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Cottages Lizard will allow you to please yourself

The Lizard (Lizard Point) with its lighthouse is a peninsula of Cornwall and the most southerly point of England apart from the Scilly Isles. This area is famous for a distinctive metamorphic rock, Serpentine. Lizard Point has had a lighthouse since 1751 to warn shipping about this attractive but dangerous coastline and its "Man O' War" rocks. There are many quaint coves on the Lizard including Mullion, Church Cove, Kynance Cove, Coverack, Cadgwith, Kennack Cove and Gunwalloe. Poldue Cove is where Marconi sent his first radio signal in 1901

Places to holiday on the Lizard

The face of tourism in Cornwall is changing, especially the types of accommodation available and this applies equally to South and North Cornwall. Many hotels and guest house are closing down and being converted into self catering holiday lets and the most popular choice by holidaymakers these days is holiday cottages.

Several nature spots exist on the Lizard including Mullion Island, the nature reserve at Predannack, Gweek National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Downs. The Lizard is also home to the Cornish Chough, one of Englands rare breeds of bird. Cornish cottages are a perfect base for birdwatching, walking, getting close to nature and Cornwall beaches.

A holiday rental on the Lizard Peninsula is close to the Helford River and its numerous hamlets that evoke an atmosphere of past times. There are several inlets and creeks like Frenchman's Creek where Daphne du Maurier was inspired to write her book about romance and smuggling.

Things to do on the Lizard

The Lizard has many galleries, gift and craft shops and numerous places to eat, drink and try out Cornish specialities such as the pasty, clotted cream and Cornish ice cream. The Mullion Gallery in Helston has crafts and works of art from more than eight local craftspeople. You will never be short of gift ideas and even fisherman's smocks are very apparent in the area.

The Lizard Peninsula is the ideal place to take it easy and just mosey around the harbours and take in the views, with small cottages, whitewashed and thatched clustered around and colourful fishing boats moored on the beach. You can surf, swim, walk, windsurf, play golf, go horse riding a join one of the many scuba diving or surf schools in the area. There are numerous gardens to visit, fishing trips or join in a village barbecue.

Life in a Cornish holiday cottage really is about pleasing yourself. If you want to cook then this area has a multitude of organic farms or you can eat out, as many of the hotels, pubs and restaurants serve locally caught or grown food. Attractions near to Lizard cottages include Flambards, Trevarno Estate Gardens and National Museum of Gardening and Trebah Garden Trust or you can catch the Skybus from Lands End airport to the Isles of Scilly.

Weather at the Lizard

The Lizards climate is the warmest in Britain and the air is clear, crisp and untainted by industry.

Travel to the Lizard

Newquay airport is only an hour's drive away from the Lizard and National Express coaches have a direct service. Truro and Penzance are the nearest mainline railway stations and bus operators include Truronian, First and Western Greyhound.

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                                                                                                A lovely place to stay

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                                                                                                This is an excellent flat above the printers in Mullion. First impressions outside it looked a bit scruffy as the shop below is for sale and needs a spot of new paint. However, once inside the flat it is a lovely bright and spacious open plan kitchen/lounge. There are excellent leather chairs that provide comfort and style and the room has large windows to all aspects that make the space bright and airy. The kitchen is clean and very well equipped with ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine, all in good working order. Although we had a minor problem with the dishwasher, Lawrence came straight round and rectified this. When you arrive there are beautiful fresh scones with jam and clotted cream waiting for you, which was most welcome after our long journey. The owners have given real thought to what you might need and there is even a clothes airer, which was very useful. The bedrooms are quite small but manageable. The bathroom is clean and has an electric shower over the bath. The shower is adequate and the shower head is not clogged, as often found in hotels. I would highly recommend this flat and although there is no outside space you feel in touch with the outside as it is so light and airy. The location is great, with a Spar opposite for all your essentials and a pretty town with a great pub, The Old Inn, that served excellent food. Mullion is within easy reach of lots of great places to visit.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Stunning holiday cottage

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                                                                                                We have been staying in Cornwall holiday cottages for for the last 10 years and we have definitely said this was the best. With a beautiful location set in a cute village walking distance from Cadgwith. The inside of the cottage was decorated in a welcoming but stylish and contemporary way to a very high standard and especially the bathroom with the roll top bath. We used the children's park and the tennis courts in the village and ventured around the lizard loving all the beautiful beaches, church cove was our favourite(national trust). Would highly recommend this holiday cottage.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Absolutely wonderful

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                                                                                                Thank you Paula, Paul and family, you have the most amazing place and it was perfect for our honeymoon, so tranquil.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016