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.
Bar Restaurant Cosy lounges Heated outdoor swimming pool TV Telephone Hairdryer Tea/coffee in room Extensive gardens and woodlands
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
We head for the West Country, arriving at the hotel in time for dinner.
St Ives & Penzance
Spend the morning at leisure in St Ives, a beautiful seaside town which arcs around a harbour. Explore the winding cobbled streets, galleries, the St Ives Museum or The Tate St Ives. In the afternoon, travel to Penzance where garden-lovers can visit Morrab Gardens or Tanglewood Wild Garden, a showcase for how the Cornish weather helps subtropical and Mediterranean plants to thrive. You could also visit the Egyptian House, Penlee House Museum or why not wander Chapel Street with its brightly coloured church restaurants, galleries and boutiques, leading you to the quayside.
Truro & Charlestown
Visit Cornwall's only cathedral city, Truro which has one of the most complete Georgian streets in England. The city's heritage is as a market town and port dating back over 800 years. Charlestown near St Austell is our destination for the afternoon, famed for its collection of ships and traditional appearance. The picturesque, original Grade II listed harbour complete with tall ships will transport you back in time.
Bodmin Moor, Tintagel & at Port Isaac
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, travel to the north coast of Cornwall to Tintagel to see the dramatic castle ruins, and then to the pretty harbour at Port Isaac, setting for TV's Doc Martin.
Free day in St Agnes
After so much exploring, take the chance to relax in St Agnes, a popular mining town which shows its heritage with many old engine houses. At the bottom of the town is Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes' main beach of sand, shingle and rock pools when the tide is low. A short walk from the hotel is St Agnes museum. With free entrance it provides an insight into this historic town.
Padstow & Newquay
Enjoy a morning in Padstow. This popular fishing town may see less boats in the harbour, but its seafood heritage is kept alive by chef, restaurateur and television presenter Rich Stein, who often films in the area and has many restaurants in the town. This afternoon, we make our way to the lively town of Newquay with its excellent beaches, cafes and shops.
Spend today in the thriving harbour town of Falmouth. This natural harbour was recognised by Henry the VIII as an important anchorage for ships, so he commissioned Pendennis Castle to be built on the entrance as part of his chain of coastal defences. The castle still stands today. Falmouth is also the home to the National Maritime Museum and for those feeling the need to stretch their legs, there's the 111 stone steps of Jacobs ladder to climb, or head to Trago Mills department store if you prefer a bit of retail therapy.
Travel through Cornish countryside as we head home.