Wheal Coats is a group of old mine buildings situated on a cliff near Chapel Porth. Copper and tine was mined here in the 19the century and early 20th century and today you find many remains of these times at that place. I would have loved to walk there also, but we were tired already. So we only saw the remains around Wheal Coats from far away...more
St Agnes Beacon is a hill (about 190 m) near St Agnes. We did not climb on the top but took a nice path at the food of this hill when walking from St Agnes Head back to the village. That already gave us great views on the coast to the east and west. We were to exhausted from walking so much that we didn't climb up the hill although it's not that...more
St Agnes Head is found west/ north-west of the village. The path along the coast from Trevaunance beach to St Agnes Head is very nice and probably is even more when everything is in blossom. On that way you will pass the Bawden Rocks, two rocks in the sea that also are called "Man and his Man" or "Cow and Calf", probably because one of them is...more
Trevellas Porth is another small beach (mainly pebble) east of Trevaunance Cove. You can take the South West Coast path from Trevaunance Cove and enjoy the views! Note that the coastal path goes steep down and up there. The valley behind the beach is called Yericho Valley, and a bit more inland you'll find the Blue Hills tin mine - the last place...more
North of the town down the hill, there's a nice little beach, set between rocks. It's called Trevaunance Cove and once had a harbour from which you now don't see much as it was washed away in some storms. There are public toilets and lifeguard service, as well as a place at the beach where you can get some snacks. Also close to the beach is...more
This old barn has been made in to a local gift shop and Tea room. They sell things like keyrings, pictures, scented candles, stuffed toys etc, as well as having a look at all of the junk, you can also get the famous Cornwall cream Teas here, which is a Scone (plain or fruit) with Strawberry Jam and a pot of double Cream, accompanied by a cup of...more
The food was excellent and the service was good. Our meal was cooked to order and we did not have long to wait, Allthough there were four of us and our orders varied they were all served together so no-one had to wait. rump steak with chips ,peas and salad. The steak was perfect and the chips were crispy with a fluffy centre. Absolutely delicious.more
St Agnes can be easily reached by car, being situated just 3 miles from the A30. Only the one-way street that circles a part of the centre was confusing at first. There's a free car park in the village centre next to the library which is well signposted. There are also several chargeable car parks at Trevaunance Cove (in Sept 2009, Coombe Car Park...more
The afternoon that we had got back to our sheds, from the cream tea and Tintagel, Chris and I were playing outside of our shed, we were having a sword fight with our plastic swords. This old boy came walking by, who was also staying in the chalets. He laughed and asked if we were having fun? I laughed and replied, 'Yes, but don't worry, we won't...more
The gardens and chalets looked divine in the brochure. However, the gardens were divine, but the chalets we had were nothing more than sheds with a bed, 2 chairs, a table, a tiny electric oven from a bed-sit and a little cubicle with a toilet and a tiny sink, no bath or shower; you had to use a communal shower ... No thank you, I don't want to...more
I was off the beaten path every night when we stayed here. Ever since I can remember, even before I started school, I have always been a night owl, but I was in bed by 10.30 every night when we stayed here... I was bloody knackered!
I did so love the bed in this chalet, it was so comfortable and warm and I couldn't wait to get into it every night. We'd borrow a couple of dvds off my sister and Simon, to watch on my laptop, but no sooner did I lay in bed, that I was ready to sleep.
... or two. My sister, Mel, is a leader. She's not an old bossy-boots, like me, she just naturally takes over things, especially when it involves a kitchen. Nearly every morning, when we were in Cornwall, we had a fried breakfast; the other mornings, it would be toast with loads of butter.At the time, I was on a low cholesterol diet, but on the...more
The gardens to the holiday village were also very nice, probably even nicer during the summer, but everything was dying in it's usual autumnal way. I liked sitting outside, on the plastic patio chairs, at around 6 a.m. in the mornings and having a cigarette; it was a little chilly sitting there in my dressing gown, but I felt quite serene looking...more
Well, we might have only had the one window, but we did have some very nice views from our solitary window, like the tin mine right opposite our shed, especially when the sun was setting and you could see it reflecting on the glass of the brick buildings. I also liked looking at it very in the morning and at dusk/twilight, it looked haunting and...more