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A Foodie Fall Escape

Posted to Travellers Tales by Anonymous on 21st October 2015

Camassia Farmhouse was exactly what we were looking for; a cosy home perfect for two families in the heart of Cornwall. I wanted a large house close to the coast, yet in a private and peaceful setting that could accommodate both my family and my partner’s, not forgetting our two dogs, and Camassia Farmhouse delivered just that.

We drove down the quiet country roads, where streetlights and traffic lights soon became a distant memory, to reach Camassia Farmhouse on the Friday evening. Along with a generous welcome hamper, a fresh loaf of crusty bread and a dozen local free range eggs were left for our arrival, which couldn’t have been more gratefully received after our trek from Kent. The owners had set the heating on and even laid a fire, ensuring we could enjoy a cosy first evening on the cool October day.

All of the bedrooms are incredibly light and spacious with plenty of storage, meaning that we could unpack quickly and begin to feel right at home. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which was perfect for our group of two families; meaning privacy (and queues for the shower!) didn’t have to be compromised.

Once settled, our long weekend was underway! We wanted good food and drink, with long coastal and countryside walks in between. Nearby Trelowarren was perfect for the dogs who loved being off the lead through open fields and woodland, with hardly another being or animal in sight. We found a restaurant on the estate and couldn’t resist their delicious tapas style lunch of fresh squid, olives and yummy fresh breads dusted with flour and poppy seeds. After lunch, we visited the Bonython Estate Gardens which were beautiful, plus it was a real bonus having complimentary entry into the gardens because we’d booked the farmhouse. Mum stocked up on bulbs from the shop so she could bring a little bit of Bonython home with her!

That evening we had supper back at the house with a feast of seafood we’d picked up from the Fish Cellar in Cadgwith Cove. After watching the fishermen winch their boats out of the water and up the beach that morning, we thought we’d struggle to find much fresher.

Sunday saw us visit Mullion where we filled our shoppers up once more, this time with Cornish cider to pair with our roast pork that evening. We then headed for Kynance Cove having heard it was the most beautiful beach in Cornwall, and we weren't disappointed. The dogs enjoyed the amble along the coast path and a game of fetch across the fine sand and warm puddles. Needless to say we felt obliged to have a cream tea here before the walk back up!

Later that day, whilst the children played on the lawn with their grandparents in the afternoon sun, I walked the dogs up the lane from the house, picking blackberries as I went. With the help of the apple tree in the garden, the key ingredients for our homemade blackberry and apple crumble were within 50 yards of the house! A big family dinner around the dining table was the perfect end to our trip, which ended with our 100th watch of Mrs Doubtfire snuggled up by the log burner. We couldn't have felt more at home.

We had booked the property for a pre-Christmas get together, to discuss our plans for the festive season, but after having such a peaceful and enjoyable break here Camassia Farmhouse may have solved our debate on where we’ll be hosting it this year!

Properties featured in this article: Camassia Farmhouse

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