Group homestays in Cornwall

Cornwall

Polperro-ist20509549Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain

The area is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its long and varied coastline, its attractive villages, its many place-names derived from the Cornish language, and its very mild climate. Extensive stretches of Cornwall’s coastline, and Bodmin Moor, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There are many extensive stretches of fine golden sand beaches such as those at Bude, Polzeath, Watergate Bay, Perranporth, Porthtowan, Fistral Beach, Newquay, St Agnes, St Ives, and on the south coast Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth and the large beach at Praa Sands further to the south west.
Cornwall has a full and vibrant folk music tradition which has survived into the present and is well known for its unusual folk survivals such as Mummers Plays, the Furry Dance in Helston played by the famous Helston Town Band, and Obby Oss in Padstow. As in other former mining districts of Britain, male voice choirs and Brass Band concerts during the summer at Constantine, are still very popular in Cornwall.

Cornwall is perhaps best known though for its pasties, a savoury dish made with pastry. Today’s pasties usually contain a filling of beef steak, onion, potato and swede with salt and white pepper. Pasties were also often made with sweet fillings such as jam, apple and blackberry, plums or cherries.

Truro is the only city in Cornwall, and it is located in central Cornwall.

Truro’s Gothic-revival Cathedral was built in 1910, and was built on the site of the old St. Mary’s Church, consecrated over 600 years earlier. Truro has a very wide variety of shops containing various chain stores, speciality shops and markets, which reflect its historic tradition as a market town. The indoor Pannier Market has many stalls and small businesses. The city is also popular for its eateries, including cafés and bistros, bars and clubs. The Royal Cornwall Museum has exhibitions detailing Cornish history and culture, with a wide range of collections such as archaeology, art and geology.

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Transport

Rail

Truro railway station gives the city a direct connection to London Paddington, as well as to the Midlands, North and Scotland.

Buses

The city and surrounding area is served by extensive bus services offering routes in and out of the city in all directions, usually starting and terminating at Truro Bus Station near Lemon Quay. A permanent Park and Ride scheme carries commuters into the city centre via Truro College, the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, County Hall, Truro railway station, the Royal Cornwall Museum and Victoria Square. Coachservices run by National Express also operate from Truro, providing transport to and from larger cities up-country.

Rates for Cornwall

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

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High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Cornwall

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Truro
  • Penzance
  • St Ives
  • Lands End
  • Falmouth
  • St Austell
  • Newquay
  • Bodmin
  • Plymouth

 

Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.

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