Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

If you follow me on Instagram you won’t have been able to miss my flurry of beach scene posts and doggie selfies from my recent long weekend in Cornwall. Last Friday I travelled on down to Marazion with my Dad and his dog Poppy, Cornwall’s oldest town on the shores of Mount Bay. During our four days we explored many seaside towns and cliff facing landmarks along the coastline but staying in Marazion was the perfect base for our Cornish getaway.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Whenever I think of a trip to the British seaside, I always imagine staying in a quaint bungalow or countryside farmhouse and so with Poppy Dog for company we decided to hire a beautiful little cottage overlooking the ocean.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Greeb Rock Cottage, our home for the next few nights, was the definition of perfect home comforts. Upon arrival we were greeted with the sight of locally made gifts including a bottle of sweet apple cider and a Cornish cream tea, served with thick clotted cream… YUM. (And yes I do it the Cornish way!).

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

The cottage itself was surprisingly spacious and airy, complete with an outdoor terrace, an open fire and various games and DVDs for cosy nights in.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

A balcony from the double bedroom and a warm conservatory at the back shared the same ocean panorama, complete with a clear view of St Michael’s Mount, Marazion’s famous historic landmark. I’ll be sharing my experience of this tiny island in a separate post along with some other beautiful seaside must sees!

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Stepping out into the town, we walked along the narrow road lined with cute seaside homes and homemade craft gift shops. Running parallel to the beach, there was always a glimpse of St Michael’s in the distance. There are a small number of lovely pubs and cafes in Marazion in addition to one of the county’s top recommended restaurants, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to sample his creative dishes but instead explored some top seafood spots in the surrounding areas which I’ll share with you next week.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Of course what made Marazion such a perfect location for our getaway was the stretch of golden sand circling the mount. Each day we would walk along the shore with Poppy (all beaches are dog-friendly after September), playing fetch, swim, catch and breathing in the fresh sea air.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

It was so lovely to spend some quality time with my Dad and Pops. If there’s anything I miss when living in London its country air and doggie playtime!

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

With such dramatic tides, it was amazing to see how much the beach changed throughout the day, from the wide sandy morning plains to the thin sliver of rock in the evening as the waters lapped against the stony pier.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Our twilight walk was perhaps my favourite. I have this thing for skies, clouds and colourful views so an ocean sunset will always give me butterflies.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

As the sky darkened, I grabbed my chance to capture the waves creeping up upon the shore, ever fascinated by their ability to be so contrasting in power. Some so calm and slow looked like liquid silk whilst others crashed against the rocks with a dramatic presence.

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Crafting a silhouette over St Michael’s, we sat and watching the sun sink beneath the sea as a flock of seagulls playfully flew across the horizon. 

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

The scene was a photographer’s heaven and it was wonderful to be able to practice with my camera, something I always love to sit and do when I have the time! 

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

Travel Linkup; A Perfect Cornish Getaway

I can’t wait to share more of my Cornish getaway with you, make sure to come back next week for some top seafood reviews and not-to-be-missed ‘cliffhanging’ places!

This post is part of the monthly travel link up… A perfect…<fill in the blank>…. It could be a perfect moment, a perfect destination, a perfect storm, a perfect slice of cake! If you would like to link up your post head over to either Angie‘s, Emma’s or co-host Jamie from Ink + Adventure‘s blog before the 7th Nov!

 

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14 Comments

  1. 6th November 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Beautiful post and I just love Cornwall!

    • 8th November 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thanks lovely πŸ™‚

  2. 6th November 2016 / 7:05 am

    Lovely photos! Brings back so many lovely memories of my Easter in Cornwall. It’s a region with so much to offer! From the beachy towns, to incredible sights, plants and nature! And oh my gosh – I’m totally jealous of the scones and clotted cream with jam!

    • 8th November 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you! There really is so much to do and see, I won’t hesitate to go back!

  3. 4th November 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Can I adopt Poppy? We love Marazion – we sail events in Mounts Bay every few years and its the best sailing in the UK, love it there!

    • 8th November 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Haha, you can borrow her πŸ˜‰ Oh wow that sounds amazing, lucky you!

  4. 3rd November 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Gorgeous photos and gorgeous dog and gorgeous view! I live right on the edge of Cornwall and have been to St Michael’s Mount a few times…it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world in my opinion! both from the island and looking towards it!

    • 3rd November 2016 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! Oh wow lucky you, it really is an incredible place!

  5. 3rd November 2016 / 7:19 pm

    What beautiful photos. I have never been to Cornwall, but reading your post has made me realise how much my kids (and dog) would love it there, with the changing tides and varied shoreline. Thanks for sharing this! #travellinkup

    • 3rd November 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you Jonny! It really is a lovely place and perfect for families and dogs! I really recommend heading down there! x

  6. 3rd November 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Those scones look amazing. Will have to follow on instagram #travellinkup

    • 3rd November 2016 / 10:47 pm

      They were so good! Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. 3rd November 2016 / 8:51 am

    I reeeeeeeeally want to go to Cornwall! it just looks idyllic. I just hate that its so far πŸ™ but I am definitely going to make the effort to visit next year. I’ve only ever heard good things (ps your dog is BEAUTIFUL!)

    • 3rd November 2016 / 10:47 pm

      You have to Asma! Its worth the long journey for sure! And thanks so much, she is rather pretty even if I do say so myself πŸ™‚

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