Thursday, 28 August 2014

Planning A Romantic Holiday Or Romantic Break In Cornwall? Here are Some Romantic Things To Do - Specially Chosen For Couples Staying at Rooky's Nook Romantic Retreat in North Cornwall

romantic holiday in cornwall1. Go 'beach-combing' at Tregardock Beach - looking for a heart-shaped pebble to give your loved one as a special momento of your romantic holiday together - here in Cornwall.

2. Play scrabble infront of a roaring fire, (trying to include as many romantic words as possible!) whilst snuggled up in your very own cosy cottage for two.

3. Share a freshly baked Cornish Pasty from Pendenis Pasties in magical Tintagel, having just wondered round the ruins of Tintagel Castle, and hidden in Merlin's Cave (like pirates or smugglers)!

romantic holiday or romantic break in cornwall4. Listen to the Fisherman's Friends sing sea shanties on the Platt at Port Isaac - having wondered through this pictureque village and found the aptly named 'Squeezy Belly Alley' (Temple Bar) - which is only 18" wide at it's narrowist point!

5. Star-gaze on a clear night (great as there are no street lights in Trewalder making dark nights with clear skies bright with stars), - and maybe even make a 'wish on a shooting star'. Then lie in bed listening to the owls 'hoot'.

6. Take the pedestrian water ferry across the River Camel between Rock and Padstow, and enjoy a delicious fish and chips 'takeaway' from Rick Steins.

7.  Share a traditional Cream Tea at the Boscastle Farm Shop, overlooking the North Coast, close to the SouthWest CoastPath.
romantic holiday in cornwall
8. Cycle from Wadebridge to Padstow on the Camel Trail - along the original railway line, taking in beautiful views across the Camel Estuary.

9. Take your loved one breakfast in bed - made from local eggs, sausages, jams and marmalade from Newhall Green, next door to Trewalder.

10. See how many 'kissing gates' you can go through whilst walking the South West Coastal Footpaths  (Gates only allowing one person to pass at a time, so when the lady and gentleman are out walking in the country, the gentleman invites the lady to pass through the gate first, but then she has in effect to close the gate on him in order to pass herself, thereby affording a good opportunity to turn round and demand a kiss before letting her companion pass through!)

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11. Watch the sunset across the water at Trebarwith Strand - the closest beach to Rooky's Nook - truly romantic!

So Why Not
Come and stay at 'Romantic Rooky's Nook' 
on a romantic cottage holiday for two, 
to rekindle your passion and affection not only for your loved one,
 but also for Cornwall.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Local Pub Recommendations For Your Holiday In Cornwall - Specially Selected For Luxury Self-Catering Cottage Holidays In North Cornwall

One of the questions my guests always ask me when they come on holiday to Cornwall and stay at Rooky's Nook is 'can you recommend some local pubs?' Here are a few local Cornish pubs: on the coast, up on the Moors, or in a local Cornish village:

luxury self-catering cottage holidays in cornwall
St Kew Inn, St Kew (not to be confused with St Kew Highway!). This 15th Century Inn has always been a significant local venue, hostings auctions, political meetings, weddings, wakes and Cornish wrestling - said to have been held in the meadow which is now the car park! It now offers great food (booking recommended), in 2 separate dining areas plus the main bar and garden (weather permitting). - Great for a lazy lunch, or special evening meal - in a lovely setting, all year round, and one of my favourite local places to eat out! It has also been voted one of the top 50 pubs in the U.K. and received Michelin Bib Gourmet recognition.
luxury self-catering cottage holidays in cornwall The Old Inn and Restaurant, St Breward The Old Inn dates back to the 11th Century when it provided shelter for the monks who built the church next door. It is also 'The Highest Inn in Cornwall' (around 720 feet above sea level), set on the edge of Bodmin Moor between Camelford and Bodmin. With an extensive 'Specials Board' (which covers one complete wall) including 25 different dishes, separate Bar menu - including the legendary Mini and Maxi Moorland Grills (available lunch and evenings), plus the all day Sunday Carvery (with a selection of 4 freshly cooked meats) it's a real 'culinary treat'. The dog friendly bars, huge roaring fires and sloping beam ceilings ensure you enjoy a 'proper Cornish welcome". (Booking is recommended.)
luxury self-catering cottage holidays in cornwall
luxury self-catering cottage holidays in cornwall The Port William, Trebarwith Strand set on the headland overlooking Trebarwith Strand, (nearest beach to Rooky's Nook). Whilst also serving food (see their 'Coastal Pub and Kitchen menu) my recommendation is to go here for a drink, and soak up the fantastic view over the cliffs, beach and sea. If you stay and watch the sunset over the water - it's simply fantastic, and very romantic! The Port William is also dog friendly, and a great place to 'paws for a pint', after walking the coastpath, or just admire the view!

luxury self-catering cottage holidays in cornwall
The White Hart St Teath  Located opposite the Clock Tower in the centre of St Teath, this is one of the closest local pubs to Rooky's Nook serving good 'pub grub', traditional ales (St Austell beers), with a friendly atmosphere. Great for a 'pie and a pint' when you can't be bothered to cook for yourself, or fancy a local pint. It is also dog friendly, and nearby (only a short drive away).

So if you are coming on holiday to Cornwall,
why not visit these local Cornish pubs whilst you're staying at
Rooky's Nook Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottage for 2,