Cornwall advice requested

Old Jan 13th, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Oh I forgot--- since we will be in clotted cream territory--- please let me know of your favorite spots for tea(this has become an addiction for us when we are traipsing through your land, and last Summer we were told about some sort of controversy concerning Cornish vs Devon clotted cream-- had to do with Olympics--- but I don't remember the details. Regardless, we are excited to try it in its "home" territory!
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Last March we rented a cottage for a week in Penzance and have since decided that we want to do so in future, when possible. The cost of £475 for the week was the equivalent of a B&B, with the luxury of spreading ourselves out. It was called The Chocolate House, was 300 years old and oozed charm.

Cornwall is my favourite place in the world, my own personal heaven. I definitely left my heart in Cornwall.

We've also stayed at the Glenleigh Hotel in Marazion. Inexpensive, clean and helpful owner (umm, I mean the hotel is inexpensive & clean - I wasn't referring to the owner, although he certainly appeared nice & clean). Marazion a good base if you plan on driving. Marazion is a lovely little town - we spent 4 days there at the Glenleigh.
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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 02:04 AM
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Joanne - is this the place you mean?

it seems to be in an excellent position at the bottom of lovely Chapel Street, very close to the centre of town, nice restaurants etc. but easy to get in and out. in fact, I think that I remember when it WAS a chocolate shop!

I think for your needs Polperro would be better than Mevagissey as it gives better access to the east of Cornwall - Anthony, Mount Edgecumbe, Cawsands as well as Looe, thought it is of course further from the lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project; if you are interested in them, Mevagissey might be better, and it is nearer to the lovely Roseland, of course.

There is of course rivalry between Devon and Cornwall about which makes the best clotted cream, but there is also controversy about how to eat it - does the jam go on the scone first, or the cream? In Cornwall it was traditionally eaten with splits [a sweet yeast bun] and golden syrup - "thunder and lightening" it was called.
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great info!!!
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