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Cornish Crabbing

April 4, 2016 No Comments

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Crabs are bizarre little creatures. Their hard shells and snippy pincers should instill a sense of fear in children, but instead they’re endlessly fascinating, funny little things. From their rock pool habitats to their sideways crab walk, they are the main event when rock pooling and the star of coastal exploration.

Crabbing is a truly British Seaside activity that keeps the children occupied and is surprisingly addictive for the adults. It’s the stuff of childhood nostalgia: fun, daring and occasionally hair raising.

It’s more fun in the sun, but crabs can be caught all day long and all year round. All you need is a bucket, a line, something to weight it and some bait: we have it on good authority that crabs are bacon fiends, so a try tying some to the end of your line.

There are loads of great crabbing spot around our Cornish Holiday Cottages. The most well known spot is down at the Pandora Inn, at the end of their pontoon. Sit down and have a pint while the children occupy themselves with the crustaceans.
Crabs like to hide and they tend to live in places where there is plenty of cover from rocks, seaweed or other structures. Favourite hideouts include around piers and harbour walls, and on beaches with larger rocks and stones. So if you are anywhere that meets these conditions grab your bucket and bacon and start crabbing.

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Cornish Holiday Cottages’ Top Crabbing Locations

1.    The Harbour! There are many quays in Falmouth with perfect spots for doing a bit of crabbing.

2.    The Pandora Inn at Mylor, enjoy delicious food on the pontoon and you can crab while you wait. Crabbing lines and bait are sold inside.

3.    Castle Beach, get your hands dirty at low tide and enjoy some rock pooling.

4.    Flushing Quay, enjoy the views of Falmouth from Flushing.

5.    Mylor Quay, the perfect spot for sitting and relaxing by the quay.

6.    Helford Passage, the rocky beach is the perfect spot for crab hunting.

The most important thing to consider when crabbing is the safety and happiness of the crabs themselves. These handy tips from the good people at gonecrabbing.co.uk have created a great guide to crabbing aimed at children and this handy dos and don’ts list:

Don’t …. put too many crabs in one bucket. Stick to 10 per pail
Do …. add rocks and seaweed to the bucket to help replicate the crab’s natural environment and reduce stress
Don’t …. keep them all day long – return them to sea
Do …. change the water every 10 minutes to avoid asphyxiation. Only keep the crabs in sea water.
Don’t …. store your bucket in the sun
Don’t …. use a line with a hook on. Either tie your bacon on or use an old pair of tights/bit of net to hold your bacon in.
Do …. hold your crab correctly – gently hold it either side of its shell or pick it up with one finger on top of the shell and one finger underneath – avoiding the claws though!
Do …. remove any crabs which are fighting – male crabs tend to be more aggressive than the ladies.
Do …. remember to take all your equipment and rubbish home with you.
Do … go crabbing. When done responsibly, crabbing is an excellent way to introduce children to the marine ecology.

Cottages with an Aga

March 16, 2016 No Comments

They’re not really about cooking, are they? They’re about lifestyle – welly clad youngsters drying socks on the handles, dog baskets nestled against their edges and as a grandiose conversation piece at the centre of the kitchen. There’s nothing like the charm of an Aga.

Cornish Holiday Cottages knows that it’s great to have a new gadget to play with on holiday and for families that seem to spend their time congregating in the kitchen, rather than the lounge there’s no better gadget than an Aga. But the first time I lived in a house with an Aga I was so scared of its hulking iron that for weeks we lived off microwave meals. They’re actually easier to use as a conventional oven, all the knobs have gone for a start. Not only that but everything that came out of it was utterly delectable. The deep, thick walls of the double ovens produced an incredibly unctuous pork shoulder and the spongiest of cakes.

Like any converts, we were evangelical and bored our friends rigid with tales of roast chickens, the fluffiest of jacket potatoes and trancendent toast.
It is the most straightforward, responsive, forgiving cooker you will ever use. Just think of the Aga as a normal cooker, with two hot plates and four ovens, which just happen to be on constantly, with the ovens set at constant temperatures suitable for all types of cooking.

If you enjoy slow-cooked food, just leave your favourite dish in the appropriate oven, head off for a long coastal walk, visit a country garden, an atmospheric ruin or a bustling market town and when you return…perfection. And the kitchen will have a cosiness that no electric fan oven or gas burner can even hold a candle to.

 

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Primrose Cottage
Primrose really puts the cottage into Cornish Holiday Cottages. There are so many features that set this old cottage apart it’s hard to know where to start. Positioned at the end of a lane you’ll not be interrupted in your peaceful idyll. An outside shower takes the fuss out of dog washing and wetsuit rinsing, whilst the low beamed ceilings and vintage furnishings create a provincial cosiness inside. The kitchen is full of vibrant colours, one wall dominated by a large granite hearth, and built into the hearth is its Aga.

 

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Ridifarne
Inhabiting one of the best spots on the Helford river, Ridifarne has the country kitchen. From the farmhouse dining table and rustic fittings to the Aga itself (which is infact a new electric Aga) it has an informal feel at odds with the spectacular gardens and estuary vista. A cottage perfect for a large family holiday.

 

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Trolver
At the end of Tolver’s kitchen perches a high shelf laden with pots and pans dangling from hooks. Along with the shining black Electric Everhot they create an image straight out of Country Living. With views onto Restronguet Creek, the village of Feock within walking distance and Falmouth and Truro both within 15 minutes drive, Trolver is well situated for exploring Cornwall.

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Selangor

Nestled in the kitchen the Aga really is the heart of the home here at Selangor. The open plan kitchen/dining means cooking your meals here can be quite sociable. On the Helford River it’s just a 5 minute stroll down to Helford Passage beach.

Cottages near award winning pubs

March 9, 2016 No Comments

We go on holiday to relax, to saunter, to wander and to lounge. And there’s nothing like a good pub to saunter into, relax and lounge around in.

A good pub is a great place to soak up some atmosphere, get in touch with local culture (or local beer) and watch the world go by. We all have our favourite pubs here at Cornish Holiday Cottages; my personal favourite is The Front in Falmouth. It’s a vibrant local pub down on the waterfront an ever revolving selection of beers and ciders.

But we’re not here to talk about our favourites. There are award winning pubs within a stone’s throw – or a tipsy totter – of our holiday homes. These are the sort of pubs that our guests seek out before they ever cross the Cornish border. They are pubs that have history, individuality and excellent food. They have roaring fires in the corner, friendly staff and a fine selection of local ales, spirits and wines to choose from.

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Down on the banks of Restronguet Creek sits the Pandora Inn. Stepping into the 13th Century thatched building is like stepping back in time. Low beamed ceilings, crooked flagstone floors and warming fires create a cosy atmosphere inside;  whilst outside, a long pontoon stretches over the water for languid summer drinking.

That’s without mentioning their fantastic grub. Steamed mussels, fish and chips and doorstop sandwiches are the order of the day.

Nominated for Tourism Pub of the Year at last year’s Visit England Awards – it came third – as well as winning gold at the Cornish Tourism Awards, The Pandora is a short walk from our two holiday homes, Acorn Cottage and Willow Cottage, in the centre of Mylor Bridge. Both holiday homes boast wood burners for cosy nights in, beautiful modern furnishings and sun trap gardens.

Down on the Helford river there’s not one, but two award winning pubs within walking distance of our Cornish Holiday Cottages.

Our Polwheveral holiday homes, including Trenant, Gwel-an-Dowr, Little Trenant and Melyn Goth, and the famous Calamansac properties are both just down the hill from the Trengilly Wartha, a family run traditional country pub with a silver award from The Taste of the West. The bar staff are incredibly friendly and you are bound to bump into some loquacious locals. The Trengilly boasts one of the largest whisky menus in the counties and a food menu full of locally caught seafood and meat from nearby farms.IMG_8129-47

 

For those of you eyeing up our Durgan holiday cottages or the panoramic views of our expansive Helford Point home, the Ferryboat Inn is a holiday gem. Dating back to the 16th century the Ferryboat sits on the banks of the Helford river and is a mere stretch of the toe away from a sheltered beach, so you can have a drink while the children play. It’s the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon. There’s a fine selection of local beers and a comfy sofa placed right in front of their fireplace to warm your cockles in front of on chillier days. Their menu offers a selection of seafood dishes and there’s an ever changing specials board to look out for.

The View From The Star and Garter

Finally, for those reading our blog posts on a regular basis you will have noticed us mention the Star and Garter in Falmouth a lot over the last few weeks. So it’s a pub that will need no introduction to our Cornish Holiday Cottage guests. An enticing view of Falmouth Harbour, creative food and a relaxed, stylish bar are ready to greet anyone staying  in our Packet Quays apartments and houses. There’s the Crow’s Nest with its unparelleled living room views, the newly refurbished Harbour View with its beautiful attic bedroom or Cross Trees with its 39ft balcony and lavish L shaped sofa. That’s without mentioning Janes Court and its slipway, or Cormorants. Basically, if you want to be close to the fine pubs of Falmouth, there’s no shortage of options.

 

 

 

Sharing Your Holiday With Another Couple

February 29, 2016 1 Comment

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Sometimes the best getaways are shared with another couple; they’re not massive family holidays or cosy weekends away for two. They’re you, your significant other and two of your best friends getting away together, eating fantastic food, exploring the Cornish coast and sipping a few glasses of wine of an evening.

All you need is a couple of great friends to share your holiday with; we’ll provide the holiday accommodation. There are some basic requirements of holidaying with another couple though: separate bathrooms, double beds, large living spaces. Well, we have a couple of properties that fit all of those criteria and more. Want to be within strolling distance of some of Cornwall’s best restaurants and pubs? Fancy having your breakfast with a glistening waterside view? Looking for a holiday home that you can launch a kayak from? Then we have something for you.

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Gwel-an-Heylyn sits on the banks of the Penryn river with direct access to the water and a vast balcony which catches the morning sun. The building itself marries art deco features with a thoroughly modern sensibility. It’s a high end accommodation perfect for two couples sharing. With Flushing opposite and Falmouth marina down the way you can while away the hours sipping wine and watching the busy river in action and there’s secure storage for kayaks and a small dinghy.

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At the other end of Falmouth we have Coastguards, an apartment with a view second to none. Falmouth Bay stretches out before you in all its unobstructed glory, catching the sun throughout the day. There’s a comfortable sun terrace facing the sea and a quaint courtyard garden to the back. It’s a 10 minute stroll into Falmouth and just 5 minutes from the beach. You couldn’t wish for a better positioned holiday home.

So, what are the best parts about holidaying with another couple? A couple’s holiday lets you get two different experiences: a trip with your partner and a guys’ or girls’ getaway. You get the best of both worlds by having couple time with your significant other and a holiday that’s a mini girls’ getaway or a guys’ trip. Perhaps the ladies want to shop, but the men want to surf, or vice versa. You can all split up and do what you want.

Holidaying with another couple can also keep you on your toes. Cornwall may be somewhere you have been many times before, but travelling with fresh faces can bring new perspectives to an old staple. Hanging out with another couple on holiday also helps maintain a fun dynamic and an exciting holiday atmosphere, even when you’re tired.

There’s wisdom in a crowd, too. I can’t count the amount of times my partner and I have entered a world of indecision, walking around aimlessly telling each other we ‘don’t mind,’ when on holiday. Having someone else there makes you plan ahead and be more decisive. More people means more brains figuring out the map and more eyes to spot that tiny backstreet eatery or pub you’ve heard so much about.

If you’ve never holidayed with another couple before, then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It could be the start of many more adventures to come.

Five things to do in Cornwall this Easter

February 26, 2016 No Comments

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Cornwall is a hive of activity at Easter time. Here are our top five things to do over the Easter holiday.
Walk the coastal paths with the dog
In the changeable weather of early spring taking Mole and Mingo for a long walk along the coastal path is a pure pleasure and is a favourite blustery adventure of everyone at Cornish Holiday Cottages. Crashing waves, salty spray and sleepy fishing villages all await exploration. You could pick any section of the Cornish coast and find something unique along the way. The path between Swanpool and Maenporth is a convenient starting point if you’re staying in our Cornish holiday accommodation. There are dog friendly beaches at either end (in the winter), dog friendly cafes and depending on the tide, a lot of rock pools and crevasses to sniff at.

 

Sunday Lunch at the Star and Garter, Falmouth
There’s nothing like a good Sunday roast, especially at Easter. In their own words, at the Star and Garter ‘Sunday lunch is sacrosanct.’ And with chefs that have all worked at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen they are producing one of the finest Sunday lunches in town. With an elevated view of the river Fal and sailing boats bobbing up and down in their moorings, you are treated to a quintessentially Cornish view with your succulent meat, monster Yorkshire pudding and seasonal veg.

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The Great Eden Egg Hunt
25 Mar 2016 to 10 Apr 2016

It’s not just your standard egg hunt down at Eden. It’s a regular eggstravaganza. There’s an eggstreme egg and spoon obstacle course, egg rolling, egg hooking, egg cracking and egg hunting. If you like eggs, then there’s something for all ages. If you don’t like eggs? Then they’ll be telling tales of chocolate in the biomes to appease you.

 

Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair

25 Mar 2016 to 28 Mar 2016

Trereife House’s Easter Food and Craft Fair is now entering its fourth year. The spectacular grounds of Queen Anne Manor House will be home to cookery and craft demonstrations for the adults and an eggs-treamly popular Easter egg hunt for the children. You can go on tours of the house itself, watch demonstrations from local chefs, sample a delectable selection of locally produced food and drink, and browse exquisite arts and crafts. There will also be magic shows, funky food workshops and storytellers.

 
The Truro Festival
2 Apr 2016 to 9 Apr 2016

The city’s annual cultural festival features music, art, exhibitions, theatre, dance, comedy, film, literature and photography.

There will also be an abundance of art and interactive exhibits at the 2016 festival. Daily workshops featuring local illustrators, comic book illustrators, manga artists, screen print-makers and puppeteers will be on offer for children and adults in the festival hub on Lemon Quay. Street art is also a big favourite and the city’s streets will be filled with creative flair once again.

Events will be on in lots of different venues throughout the city. Go to www.enjoytruro.co.uk for further information.

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Easter activities at Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens

Springtime is a unique time for Cornwall’s gardens. Daffodils, magnolias and tulips create a canvas of colour and each of these gardens has something special for the children over the Easter period. Glendurgan has a Cadbury’s sponsored egg hunt, while Trebah have Bunnie Bungalows Drop in Workshop. We’re not sure what it is yet, but we do like a surprise.

 

Great Holiday Cottages for an Easter Egg Hunt

February 25, 2016 No Comments

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We exist in an age where technology gives our children all their entertainment needs. Now, forgive us for sounding like old luddites but the Easter egg hunt is just as flash as any tablet game and is a great way of entertaining your little bunnies this Easter. What’s better than a mystery with an edible prize or the anticipation of a treasure trove of chocolate? Just pop on a pair of silly bunny ears and you’ll be good to go.

The most important part of creating your Easter egg hunt is the trail. Something cryptic that’ll get their brains working will do the trick. If it rhymes then all the better. But not all of us know our iambs from our kennings, so we’ve been brainstorming clues at the Cornish Holiday Cottage office that would suit any holiday home.

You could start off by sending your children to the fridge: somewhere cold.

The Easter Bunny has been today
Dropping off some eggs along the way
Follow the clues to find the gold
The first place to look is somewhere cold

Next, it’s up to the bedroom;

The second hiding place might be out of sight,
Think of somewhere cosy where you sleep at night

This clue could be in their wellies;

This clue is hiding in the dark
In somewhere squelchy and rather smelly
We put these on to jump in mud, puddles and bark
That’s right, it’s hidden in a ……….

Or hidden in the wardrobe?

Lambs have wool, chicks have feathers
How do you keep warm in colder weathers?

One for the bathroom;

You’re nearing the end of the Easter gold rush,
Now head to the place where you’d find your toothbrush.

You then just need to think of a place to hide that final payload. A large cooking pot will do the trick;

The end’s in sight so take a look
The last clue’s hidden in something you’d use to cook.

Now all you need is an establishment for your treasure trail. And boy do we have some holiday cottages that are practically crying out to be the venue for a cracking Easter hunt. We’ve got some Cornish holiday homes that would appear labrythine to your little egg hunters and accommodation with gardens almost jungle like in their abilities to hide chocolate from mini hoarders.

Calamansac (East Wing, West Wing and Sail Loft)
Calamansac’s garden wouldn’t just make the perfect venue for a sunny day egg hunt. It would be an awe-inspiring, super egg hunt. You could hide a lifetime’s supply of Easter eggs out there without difficulty. There’s the garden itself, a large meadow strewn with seasonal flowers. The garden then leads to a bracken and bluebell woodland which which takes you down to the creek’s edge. The children could be hunting eggs all day!

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Rose Cottage 1
There are a wealth of hiding places at Rose Cottage 1. There are wood beams, a stone hearth and loads of nooks and crannies to place your loot.

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The Coach House
The Coach House has access to the Trerose Estate Garden, it’s beautifully manicured lawns and immaculate boarders and beds. All perfect places to snaffle away a few chocolatey surprises.

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Willow Cottage
It may not look like there are many hiding places from the outside, but the large conservatory adds plenty of original and egg-siting hiding places.

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The Foreshore
With a garden that arches its way down towards the water, The Foreshore offers multi level chocolate seeking. In the multiple flower beds and small garden trees, you’ll be able to hide little treasures high and low.

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Tehidy House
This grand town house has so many hiding spots, I don’t think I’d know where to start when creating an egg hunt here. There are antique sideboards and lots of little pots for depositing mini treats within. The creak of the floorboards as your children scamper back and forth will let you know how their progress is going.

Living On The Beach

February 9, 2016 1 Comment

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There are many perks to Cornish living, but none are as evocative as the pull of the ocean. People travel here, move here or stay here to be as close to the beach as possible. And for most, even those of us that live here, we get the opportunity to actually plonk our houses within a stone’s throw of the beach. And there’s nothing like having the beach on your doorstep.

Even as we write this, in the post-Christmas wait for spring, we still love the beach. Wrapping up and taking a stroll along a deserted beach is a uniquely invigorating experience.

There’s no excuse to be bored either. Ever. The beach is an adventure playground for children and even if you’re just sitting on the beach, that’s a perfectly fine way of whiling away the hours.

Living by the beach awakens all the senses: there’s nothing like the sound of lapping waves. As you’re lying in bed with the window open, the reassuring sound will soothe you to sleep, it’ll be there to accompany you as you have a lazy morning coffee and it’ll be a soothing soundtrack to reading a novel in the afternoon. There’s also no better smell than fresh, salty sea air. It’s air that has been cleansed by miles of ocean, instead of towns, cities and A roads. And even if you stayed with us for a month or more, you’d never get tired of the sunsets and sunrises painting the sky different shades of pink, purple and orange, or of looking at the deep blue sea melt into the horizon.

Our cottages are all self-catering. It seems a bizarre thing to mention in a post about the beach, but what better kitchen to have than the beach itself. Every day can be a barbeque day, and with a little creativity, you can still get those greens in.

That’s why we at Cornish Holiday Cottages feel privileged to be able to offer you some fine self-catering holiday homes only a hop, skip and a jump from sandy shores. Below is just a sample of our Cornish beach side cottages.

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Little Nest
Little Nest is a romantic cottage for two perched on the edge of Maenporth beach. Despite its generous views of the beach and its open plan living space, it is a snug and well insulated cottage, even in winter. A fantastic romantic retreat after skimming stones, rock pooling or sauntering along the coastline.

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Carrick Treath
Sitting at the northern end of the Carrick Roads and boasting luxurious furnishings and ample space, Carrick Treath is perfect for large groups. If you choose the right room you can even wake with the ocean just beyond your toes. Otherwise there’s the floor to ceiling windows of the living area to admire the view of Loe Beach from.

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Ridifarne
Perched just above the beach at Helford Passage, Ridifarne is a large home that sleeps eight in its four expansive bedrooms. It’s less than a minute from a beach just perfect for launching kayaks and rowing boats from.

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Chy-An-Dour and Rose Cottages 1, 2 and 3
We love being able to offer four seperate cottages in the tiny fishing hamlet of Durgan. They are all cottages that would have been owned by working fishing families who would have dragged their boats onto the shore and practically up to their front doors. Chy-An-Dour is a large, recently refurbished cottage with open beamed ceilings and plenty of character, whilst the 3 Rose Cottages, built in an L shape, all ooze old Cornish charm and are perfect for dog loving families.

The Perfect Romantic Getaway

February 1, 2016 No Comments

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With holiday cottages nestled within secluded nooks, crannies and creeks, Cornwall is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Whether you are craving some time alone, celebrating an anniversary or looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day mini-break, Cornish Holiday Cottages has the perfect romantic bolthole.
So what makes the perfect romantic getaway? Well, imagine surprising your other half with an impromptu weekend away, their face lighting up as you pull up towards your holiday home. There’s a bottle of white wine, chilled and waiting to be sipped, there’s a generously filled bath fragranced with bath bombs waiting for you to pour yourselves into, and there’s the perfect solitude of the countryside.

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Our holiday homes come in a variety of designs. There are spacious townhouses with contemporary décor to wood-beamed cabins with rustic details. Some have roaring log fires and burners to create that cosy, romantic atmosphere, made even more snug by the cold February weather outside.

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Location-wise, we have cottages tucked deep in the Cornish countryside on the banks of deserted creeks, surrounded by walking country and rural pubs. There are also sea view holiday homes with spectacular sunsets and the sound of the rushing waves, as well as apartments and town houses in the heart of Falmouth, amidst its acclaimed restaurants and pubs.

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Whatever your perfect Valentine’s getaway, whether it’s enjoying champagne in front of a crackling fire, huddling together as the winter sun sets over the horizon, or the candle-light of a three course meal, Cornish Holiday Cottages want to help you create that special romantic moment.
So, let us get your romantic break off to a start with this list of some of our favourite romantic holiday homes.

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Willow Cottage
Little Trenant
Treetops
The Old School Room
The Boathouse
Acorn Cottage
Fisherman’s Haven
Chestnut Cottage
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Christmas is here

December 22, 2015 No Comments

Just a few photos of some of our cottages in their Christmas gear! Not all of our cottages get dressed up but here is a couple that have:

Trenant at Polwheveral Creek.

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Melyn Goth at Polwheveral Creek.

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Tops’l Cottage in Falmouth.

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Holiday Cottages with Moorings

September 1, 2015 No Comments

It’s up there with the best of dream holidays: stepping out of your front door, strolling down to the shore and launching your own boat into the waters. Setting out for days on the river straight from your Cornish holiday cottage, avoiding the roads and towns. It’s a romantic picture. Having your own mooring gives you that extra sense of freedom and connects you more intimately to the water.

Here at Cornish Holiday Cottages we are lucky enough to be able to offer have a number of homes with places to moor and launch kayaks, rowing boats or small tenders – all within the Helford Estuary. The Helford is a yachtsman’s paradise, completely unspoilt with sheltered waters and there is an extensive network of footpaths connecting many of the villages along its shore.
So if you have your own small boat, or want to hire one locally and have it waiting for you just outside your door, we have just the cottage for you.

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Shearwater, Port Navas

Shearwater holds a special place in the hearts of us all here at Cornish Holiday Cottages as it was the holiday home of choice, of our founder Mrs Ruth Austen. Situated just a few feet from Port Navas creek and with its own mooring, Shearwater offers the perfect opportunity for exploring the Helford River by boat. Rowing boats, small sailing dinghies, kayaks and motor cruisers can be roped up just in front of the cottage, at Shearwater’s quay – just make sure you check the tide times before you with to head out.

Port Navas is excellent for sailing, motor-boating or rowing and a perfect base for those wishing to explore the Helford River and its upper reaches, including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by the late Daphne Du Maurier. There is nothing quite like seeing the area from the water, enjoying a picnic on Tremayne Quay at sundown or dropping into a waterside pub for a pint of ale and some fresh seafood.

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Calamansac

Calamansac is a private 50 acre estate of meadow garden and woodland which forms the western headland of Port Navas Creek and overlooks the Helford River. There are 3 self-catering holiday homes to rent on the estate – East Wing (sleeps 11), West Wing (sleeps 9) and Sail Loft (sleeps 5) – accommodating up to 25 people in total and providing a unique holiday setting for large groups or as individual holiday homes.

Direct access to both the Helford River and Port Navas Creek provides a unique opportunity for sailing. A private road through the woods leads to the slipway, safe anchorage and a boat house. Visitors to Calamansac are also given free temporary membership to the Port Navas Yacht and Social Club.

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Rose Cottages 1, 2 and 3, Durgan

Durgan is a small, unspoilt fishing hamlet on the north bank of the Helford River principally owned and managed by the National Trust. Cornish Holiday Cottages has three cottages to offer in Durgan with use of a mooring, sleeping between a maximum of 4 to 5 people. There is space for one boat or kayak per cottage in the boat park, which is situated just behind the cottages, near to the pebbly shores of Durgan beach: safe for swimming and ideal for boating, windsurfing and sand castle building.

There is also one deep water mooring available at the west end of Durgan bay to accommodate boats up to 45′ long which is available to the guests of Rose Cottages. If you would like to keep your sailing dinghy (Laser, Wayfarer etc) on the mooring, there is a charge of £30 per week, whilst for boats above 20′ the charge is £60. The owners also have a small rowing boat, which is available for £50 per week.