Staycation in Cornwall

Hello! Apologies, this is slightly delayed as I have been so busy settling into my new (full-time!) job.

During the fabulous heatwave that we had this summer (which has been and gone), we both had some time off together so began looking at cheap flights to fit in another holiday. We looked at several European destinations and we came to the conclusion that it would be a total waste of the fabulous heatwave to go away. We decided to visit Cornwall for a couple of days. Reiss had been on loan a few months ago in Penzance, and I never visited as I was drowning in a dissertation at the time. He barely got to experience this lovely part of the country so it was a perfect idea.

We stayed in St. Ives in a hotel called The Atlantic Bay Hotel which we found on booking.com we only booked the day before so were lucky this was available. I read very mixed reviews after we had paid for it. There were comments about it having a sports bar etc. As it turned out, England was playing in the World Cup when we were staying and I still couldn’t complain about the noise or anything. I was really impressed with the decor, view and service. We ate at The Gannet Inn which is their sister hotel and it was flawless! We had dinner and breakfast here.

While we were in Cornwall, we went for Cream Tea (when in Rome and all that), visited Lands End and went to a few beaches. Sennen Cove in West Cornwall was my favourite of the ones we visited and we also went to Penzance Harbour. While we had lunch outside, a seagull literally landed on our table and smashed our glasses and plates hahaha.

We drove down from Bristol and it took about 3 hours including a couple of stops. This would be ideal for anyone that is coming for further away and considering flying to Bristol or the surrounding areas then driving. The more south we drove, the narrower the roads got so consider this when you’re timing your journey. I literally felt like we could be anywhere in the world sitting on the Cornish beaches and we will definitely be back!

Thanks for reading,

Hannah x

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