Self Catering Holiday Accommodation Cornwall –that covers a pretty wide spectrum as Cornwall is a large county. Here at Rayle Farm Holiday Cottages our visitors are always pleasantly amazed to find how very accessible pretty well all of Cornwall is from our lovely, peaceful, tucked away location. You see, we are, in fact, only 5 minutes away from the A.30 so Cornwall is your oyster or, possibly one should say crab!
Our Cornwall cottage rent facility at Rayle Farm is actually based in quite a narrow part of the peninsular with both coasts being easily accessible, the North Coast only just over a mile away so that one can lie in bed at night and hear the Atlantic waves breaking on the shore at Portreath. Heading South from Rayle Farm, our nearest South Coast village is Flushing, named thus by the Dutch sea captains of the clipper ships. They chose to live there because it has an exceptionally mild climate. This village looks across the water towards Falmouth, a really delightful maritime town with the third largest natural harbour in the world, believe it or not!
Harking back to our Self Catering Holiday Accommodation Cornwall. Although so rural, we are in the midst of what was the heart of Cornwall’s mining heritage. The wonderfully rugged landscape round about this area is dotted with the iconic chimneys from the old mines. A couple of years ago, one of the preservation societies down here lit a fire in all the old chimneys around the Camborne area and it really was an amazing sight to see. It brought it home that this now peaceful, picturesque landscape was once a massive,smoking, noisy industrial site. Camborne and Redruth were, of course the heart of this great industry and Redruth was the hard rock mining capital of the world.
Our Cornish cottage rental facility also offers the opportunity to head West and visit Penzance or Lands End or St. Ives. Head East and the county town of Truro is now the hub of Cornwall’s administration and is, of course, home to the beautiful Cathedral. There is a tempting array of shops available here.
Head up the County further East and there is Bodmin, the old County Town with it’s grim reminder of past crimes in the old County Jail, now a tourist attraction. Jamaica Inn with its association with pirates is not far away. Liskeard and Launceston , ancient Cornish towns await you further up the County as you head towards Devon.
Finally, mention should be made of some of the charming little towns and villages that line Cornwall’s coast. Perranporth, Newquay, Padstow and Tintagel, Fowey, Mevagissey, Looe, Polperro, all conjure up visions of happy days spent on a Cornish holiday.