Take A Break and Visit Newlyn in Cornwall!

NewlynAs wonderful as Bowerland is, and for many of you it is your break from your normal routine.  It is your holiday home! But for me, I do need to get away from there from time to time, to take a break, and simply rest and relax.  To refill and refuel, and to re-evaluate.

The hardest decision is choosing where to go. It is so peaceful at Bowerland the scenery is wonderful, and at this time of year, everything is coming into bloom. It is warm, sunny, and positively buzzing with life. That makes it hard to leave behind, and difficult to make the right choice of where to go.

This time we have chosen Newlyn, near Penzance in Cornwall. Not too far to travel, just under 2 hours, and a place that offers us something different from country life.  And it is certainly different!

For a start it is a fishing port, with the sounds and smells of the sea right on your doorstep.  We rented a place right on the very edge of the road, overlooking the small harbour. There are very narrow streets, and very little street parking, but there are public car parks which had plenty of space in June, but may be rather busier in the heat of the summer.

Newlyn Tolcarne InnNewlyn is between Penzance and Mousehole and we could quite easily walk to both, and we did, several times.  The walks are invigorating, and in both directions you can walk the coastal paths, right next to the sea. The fresh sea air blew away the cobwebs, and the sun beat down, keeping us warm on our walks.

We had a wonderful meal in the Tolcarne Inn, which is actually in Newlyn and we visited the local cinema, and of course the local pubs.  Whilst in Penzance we had lunch in Archie Brown’s – a great veggie cafe – and made time to go around Penlee House, where there was a wonderful exhibition of the famous Newlyn artists between 1880 to 1940, featuring bringing home the catch.

The week simply flew past, as holidays tend to, and we loved our break by the sea, which was such a contrast from Bowerland, which is in the heart of the country, the very opposite.  But you know what they say – “variety is the spice of life! ” Roll on our next break – I have been told that you really do need a break away of at least a week every 3 months. I am going to try to stick to this principle! 🙂

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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