Doc Martin,” it’s filming location of Port Isaac may be a fun place for you to visit. It’s completely authentic look and feel make it the perfect location for many television and movie productions looking for that “Old Cornwall” touch. The classic 18th and 19th century cottages are nestled snuggly inside of a sheltered valley and the long and winding streets between shops, houses, and other locations give it that extra special something.
A traditional 14th-century fishing village, Mevagissey can only be described with one word; magical. You’ll be able to take it all in as you wander the streets and in and out of craft shops, gift shops, or while stopping for some of the best fish and chips to ever tantalize your taste buds. There are sightseeing trips available, and daring tourists can even test their fishing skills. Rent a cottage right inside the village and spend a few days to really give Mevagissey the time and attention it deserves.
If it’s history dating back to the Middle Ages doesn’t immediately draw you in, then the first glimpse of it will. Fowey is so picture-perfect that it seems like you have just jumped right into a picture on a postcard. Fowey is one village that has continued to grow and expand as the years have gone by and is still a working harbor. From the pastel, terraced homes to the endless number of galleries, restaurants, and shopping; Fowey should definitely top your list of must-see places in Cornwall.
Photo courtesy of Karen Roe
If you are thinking about visiting Cornwall England check out the Owner’s Direct website before you travel. With a wide selection of Cornish cottages available for rent you can make your experience truly traditional.