We spent two weeks with Mike and Averil Inglefeld at their home, which has three guest rooms in the main city in Cornwall--Truro. In Great Britain, B&Bs are not necessarily posh but clean and comfortable. It is more like spending time with a family you've just met. It was perfect for the three of us (two shared a room and one was by herself).
What makes this B&B special is that Mike Inglefeld provides tours too. So not only was he out host, but he was our tour guide. We started with an overall plan before we ever arrived in the UK through back-and-forth e-mails, but each morning after breakfast we fine-tuned and even changed plans.
Each day we piled in Mike's station wagon and he was our guide to much of Cornwall. We didn't return til early evening most days. Each morning we hiked bluffs or along rivers and saw new country on the way. Since he grew up in Cornwall, Mike had many tales to tell about wherever we went. Each mid-day we stopped at a different pub and tried local foods and brews. Our favorite brew was Bulldog!
Then in the afternoons, we toured lovely historic estakes and gardens and sometimes took another walk. Each day we toured towns and charming villages and had opportunities to shop.
We marveled at the green, green fields of Cornwall and of the historic hedgerows that bordered the fields and narrow country lanes.
The hedgerows are not only beautifu, but fascinating. They are made of stone with multiple plants full of flowers growing so thick you cannot see the stone. And they were often tall, which made it like driving in a two-way, single-lane maze. Fortunatey, Mike was excellent at backing up. Amazing that the cars weren't all banged up in Cornwall! Towns were also full of very narrow lanes. I am so impressed with the Cornish drivers.
With our host being our guide, he was able to show us so much and yet fine tune the trip to best meet our needs as he got to know us better. It was a wonderful way to see the country, and made a trip for us that we will long remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fieldings B&B is just 15 minutes walk from the centre of Truro, 10 minutes walk from the railway station and 15 minutes walk from our bus station. We are approximately 100 yards/metres from the County Record Office, 100 yards/metres from Cornwall Council offices and a mile (1.5 Kms) from the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske. Your hosts, Averil and Mike Inglefield, were both born in Cornwall, and they are happy to share their local knowledge (when appropriate!) And help their guest in every way they can. And a warm and friendly welcome awaits all our visitors in our comfortable Victorian town house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- B&B At The Fieldings Truro, Cornwall