My family and I have stayed at several private holiday cottages in Cornwall. The first was in Looe on the south coast where we spent an interesting few days simply enjoying the village itself. The many shops and pubs there kept us amused for the whole holiday. The village is split into two halves, East and West Looe by a small bridge that sits in front of a car park that is usually bursting at the seams. This a good point when you rent private holiday cottages in Cornwall always ask about parking.
In Looe lots of the properties don´t have a place for your car and you could find yourself having to take on expensive off road parking. Parking spaces in Looe are like gold dust and therefore highly priced. Looe has a small beach that gets quite full on a sunny summers day and at weekends, as does the town itself. For the people that live there full time that aren´t involved in the tourist industry it must be very frustrating during peak season. If you do not like crowds the summer season the Looe is not for you. However you may like to take your private holiday cottages in Cornwall during the spring or autumn when the crowds thin out and the tourism frenzy that occurs during July and August cools down a little.
One other item about Looe is the fishing trips, we took a day trip out on a small mackerel fishing boat and had a great time. For the more adventurous and those with deeper pockets there are shark fishing trips. Nowadays these sharks have a certain amount of protection because sharks in the area were fished almost out of existence so today the worst that happens is that if you should catch a shark, it is tagged on its dorsal fin and then released back into the wild.
After the holiday in Looe we decided the next year we would try the private holiday cottages in Cornwall again but this time on Bodmin Moor. This was completely opposite to our previous time in Cornwall. We found ourselves in the small hamlet of St Neot. Here we found the locals friendly not that they weren’t in Looe but nobody was trying to sell us anything. We bought a map and went on daily walks to the neighbouring villages. You do have to be a bit careful in the off season though, as the Moor is notorious for cloaking itself in fog that is so thick you can ´stir it´ as the locals say. If you should stray off the beaten track there are treacherous bogs that are to be avoided at all cost and should you get wet hypothermia is more than a worry. If you don´t know where you are and cannot find help quickly you will be in real trouble. Anyway that is a downside to the Moor that we didn´t come across as we had a wonderful time. Children would probably not be too happy with a Moorland holiday the pursuits are more, I feel for the adult. However not everybody´s children are the same, yours may take to a holiday on Bodmin Moor like fish to water.
We visited Cardinham, St Cleer and Bolventor during our stay and had a morning at the markets in Lauceston which made for an interesting day. If you have a dog or two and do not fancy paying out for expensive kennel fees I am certain that they would love to tag along. Bodmin Moor is custom built for the dog owner. Check with the cottage owner first though, the last thing you need when starting a holiday with your pet is to be told that they and therefore you will not be made welcome.
Another area where private holiday cottages in Cornwall are hired on a regular basis is Newquay. Here, with regard to tourism you will find yourself somewhere between the two holiday types that I mentioned earlier. Newquay is without doubt the tourist capital of Cornwall and there are a large amount of private holiday cottages in Cornwall available to rent for a week or two. More tourists visit Newquay than anywhere but Newquay is geared up for it and unlike Looe is a much larger resort. Looe had tourism thrust upon it whereas Newquay has encouraged the yearly summer influx and due to the large number of hotels in the resort it is also moving into marketing holidays for the Christmas period to maximise income. Of course Newquay is also the capital for surfing in the UK with hundreds of people coming into the resort daily to hone their skills on the lofty waves that bound into the shore from the Atlantic Ocean. Fistral beach overlooked by the Atlantic, and Fistral Bay Hotels is a Mecca to the experienced surfer and many world event competitions are held here. Top surfers from all over the globe enter these and bring much needed revenue to the resort.
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Private holiday cottages in Cornwall do very well during these competitions as do all the hotels and boarding houses. Many of these surfers come in teams and private holiday cottages in Cornwall are ideal for these small groups as opposed to the hotels where privacy is a little more hard to come by whereas the cottages give a more homely feel to them. If you feel you would like to join in during theses competitions you will need to book your holiday very early as these private holiday cottages in Cornwall will be in short supply to say the very least.
As well as the surfing which of course gives an important source of income to the resort Newquay offers an excellent variety of nightlife. There are several clubs that are designed for all age groups, These range from ´ The Blue Lagoon ´ aimed at teenagers to ´ The Tall Trees ´ night club which attracts an older age group.
There is such a variety of locations in Cornwall that wherever you choose your private holiday cottages in Cornwall, as long as you book early and do your homework on your chosen resort you will have a great time.