Image of Mousehole Harbour by Carole Langman

Favourite Places to visit – Mousehole in Cornwall

Following on from the theme of last week’s blog post, and whilst still down here on a week’s holiday in this wonderful part of the country, I have made the most of the stunning coastline around here and followed the road down from Newlyn to Mousehole!

Mousehole Cream TeaAs much as I love Devon, and of course the lovely Dartmoor countryside around Bowerland, our wonderful home, I do like to escape from time to time. One of my favourite places to visit is around the stunning coastline of Cornwall. It has to be by the sea, and not inland, of course.  And once we were here, having travelled this far West, I really did want to visit the quaint old fishing town of Mousehole.

We walked from our holiday home in Newlyn, which was a very pleasant walk, following the stunning coastline around. It only took about 30 minutes, and was less than 2 miles. Even though it was quite a windy day, the sun was beating down, warming us up as we walked.  Arriving in the picturesque harbour, we were spoilt for choice. Where to go for a typically Cornish Cream Tea?

We were surrounded by narrow streets and lovely little stone houses, which seem to huddle together, creating a stunning scene. The streets were uneven, up and down and winding around tiny little corners. It was lovely, but I was pleased I didn’t have to drive around, as it would have been very tight in places.

Along the harbour road there were galleries, gift shops and restaurants galore, and in the harbour itself was a little sandy beach.  After visiting a few of the local shops we stopped for a much needed tea break.  I felt so relaxed, so comfortable, and content, especially after the tasty cream tea (jam first, cream on top, of course)!

I could have stayed there for longer, but we did have to make our way back to Newlyn. The walk back was just as lovely, and in no time at all we reached our destination. Back in for a quick rest and then out for our evening meal, stopping for a few drinks in the local pub.

What about you, what is your favourite place for a break – where do you go to get away from it all?

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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