All in Shuteye & Nosh

Coes Faen Lodge

It happens every year without fail. As July yields to August and the schools break up I always experience a curious sense of excitement. Usually when I have that sort of feeling it's a precursor to going somewhere interesting or doing something lovely, but this is subtly different because it's anticipation not of activity but of inactivity . . .

Headland House Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall

Perched high-up in a quiet residential area over-looking the sweeping Carbis Bay, this boutique B&B certainly ticked all the big boxes for us: a great location within walking distance of the buzzingly busy town of St Ives; easy access to coastal walks along the headland and beach; tastefully and appropriately decorated rooms (Sennen, our room with its blue and white decor and stripey cushions, had a distinctly nautical feel about it); a private, well-lit on-site car-park; and free wifi access . . .