Me and my parents managed to grab a few days away in Cornwall last week and it was amazing. The weather was beautiful the whole time and to just be away from home and switched off for a few days was magical.
We have been to Cornwall quite a bit, but we stayed somewhere new this time. We stayed in a private house in the small fishing village of Mousehole. It's only a couple of miles from Penzance and sits right on the South West coast path.
On our first day we headed straight from home to Tintagel Castle, having booked tickets before hand. I'd wanted to go for a long time and with the new bridge having been built in 2019, I was genuinely excited to go. I'm a sucker for history. For a very brief context, Tintagel Castle is now an English Heritage site situation half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland jutting out into the Cornish sea. It's history dates back to the 5th century making it an incredible place to visit.
The weather was amazing, brilliant sunshine and very warm! I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in that area because the scenery alone is stunning.
After this we headed to Port Isaac! For those that don't know, it's a small fishing village which is also where the medical comedy drama Doc Martin is set. It's so small that you can't drive into the centre, but it's super cute and a great place for a little pit stop.
Finally we headed to our accommodation for the next few nights in Mousehole and settled in for a night in after a busy day!
Day two saw us venture into Mousehole where we had a little wander and then ended up in a sought after little cafe for lunch! It was genuinely really nice food and my Ploughman's sandwich was a work of art!
That afternoon I decided to chill out at the house for a bit whilst my parents went for a wander further a field. I read and people watched from the balcony and it was lovely to just enjoy the peace and quiet. We then hit a little restaurant in Mousehole where I ate way too much cheese, but oh my god was it worth it!
Day three was the day we had decided to do the five mile walk to Cove Lamorna and back. Now, we'd got this walk out of The Times newspaper, where it was listed as 'moderate'. I would disagree with that! The way there incorporated the South West coast path and it got increasingly difficult with steep inclines, steps and rocky patches. However, the views were stunning and worth it. Luckily on the way back it took you over fields which was much easier but with equally beautiful views.
In the afternoon (after a quick rest!) my dad and I decided to take a short trip over to Porthcurno beach which is just below the Minack theatre (another place to visit if you have the chance!). The beach is small but lovely and the sun was just starting to get low in the sky.
We then took a quick trip to Lands End and with that we returned back to get ready to go out for a meal! We ate at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole and it was lovely! A perfect way to end our last full day.
The morning of day four we packed up and headed out our accommodation and over to St Michaels Mount. This small island lies just off the coast near Marazion and is accessible by foot via a causeway at low tide. It is a really interesting and beautiful place to visit.
Finally, we meandered around a few more places before heading home early evening. It was so nice to get away and forget things for awhile. I didn't watch the news, I simply enjoyed the present.
I would thoroughly recommend a getaway in September. The weather is normally still pretty nice and it can be a fair bit quieter than the height of summer.
Have you been to Cornwall? Where is your favourite place to visit? And what time of year?