Staycations – brilliant or boring? I was undecided until I went to Cornwall for a few days this summer. There were two things that swayed my decision by the end of the holiday. One – the weather and two – the brand new St. Ives B&B - Trevose Harbour House.Angela & Olivier Noverraz opened Trevose in March 2013 and when I asked how business had been going so far, Angela informed me that they were fully booked until September. Clearly, I wasn't the only one who was up for a staycation this year.
Then there was the not-so-small matter of breakfast. Having stayed in a brilliant family run B&B in St Mawes before arriving at Trevose, the breakfast had a lot to live up to. I wasn't disappointed. Olivier cooked up everything from omelettes to a full English every morning, then there were the pastries, the homemade museli and fresh fruit to pick at too. Again, the effort that goes into the breakfast makes it a far more pleasurable than eating in a soulless hotel. Especially as I got to enjoy mine on the terrace, with the morning sun and sea-air around me.
So – staycations, what's the verdict? With beautiful beaches only a car or train journey away and no airport hassle, it's hard not to love the ease of a UK road trip. The only downside? Nothing will ever change the ever unpredictable British weather. And the plus? There are some brilliant B&B's popping up all over the UK - this is one of them.
Find out more about rooms and rates at Trevose Harbour House.