Our first little break of 2016, saw us visit one of my favourite places in the UK, Cornwall. For years I’ve had a long love affair with this county, holidaying there as a child with my family. It was always sunny – sign of a happy childhood.
Fistral Beach is located on the north coast of Cornwall, wild, rugged and famously known for it’s world class surf. With wave riders flocking from all over the world to surf there. Dan and I aren’t surfies, in fact we aren’t really sea swimmers, preferring to stay safely on the shore and breath in the sea air, than swallow sea water. So what does Fistral have for us non athletic types, well lots as it seems. But all that is for another post. For now, let me share where we stayed…
We stayed in a beautiful beach-side apartment – called The Pearl, with incredible views of the sea from all the rooms. The Pearl is gorgeously decorated with fresh colours and a gentle nod to the coast line with fish printed indigo fabric in the master bedroom and shells and beach finds through out. I could tell that the owners of The Pearl have really put a lot of love attention into decorating their holiday home.
The apartment comfortably sleeps four people. A large king sized bed with en-suite in the master bedroom, and a twin bedroom next door with a family bathroom opposite.
The lounge/dining room is possibly the best room in the apartment. With views from the balcony to Fistral beach, huers hut and beyond. The apartment is brilliantly geared up for a family holiday, with large Samsung TV located in all the rooms, a Nintendo Wii and millions of games, and DVD’s suitable for all family members and a large library. We were thoroughly entertained during Storm Imogen.
During a four days at The Pearl, we self-catered our breakfast and evening meal, choosing to eat out for lunch each day. I found the kitchen was fully equipped with a large fridge, microwave and oven and hob. There was even a state of the art coffee maker so you can unleash your inner barrista.
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Leaving the apartment we found everything on the doorstep. Stepping out of the secure foyer, we discovered a footpath that ran from the private car park, along the front of the apartment block and the golf course in front. Within minutes we were standing on Fistral beach. Windswept and wild, we dodged the rain and the wind and found ourselves in Rick Steins Fish and Chips bar, being warmed by the log burner and drinking great coffee.
We discovered that Sainsbury’s supermarket was located only a 5 minute walk away, which was perfect for us to pop out to grab food, a bottle of wine or milk, as most places in Cornwall finding a local supermarket with good food sometimes means a trip in the car.
Within a five minute walk radius of the apartment you can find great food, fish & chips, pizza, cream teas, bracing beach walks, great surf, rock pools, craft ales, local history and more.
The Pearl really makes a fabulous location to explore this part of North Cornwall – without even having to get into your car!
More details on what we got up to during our stay in another post – soon!
We stayed at The Pearl, as guests by the owners and Forever Cornwall. To book your stay, please visit Forever Cornwall for more information on availability and prices.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.