Dogs Love Cornwall LivingSpring 2019

Away from it all

We catch up with North Coast Holiday Cottages, who give us their top five tips on making the most of your north coast stay.

Having created a unique escape for families and couples with 14 beautiful cottages of varying sizes to choose from, the North Coast Holiday Cottages team offers purpose built homes that are comfortable, homely and stylish, all at once, ensuring you have the most relaxing stay. Here are owner Natalie’s top five suggestions to make the most of your north coast retreat.

Pop to the local

Whether you want to spend some quality time with just the two of you, or take the family for a pub lunch or dinner, The Portreath Arms is perfect for all occasions. Thanks to its location, it’s within easy distance whether you’re on foot or two wheels. Natalie tells us: “We love the Portreath Arms and have seen it transform in recent years to the pub it is now, and it’s still transforming now!”

Head to the beach

The beach at Portreath is, quite simply, a ‘must visit’ for everyone, including dog lovers, beach goers, swimmers and photographers. There is a seasonal dog ban there between Easter and October, from 7am until 7pm, but outside of those dates and hours, it’s very much a haven for hounds! The view from the top of Tregay Hill is breathtaking, especially on a warm, clear day. You’ll find a shop here with everything you need for your day’s supplies, several good pubs and two restaurants beside the beach car park, all offering great food at reasonable prices. The sandy beach is loved by families, so much so that you could easily spend the whole day there.

Stretch your legs

The walk from Tehidy Woods to Deadman’s Cove begins through the Tehidy Country Park wildlife area and is home to famously friendly squirrels, but be sure to keep your dog on the lead!

The route follows through Tehidy Woods to Coombe before crossing the Reskajeage Downs to reach the north cliffs near Deadman’s Cove. From here, follow the coast path along the top of the steep cliffs to Basset’s Cove before re-entering Tehidy County Park, passing through the bluebell woods of the North Cliffs Plantation and completing the circular route.

Stay in style

Completed to the most exacting standards, each cottage at North Coast Holiday Cottages offers the utmost in holiday luxury, and many even enjoy their own hot tubs! What could be better than rounding off your day exploring the wild north coast with a nice soak in your own private Jacuzzi, with a glass of something chilled in hand? Each cottage also has wonderful views, and the lush vista of Cornwall’s rolling countryside is tough to beat with your morning coffee!

Relax and unwind

For many, escaping to Cornwall is more than just a holiday; it’s a chance to retreat from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, so a quiet location hidden in the Cornish countryside is near, if not at, the top of their list. Thankfully, North Coast Holiday Cottages is tucked away in its own tranquil pocket of north Cornwall. It’s perfect for that ‘away from it all’ experience and yet, being within easy access of the A30, it’s ideally placed to enjoy all the fantastic attractions that Cornwall has to offer. It is, of course, also close to some superb beaches and, whether you’re looking for watersports or a walk along the South West Coast Path, surfing or a go at coasteering, you can enjoy all of this and more before retreating to the quietude of your own countryside cottage.