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Best place/town/village to go and stay in cornwall? any experiences?

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Dreams · 25/01/2004 15:27

looking for the nicest place to go in cornwall near to a lovely beach anyone had any experiences?
Also nice accomadation recommeded by anyone ?
Thinking of going with a 16 month old baby!

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bossykate · 25/01/2004 15:30

st ives, padstow, rock, porthcurno...

Dreams · 25/01/2004 15:44

Do you know of any nice places to stay in St Ives?

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lavender1 · 25/01/2004 15:45

Porthcurno I agree it's really picturesque, (near to Lands End it is) Newquay is a very long beach and just sand and lots more sand. What sort of place were you planning on staying in..We stayed near Liskeard when ds and dd were little but found that we had to drive a long time to get to the tourist/ nice beaches etc...would defineteley recommend staying on the coast, Lizard point has a a few sites and isn't so crowded...and has places like Cadgwith to visit and Seal Sanctuary (ie. very southern Cornwall is worth the drive...long reply but love Cornwall and glad to share experiences)

Dreams · 25/01/2004 15:51

Thanks Lavender We went to cornwall last year when ds was 11 months we stayed right near st ives on the john fowler Site ...Liked the accomadation but was very disappointed by the facilities there! So we wont be returning! When we were there we travelled all over went to different places every day ... We visited the seal sactuary the zoo loads of places to go and do things. Are favourite place from where we visited was St Ives and Carbis Bay but we loved shopping in Newquay!
We did not go to porthcurno!
Just can't find any accomadation around st ives carbis bay so was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?
We want to be near a beach and would like kids facilities we want to go in June and we have 2 boys who will at this time be 21 months and 6

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lavender1 · 25/01/2004 16:11

Dreams, don't know anywhere near St. Ives but we stayed very near the Lizard point, a caravan site called Sea Acres which was about £400 a week but less in June, White Acres was next door although not advertised in the Hoseasons brochure, it really wasn't crowded at all, had swimming pool, 1/2 a mile walk to the beach, crazy golf and next to national walk (although a little steep for little ones) only about 25 miles from St. Ives...enetrtainment for children and stuff, only stayed here and Liskeard so can't recommend anywhere else for the mo, good luck


Dreams · 25/01/2004 17:56

thanks lavender will look into the places you have recommended. xx

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clairabelle · 25/01/2004 18:36

fantastic camp/caravan site called Mother Iveys Bay about 4 miles from Padstow, beautiful private beach and lovely clean facilities on site. We're going again this year with 4 yr old dd and baby ds who will be 9 months by then. it does have a web site.really reccomend it

Dreams · 25/01/2004 19:14

thanks clairabelle i will go check out the site for it and get back to you if any questions ....if thats ok?

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jmg · 25/01/2004 19:22

The Falmouth Hotel has appartments attached to the hotel which are small but have the advantage of having all the hotel ammenities. So you can use the swimming pool which is nice etc.

Also room service from the main hotel is handy - we used to put the kids to bed then order and 30mins later you could sit down to a 3 course meal withough having to cook!

Also highchairs and travel cots are provided. We usually take a 2 bedroom apt. for us and the 2 kids but there is a double sofa bed in the living room so older kids could sleep there.

Also as you can self cater this keeps the costs down. 15mins walk to the beach and to the shops in Falmouth.

Cons are no dishwasher and erratic reception service at busy times. The manor cottage appts are not as nice as the ones in the main hotel.

bossykate · 25/01/2004 19:26

dreams, you could try Cornwall On-line . alternatively, googling "self catering cornwall" or "holiday cottages cornwall" will bring up a lot of useful sites.

btw, haven't stayed at mother ivey's but i have visited that part of cornwall and can confirm it is gorgeous with loads of things to do.

have a great holiday.

clairabelle · 25/01/2004 19:28

np problem dreams

Dreams · 25/01/2004 19:39

bossykate - thanks for that will go and visit that site!

Clairabelle - vistited the site you have mentioned looks fantastic never visited that part of cornwall so its deciding if we should go to st ives where we know or to there where you have just mentioned Mother Iveys Bay very tempted i must say! When are you booked for? do you think the weather will be nice in June? thats when we wanted to go there ! Also my dp keeps saying it will be colder there than St ives as its more North cornwall is this right or is he going mad!!!

Jmg - I will go check out what you have said thanks for all the info its great!

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noddy5 · 25/01/2004 19:46

We went to the Fowey area and it wAS fantastic despite the terrible weather.We had a great time.We stayed at the carnmoggas site in a caravan and we had such a laugh.The surrounding area and the eden project are fab

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