With our North Coast holiday homes on special offer at the moment, we thought we’d tantalise you with adventures to be had when staying at these beautiful houses. Polzeath to Pentire Point is a wonderful stretch of Cornish Coastline, dotted with quaint villages, gorgeous beaches and fantastic clifftop walks – there is always something to discover or somewhere to relax and get away from it all.
Stay at St Yse House, near Tintagel, a 100 year old cottage built on the edge of a long National Trust wooded valley with views down Rocky Valley and a short walk to beautiful Bossinney Beach. Head to Tintagel itself – a popular village steeped in history. Linked to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table it boasts ancient ruins, classic Cornish buildings and a dramatic cliff side castle all worth a day trip to explore. Follow the cliff path North of Tintagel, that meanders round the whole of the Cornish coast, to discover The Sisters rock formation, follow it up to Boscastle, another ancient Cornish fishing village via Rocky Valley, a simply stunning cove.
Boscastle itself is home to a picturesque harbour, local pottery and the unusual witchcraft shop! It also hosts an annual walking festival every March which is perfect for the keen rambler. For more information on what to do and see in both areas visit http://www.visitboscastleandtintagel.com/
Further down the coast from these beautiful spots is the village of Port Issac – home to the popular TV series Doc Martin and three more of Forgotten Houses holiday cottages – There’s Waggon House and Josiah’s, two gorgeous converted barns that can sleep up to 12 people combined with wonderful views and Mill Barn, a small cottage sleeping 4 within walking distance of the fishing village.
Explore Port Issac itself to see if you can spot scenery from the ITV series or head to Nathan Outlaw’s fish restaurant for a taste of the local sea; one of his three renowned restaurants dotted around the area (the others are in Padstow and Rock). Walk off a wonderful feed along many of the walks around the area filled with beaches, coastline and areas of outstanding beauty. Head to Port Gaverne or Port Quinn via Doyden Castle (http://doydencastle.webs.com/) a coastal folly overlooking Lunday Bay.
And finally to the famous Polzeath – home to surfing, sandy beach, a lovely hotel and holiday spot of the ex-priminister and the Royals William and Harry. Spend the day on the popular Polzeath beach, hire “swellys” (a large surf board perfect for beginners) or take a sea trip to see local wildlife.