A Weekend in Cornwall

We have sunshine! Summer is here, so we decided to take advantage of it and headed to Cornwall on the South West coast of England. Cornwall reminded me so much of Tuscany. It’s like the English version with rolling hills and beautiful scenery. The villages all had a different identity. We booked our stay just outside of St. Ives, which turned out to be the ideal location. The cottage we stayed in was through AirBnB and the host was great. I’ve linked to the exact listing in case anyone else wants to stay there as well. The driving took at least 5 hours. We broke it up with a stop in Exeter where I accidentally pulled the wrong cord in the bathroom and sent an alarm off throughout the entire cafe. It was like my worst nightmare having to come out of the bathroom with everyone staring at us. I think we were punished because our sandwiches took 25 minutes to make. During the drive, here’s a conversation we had.

Me: “Wow.”

Phil: “What?”

Me: “Oh, we’re only passing one of the great wonders of the world. Go back to whatever you were doing”

Phil: Looks up from whatever he was doing. “Oh, you’re funny.”

This was as we passed Stonehenge on our way.

We drove from Heathrow Airport to avoid driving through London during rush hour on Friday morning.

We drove from Heathrow Airport to avoid driving through London during rush hour on Friday morning. We rented a little Chevy put put that did the trick. Enterprise genuinely blew us away with their customer service.

Our little cottage

The adorable village of St. Ives had stone-walled beach cottages all over.

The adorable village of St. Ives had stone-walled beach cottages all over.

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One of the beaches at St. Ives

One of the beaches at St. Ives

Cows chowing down on the side of the street

Cows chowing down on the side of the street

A little coffee shop named Heather's.

A little coffee shop named Heather’s.

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Phil's the Kng of the World at Lizard Point

Phil’s the Kng of the World at Lizard Point

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I love the fact that even the mail slot looks nice

I love the fact that even the mail slot looks nice

It looks like the real deal English breakfast, but it's actually vegetarian.

It looks like the real deal English breakfast, but it’s actually vegetarian. Hippy restaurant in Penzance.

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We did a lot of beaching

We did a lot of beaching

This was the view from the property behind where we stayed

This was the view from the property behind where we stayed

St. Agnes

St. Agnes

Delicious cappuccino's at a little house that served delicious, healthy food

Delicious cappuccino’s at a little house that served delicious, healthy food

Phil and I decided to try our first Cornish Cream Tea in Newquay. I'll let you in on a secret - it's just regular tea and the scones topped with tonnes of jam and clotted cream make you feel like you're going to die afterwards.

Phil and I decided to try our first Cornish Cream Tea in Newquay. I’ll let you in on a secret – it’s just regular tea and the scones topped with tonnes of jam and clotted cream make you feel like you’re going to die afterwards. The picture was actually the best of the bunch.

 

Where to next? We have to take advantage of this weather.

 

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6 thoughts on “A Weekend in Cornwall

  1. mmm scones with jam and clotted cream, so bad for you but amazingly delicious… so jealous! I once won a dance off at the Australian bar in Newquay…

  2. Looks like a very relaxing, uplifting, sitting in the sun weekend. They are the best. A great way to recharge your and Phil’s batteries! Nice!

  3. Looks amazing! If this were facebook I would have “liked” all your pictures! So jealous of the beaching….less jealous of the vegetarian “bacon” and “sausage”. xo!

    • I have to admit – the vegetarian option is not the same thing. On Sunday, there was a place making bacon baps, which looked like barbecued bacon on a bun and my mouth was severely watering.

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