This weekend, the family and I set off for a mini holiday down in Cornwall.
It was partly to enjoy some quality time together before my brother heads back to uni, and before I hop over the Atlantic to spend time in Vancouver.
After spending 4 hours driving south-west, we reached our first stop: Looe.
Looe is a cute little seaside resort in north Cornwall. It was lovely, because in September most of the crowds have left… leaving us with a relatively quiet little town.
We climbed up to get a better view of the beach.
Before a compulsory ice cream break!
Once we’d stretched our legs, filled our bellies (mainly with pasties!), we hopped back in the car for our next stop.
We visited Cornish Orchards. Situated in Duloe, Cornwall at Westnorth Manor Farm, all their cider is pressed, blended, and bottled on premises. We thought we’d pop in for a taste…
If cider isn’t your thing, make sure you try their apple juice! Mum and I were in search of the perfect apple juice, whilst the boys were digging their bountiful range of ciders…
The apple juice has a lovely sharp yet sweet taste, and all juice is bottled within 24 hours of being pressed. It is blended with fresh Cornish water from their very own spring to give it a taste quite like no other, and I’m a big fan.
The boys picked some of their Cornish Gold Cider, which is refreshing with a light, champagne sparkle. I’d argue it pretty much complements anything!
Truth be told, the hardest thing is picking which to buy! We ended up with quite a selection.
And it’s not just apple juice and cider they sell. Think honey, preserves, glasses, ginger beer, and gift packs. All presented with lovely branding.
Having stocked up with a hefty box, we drove further down the coast to where we’d be staying in Carbis Bay, just up the road from St. Ives.
I’d never visited before, and it really is beautiful. You can see the sea from most of the roads and pavements, and I just couldn’t get over the colour of the water!
Plus the beach is pretty much deserted!
Having had a little explore of the area, we collected the keys to our apartment for the long weekend.
We’d picked Hawke’s Point, and had one of their luxury penthouses.
It really was beautiful – the pictures don’t quite do it justice!
All luxuriously furnished and decorated, I would highly recommend it.
Plus, take a look at that view from the balcony! There’s even a telescope for you to nose over to St. Ives.
One important thing for me is the added touches of a hotel…
But with great toiletries, local Cornish produce, and even miniature tubs of ice cream in the freezer, I was well and truly won over! (Psst… the lemon curd Moomaid of Zennor ice cream is probably the best I have EVER tasted!)
What do you think!?
Watch this space for more news on what we got up to over the weekend…