New for 2020

4-Night Pub Walks in Cornwall

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Duration: 5 nights
Type: Walks with a theme
Walking Grade: 3

Enjoy three superb springtime walks on the Cornish coast, each finishing with a late pub lunch. These cracking days out are a real tonic with some of the finest coastal walking in the UK combined with hand-picked historic pubs full of Cornish character. Afterwards simply relax with a pint of local ale or cider, or take the opportunity to explore some iconic sights!

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy superb routes in this walker’s paradise with some sightseeing opportunities
  • Savour a delicious pub lunch on each of the three walks and sample a pint or two of the local brews
  • Moderate grade walks.
  • Let an experienced leader bring classic routes to life.
  • Relax in the comfort & charm of Chy Morvah.

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation, a full programme of walks with all transport to and from the walks, plus evening activities.
  • A two-course pub lunch each walking day (drinks not included).
  • Great walking in the company of an experienced HF Holidays walk leader.
  • Our country House is equipped with all the essentials – a welcoming bar and relaxing lounge area.
  • a drying rooming for your boots and kit.

Trip Notes

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We start our walk in the village of Porthcurno and soon pass its beautiful white sands and Rowena Cade’s remarkable open-air Minack Theatre cut into the cliffs.  On the way to Lands End, you’ll discover hidden coves, rugged headlands and walk along high cliff tops.  After visiting the famous most western tip of England, your walk will finish with a late lunch at the historic Old Success Inn at Sennen Cove.

6 ½ miles (10.5 km) and 1200ft (380m) of ascent.


Today’s walk starts at Praa Sands and takes us along the coastline of Mount’s Bay for lunch at the Godolphin Arms in Marazion, overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount.  After lunch, depending on the tide, there will be time to walk or take the boat over to explore the Mount.

6 miles (9km) with 1,100 feet (340m) of ascent


From St Ives our walk takes us past dramatic rocky headlands, hidden coves, and sweeping sea views on a fine section of the South West Coast Path as far as the village of Zennor where we will enjoy a late lunch at The Tinners’ Arms, built in 1271 to house the masons who built the fascinating church in the village. There’ll be time to explore St Ives on our return.

6 ½ miles (10.5km) with 1,450 (440m) of ascent


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Chy Morvah is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to Cornish cauliflower and award-winning blue cheese soup, snack on a Stargazy pasty featuring locally caught fillet of mackerel and tuck in to either locally reared pork with a Cornish cider jus or fillet of plaice stuffed with white crab meat, prawns and chives for the best that Cornish land and sea has to offer.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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Getting to Chy Morvah

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What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

Duration:
5 nights
Type:
Walks with a theme
Walking Grade:
3

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