We spent a week at Cleave Farm in Abel's Cottage in July, and it was utterly lovely. We traveled from Canada with our daughters (13 yrs old and 10 yrs old) and had never been to Cornwall before, but we will definitely return someday.
Abel's Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion with three bedroom spaces, so we were able to give everyone their own bedroom. The open plan kitchen and living area is bright and beautifully decorated, there is even a granite countertop (much nicer than the one in my kitchen!). There's a small fireplace, which is very nice on a cool night. We've stayed in a number of cottage rentals in a wide variety of places and the owners of Cleave Farm have certainly gone the extra mile in making their property a pleasant place to be.
There were some spectacular views to take in on the coastal walk, and the walk to St Genny's church and to Crackington Haven were very lovely. We spent time playing in the surf at the beach in Crackington Haven and catching crabs and shrimp in the tidepools, went to the castle ruins at Tintagel (really fantastic and worth the better part of a day!), Launceston castle, the witch museum (take it with a grain of salt, but fun, especially for the kids), cream tea and pasties for a hearty lunch.
The best part, though, was the quiet. Because the cottages are fairly remote, there was very little noise and it was a very relaxed place to recharge our batteries on this trip. There was plenty of space for the kids to ramble about a bit and enjoy themselves while we adults unwound. The owners are lovely people and were very friendly and helpful. I can't recommend them enough! Thanks for one of the best holidays ever!!
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