Hot Tubs and Horses… Check out these Cornish Cottages with Something Extra
Published: Thursday 21st Jan 2016
Written by: The Original Cottages Team
From Lands End to the Lizard Peninsula, Padstow to Penzance, Cornwall is famed for its rugged coastline and spectacular scenery. With its sandy coves, superb surfing, unspoilt moorland and ancient castles, a Cornish holiday is always special, but if you’re seeking something unusual, quirky or a property packed with extras, we explore holiday cottages that offer that little bit more...
Nowadays finding a dog-friendly cottage is relatively straight-forward however, if your four-legged friend is a little larger than a Labrador, ‘Roughtor View’ is a classic stone barn conversion enjoying fabulous panoramic views across Bodmin Moor. If you can’t bear the thought of leaving home without your equine companion then it’s the perfect holiday base for a Cornish riding holiday, having not one, but two loose boxes and a turnout area available!
For those of you keen on messing about on the water, ‘Grannys Well’ is located on a quiet creek of the River Fowey. With lovely views this cottage is perfect for anyone wanting to bring their own small boat or kayak which can be easily launched outside the property at high tide. There’s even a space to park your boat trailer! For larger boats, temporary moorings can also be arranged in nearby Mixtow Pill.
Anyone for tennis? ‘Roserrans’ is a beautiful stone barn near St. Columb which has been tastefully converted into four self-catering properties. Set in idyllic gardens and grounds, the cottages share a communal hard tennis court – ideal for burning off any excess energy before enjoying a glass of something cooling on your own private patio.
Fore! If your idea of a perfect walk is along the fairway then the ‘Merlin’ apartments are situated above the clubhouse at the Merlin Golf and Country Club, just a mile from Mawgan Porth. This beautiful hilltop heathland course is suitable for beginners and experienced golfers alike. Stay between October and May and golf is included free with your apartment; for other months the first game is free with subsequent games half price.
If you’re seeking a special destination for a gathering of family or friends, then look no further than the ‘Roundhouse’; a stunning stone barn conversion close to Padstow with wonderful countryside and estuary views. Superbly equipped, the barn sleeps up to ten people and has a large garden with two decked terraces, loungers and a high specification Hot Tub available to hire. Perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day whilst you let the bubbles to work their magic!
And finally. Forget about the stress of stocking up on holiday essentials when you arrive at your destination. Simply order your groceries in advance from one of the friendly local companies and have fresh, seasonal local produce waiting for you when you arrive. Some companies even offer a personal chef service for holiday cottage guests. Why not settle back, put your feet up and toast the first night of your break with a bottle of award-winning wine from Cornwall’s own Camel Valley vineyard; now that truly is something to celebrate!