A historic pilchard fishing and smugglers’ cove, Portwrinkle is hunkered on the southwest edge of the Rame Peninsula. These days its pilchard cellars have been transformed into characterful cottages that huddle around Finnygook cove – named after ‘Finny’ the smuggler, whose ghost is said to haunt the cliffs after he betrayed his friends to save himself from the authorities. Haunted or not, this pretty coastal village is an idyllic base from which to experience this less–trammelled corner of Cornwall: Strike out along the South West Coast Path to Rame Head, explore the historical landscapes of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and the Anthony Estate, or cast away on a Famous Five adventure from a secluded cove. in Seaton at low tide the beach reveals many rockpools where children can play and explore to their hearts content. The River Seaton meanders across the beach and acts as a focal point for children who can safely play here also. The sea is quite sheltered from both waves and the wind by the high cliffs to the west. There are a number of local pubs in the area serving up fine local ales and hearty pub grub including The Copley Arms at Hessenford. Within Seaton, The Smugglers Inn is a characterful local pub or Waves Bistro is great for lunches overlooking the sea. A children's park is within walking distance from the house. Guests can also take a gentle stroll along the promenade to the nearby Downderry beach and if the tide is high you'll see local fishermen casting out their lines. For day in the city, the maritime appeal of Plymouth is well worth a visit whether you prefer to hit the shops, explore the Barbican or visit the Aquarium, it really is a great day out. Looe is also a popular spot for visitors offering quintessential Cornish harbour and local atmosphere.
A wonderful cliffside hideaway made for two guests
Prices from £879 for 7 nights
(£63 PP PN)
A chic coastal penthouse apartment overlooking Whitsand Bay.
Prices from £835 for 7 nights
(£30 PP PN)