Cornwall LivingIssue #121

Late spring stays in Cornwall 2022

Beautiful stays in Polperro, St Breward and Widemouth Bay.

Crabbers Rest, Polperro

The traditional fishing village of Polperro, set along the dramatic south Cornish coastline between Looe and Fowey, is steeped in maritime history. Take a stroll through its pretty, narrow, winding streets and you’ll be transported to times gone by. A small beach appears at low tide, so it’s possible to go for a paddle, and the South West Coast Path runs right through the village. A the heart of Polperro, you’ll find Crabbers Rest, a delightful three-story property that has been modernised and refurbished to provide contemporary accommodation, yet retains much of its original Cornish cottage charm.

This sleep-four, pet-friendly holiday home benefits from beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and a wood burning stove for snuggling up in front of on cooler nights or during the shoulder seasons. Its two bedrooms, one with en-suite, offer cool havens to rest weary heads after a day of exploring the local area. The open-plan living space makes for easy living with a well-equipped kitchen and the dining table with window seat is perfect for watching the world go by over breakfast. Crabbers Rest offers a truly traditional seaside escape.

Coombe Mill, St Breward   

Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays is set in a beautiful valley in north Cornwall within walking distance of St Breward, home to the highest pub in Cornwall, and the start of the Camel Trail is just five minutes away. All six, self-catering luxury lodges overlook the River Camel with accommodation ranging from four to eight people. With families very much in mind, each lodge has at least one, full size wooden cot, bed guards, blackout blinds, highchairs as required, stair gates fitted top and bottom, and most have playrooms.

There are endless play areas to explore both indoors and outdoors, including a brand-new games room, a soft play area for under-fives, outdoor play areas and a mini-golf course. As a working farm, there are daily morning tractor rides, giving children a hands-on opportunity to feed the animals, as well as over 25 acres to explore, perfect for making camps and dens. For adults, there’s a newly furnished gym, and an indoor and outdoor barbeque area and pizza oven for al fresco dinners. With exclusive fishing rights for guests, including carp fishing lakes and salmon and trout fishing on the river, a stay here is truly fun for everyone as pets are welcome too!

2 The Mallows, Widemouth Bay 

Overlooking the Atlantic, the location is simply amazing. Set at the end of a quiet, private cul-de-sac, this stunning coastal retreat is literally yards from the beach. Sun-drenched days can be spent exploring the coast or simply take a rug to the beach and chill while the little ones play happily in the rockpools. The nearby village of Widemouth Bay has a local shop for essentials and several beach cafés for after-beach sweet treats
or light lunches. 

The interior of 2 The Mallows has recently undergone a complete renovation, creating the ultimate in light and airy beachside chic. The open-plan kitchen and living area make for a convivial space to enjoy with family and friends. From here you can spill into the dining room, where sharing food around the table affords a chance to re-live the day’s adventures. Bedrooms are havens of calm, inviting tired rest in preparation for a new day of exploration.

After a day on the beach, you can wash off under the outdoor shower before stowing surf gear in the secure storage area. Then it’s time to kick back in the sheltered and sunny enclosed rear garden. The large patio area makes al fresco dining a breeze and when the day comes to an end, the seating area at the front of the house affords sunset displays that you will remember forever.