As lockdown restrictions began to lift, I was still in the thick of having to run my entire dance school online with no light at the end of the tunnel. There was a midway point where I definitely had Zoom fatigue and I was desperate for a few days away for a change of scenery. We didn’t feel quite ready to go overseas just yet, plus there was still a high risk of overseas trips being cancelled, so we found a stunning cottage in Cornwall for the end of July when I take my Summer break.

We thought a Cottage would be safer than a hotel at this time and less chance of it being cancelled and whilst looking we stumbled upon a stunning cottage situated in St Austell.

I’ve nor been to Cornwall since I was a young child and we’ve been wanting to go for a while so we bit the bullet and booked this beautiful cottage, praying that there wasn’t a 2nd spike of Covid.

It’s a long drive from Yorkshire but it’s worth it when you arrive in this stunning place.

We wanted to see as much of Cornwall as possible and the beautiful beaches were top of the list.

We chose to go to Watergate Bay on our first morning which was lovely but extremely busy. We stayed for a little while & then moved on to Fistral Beach where we stayed for a heavenly few hours. Luckily the weather was on our side all weekend and this stunning beach is definitely a highlight.

Padstow had been highly recommended to us so we moved on to this pretty little fishing village in the late afternoon and enjoyed Rick Steins delicious Fish & Chips! My slimming world diet had to take a back seat as I really couldn’t resist them!!!!

The next morning we had pre booked for the kids to do the longest UK Zip Wire at Hang Loose situated in The Eden Project.  

What an amazing experience for them, I would highly recommend it. Isabelle & Max loved it after a few initial nerves.

We spent the afternoon taking in the breath-taking views of Port Isaac before going back to our cottage to dress for dinner. There’s not much to do in this village, especially for teenagers but it’s worth a visit for the stunning scenery. 

I booked Rick Steins Fish restaurant in Falmouth as a treat for us on our last night in Cornwall and I couldn’t wait to visit this highly recommended place.

If I’m honest I was slightly disappointed with the restaurant itself as it was basically just a fish & chip restaurant & no better than any other you can visit. The food was however, delicious and very reasonably priced so we had a lovely evening, it just wasn’t quite the restaurant I’d thought it was going to be.    

We checked out at 10 the next morning and set off back home.

Rather than just go straight home we stopped off at Stratford-Upon-Avon for a couple of hours which was a lovely & very pretty place. We had a lovely meal by the riverside and a wander round before we set off home. It finished off our mini holiday beautifully and, once again the weather was lovely.

A gorgeous & relaxing few days away. Cornwall is even more beautiful than I remembered it and we will definitely be back.

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