A Short Break in West Cornwall
Discover mermaids and Mounts, all in a day trip when you travel the far west of Cornwall.…
Hidden Nooks and Crannies
Tired of the beach? Map out your own 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'…
Ten Classic Castles
Perched on hilltops, surrounded by sea, presiding over windswept moors, or crouched on the cliffs...…
A guide to the West Country from the people who know…
A few years ago, the Classic Cottages team started writing about where we live and why we love it. It began with a series of mini-guides designed to help guests in our holiday cottages get the most of their holiday. Over time these have evolved into the Classic Guide, our 'do-it-yourself' travel guide to things to do and places to visit in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
Occombe Farmfive star rating
11th Jan 2017
I called into Occombe Farm shop at the start of a weeks Christmas break in Paington to buy some meat for the week. The shop sells all sorts of foodstuff,…
Cardinham Woodsfive star rating
3rd Jan 2017
Recently the forestry commission built new trails through the woodland, with easy, medium and difficult routes clearly marked. Great fun, it took an hour to get around but you could take…
Gunwalloe Church Covefour star rating
19th Dec 2016
Visited in winter when dogs are allowed. A lovely quiet beach with good surf when the tides are right.
Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire and Cafefive star rating
19th Dec 2016
Take the trail to Porthreath and enjoy a snack here on your return (you'll need it!)
The Hidden Hutfive star rating
29th Nov 2016
Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.