It’s fair to say that in the past many English holiday makers chose to fly to overseas coastal resorts as some of the coastlines in England did not provide an ideal holiday location and just simply were not up to scratch. This was never the case in Cornwall, which is why tourists return year after year to enjoy one of the most beautiful coastlines in England.
Coastal cottages in Cornwall take your holiday experience to yet another level by providing a vast range of high quality accommodation, so along with an idyllic coastal location, Cornwall has it all.
Holiday trends have, however, changed recently with the ever increasing popularity of stay-at home tourism, so as well as overseas visitors, Cornwall provides an ideal holiday location for British people too. Cornwall has won the British Travel Award for the Top UK Holiday Destination for three years in a row and once you have visited, you will definitely understand why. Cornwall has approximately 400 miles of continuous coastline, the longest stretch in Britain. Many coastal cottages in Cornwall are dotted all along this amazing coastline and you will not be disappointed with its unspoilt natural beauty.
Booking coastal cottages in Cornwall could not be easier. Simply type the words ‘coastal cottages Cornwall’ into your favourite search engine, e.g. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. and you will find at your fingertips a huge variety of cottages available to rent. If you are looking for a fisherman’s cottage in a Cornish cove, or a cottage with an open fire which overlooks the beach, you will find it!
Coastal cottages in Cornwall provide an ideal base for the fantastic array of activities available. There is something for everybody of all age groups and capabilities, so when searching for coastal cottages in Cornwall, research some of the many outdoor pursuits on offer. If you are a surfer, or a beachcomber, you will not be disappointed with Cornwall’s spectacular coastline. The wide sandy beaches, fishing coves, harbours, soaring cliffs, amazing wildlife, and fantastic surf beaches provide a fantastic playground for holidaymakers.
Cornwall’s long stretch of continuous coastline has played a vital part in the county’s history. There are many tales of smuggling, shipwrecks, mining, fishing and lighthouses, which add to its colourful historic past. There are numerous places of interest to visit, so when searching for coastal cottages in Cornwall, take the time to find out about museums and other historical places that are well worth a visit.
Cornwall used to rely heavily on mining, which is an area of Cornwall’s past that I find particularly interesting. All the mines are now closed in Cornwall, the last being South Crofty which closed in 1998. When booking coastal cottages in Cornwall, search the Internet for mining sites which are incredibly interesting to visit, and discover the history of the hard and brutal lives of the Cornish miners. A man quite often started working in the mines at the age of 12, and as diseases were rife, rarely continued working in the mines beyond the age of 40. Chimney stacks and tumbled down engine houses now form part of the Cornish landscape, many of which are situated along the coastline. In its heyday, Cornwall, along with Devon, provided nearly all of the United Kingdom’s tin, copper and arsenic. It’s said that the Cornish pasty is linked with miners, as it was easy to carry and the pastry crust would protect the contents from getting contaminated by their toxic fingers. The contents of the pasties were traditionally meat and vegetables at one end and something sweet at the other; the pastry would be discarded.
The wildlife in Cornwall is spectacular and when booking coastal cottages in Cornwall, I would highly recommend that you search the Internet for information on wildlife reserves and guided tours that are available. The coastal areas host a huge variety of wildlife including dolphins, basking sharks, seals, peregrine falcons, choughs and masses of rare wild flowers. There are wildlife boat trips available, which is a great way to take in the spectacular sights of the Cornish coast, and when booking coastal cottages in Cornwall, search the Internet for details on these trips.
If being on the water is not for you, walking along the coast is another great way to take in the beautiful coastlines. There are easily accessible footpaths and maps are available to buy to help you along your way. Quite often you will find a delightful pub or restaurant during your walk, which enables you to relax a while and enjoy some fine Cornish cuisine. When staying at coastal cottages in Cornwall, upon arrival your hosts will be more than happy to recommend local places to visit and the best routes to walk. They might even lend you a flask!
Coastal Cottages In Cornwall: A Holidaymakers Dream!
For a special Christmas break, Cornwall is the ideal location. Picture a storm lashed beach, with the winter winds howling, and you are snuggled up in front of a roaring open fire in one of the many coastal cottages in Cornwall. There is so much to do in Cornwall during this festive season and you will really enjoy the true spirit of Christmas. The Eden project provides a wonderful Christmas experience with its ice skating rink and Cornish Christmas carols and the Padstow Christmas festival is truly magical. Fowey Christmas market is a great way to get into the festive spirit, with Santa arriving by boat, a fantastic market, carol singing, lots of entertainment and a delicious hog roast. Newquay has its traditional 12 days of Christmas festival with an abundance of craft making, entertainment and live music. Christmas and the New Year is a great time to explore Cornwall with its empty beaches, and welcoming inns with log fires.
Cornwall is truly a holidaymaker’s dream. With its fascinating history, culture, beautiful countryside and stunning coastlines, Cornwall provides the perfect holiday destination. Coastal cottages in Cornwallprovide fantastic self catering holidays to suit absolutely everyone, from basic cottages to luxury five star properties. If you plan to book a fantastic British coastal holiday, then Cornwall is definitely for you. Search for coastal cottages in Cornwall for a unique holiday you will never forget.