Taking a Scenic and Naval Harbour Cruise in Plymouth

We seem to be addicted to travelling by boat recently, with our Carnival cruise, a trip down the Thames with City Cruises  and now a scenic harbour cruise in Plymouth. We hadn’t planned on going out on the water, but had some time to kill before our visit to the National Marine Aquarium and we spotted the boat trip being advertised (read, being promoted raucously) as we headed to Plymouth Hoe. We bought our tickets for the harbour tour ands watched the everyone get on two other boats for the Plymouth Breakwater swim before getting on our boat to secure our seats on the… Continue Reading “Taking a Scenic and Naval Harbour Cruise in Plymouth”

The Olde House – Cornwall

Hazel Cottage

During the Easter holidays we were supposed to be staying at The Olde House in Cornwall, but our car broke down just 40 minutes from our final destination and we never made it. The Olde House is a collection of 30 self-catering holiday cottages (3- to 5-star) on a 550-acre working farm near the north coast in Cornwall. It is a family run business that recently won Gold at the South West Tourism Awards and is just a stone’s throw from the fishing villages of Padstow and Port Isaac. Situated in the pretty village of Chapel Amble, their family cottages are… Continue Reading “The Olde House – Cornwall”

Treffry Tavern Table Table Restaurant Newquay Review

We have visited Trevella Park in Newquay twice now and one of the highlights of our stay is always a meal at Table Table restaurant The Treffry Tavern which is named after Jospeh Thomas Treffry, a local Cornish engineer. The restaurant was busy when we arrived but they found us a table and seated us quickly. The kids spotted a good selection of books that were on offer and selected the ones they wanted to read whilst we waited for our drinks to arrive. Isaac chose Dr Who and is now watching all the old series with him. They also received… Continue Reading “Treffry Tavern Table Table Restaurant Newquay Review”

Christmas Time at Coombe Mill

Coombe Mill

For the last two years we have spent Christmas away from home in the most wonderful setting, Coombe Mill in Cornwall. Coombe Mill was originally a 16th Century water mill, but has been transformed into a beautiful and secluded hamlet of picturesque holiday cottages, Scandinavian and riverside lodges set amidst an idyllic 30 acre private estate between Bodmin Moor and the Beach. Run by Fiona, Farmer Nick and their six gorgeous children Coombe Mill offers the best of farm life with a daily feed run that everyone gets to join in with. With the opportunity to drive a real tractor, feed… Continue Reading “Christmas Time at Coombe Mill”