Welcome to Cornwall in the far south west of England
Perhaps you're planning to visit the new Eden Project at St. Austell, or maybe Cornwall is the usual destination for your family summer holiday because of the excellent weather, courtesy of the Gulf stream, lovely beaches set in the rocky coastline, pretty little villages and fishing towns, cream teas and numerous other Cornish delights.
We would like to help you find self catering accommodation in Cornwall and the West Country to meet your holiday needs.
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The Eden project
A hugely successful attraction, the Eden Project is the largest greenhouse in the world. Built inside a disused china clay pit, visitors can expect to experience a tropical rain forest and temperate zones within the structure that occupies a site as large as 35 football pitches. The greenhouse is split into two biomes, the tropical section full of exotic plants from the Amazon jungle, Africa, Malaysia and Oceana, including over thirty varieties of banana palm, mango, teak and mahogany.
In the tropical biome, visitors can walk through pineapple, rubber and sugar cane plantations, and paddy fields. There is even a river and waterfall.
The delights of a temperate Mediterranean like climate await in the other biome where visitors will be enchanted with the scent of citrus blossom, orange and lemon trees.
The project is the brainchild of Tim Smit who won Lottery funding and then commissioned Nicholas Grimshaw, architect of the Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo in London to design it.
The British love gardens and plants of all kinds. Put the Eden Project at the top of your list of places to visit in Cornwall but be prepared for lengthy queues at times - it's a popular visitor attraction.
Self-catering holiday accommodation
Stay at Higher Menadew Cottages for a lovely location close to the Eden Project and the best of Cornwall.
The outstanding Eden Project is virtually on your doorstep. Beautiful beaches, truly magnificent coastal scenery, and picturesque fishing villages such as Charlestown, Fowey, Mevagissey and Looe are nearby as are many glorious gardens and country houses including the memorable Lost Gardens of Heligan, the superb Lanhydrock Estate and Pencarrow.
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Three bedroom holiday cottage located within a holiday park in Cornwall’s Tamar Valley close to Looe. During a break here you can enjoy many a wonderful day by the beautiful Cornish coast or visit Dartmoor National Park or Bodmin Moor for enjoyable walks or bike rides. There are plenty facilities on site though so you may not want to leave at all. Shared facilities on site include a swimming pool, tennis court, games room and fitness room. This could be a fantastic base for a self-catering holiday in the West Country.
A collection of 4 star and 5 star holiday cottages that are also dog-friendly and child-friendly. Kennacott Court in Bude, Cornwall could be perfect for those with families and a pet dog. There are excellent shared facilities on site for families which include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, games room, snooker room and two tennis courts. To keep younger kids entertained there is a soft-play room for those aged 5 and under. For adult visitors there is a golf course, which is guaranteed to keep avid golfers entertained. What’s more one of Cornwall’s best loved attractions, the Eden Project is just a short drive away! Call +44(01)288 362 000 for more information.
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