After a slight blip in the weather last week things have changed for the better, it has been glorious and we have been making the most of it. My twin brother and his wife came to stay for the weekend so we have had an action packed weekend whilst poor Richard worked. Saturday we started with a trip to Eden Reclamation Yard for a bit of a poke around. If you are looking for random and beautiful pieces for your house then we recommend a visit. Kirstie Allsop would love it!
We then walked/biked down to Pentewan. Jess was on her balance bike. She tested my nerves to the limit when she came within a foot of skidding off the edge into the river. For once I think she might have been as scared as I was! My brother pulled Bethany in the bike trailer. He is a bit of a serious biker so this was not the pace or the type of bike he is used to but the trail is idea for a steady, easy ride along to the beach. We had lunch at The Hubbox on the beach. We can highly recommend it – the burgers and milkshakes were delicious, although part of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park it is open to non residents. We then chilled on the beach, enjoying a little paddle and Jess dug a boat for her and Uncle Daniel to sit in. Uncle Daniel does not like sand!
Sunday we headed to Newquay Zoo as Alex, my sister in law, adopted a Sloath for Christmas so we had to meet him/her. Funny little creatures, they just seem to sleep a lot! If I am to be reincarnated as an animal I would not mind being a Sloath. The zoo was busy, but as per our last visit it was a very enjoyable day with a little bit of face painting and animal petting to top it off.
This week sees Fowey Regatta taking place and on Thursday one of my favourites – the Red Arrows put on a stunning flypast through the estuary. I am going to be brave and take the girls to see it – I am hoping they will like it! If you are intending on going just remember it gets very busy and it is best to park in one of the field car parks.
Following on from last weeks blog about what it is like running a holiday park I thought I would share my day with you. Today it is glorious hot, baking in fact. I started the day working down here whilst Richard spent some time the the girls as he has not had a day off since last week. He came down at 11 then the girls and I headed to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We took our picnic and did the Lost Summer Trail which was lovely and, although busy around the entrance it didn’t feel too bad once in the grounds. Bethany, ‘Miss Independent’, choose to walk about half the way round, which given she is only 16 months is a long way so it was a slow but very enjoyable walk. I can highly recommend it for guests whether you have children or not and now it is dog friendly the whole family can enjoy it.
We didn’t even get out of the car park before Bethany was fast asleep so I turned left out of the car park and headed towards Gorran. Just at the village sign for Gorran Highlanes there is a turning to Caerhays on the right. After a 2 mile drive you stumble across the stunning Caerhays Castle which over looks the small but perfectly formed cove. Another one of my favourite haunts and by this stage of the journey Jessica was asleep too so the nursery rhymes were able to be turned on and Steve Wright back on! Caerhays looked stunning with tide on it’s way out and a busy cafe serving delicious food. This dog friendly beach is one you can go to for the whole day and everyone will enjoy.
So whilst our days and weeks may be long at the moment, it is pretty cool that we can just pop to amazing gardens and then go for a drive to the sea, sometimes you need a hit of the sea just to feel good about the world. We are so lucky it is on our doorstep and part of our daily routine.
Whilst we are basking in sunshine it is hard to imagine Autumn is around the corner. Autumn to Cornwall normally means it gets even hotter. Last September and October were glorious, in fact it was hotter than August. Throughout September we are offering our great seven nights for the price of 5 which means you can stay for as little as £40 for seven nights. Give us a call for more details.
If you fancy a little more luxury we are offering all Little Winnick guests 10% off Richard’s Mum and Dad’s holiday cottages, just up from the villahe of Polgooth, St Austell. Tregongeeves Farm Cottages are seven luxury cottages open throughout the year and boast a heated in door pool, games rooms, animals to feed, tennis court and much more. All you need to do is use this special code at the checkout when you make a booking online or mention you would like the discount by calling and speaking to Judith. (Richard’s Mum).