3* Rosemundy House Hotel
This family-owned hotel is set in secluded and sheltered gardens, only 100 yards from the main street of unspoilt St Agnes. All bedrooms are en-suite with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There are quiet lounge areas, a bar and the Tom Noggi restaurant. Whilst there is no lift, ground floor rooms can be requested.
Outdoor heated swimming pool Lounges Bar Restaurant Private bathroom or shower room Flatscreen TV with Freeview Telephone Hairdryer Beverage Tray
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
We head for the West Country, arriving at the hotel in time for dinner.
St Ives & Penzance
A leisurely day as we make our way to lovely St Ives, a beautiful seaside town, set in breath-taking coastal scenery. The town arcs around the harbour and you have the morning to explore the winding cobbled streets, galleries, restaurants, the St Ives Museum or The Tate St Ives. After lunch we travel to Penzance for the afternoon. There's Morrab Gardens or Tanglewood Wild Garden showcasing how the Cornish weather helps many subtropical and Mediterranean plants thrive. You could also visit the Egyptian House, Penlee House Museum or why not just wander down Chapel Street, with its brightly coloured church restaurants, galleries and boutiques leading you to the quayside.
Truro & Charlestown
Truro has one of the most complete Georgian streets in England and the city's market town heritage and port dates back over 800 years, booming during the tin mining era. Charlestown near St Austell is our destination for the afternoon, famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance which makes it a very popular filming location. The picturesque, original Grade II listed harbour complete with tall ships will make you feel as if you have been transported back time.
Free day in St Agnes.
After so much exploring of the West County it's time to give the driver a day off, and yourselves the chance to relax a little as
well. Maybe a chance to explore St Agnes, or wander its main sandy beach Trevaunance Cove. Or just a short walk from the hotel is St Agnes museum, with free entrance it gives you a little insight to this historical town.
Bodmin Moor, Tintagel & Port Isaac
We drive to rugged Bodmin Moor to see the Cornish Landscape at its wildest and stop at Jamaica Inn the coaching house immortalised by Daphne Du Maurier in her book of the same name, while still an inn it also houses a museum filled with smuggling stories and artefacts. From here we travel to the North Cornwall coast and Tintagel to see the dramatic castle ruins, and the pretty harbour at Port Isaac, setting for TV's Doc Martin.
Henry VIII commissioned Pendennis Castle to be built on the entrance to Falmouth's natural harbour where it still stands today and is open to visit. (Entrance fee not included). Falmouth is also the home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and for those feeling the need to stretch their legs there's the 111 stone steps of Jacobs ladder to climb, or if your wanting a bit of retail therapy there's Targo Mills, the South West's original discount retailer, offering bargains on thousands of products across 38 departments.
We travel through the Cornish countryside one last time as we head for home