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Delightful North Cornwall self-catering homes with heated indoor pool


One last swim!

We can’t believe that our lovely holiday is almost over – the time has flown by and we’re sad to be going home. To keep that holiday feeling last just a little bit longer we had an early morning swim and once again had the place to ourselves. I must say it is genuinely one of the […]

Ships and seafood!

For the first time the weather really didn’t look good so we decided a museum might be a good idea so with that in mind we headed for the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. When we arrived everyone was quite hungry so we decided to try The Shack on Discovery Quay. What a great place! I had moules […]

Rock pools!

Ever since we’d arrived Jack and I had been anxious to go rock-pooling but either the tide was in, it was too windy or we’d forgotten our nets! Anyway this morning we were determined to get started so headed for Widemouth. We saw some surfers including a kite surfer bobbing about in the waves and I […]

Wind and tides!

After a leisurely breakfast we actually made it out of the cottage before 10.30am! We decided to go back to somewhere we’d just driven through the night before, Crackington Haven. On the beach the wind was so strong that Jack could almost lean into it and be held up! The tide was starting to come in and […]

Following the Famous Five theme!

After a great nights sleep and lie in, thanks to the blackout curtains, we woke up to what looked like it might be reasonable day weather wise. As we’d followed the instructions about the storage heaters the cottage was toasty warm and over breakfast we talked about plans for the day. We headed for Crooklets beach (Jack’s […]

A real home from home!

Now that we’ve had time to look round I feel so relaxed. Everything is clean, of high quality and really has a family in mind. I love cooking and the kitchen is well stocked and I’m looking forward to trying out the induction hob! After inspecting the games, puzzles and DVDs Jack settled into his room. The […]

I can see the sea!

We arrived and the keys were in the door waiting for us, as was a tea tray with biscuits plus a bottle of wine chilling nicely in the fridge. OK I confess that the wine was because we liked the cottage on Facebook as detailed in our pre-arrival information 🙂 As it was still just […]

We’re on the road!

According to the Satnav it’s going to take just under 4 hours to get there so not too bad if we break the journey a couple of times on the way. First stop was at some services near Exeter where we entered into the spirit of things and had a Cornish pasty from Pasty Presto. […]

Let’s pack!

Hi my name is Amanda and  this is a blog about our family  half-term holiday this year. So we’re all very excited about going on holiday to Cornwall today. We’ve booked Bramblewood, a three bedroomed cottage in a small complex near the village of Poughill (pronounced Poffle) near Bude. I’m particularly looking forward to introducing Jack […]