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May 5, 2018 — Driving to Cornwall

We rented a cottage in rural Cornwall not far from Truro and Saturday was moving day. Cornwall was a new experience for us.


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Driving from Salisbury to Cornwall

Driving from Salisbury to Cornwall


Up early, packed a little then walked downtown to Pret-a-Manger for breakfast. Back up the hill to finish packing and the gal came early for checkout so we were soon on the road. It was a British bank holiday so we wanted to get an early start to avoid as much traffic as possible.

Driving from Salisbury to Cornwall

Driving from Salisbury to Cornwall

Garmin got us out of Salisbury fighting the bank holiday traffic. Once in the country, we were okay and arrived at Lambriggan Court two hours early. We chatted a few minutes and drove a quarter mile to Cider Disneyland (Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm) for a very late lunch. Tried fish and chips . . . it is England . . . and it was okay. Looked around a little at peacocks, chickens and a very large draft horse. Oh yes . . . the cider was delicious! Healey's is almost a cider amusement park with all sorts of animals, many roaming freely to be petted, hay rides and guided tours, a gift shop and of course, cider tastings. The tea room has a pretty basic menu but they do serve all day and have picnic tables outside to use in nice weather. It's very touristy but also very fun. Little kids all seemed to love it. Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro TR4 9LW; tel: +44 (0)1872 573356; info@healeyscyder.co.uk; Web site for Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Draft horse at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Draft horse at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Peacock at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Peacock at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Lambriggan Court, the main house

Lambriggan Court, the main house


We returned to the house and checked in. It is fabulous . . . maybe the best of the trip. So far everything works . . . well, except my phone which texts but won’t let me make a telephone call. Next we drove north looking for a church and finally found one in Newquay. We were trying to decipher the Mass schedule and parking fees when a gentleman walked over and said there was a 6:00 PM Mass and we could park for free. Then he introduced us to the young priest. It’s a tiny but enthusiastic church and we enjoyed it. Lambriggan Court, Penhallow, Truro, TR4 9LU; tel: +44 (0)1872 571636; Web Site for Lambriggan Court Rental Cottages

Most Holy Trinity Church in Newquay

Most Holy Trinity Church in Newquay

Back to the house to relax and unpack. I put photos on my computer and did my journal and now plan to sleep a long time!

Postscript: At the end of the trip we decided Lambriggan Court was our favorite cottage. We loved the cottage we were in, Piran Cottage, the grounds with gardens and lake and the marvelous host and hostess. The location was also excellent so it was the top of our list when we compared everyplace we stayed.

Posted by Beausoleil 08:57 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged cornwall truro lambriggan_court

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Great you found such a nice place to stay. Yes, fish and chips is very English but really only at its best when eaten near where the fish is caught ;)

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