Lands End to Braunton
Published: Saturday 30th Nov 2013
Written by: Sarah Dullaghan
Marsdens Devon Cottages now offer a diverse selection of properties for you to choose from for your holiday, stretching from the start of the nation at Lands End right up to Braunton. So fans of both counties can browse our portfolio of quality and individually styled Visit England rated holiday homes, in Cornwall and Devon. Cornish cottages range from a quintessential chocolate box thatched cottage to state of the art eco-lodges. Beach-side apartments and surf vibe cottages are on offer in Devon, along with 5 star barn conversions, deep in the heart of Exmoor.
For your next break why not consider a twin centre holiday taking in the delights of both of these West Country stars. Begin at the start of the nation next to the iconic Lands End sign-post with your home town mileage displayed and carefully choose where to stay, to enjoy all that Cornwall can offer. Whichever route you take you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and areas of national importance. The North Coast and Atlantic Highway immerses you in the artist's favourite of St Ives, leading up to the fish fanatics ports of Padstow and Rock, through historic Tintagel, then on to the Victorian's paradise of Bude. This rugged coastline is broken up with immense stretches of sand and some of the best and internationally recognised surf competition beaches that the UK has to offer. A far gentler South Coast meanders through the most southerly point of the Lizard Peninsula where the moorland is grazed by wild ponies and visitors can access some fantastic National Trust beaches. Falmouth delights in a sub tropical climate with many rare plants and palms flourishing all year, as well as having a superbly natural deep water harbour, where craft of all sizes potter about all day. There are many secret creeks to explore along the way, with quaint Cornish harbour towns set into coves and all immersed in smuggling and wrecking history.
Cross over the River Tamar border into Devon - no passport needed - and further outstanding countryside surrounds you. Braunton, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe offer stunning beaches for all year round family fun. Where else could you visit the British Museum of Surfing and within minutes be trying the sport yourself? Any serious beach or surfing fan will be spoilt for choice in this area. The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth sit both on the rugged coastline and nudge into the delightful Exmoor National Park. Within a short space of time the scenery changes from plunging cliffs to the more gentle riverside walking of Lorna Doone country.
There is no doubt that both areas cater just as well for a break of any length, at any time of the year, so don't delay and start planning your journey today.