the cornish arms in st merryn is a lovely local pub that serves good quality food. child friendly too, its about 10 mins from padstow, and although owned by rick stein is more of a local type pub than a gastro pub.
there are so many beaches to go to in Cornwall – mother ivey’s beach is a beautiful beach for swimming – surrounded by natural rock formations – you can rent a caravan overlooking the beach, what an amazing view. perfect beaches for surfing are constantine bay, watergate bay, polzeath and harlyn bay.
one of my favourite shops to visit is in Wadebridge – Acorn antiques has a selection of french style painted wardrobes and kitchen armoires. they source them from france, strip them, restore them and paint them in lovely shades of white. i usually find great teacups for sale in charity shops in cornwall.
its all the rage, glam camping – i keep reading all about it – i must give it a go – not with robert of course, but one of my bohemian girlfriends who will appreciate the rustic natural life. someone sent me this info and it looks really cool for a girlie weekend.
“Introducing Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans – boutique glamping in the heart of the Wye Valley. Come and stay in our beautiful vintage caravans in the grounds of a Grade II listed Rectory , nestled in the rolling hills of Herefordshire with stunning views out to the Black Mountains. All our caravans have their own characters and are packed full of period features and vintage charm. Bring the family or glamp it up with girlfriends, it’s the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature.”
remember you can always stay at the wonderful shepherds return – another of those things on my neverending list.
our friends margo and bobby have a glam 70’s caravan in whitstable right by the sea – they are affordable and perfect for a weekend retreat.