Hazel Cottage is located in a purpose-built Holiday Village, the names mean ’Village of Gardens’ in Cornish and is a beautiful setting, small bridges cross over the streams and the gardeners keep the grounds to a high standard. Making you feel that you are in the middle of a tranquil secluded area with the abundance of trees and plants. Ideal for breaks throughout the year due to the mild climate there is always plenty to do. The facilities on-site are great for families, there is a children’s play area outside, for very young ones there is a ball pool and soft play area inside. The tennis courts are open all year, pop to reception to get the code, if you’re feeling energetic there is also a gym on-site. Near reception you will find the café/bar opening from April to end of October, check at reception for opening times.
This part of Cornwall has an abundance of beautiful beaches, National Trust properties and gardens. Cornwall is known for its amazing beaches. the closest beaches are Swanpool and Maenporth are 3 minutes by car just 1 mile away. Gyllyngvase is the largest in Falmouth just a short drive away, it is a sandy flat beach with parking on the road or in the nearby pay and display carpark. There is a café on the beach, where you can choose anything from a hot chocolate, a snack or try the locally sourced mains. An ideal base to explore the area, for gardening enthusiasts Trebah and Glendurgan are close by. Falmouth town is 5 minutes’ drive away, here you can explore the Maritime Museum, wander the cobbled street looking at the local shops great for gifts and souvenirs, there is a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from. Why not pick up some fish and chips and eat them at the harbour looking at the boats, there is usually a large ship that has come in for repairs, you may even see a cruise ship as this is a popular stop off for them.
For walkers you will be spoilt by the choice of coast walks, admire the wildlife and enjoy the fresh air. Why not wander around Pendennis Castle, it was an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII. Here you can walk around the moat, stop for an ice-cream and admire the view, you can book tickets of line if you wish to see inside . If you want to surf then Porthleven is a good choice, a beautiful small harbour with its own beach, restaurants, pubs, cafés great for a day out or night out and it is 30 minutes away. Why not take the younger ones to the harbour to catch crabs, or let the older ones play in the water. This is a perfect base to explore the area whatever time of year you choose as there is always plenty to see and do.