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Monday, 24 February 2014

Visit Cornwall (part 2)

Last week saw us visit Cornwall for a few days during half term. We stayed in a bedroom cottage at The Valley near Carnon Downs.

It's quite a trek down to Cornwall from the Midlands but the traffic wasn't too busy and the weather was good for most of the journey. We arrived early afternoon and hoped that our cottage would be ready for us. We were greeted in reception by a friendly welcome and told that our cottage was all ready for us, given some info and confirmed that a reservation had been made in the restaurant for that evening (more on that here).

The Valley site isn't too large and our cottage was only a couple of minutes drive from the main reception, past the centrally located restaurant, swimming pool and games room. We were staying in a 3 bedroom Croft cottage, complete with 6ft beds and 3 bathrooms. Entry to the cottage was around the back, past a little secluded patio area, and into a hallway with large storage cupboard, perfect for our many pairs of boots and shoes.

The cottage then opened out into a large open plan kitchen / dining /  living area, with fully fitted modern kitchen, dining table with 6 chairs, and two sofas in the living area complete with flatscreen tv and dvd player.

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Two of the bedrooms were downstairs, a double with 6ft bed and ensuite shower room, and a twin bedded room with a family bathroom next door.

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Upstairs there was a large master suite with 6ft bed and shower room, with a large dressing table overlooking the valley, and plenty of storage in wardrobes and drawers.

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All the beds had duvets and blankets on and were made up on arrival, and fluffy white towels were provided, as were complimentary toiletries, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and tea towels.

Toys and games were available to borrow from the reception area, along with DVD's at no charge and free wifi was available throughout the site.

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On site the was a good choice of facilities including swimming pools (indoor & outdoor), jacuzzi, pool tables, table tennis, tennis & squash courts, play areas and gym. The site is secure, with a gated entry system only available to guests and 5mph restrictions in place around the roads. It is well positioned for sightseeing around Cornwall, being only a short drive from Falmouth and Truro.

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moving out!

I would definitely recommend The Valley for a peaceful family break in Cornwall, with all the independence of a cottage holiday and the convenience of a site, with the restaurant and facilities.

For more information on what to do and see and places to stay in Cornwall go to Visit Cornwall.

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