One of the great advantages of having kids old enough to leave at home is that you can leave them at home and go off for weekends and weeks away! Not that I don't adore my children but the last thing they want to join us on is a walking holiday in Cornwall (and the last thing we want them to do too is just that). When I say 'walking' I actually mean ambling and a bit of a puff now and then uphill - but you get my drift and we did buy walking boots just for exploring the beaches, coves, ports and tourist hightlights of this part of the UK!
So that is how we ended up at The Creamery. A beautifully converted farm building in a place called Good To Know just outside Truro.
The Creamery has been lovingly brought bang into the 21st century by Gill and Gary who live in the spacious house next door and they really do understand their market. From the quality of the enormous bed (let's face it it's not often that your bed on holiday is as good as the one at home) to the fixtures and fittings in the large bathroom and small kitchen everything is really 5 star. There is a walk-in shower, a huge modern freestanding bath and even twinkly lights set in the ceiling above the bath for a relaxing soak.
There isn't room for a washing machine (but who wants to do washing anyway) which is no real loss and you have full use of the glorious garden including a barbecue. Had we stayed longer and had the weather been better then we would have made full use of that I can tell you.
There are plenty of ordinance survey maps, town maps and entertainment guides to pour over planning the following day's entertainment, and as Truro is just a car ride away shops and the estuary are not far.
It makes for a peaceful, clean, more than just comfortable bolt-hole and a great base to explore both the North and South coasts of Cornwall.... something we did and you will be able to read all about in later posts!
I really do highly recommend The Creamery which we booked through Cornish Cottage Holidays, a great place to browse when planning your own trip. The property sleeps two and is all on one level with a sitting-room/bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Bed linen and towels are provided as is under-floor heating which is included in the price. There is also satelite TV. Prices range from £325 - £600 for a week.