Cornwall is a land of dramatic rocky cliff sides, sandy beaches, hidden harbours, delightful fishing villages, and lush countryside all coming together to make one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. We explore the wonderful coastline, visit sites made famous by Poldark and Doc Martin and take in the Eden Project. Our base at the Rosemundy House Hotel is a favourite with Woods customers and the area is filmed as Poldark’s Nampara Valley.
Day 1 After a home taxi pick up, we travel through Dorset and Devon making suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive at our hotel in St Agnes late afternoon to relax and then have dinner.
Day 2 We dip into Poldark country today beginning with a panoramic route through Perranporth, Winston Graham’s home town and inspiration for the Poldark novels. Then to Charlestown, the pretty heritage harbour where the port scenes were ﬁlmed.
Day 3 Our morning is spent at the Eden Project, a fantastic development where huge biomes house the largest ever rainforest in captivity with stunning plants, exhibitions and extraordinary gardens. If you haven’t visited the gardens since they were ﬁrst opened, it is well worth another visit to see how the project has grown. This afternoon we visit Truro, Cornwall’s cathedral city. Centre stage is the impressive Gothic Revival cathedral, and in its shadow a warren of back streets are home to dozens of independent shops selling everything from fashion to local Cornish cheeses.
Day 4 We explore the gorgeous scenery of the west coast today, with views of St Michael’s Mount from Helston and Penzance, the most westerly town in England and our lunch stop. This afternoon we visit the delightful harbour town of St Ives. We return to our hotel late afternoon.
Day 5 A free day to relax in our hotel and to explore St Agnes.
Day 6 Our morning is spent in Padstow, its narrow streets leading through pretty pastel houses to another picturesque harbour. Then we visit the pretty harbour village of Port Isaac – Port Wenn in the Doc Martin TV series. The narrow lanes of whitewashed stone cottages lead down to the harbour – a truly peaceful and unspoilt spot.
Day 7 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel east with suitable refreshment stops, reaching the local area late afternoon.
This delightful and elegant hotel has been tastefully extended and is set in its own secluded gardens and woodland, with an outdoor heated swimming pool, and only 100 yards from the main street of the unspoilt village of St Agnes. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi, does not have a lift, but some ground ﬂoor rooms are available.