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As you read this, you’re probably wrapped up nice and warm with a piping cup of tea in hand but it’s never too early to start thinking about next summer’s holiday. January is one of the busiest times at Sykes Cottages so it’s good to get in early if you’ve got a specific destination in mind.

If you’re thinking about a trip to the ever-popular holiday destination of Cornwall, why not read our guide for a bit of inspiration?


Beautiful Beaches

With more than 150 gorgeous beaches and over 250 miles of coastal path, it’s no wonder that tourists flock to Cornwall year after year.  Whether you’re looking for a quiet cove for a spot of sunbathing or the perfect location for sandcastle building, you won’t be disappointed in Cornwall.  Water babies will also struggle to find fault with the most south-western region of the UK with a variety of extreme sports on offer.  Newquay boasts some of Europe’s best surfing and welcomes boatloads of guests eager to tackle the Cornish waves every year.  If you’re a newcomer to a wetsuit, you couldn’t find a better place to learn with numerous instructors on hand.  Walk along the coastal path and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities; keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and seabirds.  Pack up the whole family including the dog and choose a pet friendly cottage in Cornwall.
Cornwall Beach

Scrummy Food

No trip to Cornwall would be complete without sampling a Cornish pasty and a delicious cream tea but the region also boasts many other foodie treats.  As you’d expect from a region surrounded by sea, Cornwall’s restaurants are brimming with the freshest of seafood with mackerel and Fowey River Mussels a particular specialty.  If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your picnic lunch, try the Cornish Yarg, a cow’s milk cheese wrapped in nettles which leaves a unique pattern on the cheese’s surface.  Pick up the award-winning local produce and cook up a storm in your Cornish holiday cottage.
Cornish Yarg - cheese wrapped in nettles. Much better than it sounds!

Myth and Legend

Smuggling, witchcraft and the ancient language of Kernow combine to make Cornwall an intriguing place and certainly more than just beaches and pasties.  Venture inland and you’ll reach Bodmin Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering some 200 square miles, where it is said that a large cat-like beast roams the Moor.  If you’re feeling brave, try to track down the beast as you explore this beautiful area on foot.  For an equally scary day, The Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle boasts the largest collection of witch-related artefacts in the whole world and is a great choice whatever the weather.  For a feel of Cornwall’s maritime heritage, look no further than the annual Sea Shanty festival held in Falmouth in June.  With a variety of live music on offer, I defy you not to be tapping your toes and joining in before the night is over!


One of our fantastic Cornish cottages

One of our fantastic Cornish cottages

If this has got you thinking about booking a holiday to Cornwall, why not browse our Cornish cottages today?

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