While many people are drawn to the long-standing tourist hot-spots on Cornwall’s northern coast, there are a few, often overlooked, gems on the county’s south-eastern corner that offer everything a great family holiday should.
For nearly a decade now we’ve flown the flag for Polperro and Looe as the jewels in southern Cornwall’s crown, in fact, we love the former so much we even set up our Cornish HQ in the heart of the traditional fishing village. Just a little further along the coast and around 4 hours drive from the M25, the beautiful waterside town of Fowey is a firm favourite with regular visitors and those in ‘the know’.
At the mouth of the river which shares it’s name, Fowey has a rich history, vibrant high-street and is magnet for sailing enthusiasts who take to the water en-masse during the towns annual Royal Regatta every August. A mainstay of this nautical extravaganza is a dazzling display from the Red Arrows, who have been scorching the harbour air for over 30 years.
The highstreet offers a great blend of independent retailers and coastal favourites like Seasalt, Fat Face and Joules, whilst there is a brilliant mix of old and new in the form of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
2015 saw our first venture into the town when we added beautiful Topsides to our list of holiday cottages in Cornwall. Close to the river, the bright and spacious cottage offers exceptional views of the water and a tranquil garden which is perfect for summer afternoons in the sun. The town centre and local beach are both within an easy stroll of the 3 bedroom property, which also benefits from a beautifully calm first floor lounge room with panoramic views of the river.
The best news is, you don’t have to drive all the way to Cornwall to see for yourself if Topsides is the property for you. We’ve recently added a stunning 3D tour to our website, which you can view below:
For full details, visit: www.toadhallcottages.co.uk/holiday-cottages/topsides/1703/