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May 2, 2015 - Padstow

Wednesday: Two more National Trust properties were on our way to Padstow today. First was Buckland Abbey, close to the edge of Dartmoor. Buckland was once a great 13th century Cistercian abbey but, after the dissolution of monasteries by Henry VIII, it was acquired by Sir Francis Drake in 1582 and was his home until his death. Among the mementos of his life was Drake’s Drum which stuck fear into the Spanish Armada. The monastic barn was astonishing in its size and the oak paneled Great Hall most impressive. The next stop was Cotehele set in...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Jamaica Inn and Tyntesfield

We got up at 7 and started packing after breakfast. We were all packed and ready to go by 9.30. Mum and I had a walk down to the shop where I saw some cushions I fancied, but it wasn't open, so we went back and then left. The traffic wasn't too bad, so we got to Bolventor in about an hour. We were glad to stretch our legs. It was a glorious day and the sun was shining. We had a look around Jamaica Inn on the moors and saw all the Daphnne du Maurier associations. We went into the little museum and had a look. There is a room with information...

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Aug 10, 2012 - Camel Trail

It was a glorious day today - really sunny and hot. Paul, Reuben and I headed out after breakfast to hire bikes and cycle along the Camel Trail to Padstow. Mum and dad decided to stay at the cottage and relax. We put on lots of sun cream and packed hats and glasses. We walked to the cycle hire place at the harbour and got our bikes. Paul wanted a mountain bike, but they only had hybrids but that was ok. The bikes were in good condition. We cycled along the trail. It was really lovely, really well maintained and with gorgeous views of the...

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A Week in Cornwall

Aug 8, 2012 - Rock and the Bedruthan Steps

It was drizzling in the morning, but we got ready and headed out at about 10.30. We walked down to the harbour, I realised I had forgotten my sunglasses and went back for them. We then got the ferry over to Rock. It cost £3 each and £2 for Reuben for the return trip. It was a very pleasant ride over the estuary, nice views of the boats but very misty. We got off at Rock and started to walk towards the centre. We seemed to be walking for ages next to a busy road, with no real idea of where we were going, then gave up. We walked back towards...

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A Week in Cornwall

Aug 5, 2012 - Exploring Padstow

I didn't sleep that well even though the bed was really comfortable. I got up about 8.30 and had a shower and then breakfast. We all remarked at just how spotlessly clean the cottage is. Everything is immaculate and there is just everything you could need. All has been thought of by the owner and the little touches are perfect. We all went out for a walk around Padstow when we were ready. The narrow streets in their pastel shades leading to the harbour were beautiful. We wandered around the harbour again, had a look in some of the shops and...

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A Week in Cornwall

Aug 4, 2012 - Arriving in Cornwall

We checked out of the hotel after having breakfast in the room again. I watched a bit of the Olympic Triathlon, but unfortunately the GB athlete came 5th. We heard this on the radio as we were travelling down. The drive was not too bad. We got held up a bit here and there and passed through a couple of really heavy rain storms but it was ok. We stopped at some services and used the loos and got coffee to drink in the car from Costa. Then we stopped at Okehampton. We went to the castle there - an English Heritage place in the middle of...

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A Week in Cornwall

Nov 25, 2010 - Padstow - Day 2

Our full day of adventure in Padstow. Awoke to a wonderful view from the bed in our room out across the Camel Estuary to Rock. Weather a little wet so will be interesting to see what we do today. I have managed to go across to Rock in the Infantry Landing Craft ferry though I managed to get soaking wet in the rain to catch it. Due to the tide had to leave from the beach not the wharf and then walked up to the Mariners in Rock before getting a cab to Sharpes Brewery where Doombar is brewed. Very interesting. Stopped off at the Pityme Inn...

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Jun 21, 2009 - South West England

...back in the UK!!! We have one day in Surrey to sort out the car and then its off to Cornwell to discover and explore the South West corner of the country. We spend 6 wonderful days with Rob and little Luca in thier holiday home near Padstow. Its a blue and white summer cottage with all the features of a 4 start resort! Its perfect! We enjoy breakfasts and BBQ's on the wooden planked balcony when the English sunshine is kind to us and cosy days inside when the rain decides to fall. We explore a series of the quaintest, cutest little...

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Sep 25, 2008 - Cornwall

We’ve spent the last couple of days in Cornwall and it has been lovely. The weather has been great and we ended up staying an extra day. The caravan park we are staying in is just a mile from Padstow and we walked down there on our first evening for dinner. We had the best steak we’ve tasted since coming to the UK. We dined in a local pub and hooked up with an English couple who had a couple of drinks with us and ended up driving us back to the motorhome and coming in for a coffee. We did toss up eating at Rick Steins restaurant but decided...

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