If you are in Cornwall, then the Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar in Newlyn, is the place to go for seafood that could not be more fresh or more local as it comes from the harbour opposite. It’s a conservatory on the corner as you drive through Newlyn on the way to Mousehole and you can’t miss it.
Out of all the National Trust houses in Cornwall, Godolphin House is my favourite. It’s hidden up country lanes, and the surrounding landscape doesn’t seem to have changed since the house was first built. If you want to see inside the house, you have to be careful with your dates, as it’s only open one
There’s a cafe at the bottom of the Lizard which should be better known as the views are stunning and it doesn’t cost a fortune to eat there. You drive straight on until you can’t go any further, park and turn right along the footpath to the Lizard Lighthouse and then you come to the Polpeor Cafe.
It is absolutely not worth staying in Cornwall unless you are near the sea. In the past we have been in cottages with ‘countryside views’, but one field is pretty much like another and you could be just anywhere. We could not have been closer when we rented a cottage through the National Trust. Their properties,