I hadn’t been on a family holiday for quite a while but as Luke and I can’t drive (yet – watch this space..!) we knew that Cornwall was not somewhere we would be able to visit easily ourselves. Thankfully Mum and Dad were driving down and offered to collect us, drive us down and let us do our own thing or tag along with them when we’d like.
Cornwall was never somewhere I had considered going but when the opportunity arose and I started researching it, I was pleasantly surprised at some of the things I didn’t know I wanted to do.
Whilst we were there it was freezing which certainly had an effect on the experience but my parents refuse to travel in peak seasons due to cost and business – can’t say I blame them now I’m an adult and understand.
Highlights of the trip included our hotel which although ‘just’ a Travelodge, had a floor to ceiling glass wall overlooking Newquay Bay. We also had our first Michelin star experience at Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen (”Tapas-style plates of local fish & seafood from celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw, in a bistro setting’”) in Port Issac.
Whilst in Cornwall we took the opportunity to visit the beautiful Eden Project in Bodelva and filled our days with long walks and quirky restaurants like ‘Academy Nathan Outlaw’ where future Michelin star winning chef’s are trained. You’ll see all these pics and more if you keep scrolling.
I would go back to Cornwall in a heart beat – but going in the Winter meant that a lot of the tourist things were closed. If we returned, it would be in the Summer – sorry Mum and Dad.