Tuesday, 8 March 2011 12:00 AM
If you're looking to book a fun family holiday in the UK, why not stay in south Cornwall cottages for a few days?
The region is a wonderful place to spend a holiday and is home to many different kinds of self catering accommodation that can suit parties of all sizes.
There are even numerous dog friendly cottages to choose from if you simply can't live without your pet while on a break!
You can select from cottages that sleep between two and eight people, depending on the number of rooms and beds in these properties. Some of the features that may be available include broadband and private parking.
Much of the Cornwall self catering accommodation in the area is ideally situated for a host of local attractions and activities – especially if you're staying on the section of coast between Mevagissey and the River Tamar.
Mevagissey itself is a picturesque fishing village criss-crossed with tiny winding lanes and dotted with quaint shops and pubs. Plaice, sole, skate and lobster are among the main catches brought in by local fishermen and you can sample this seafood at the restaurants around the region.
Attractions include the Museum of Model Railways for train enthusiasts and the Old Lifeboat House Aquarium. The nearby village of Gorran Haven is also worth a visit for its secluded cove and beautiful golden beach, while there are plenty of walking opportunities to enjoy in both destinations.
Further along the coast, the historic port of Fowey has much to offer families staying in south Cornwall cottages.
An official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the destination boasts a busy natural harbour, the 15th-century St Fimbarrus Parish Church, an aquarium and a museum that details the intriguing history of the town.
Again, there are plentiful walking routes and paths that let you take in the local scenery on two feet, while nearby attractions ideal for excursions and daytrips include the Eden Project, Marsh Villa Gardens and the town of Lostwithiel.
Lostwithiel was once Cornwall's capital and is worth a visit to see sights such as Restormel Castle and Lanhydrock, which is a National Trust property.
Elsewhere, the fishing village of Polperro offers attractions that include a model village, numerous galleries and a museum detailing the history of smuggling in the area, while nearby Looe is perfect for sunbathing in the summer, sampling super fresh fish at the local restaurants and engaging in pursuits like sailing and snorkelling.