Holidays in Cornwall? Self Catering Wins Hands Down When the Weather Goes Wrong
We have this unrealistic vision of summer. Every year we believe with every fibre of our beings that it'll be gorgeous and hot and sunny during our holidays. Especially staycationers, who are dyed in the wool optimists by nature! But how often does the Cornwall weather actually deliver its summer promise?
While hotels and camping are all very well when it's gorgeous outside – which it is quite a lot of the time - things fall apart a bit when the weather does its usual summer thing, even in the deep South West, and the heavens open. There's nothing worse than trying to entertain yourself for hours in a soggy tent or being crammed into your hotel room for the duration while the perfect storm rages outside.
If you're a stalwart type you won't care what the weather's doing. You'll be out and about in it anyway. When you book Cornwall pet friendly cottages you're duty bound to take your furry friend for walks, whatever the weather. But if you're a more delicate soul, welded to sun worshipping and dog-free, you'll need alternative things to do when the weather lets you down. The same goes if you're taking the kids with you. They need plenty to do when it's wet or you'll end up having a nightmare holiday from hell.
That's one of the biggest reasons why so many of us hire holiday cottages. Cornwall self catering means you're never short of space to chill, play, relax and have fun. You've got all the space you need to sprawl and enjoy things like traditional board games, great for un-glueing the kids from the telly for a proper family evening. You've got space to spread out your art stuff if you're a painter at heart. Or enjoy creating a gourmet meal if you're a keen cook. Whatever floats your holiday boat.
There's no doubting the increasing popularity of cottages holidays. In Cornwall self catering has been a money spinner for decades because of the freedom and comfort it delivers... in all weathers. Space to get out of wet clothes in comfort instead of trying to get dressed and undressed bent double under wet canvas. Nice, warm rooms to pad about barefoot in, instead of a cramped hotel room where getting together for any length of time is downright uncomfortable. And sitting on the bed to watch TV for the evening just feels wrong!
Families thinking about staycationing this year won't go far wrong with a home-from-home in Britain's best loved holiday county. Even if rain stops play!