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Cornwallis Mylor Yacht Harbour

Boats and beauty: Sue Kittow reviews Cornwallis holiday home at Mylor Yacht Harbour 

Arriving at Mylor Yacht Harbour  was like entering a peaceful haven, surrounded by all kinds of boats and tree lined creeks.

This area of outstanding natural beauty, attracts many visitors – the sailing in the Carrick Roads (the river heading out to sea) is some of the best in Britain.

Mylor is a wonderful place from which to explore: Falmouth and Truro are nearby, or explore the creeks on foot and enjoy the plentiful wildlife. There are shops in nearby Mylor Bridge and the nearest supermarkets are at Penryn, a few miles away.

Taking the dogs for a last walk we felt warm, well fed and definitely spoilt.

After meeting at Mylor Reception, Sue took us to Cornwallis, a large cottage on two levels that was warm, light and airy with an outside patio.

The large living room area has two huge, comfy sofas, an armchair, and kitchen dining area with wooden floors: easy to clean with wet feet or paws. There is also a bathroom and double bedroom.

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Upstairs are two generous twin bedded rooms, and another bathroom with a shower. To our delight the shower was easy to operate (not all are!) as were the cooker and microwave downstairs.

We sampled the delicious Cornish biscuits along with the tea and coffee supplied, before walking the dogs towards Flushing.

Later, we opened a bottle of wine that had been left in the fridge along with milk and a pot of strawberry jam, and spent a pleasant evening relaxing with a DVD.

The next day, after a rather soggy dog walk, we retreated to Mylor Cafe where I had a delicious sausage and egg bap and my companion, Viv, tried the falafel with baguette and salad. Both were cooked in minutes, served piping hot and delicious, and we wished we were able to sample more of their appetising dishes.

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That afternoon, we headed for Porthleven where we walked the dogs along the cliffs towards Rinsey and enjoyed a ginger beer at Out of the Blue, a pub with a fascinating photographic exhibition of Porthleven through the centuries.

That evening, we went next door to the popular Castaways East in Mylor Harbour for dinner and sat by the woodburner with a glass of wine while we chose our food. Viv opted for crab fishcakes, which were light and tasty with a hint of chilli, followed by pork in brandy sauce with roasted vegetables, beautifully cooked from local ingredients.

I treated myself to a steak – and it was the best I’ve ever had! We washed all this down with a glass of my favourite New Zealand Sauvignon.

Taking the dogs for a last walk we felt warm, well fed and definitely spoilt.

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How to get to Cornwallis Mylor Yacht Harbour without flying:

Follow the A30 to Carland Cross, then the A39 to Truro. Follow the signs to Falmouth on the A39/A390. At Perranarworthal turn off to the left just past the Norway Inn (on the right) and follow the brown signs through Mylor Bridge to Mylor Yacht Harbour.

Any problems, call 01326 372 121 and one of the staff members can give you directions over the phone.


Words: Sue Kittow for Feet on the Ground

Images: Cornwallis Mylor Yacht Harbour

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