They say The Herringbone in Mousehole is ‘as close as you get to the water without getting wet’. Some days you won’t want to leave your luxury cottage. Hole up on a window seat and gaze out over the harbour to the Atlantic beyond. Or if you fancy a potter, Mousehole is picture postcard perfect (note to self, buy postcards!). Winding cobbled alleys, quaint cottages, lobster-pot laden quays, boats bobbing on the water – two days in and you’ll be itching to explore. Remember your walking boots for the coastal walks and your bucket and spade for the beach.
THINGS TO DO
Take in a show at the stunning Minack Theatre looking out over the ocean.
Check the tides and stroll over to St Michael’s Mount to climb the castle.
Or simply take it easy – throw down a towel and lie out on the soft sand at Porthcurno Beach.
What do you think of when you think of Bath? Georgian architecture? The hot springs for which it’s named? The Regency England of Jane Austen? When it comes to planning your stay, nothing conjures up that authentic Bath experience or that Georgian decadence quite like boutique hotel, The Halcyon. Floor-to-ceiling sash windows flood the apartment with light and give you a view out onto bustling Bath below. Think of it as your own private pied-à-terre with hotel level service. Oh and dog owners, there’s no need to leave your faithful hound at home – The Halycon is the finest pet friendly hotel in the whole of Bath. Excellent news.
THINGS TO DO
Step back in time and take tea at the Regency Tea Rooms.
Dip a toe in the famous Bath spa with views out over the city.
Stroll the beautifully landscaped Prior Park Gardens.