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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:21 pm 
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We are just about to book a week's holiday in Cornwall in October 1/2 term but aren't sure whether to book North coast, South coast or as far West as possible. There are so many pretty villages/ harbours in all the pictures and I'm sure there are great walks and tea shops everywhere but where would you recommend we stay to minimise the amount of driving once we're there but still be able to see the loveliest / most interesting places? Tia


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:23 pm 
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We stayed in Fowey some years ago. Not far from St Austell, the Eden project and Heligan.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:52 pm 
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Second for Fowey. You can park at the top of the hill for £30 for the week and not have to get in the car if you don't want to (although Pokerris is worth a visit). We stayed in Lantic cottage which is close to the centre and nicely kitted out. It seemed good value compared to some properties closer to the water, without being right up at the top of the hill. The small beach is 15 mins walk and is fab for small children - a bit sandy, a bit gravelly and a bit rockpool - only facilities are an ice cream van so go equipped. Take the ferry over to Polruan and wander on the other side. Go crabbing off the pontoon and take a river tour (make sure you book the steam launch). Visit the Eden Project. Also the China Clay Mine museum. And loads more...... Lovely place! I am envious


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:10 pm 
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Bude and Widemouth were great for us: high cliff walks, beaches, small seaside shopping town with enough supermarkets and restaurants. Tintagel is a fantastic castle and village (worth having English Heritage membership for - as was Stonehenge, Wiltshire though) - some miles down the road from Bude.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:02 pm 
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Thanks everyone. We have left it quite late to find accommodation - but we have just booked a place in Mevagissey which is quite close to Fowey. It looks gorgeous and it looks as though there are lots of great walks around. The train is super-cheap from St Austell to Penzance as well so hopefully we can go to St Michael's Mount one day. I'll go through all the suggestions to make plans for the week now! Keep any suggestions coming please :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Mevagissey is lovely - yummy fish and chips on the harbour side and you can catch the ferry to Fowey from there too :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:11 pm 
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Lady is abs lovely. Walking distance from Eden Project.

Readymoney Cove is great with little kids.

Polkerris is great for sunset (west facing beach) and dinner on the beach


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:15 pm 
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From megavissey it's only a,short drive to charlestown, this is a gorgeous little port and also has the ship wreck /pirate museum. The port used to be home to two stunning tall ships, I don't know if they are still there, they are used for many films and were owned by someone as a business venture I think.

Lost gardens of heligan are just up the road too, worth watching bits of the tv show before visiting.


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