Cornwall: the unsurpassed destination for a luxury holiday.
Cornwall boasts some of the UK’s most celebrated beaches, its most picture perfect villages, a captivating history and a strong sense of identity. It also enjoys some of UK’s sunniest weather, almost 300 miles of coastline, world class attractions and of course, the yummiest cream teas.
Coastal Cornwall is largely made up of fishing villages and small port towns which have retained their charm whilst adapting to offer luxurious holiday facilities. From cottages to sea view apartments, locations such as Padstow, St. Ives, Porthcurno, Falmouth, Looe and Newquay offer a range of luxury and boutique accommodation.
Holidaymakers can choose from the Celtic Sea or the English Channel, although it’s not an easy choice to make as both boast terrific views and handsome beaches. St. Ives has won the British Travel Award for the UK’s Best Seaside Holiday Destination on more than one occasion, whilst Padstow has become a magnet for seafood lovers.
Habitual visitors to Cornwall and those who have used an expert to secure a permanent spot here would argue that it’s worth considering accommodation inland from the coast where the villages and towns off the beaten track offer a tranquil holiday setting. Popular inland places include historic Launceston which is so charming even Betjeman proclaimed one road to be the prettiest Georgian road in England. Redruth is a good choice for those who enjoy hunting out vintage goods whilst Liskeard is a classically pretty Cornish market town. You could even stay in a selection of shepherds huts for a true outdoor experience from suppliers like http://www.cotswoldshepherdshuts.co.uk/
World Class Cuisine
Although the county is globally famous for the Cornish Pasty and its sumptuous clotted cream teas, Cornwall has become internationally renowned for its seafood restaurants. The region is also well known for serving up fine organic meats and artisan cheeses. Home to two Michelin starred restaurants including the Nathan Outlaw restaurant in Rock, other famous eateries include Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.
Thanks to its sunny weather, Cornwall also produces excellent wine and the county is home to numerous vineyards. A vineyard tour with wine tasting is a particularly pleasant way in which to spend a Cornish afternoon.
Whilst the outstanding beaches are an obvious attraction in Cornwall, it’s worth exploring the rest of the county for plenty of other fantastic days out. The Eden Project was only completed at the start of the 21st Century, yet holds considerable visitor appeal having won the coveted Best UK Leisure Attraction in the British Travel Awards 2011.
Cornwall has also become synonymous with contemporary art. If you love art but would prefer to avoid the crowds of central London, then you’ll find the quieter Tate St. Ives perfectly located. The county is home to numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties including St. Michaels Mount and Tintagel Castle, the mythical birthplace of King Arthur.
Whatever your idea of a luxury holiday, Cornwall offers it in abundance. From fine dining to award winning attractions, beautiful beaches to boutique shopping, Cornwall is a county where luxurious living and rustic character have successfully combined to offer the very best of both.