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The Old Coastguard
Pendragon Country House
The ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley is the perfect spot for a whimsical tale. Thomas Hardy arrived here in 1870, to be met at the door by the rector’s sister-in-law, Emma Gifford, his future first wife. If it’s the romance of the story that draws guests to Sally and Chris Searle’s B&B, it’s the hospitality that inspires them to return.
St Ives in summer, for all its charms, is crowded. But stroll along the Coastal Path, or take the train one stop to Carbis Bay, and you can be sitting here on the sun terrace, drink in hand, gazing out to the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf.
From swimming pools to spa treatments, from a cinema to a Sunday morning breakfast club, there are ‘excellent’ diversions for all ages at this modern clifftop hotel (Luxury Family Hotels) above a sandy bay on the Lizard peninsula.
‘A feeling of tranquillity’ prevails at Hazel Billington and Ross Lewin’s ‘exceptional’ small hotel in a quiet spot between two historic fishing ports – ‘just what you need when you’re trying to get away from the city’.
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Cornwall is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. It has some wonderful boutique and luxury hotels. The beaches are unrivalled for their wildness, beauty, and variety. Tiny coves, superb surfing areas, and miles of sand. Along the coast are numerous fishing villages and harbours including Looe, Mevagissey, Tintagel, Zennor and Mousehold.
The National Trust is very active in Cornwall and there are also a host of independently owned tourist attractions from the Lost Gardens of Heligan to the magnificent Eden Project. Stately homes include; Lanhydrock House, Prideaux Place and Pencarrow. Another Cornish attraction is its history; from megalithic monuments to tin mining.
For holiday ideas in Cornwall, see VisitEngland
Guide Book Vouchers
Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide