Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A right Cornish weekend

I love Easter weekend. No, not for the chocolate. Instead for the FOUR days off work!

It's been a hectic few weeks so I cannot describe how glad I was when the weekend finally arrived. Friday was spent lying around, as I was really quite tired, but by Saturday morning I was ready for some time away.

So we headed to a BLOODY COLD Cornwall - and apologies because this post is very pic heavy.

Hitting the road - someone was slightly more excited

We were booked into Watergate Bay hotel - based on a comment from someone at work who had loved their visit. And we LOVED the place.

Amazing mirror in Room 1
The view from our window
The view of the sunset
Pedicure time :)
Amazing room
Oh god. The best cream tea ever.
A bath! In the room!

The view from the bath! In the room!

The Watergate Bay Hotel is a family and dog friendly hotel near Newquay. It is right on the beach and next to Jamie's Fifteen restaurant and despite the fact that it feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, it's really buzzy and vibrant. However, if you don't like kids it's probably not the place for you! Obviously we went in the school holidays so it was really busy, but we did feel slightly left out for not having a child or dog with us!

Having said that, it felt really grown up. I've been in a family hotel before where it feels incredibly childish and messy. This was not the case here. My favourite place was the Ocean Room, part of the Swim Club area with the pool, treatment rooms and gym. The Ocean Room was a quiet, tranquil area with an amazing view. We sat here for a fair few hours, reading, drinking and chilling. Peaceful and classy.

The room was also amazing. I was actually gobsmacked when I opened the door because I was not expecting it to be so nice! It had a bath with a view of the beach and a separate tv area (perfect for the first Dr Who of the series!). The shower had FOUR shower heads - amazing! And I was this close to taking the bedding off the bed to work out where it was from - I have NEVER slept in such a comfortable bed before, and I would go back to the hotel just for that bed. 

But most of the weekend was spent outside, in the BLOODY COLD...

We visited Padstow, home to the Rick Stein empire and some damn fine fish and chips

A dog made out of wellies

You know some people look good in outdoor gear? Not me!

 Thank you Cornwall. We will be back... hopefully in the warmer weather.

1 comment:

  1. Come back and stay with us again soon. Great pictures! - lots of love Watergate Bay Hotel x