My husband and I will be flying to London on Thursday evening, April 30th, and plan to take a train to Cornwall immediately upon arrival. We would like to rent a car in the area of St. Breward and stay in a self-catering cottage in the same area. This is the trip of a life time for me, and I would love advice on how practical my travel plans are.
My 3rd great grandmother and her family used to own the Inn at St. Breward in the early 1800s. My ancestors are buried in the village churchyard. I want to roam the area, see the moors and possibly drive to the coast, and just soak in the area where my ancestors lived. My husband loves bicycling, so his enjoyment would be cycling around the moors and barbecuing in the evenings. We both want to take in the local pubs and just have a relaxing and not-too-expensive 4-5 days.
I have wanted to make this trip for over 40 years, and these travel plans have become a bit overwhelming for me. I have looked at dozens of possible cottages and still haven't made arrangements. Many only allow 7 day bookings, so that has limited my choice, plus my husband is 6'5" tall and won't fit in a cottage with a low ceiling or small 4-poster bed. We would be staying at the cottage from May 1st to May 5th.
I welcome advice from anyone about where to stay, what sites I should be sure to visit, and the best way to get to Cornwall from Heathrow airport. We assumed the train would be best, since it will be the middle of the night in US time when we arrive, so we may not do well driving the unknown terrain.