Eight Reasons to go on a Self-Catered Holiday in Cornwall
24th January 2017
With Christmas and the New Year finally behind us, we can begin to look forward to all that the next twelve months might bring. New joys, new experiences and, hopefully, a fantastic holiday or two.
From the exotic shores of some far-away land to a long cruise around the pacific, there’s no shortage of destinations for the eager traveller – but in 2017, maybe you should look a little closer to home. Recent decades have seen cheap air travel drive British punters away from the delights of this fair island, but that’s all beginning to change.
A deeper appreciation for the stunning history, architecture, culture and scenery of British holiday destinations has begun to appear, coupled with a more robust acknowledgement of the damage that air travel does to the environment. Together, they’ve meant that 2017 is poised to become the year of the great British holiday, and when it comes to incredible British holiday destinations, there are few better than Cornwall.
At Carbis Bay, we’re proud to provide 4 and 5 star self-catering holidays in the heart of Cornwall and just a stone’s throw away from the award winning destination of St Ives. We’ve had the privilege of giving countless families holiday memories they won’t ever forget, and in this guide, we’re going to share with you eight amazing reasons why self-catered holidays in Cornwall are ideal for you and your family.
- Cornwall offers an amazing beach experience…
Whoever said that England doesn’t have world class beaches clearly never took a trip down to Cornwall, because the sands on offer in England’s south coast are amongst the loveliest around. From the impressive surfing beaches on the north coast (complete with very helpful teachers) to the unspoilt and tourist free coves of the Lands End Peninsula, Cornwall is a brilliant option for the beach lover in your life.
- … And a tremendous coastal walk
If you prefer to take in your beaches from above, then the South West Coastal Path is the walk for you. Regarded as one of the world’s best long distance walks, you can take as long as you like and enjoy spectacular views across the ocean. Along the way, you’ll find hidden sandy coves and surprise architectural treats. It’s the perfect option for an active holiday, and a tremendous opportunity for a picnic spot!
- Pound for pound, it’s supreme value
The benefits of a self-catering holiday should be obvious for your budget (as well as your taste buds), but there are countless invisible benefits that staying within the UK on your holiday bring to your bank balance. From avoiding painful exchange rates to insurance, driving your own car and countless other little details, taking a British break can help you save a bundle. Whilst good value for money doesn’t mean you have to forgo the luxury.
- You can enjoy Cornwall’s world class restaurants
You might not know it, but Cornwall is home to some of the best restaurants in the UK, boasting an incredibly 9 Michelin starred restaurants, all within easy access via car or public transport. Beyond the Michelin stars are even more amazing restaurants across a bewildering range of cuisines, guaranteeing that there’s something for everybody. With self-catered holidays in Cornwall, you’re never tied down into one mediocre resort restaurant, so you’re free to explore the culinary delights that the south west has to offer.
- It’s home to incredible culture
If you’re not too busy taking in the coast or dining in those world class restaurants, why not take the time to enjoy a little culture in some of Cornwall’s most remarkable spots? We’d recommend taking in a show at the Minack Theatre for a once in a lifetime experience. Constructed with a view over the ocean, this open-air theatre is one you can’t afford to miss.
- It’s a heritage dream
Everywhere you look in Cornwall, history surrounds you. It’s a land which recalls the glory of the past and fuses it with the luxury and comfort of a world class holiday destination. Take in the world heritage Mining Site stretching from St Ives towards Lands End, Lanhydrock House and its gardens, or take a stroll around the cobbled streets and galleries of St Ives before heading to the breath-taking St. Michael’s Mount. Or, if those don’t appeal, simply walk in any direction – you’re bound to find something.
- Outdoor pursuits thrive there
If taking a stroll around one of Cornwall’s beautiful, quant seaside towns doesn’t sound quite your speed, you’ll be delighted to know that it’s hard to imagine a better location for outdoor pursuits than Cornwall. This rich, natural playground supports surfing, sailing, horse riding, football, rugby, Frisbee golf and, well, just about anything else you can imagine.
- Cornwall is a treat for the eyes
From the dramatic, exotic plants of the Eden Project to Trebah Gardens, Hurler’s Stone Circles, Tintagel Castle and many, many more Cornwall is a complete visual treat. If you’ve found yourself getting tired of the same grey boxes and predictable architecture of home, Cornwall is the ideal palate cleanser to revitalise your love affair with England.