Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Charlestown in Cornwall!

That's where we've been for the past week. A lovely little harbour town in South Cornwall. We stayed in a beautiful cottage on the edge of the town but within a couple of minutes walk to the harbour.
The owners of the cottage provided us with a delicious cream tea on arrival.
There was a BBQ area in front of the cottage, although we didn't get the chance to use it,....
.........and a conservatory at the back that was huge.

The Tall Ships in the harbour reflect the fact that TV programmes such as Poldark and The Onedin Line were filmed there.

Below is the harbour at Padstow which is a lovely town with narrow streets and quaint little shops.

We couldn't leave Padstow without sampling Rick Stein's fish and chips! The chips were lovely but I was a bit disappointed by the warehouse apprearance of the shop and the conveyor belt/take-a-number approach to service.
There was a public footpath running from the back of our cottage for about a mile and a half to this beach. It was a brisk, windy day which created a dramatically rough sea but it was still warm and the dogs enjoyed running in and out of the water.

Our special meal out and a surprise from me was at Jamie Olivers Fifteen restaurant in Watergate Bay. The view from the window was worth the trip if nothing else.

But the whole experience was definitely worth it too!! We had a relaxing evening with a delicious meal and very friendly, efficient service.

Dessert is always the highlight for me!!!!

Visiting the fascinating Lost Gardens of Heligan was the activity for our last day.

I had to get a photo next to the famous 'Mud Maid'!
I hope you had (or will have) a great holiday this year wherever you went (go).
Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

Welcome back! What a lot of beauty you have been surrounded by and that dessert! Ohmy. It is everything I consider to be perfect...several different tastes including chocolate! I am glad you had such a relaxing time and I hope that feeling stays with you a good long time!

mary said...

It looks like a great holiday! The cottage looks lovely (and the cream tea looks yummy!)

I love the view from the window of the restaurant, the sea has a special charm.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic conservatory! I loved the Lost Gardens of Heligan, I liked the sense that you were exploring :)

Peach Rainbow said...

New Look!
Looks like you've had a lots of fun!

Lis said...

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us, I adore Cornwall. Your holiday cottage looks gorgeous and you visited some brilliant places. Lucky you with all that yummy food too.

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

hello: great pictures ;
I love your city,nice places.
You look happy>
best wishes.

Blueberry Heart said...

you had me at 'cream tea'...!!! how LOVELY is everything in this post!! I could move into that cottage, it just looks perfect. Great post, looks like a great time was had by all!
PS thanks for your lovely comment, much appreciated!!
BH x