NATURAL RETREATS | CORNWALL


A picture perfect escape like something you would see in the movies.

We packed up the car at midnight and began our eight hour drive to Cornwall...


After the longest drive I have ever done, we arrived safely to our Natural Retreats home in Trewhiddle.
By now it was just after 8am, we drove along the drives looking for our villa.


It was so welcoming to open the door to a heated home, with underfloor heating too!
We placed our bags by the door, pulled off our shoes and hunted around the four bedroom villa to pick our bedrooms.



The villa sleeps seven, so we had a good choice of comfy beds.
Two downstairs...




And four upstairs...



Both with en-suites, with the choice of having a bath or a shower. 
Which is perfect for long stays.


We chose to stick with the master bedroom, en-suite shower room and a beautiful balcony with the brightest of views.



We had a short few hours cat nap to help us get through the day.




And then headed down for some breakfast...


Our lovely park ranger left us a luxurious Albert Matthews breakfast feast;



It included everything you could want from bacon, eggs, chicken to wine. 
It was the perfect feast for two.




We got stuck in. 

The villas are self catering, so you can bring your own food or requests these hampers (a dinner one with steaks is also available). 

Everything from cutlery to pans are included.
Just don't forget some ketchup for those bacon rolls.




We cooked up a sausage and bacon roll


Then wrapped up warm to explore Cornwall.
Part of me just wanted to stay cuddled up in the villa for the rest of the day watching movies.


We took the car (which I would suggest) and drove to Mevagissey.


Parked up and walked along the quaint little streets towards the harbour.
Parking in Cornwall is really cheap which we were pleasantly surprised about and no hassle what so ever.





I was tempted by every pub and the pub food they had to offer



After strolling through the little town we arrived at the harbour



With lots of talks about the boats
"Oh look at that one"







We had no idea where we were going so we followed the sign




Climbed up the hills to view some of the most beautiful views.


The sea was so clear and so blue.
Photos simply can't do it justice.




We stood for a while, listening to the waves crashing against the rocks, as the day got darker and the rain began to come drizzling down.



We still wasn't at the highest point, so we carried on climbing up




Im so glad I wrapped up warm





We reached the top of the hill which led up to a pathway which hovered over the sea giving us a gorgeous panoramic view of Mevagissey.







We walked off our breakfast, so headed back down to the harbour to the The Sharkfin.
The sea theme was kept strong. 




Greeted by a fish and some paddles, we took a look around and picked our seats





We took off all our layers and nestled into our seats




I went for Fish and Fries. 
An ale battered cod with handmade tartare sauce and peas.





Jenny went for Mussels with Chilli, Tomato and Chorizo. 


The food was lovely, Jenny muscled through hers and I really enjoyed the cod. 
The only thing is I wish it came with thicker chips instead of fries. 
But all in all a lovely restaurant, with a great sea theme and friendly staff.


A meal here would be around £20 each including drinks


We relaxed in the warm for a while before heading back out into the drizzly rain



Both the sky and the sea became darker


I found myself listening to the sea and Jenny was on the other side gazing out





I can only imagine how wonderful and lively this town would be in Summer. 
I would love to go back in warmer days.



Come evening we decided to go to one of the only local pubs open, The Polgooth Inn



A classic old Cornish Pub set in the rural valley near St Austell.
The type of Pub that knows when you are a visitor to the area and everyone else knows each other.
We ordered two large Sauvignon Blancs and sat on a small round table, listening as everyone was getting involved in quiz night.



We had a few games of guess who I am. 
Which ended in tears of laughter as I tried to explain Barack Obama to Jenny.


We were a little sad that the fireplace wasn't lit though, we were specifically looking for a pub with a fireplace. 


Guzzled down the last drops of wine and headed back to our very heated villa.

Natural Retreats are offering 20% off Summer 2016 breaks, you can book your stay here.

Come back tomorrow to as we hunt for beaches in Cornwall.



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