Farm holidays in Cornwall are perfect for families, couples and groups, whether you are looking for a short break, weekend getaway or longer holiday. With wide open spaces, plenty of fresh air, beautiful countryside and peace and quiet, you’ll feel refreshed and revitalised after a stay on a farm.More Info
Made famous on screen by the likes of TV’s Poldark, Doc Martin and Wycliffe, Cornwall has a beauty that can only be fully appreciated in real life. This slender county, jutting out to form England’s most south westerly point, boasts 275 miles of coastline that varies from the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic facing north coast to the calmer sheltered bays of the south, overlooking the English Channel.
Cornwall is a gem of a holiday spot, offering something for everyone. Famous as a surfing destination, there’s also sailing, cycling, sea fishing and diving on offer, not to mention the South West Coast Path to explore. Or, for those whose idea of a holiday is slightly less active, there are dozens of beaches in Cornwall where you can while away a sunny day. Many of these are dog friendly.
If natural beauty is your thing, visit one of the county’s many impressive Mediterranean style gardens, such as Trebah, with its secluded pebble beach, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the National Trust’s Trelissick, and the world famous Eden Project.
And for culture vultures, there’s a range of museums celebrating Cornwall’s maritime and mining heritage, renowned and artist run galleries including the Tate St Ives, famous landmarks such as St Michael’s Mount, and the must-see open air Minack Theatre, cut dramatically from the cliffs at Porthcurno, where you can watch the sun go down as you enjoy a rendition of Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
All that exploring will give you a hearty appetite, which will stand you in good stead for all the foodie treats Cornwall has to offer. No Cornish holiday would be complete without at least one pasty, a good old fashioned cream tea, and as many ice creams as you can manage. But gourmet cooking is available too, with chefs such as Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and, of course, Rick Stein all having restaurants in the area. Dedicated foodies can even hone their skills at one of the county’s growing number of cookery schools.
Cornwall’s mild climate is part of its ongoing attraction, so there’s no need to wait until high summer to come and visit. Whatever the time of year, there’s always plenty to see and do, and Cartwheel Holidays’ members will be ready to greet you with a friendly Cornish welcome. There’s a huge range of accommodation to choose from, including classic slate and stone cottages, converted barns and even your very own tipi in a hidden valley. Take a look at our farm holidays and country breaks below…
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- What’s on in the West Country this week (10-16 September 2016) Get out and about with our essential guide to what's on in the West Country this week (from Saturday 10... More Info
- What’s on in Cornwall, June 2016 What’s on in Cornwall? You’re better off asking what’s not on! From family-friendly festivals to community celebrations, boat races and... More Info
- What’s on in Cornwall, August 2016 Discover what’s on in Cornwall this August and get involved with lots of family friendly and fun events including summer... More Info
- Trebah Garden, Cornwall Trebah Garden is a really unexpected place, with both an amazing subtropical garden in a beautiful Cornish valley and an... More Info
- Shipwreck Centre, Charlestown, Cornwall My daughter loves the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre and asks to visit whenever we’re in Cornwall. Luckily, children under 10 go... More Info
- Open Farm Sunday at Rowdefield Farm I first learned about Open Farm Sunday from Martin Howlett at Deer Park Farm in Cornwall. Every June, farmers across... More Info
- Mousehole, Cornwall The small fishing village of Mousehole is a picture of Cornwall at its very best. With narrow streets full of... More Info
- Mevagissey, Cornwall If you’re heading to the south coast of Cornwall, be sure you take time to stop in and visit Mevagissey... More Info