Callestock Blog

30 Apr

Short breaks extended into May

Need a weekend break? A rural idyll is waiting for you in the heart of Cornwall, where you can while away the longer evenings, sitting outside your holiday cottage, enjoying the peace and tranquillity of Callestock.

Take woodland walks

Finally the Winter coats can be forgotten, the boots and thick socks stuffed in a cupboard for a few months. Spring is finally here and we are thrilled.

May is the ideal time to go in search of carpets of bluebells in the Cornish countryside - see some of our favourites here. Soak up the sounds of nature, hear the wind rustling through the trees and watch the birds celebrating the arrival of the new season.

couple walking in the Spring countryside

Cornwall is home to some stunning public gardens, including Heligan, Eden, Lamorran, and the National Trust's Trebah, Lanhydrock and Cotehele. Here you can discover rare plants, tour historical gardens and indulge in a traditional Cornish Cream Tea, served with cool fresh clotted cream.

Channel your inner foodie

Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, Jamie Oliver, Paul Ainsworth - just four of the chefs who have opened award-winning restaurants in Cornwall. With a growing reputation for outstanding local produce, the county has become synonymous with good food, and there are plenty of opportunities to sample some on your Spring visit.

fish served in bowl

Book a table at the ever popular Fifteen Cornwall, overlooking Watergate Bay, and enjoy a Spring taster menu featuring local fish, glorious fresh pastas and seasonal vegetables. Or try the fantastic Fish House in Fistral, Newquay, where the seabass is to die for.

Listen to the sound of silence

You don't even need to leave your holiday home to have a memorable break. One of the reasons guests return to Callestock year after year is the tranquil location. Callestock offers a rural idyll where you can forget there's a real world out there, and instead completely relax and unwind.

Spring blossom

From your holiday home, the only sounds you'll hear are the birds tweeting, the occasional horse trotting by, and the gentle lowing of our Jersey cows in the meadow. It's the perfect cocoon of quiet.

See the coast

But if you do fancy heading out to see what Cornwall has to offer, you'll do worse than head to the coast, where you can explore some of the 300 mile section of the South West coastpath that surrounds the county.

Cornwall coast path

Look for sealife from anywhere along the path, including seals, basking sharks, dolphins and seabirds. Or watch as the waves crash against the rocks, and imagine the smugglers of old scouring the beaches and caves for loot.

Indulge in a cream tea

A traditional Cornish cream tea, featuring freshly baked scones, locally produced strawberry jam and Rodda's clotted cream (made with milk from our own herd of dairy cows), is waiting for you when you check into your holiday home at Callestock.

fresh Cornish cream tea

Many of the seaside bars, cafes and restaurants also served cream teas, providing a front row seat from your table, where you can watch the world go by while dining out in style.

Go all out and book the 5 star luxury Callestock Vean

The perfect holiday isn't just about how you spend your days out and about. It's also crucial that you have accommodation that feels like home, and offers everything you could need and more.

Our newest property, Callestock Vean, is a stunning Five Star Gold holiday home, with underfloor heating, a wood-burning stove, and fully furnished spacious patio overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Callestock Vean patio

Featuring the highest quality super king size beds, walk-in wardrobe, whirlpool bath, designer fittings and granite worktops in the kitchen, it really does offer five star treatment.

Take a closer look and book your extra special short break in Callestock Vean this Spring.

short breaks in Cornwall at Callestock Vean

Or if you've got any queries, give Liz a call on 01872 540445. Hope to see you soon.