Scenic Crantock village, five miles south of Newquay, is one of Cornwall's most popular holiday destinations. It's far enough away from the tourist hustle and bustle of Newquay to be wonderfully peaceful, but close enough to walk into town and back if you're a keen walker who likes to experience the countryside up close and intimate. And there's a collection of beautiful Cornish holiday cottages scattered throughout the village for hire.
As British seaside holidays take centre stage again, staying in a Cornish holiday cottage is just one way to experience this beautiful county in comfort and style. There are some fantastic camp sites in the area, with really good facilities. Very different from the old school camping sites in lumpy fields over-run with sheep with less than basic facilities! Or choose a good B&B or hotel and explore from there.
Crantock itself is a very pretty place, with gardens overflowing with colourful flowers and plenty of traditional architecture. There's a fab church a short walk out of the village with a fascinating churchyard and distant sea views. And the village's two friendly pubs, The Cornishman and The Old Albion Inn, are popular with visitors and locals alike. Head a couple of miles to Cubert and you'll find the Suggler's Den, a fine gastro-pub with an excellent reputation for good food and wine. Or discover the Bowgie Inn a short walk away in West Pentire.
For sun-drenched holidays Cornwall is a tough act to beat. It's just about as far West as you can go and you can tell how warm the county's coastal micro-climate is compared to much of the UK by the exotic plants thriving along the coastline and roads, even palm trees.
Cornish holiday cottages in Crantock give you easy access to a convenient village store, perfect for holiday essentials. And there's a big Safeway supermarket five minutes' drive out of the village on the road to Newquay. These days many visitors take their laptop along and order their supplies through Tesco Direct, avoiding the whole shopping thing altogether.
If you're into walking the Cornish holiday cottage delivers the perfect solution. The stunning South West Coastal Path runs close by Crantock village, complete with endless blue sea views, lovely beaches and coves, rare plants, birds, insects and wildlife. If you prefer clubbing holidays Cornwall has its fair share of good clubs too. Just hit Newquay and follow the crowds - Crantock is only a short cab ride away.
For sun-drenched holidays Cornwall is the ultimate UK destination. For a great collection of Cornish holiday cottages, try Cornwall Holiday Cottages Ltd.
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