19 Local Dog Friendly Beaches

Dog Friendly beaches near this holiday cottage, The Cottage, is a luxury Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage Cornwall from Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages keyholder to two Visit England 5 star gold luxury cottages Cornwall

Book our cottages and enjoy all year round access to dog friendly beaches

As the Autumn sets in and October arrives, our wonderful North Cornwall beaches become totally dog friendly. From Easter onwards during the summer months some, not all, Cornish beaches apply dog walking restrictions, which means having to plan ahead when taking your four-legged friends to the beach.

This all changes annually, come 1st October, when you can arrive at any beach and know that your dog is welcome.  To help plan your next holiday to either of our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages in Trelash, North Cornwall I have listed our favourite local dog friendly beaches below.  With a minimum 19 local dog friendly beaches within close proximity to our 5 star gold awarded luxury cottages in Cornwall, and with many of them being dog friendly all year round, The Cottage and Meadowview Cottage are perfect year round holiday cottages.

All year round dog friendly beaches:

Northcott Mouth
Stanbury Mouth
Sandymouth Beach
Summerleaze beach, Bude (leads in summer)
Widemouth Bay (south side, known as Black Rock)
Millook Haven
Trebarwith Strand
Bossiney Cove
Port Isaac
Daymer Bay

Seasonal access (ie between 1st October and Easter Day)

Stanbury Mouth Beach North of Bude
Duckpool North of Bude, a wild yet romantic cove with a westerly facing beach
Crooklets, Bude
Widemouth Bay
Crackington Haven
Port Gaverne
Port Quin
Lundy Bay between Polzeath and Padstow, accessible at low tide
Epphaven Cove near Padstow, accessible at low tide

For full information about our choice of two independent luxury holiday cottages in North Cornwall see www.luxurycornwallholidaycottages.co.uk

 

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Cornwall’s Bumper Summer

With the Met Office anticipating 2016 to be the hottest year on record, I know that I and fellow holiday home owners are hoping for a bumper summer this year.

Over the past few years terrorism, and particularly recent events including the Zika virus, have led to changing holiday patterns. Who knows whether this change will be here for long or short term. Two recent online surveys by travelmole.com revealed statistics that confirm 58% of travel agents believed the threat of terrorism is the biggest barrier to achieving sales targets in 2016. 34% of agents confirmed that they have already received cancellations due to the Zika virus.

Even well known high-street travel providers have noted changes in booking patterns for 2016.  It would seem that whilst we are veering away from holidays abroad, there has been a buoyant start to 2016 with increased bookings indicating that holidays are still important to us; we are just choosing to take them closer to home, with no compromise on the quality of our accommodation.

Over the past few years the UK has been quietly upping its game with notably higher standards of characterful, high quality accommodation, such as The Cottage, and Meadowview Cottage both situated in stunning North Cornwall, now available to discerning travellers. The good news is that leisure activity providers and experiences have upped their game too making UK holidays far more enjoyable than ever before.

Even better news for dog owners is that more and more luxury cottages in Cornwall have woken up to the fact that man’s best friend, really is just that and if holidaying at home in the UK, most people want to take their dogs with them. The Cottage and Meadowview Cottage both embrace dogs making them feel welcome with dog treats and outdoor washing facilities.

Not wanting to be left out, North Cornwall has seen a vast foodie revolution over the past 25 years. Rick Stein, was one of the first of the big name chef’s to lead the way, with other established names such as Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac) and Jamie Oliver (Watergate Bay, Newquay) providing an abundance of outstanding eating experiences across North Cornwall.

For hard working parents, there’s help at hand from a wealth of high quality family activities in Cornwall guaranteed to leave the whole family feeling happy and content. Take a look at our recommended list of activities

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A few minutes drive from our Luxury dog friendly and holiday friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall will take you to our local fishing harbours to watch the catch of the day being brought in like Port Isaac Cornwall

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Moves to Port Isaac Cornwall

Port Isaac Cornwall will now play host to Two Michelin star Restaurant Nathan Outlaw 

Two Michelin star fining dining Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, which has been located for the past 5 years at The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, North Cornwall is on the move.

This fine dining restaurant is relocating to the fishing village of Port Isaac Cornwall on the North Cornwall coast, also well known for its association with the Doc Martin TV show. The restaurant will be opening in Spring 2015 This move is great news for guests staying at Meadowview Cottage, our luxury holiday home in Trelash, as this fabulous restaurant in now only a 30 minute drive away.

The restaurant will now be situated in a spacious, modern building currently known as The Edge, Port Isaac and will complement the one Michelin star Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen already in Port Isaac.

Here in North Cornwall we feel particularly fortunate to have such wonderful fine dining on our doorstep. One great reason why renting a luxury holiday home in this part of Cornwall makes good sense.

Nathan Outlaw’s third restaurant in North Cornwall, Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel, Rock will remain open for hotel guests and non-residents.

www.nathan-outlaw.com

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The Cottage, Trelash Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd, this how you will feel when staying as my guests at The Cottage in Trelash, North Cornwall.  Only 6 miles to the nearest stunning beach and rugged coastal foot paths and even less to beautiful moorlands and the Wilsey Forestry where doggies love to take their owners for walks.

For those of you not familiar with the term “Far from the Madding Crowd”, it is the title of Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel, first written in 1874.   Later Hardy amended the novel a few times and it wasn’t until 1915 that the novel made the metamorphosis to film.  Following this, two further films based on this romantic drama, were released in 1998 and 2013.

Thomas Hardy became familiar with our little corner of Cornwall in 1870, when he undertook an archeological mission to restore St Juliot parish church near Boscastle, just 6 miles from The Cottage, Trelash.  During his stay here, Hardy, an English novelist and poet met and fell madly in love with Emma Gifford.  They married in 1874 but sadly, later became estranged.  Following Emma’s death in 1912, Hardy revisited North Cornwall to reunite himself with places linked to his courtship of Emma.  His love for Emma was the inspiration for many of his poems and stories.

The novel, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, is a romantic drama involving Bathsheba Everdene, (an independent and headstrong farm owner) and three devotees: Gabriel Oak (shepherd), William Boldwood (a wealthy local bachelor) and Sergeant Francis Troy (a local sheep farmer).  Having dismissed Gabriel’s affections, Bathsheba decides on marrying Troy but sadly finds that he gambles, is no sheep farmer and her suspicions that he doesn’t love her are confirmed when it comes to light that Troy had a relationship with servant Fanny Robin resulting in her death during the birth of his child. The story twists when Boldwood (who desperately wants her to marry him) shoots Troy in front of Bathsheba and Gabriel, albeit still in love with her, decides to emigrate…….

You will need to watch the forthcoming new release of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ out on Friday 1st May to see how the story unfolds.  This romantic drama stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, and Juno Temple; a line up that will hopefully provide us with great entertainment.

During your stay at The Cottage you are only 6 miles from St Juliot church which is well worth a visit, after which a visit to the beautiful little harbour at Boscastle is highly recommended. St Juliot church it stands in an isolated location above the valley of the River Valency (Boscastle) at grid reference SX 129 912

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Boscastle Festival 2015: Walking Week

Boscastle Festival 2015: Walking Week 

Introduced 9 years ago, the Boscastle Festival Calendar kicks off the 2015 Festival with the Boscastle Walking Week commencing Saturday 18 April through to Saturday 25 April, 2015.

It is difficult to resist a visit to this picturesque North Cornwall coastal village where you can choose to walk the coast paths, or just take in the splendour of the lush green valley leading down to the staggering high cliffs that protect the little fishing harbour below.

The Festival’s walking week has become a very popular event with somewhere in the region of 120 walkers taking part in 2014. With walks planned along the dramatic North Cornwall coast, this exhilarating event is the perfect activity for seasoned ramblers, dog-walkers and families.

Walks included in the week are:

  • The Pentargon Circular walk along the stunning coastal foot path to Beeny, near Tintagel.
  • A discovery of geological secrets at Crackington Haven with geology expert Jane Anderson as your guide
  • Or enjoy a moderate walk and learn more about the intriguing Cornish language by exploring the meaning of place names along the route between Bossiney and Boscastle.
  • Take a moderate stroll for an hour or so around the Padstow Estuary, during which you can view the Victorian and Gothic delights of Prideaux Place.
  • Gentler still is a delightful evening at The Rectory, St Juliot (where Thomas Hardy met his first wife, Emma Gifford) entitled the ‘Pasties, Puddings and Poetry Evening’. Just bring along a book of Cornish themed poetry.

Overall the Walking Week is a great way for people to explore the stunning, rugged coastline and adjoining scenic countryside. It will provide a unique opportunity for all to experience parts of North Cornwall that they would not normally seek out. Best of all the week’s experiences are under the guidance of local walkers, experts and historians.

Guided walks start at a very favourable £5 and can last from one hour to all day. During the week you will also have the opportunity to benefit from various special offers provided by local businesses.

Boscastle Walking Week has become a firm fixture in the Cornish holiday season but Boscastle is a beautiful location to visit at any time of year. Our family owned cottages in Trelash are only 6 miles (15mins drive) from Boscastle and provide the ideal rural retreat to ramblers and families all year round. Dogs are very welcome to bring their owners to The Cottage.

For full details of the Boscastle Walking week, visit http://www.boscastlefestival.co.uk/walkdetails

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Poldark 2015 Cornwall

Are you ready for what has been described by some as a “racy” new adaptation of the swashbuckling 18th century Cornish drama, Poldark?

Set in the same period as The Cottage, Trelash was built, this new adaptation of the fictional stories by Winston Graham will capture the hearts and minds of all those who love Cornwall, and hopefully convert a few others as this new BBC period drama is sure to be shown all over the world.

The story of this Cornish drama begins when Ross Poldark, a British Army officer, returns home to his beloved Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War when he discovers life has changed dramatically while he has been away, resulting in a series with hardship, intrigue and romance in equal measure.

Ross is heartbroken to learn that his fiancée, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is about to marry his cousin, Francis Poldark. Having not heard from him for so long, Elizabeth believed that Ross had been killed in the war. Ross is then distraught to hear of his father’s death and the loss of the family wealth. In an attempt to restore his fortunes Ross reopens one of the family’s tin mines. After several years he marries Demelza Carne, his maid, and is gradually reconciled to the loss of Elizabeth’s love. By then, Elizabeth has become a widow and marries George Warleggan, Ross’s arch-enemy……..

How can you possibly miss his heart wrenching drama?

It would appear from the trailers and news reviews that viewers are in for a real treat. With a chest baring Aidan Turner portraying the handsome, heart-torn Ross Poldark and fabulous scenic views of Cornwall in awe inspiring magnificence with rich rolling heaths, crashing waves and dramatic cliff scenes we will be glued to our TV screens for the 8-weekly episodes starting this Sunday, March 8th at 9.00pm on the BBC

Filming took place during the summer of 2014 in a number of locations across South West England, but primarily in Cornwall. Locations closest to our luxury self catering holiday cottages in Trelash, The Cottage and 5 star Meadowview Cottage, include our wonderful Bodmin Moor and Charlestown Harbour.

Bodmin Moor

Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages Roughtor, second highest point in Cornwall 10 mins from our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages, luxury cottages Cornwall

Roughtor, second highest point in Cornwall 10 mins from our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages

A large part of the filming took place on Bodmin moor. In particular in the little village of St Breward, nestled in the rugged moor and boasts the highest church in Cornwall at 700ft!, Here a cottage is used for exterior shots of Nampara, Poldark’s home and other miner’s cottages in and around the village were also used in the filming. Look out for scenes of a duel shot on the Moor at sunrise and fabulous shots of the cast on horseback. Whilst staying at The Cottage or 5 star Meadowview Cottage, you can easily reach St Breward within 30-40 minutes. Step back in time as you seek out the various filming locations, visit the church or walk the surround moors. Then treat yourself to a well earned pub lunch or dinner at the fabulous old ‘The Old Inn.”

Another location, a little further afield, is the stunning seaport of Charlestown Harbour, near St Austell. Famous for its collection of resident tall-ships and traditional Cornish architecture, Charlestown, a Grade II listed harbour, has regularly been the backdrop for filming over the years, including Dr Who, The Three Musketeers, Alice in Wonderland and The Eagle Has Landed.   Charlestown is still a working port and is a fascinating place to visit. Whilst here treat yourself to lunch at the Rashleigh Arms, a traditional pub with a popular restaurant.

Happy viewing!

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A few minutes drive from our Luxury dog friendly and holiday friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall will take you to our local fishing harbours to watch the catch of the day being brought in like Port Isaac Cornwall

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Moves to Port Isaac

Two Michelin star fining dining Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, which has been located for the past 5 years at The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, North Cornwall is on the move.

This fine dining restaurant is relocating to the fishing village of Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast, also well known for its association with the Doc Martin TV show. The restaurant will be opening in Spring 2015 This move is great news for guests staying at Meadowview Cottage, our luxury holiday home in Trelash, as this fabulous restaurant in now only a 30 minute drive away.

The restaurant will now be situated in a spacious, modern building currently known as The Edge, Port Isaac and will complement the one Michelin star Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen already in Port Isaac.

Here in North Cornwall we feel particularly fortunate to have such wonderful fine dining on our doorstep. One great reason why renting a luxury holiday home in this part of Cornwall makes good sense.

Nathan Outlaw’s third restaurant in North Cornwall, Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel, Rock will remain open for hotel guests and non-residents.

www.nathan-outlaw.com

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At Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages we can accommodate up to 6 people in our beautiful 5-star Gold Award Meadowview Cottage.  This luxury cottage is secluded, on the edge of a grassy meadow, currently home to sheep and their baby lambs, and has two very private gardens for your sole use.  If you have young children, they will love the ROSPA play area, again only for your family’s use.  North Cornwall has so much to offer why not give us a call today to check availability.

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Meadowview Cottage has a ROSPA play area adjacent to it. A unique feature of this lovely holiday cottage.

The fully enclosed play park is adjacent to the meadow at our family friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall. Meadowview Cottage from Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages

The fully enclosed play park is adjacent to the meadow at Meadowview Cottage our family friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall

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