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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

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1.  Crantock Bay Spa in Best Spa Day category

2.  C-Bay  in Best Restaurant category

So if you are ‘in love with local’ and think we are worthy of a vote, please click on the link below.

https://cornwall.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/

Thanks so much in advance.

 

 

 

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5 walks within 30 minutes of Crantock Bay Apartments

Spring is a beautiful time of year in Cornwall, with flowers blooming, temperatures rising and the beaches still quiet, it’s the ideal time to get out and explore some of the fantastic walks around Cornwall.

Here are five great routes that are within 30 minutes of us here at Crantock Bay Apartments.

Crantock and The Gannel

Starting at Crantock Beach this circular route will take you along the coast path to Penpol Creek, passing through fields and woodland along the way, before you make your way down to the sand, following the estuary bed and onto the footpath that will lead you back around to Crantock.

A beautiful walk that enjoys plenty of stunning views, it is essential that you time your outing with low tide. Around 4.5 miles in length it is only around a six-minute drive from Crantock Bay.

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Cubert Wildlife Walk

This walk begins at the car park in West Pentire and heads north towards the coast, starting a circular path that will take you past Porth Joke, an Iron Age fort, Holywell Beach and more – enjoying spectacular scenery as you go.

Offering fantastic displays of poppies and other wild meadow flowers during the summer, as well as magnificent coastal views, this route is well worth exploring. Around 6 miles in length, the starting point is only around a two-minute walk away from us.

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Perranporth to St Agnes

A beautiful cliff top walk, this route provides a great opportunity to see some of the mining relics in the area, as well as the remnants of an old airfield that was used during the war. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a look at the cliffs below Droskyn too, which were once famous for smugglers.

Around 3.6 miles in length and around a twenty-minute drive from Crantock Bay, the path is generally flat with one steep valley climb to tackle along the way.

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Bedruthan Steps

The perfect choice for those wishing to see the iconic stacks – known to many as the legendary rocks that the giant Bedruthan used as stepping stones – highlights of this walk include the spectacular coastal scenery, the beaches of Pentire Steps and Bedruthan, as well as the many wildflower varieties that can be enjoyed during spring and early summer.

A 4.5 mile circular route that begins and ends in the Pentire Farm car park, it is around a thirty minute drive from Crantock Bay.

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Goss Moor circular trail

Moving in from the coast, around a twenty five minute drive inland will take you to Goss Moor and its circular trail. 7 miles in length, the mostly flat path winds its way around the moor, providing the perfect track for walkers, runners, cyclists and riders to enjoy the area safely. The largest surviving remnant of the mid-Cornwall moors, Goss Moor is a beautiful place to explore.

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Why choose Cornwall at Easter?

Easter arrives late this year with Good Friday falling on 19 April. Being a moveable celebration, the date changes each year – and it all depends on the moon. Easter Sunday is calculated as the one which follows the full moon that falls after the first day of spring. This means that it could be any time between 22 March and 25 April.

Whatever the date, Easter is a great time to visit Cornwall. The county springs back into life after winter, with longer days and warmer weather – perfect for exploring.

Crantock Bay Apartments are a great base for an Easter break. Located right on the coast, with easy access to Crantock Beach and an ever-changing view out to sea. There are great on-site facilities too, including a spa, indoor swimming pool, tennis court (with an incredible view) and a newly extended café/bar/bistro.

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There are lots of things to see and do over Easter near us – here are just some of our favourites:

Follow the clues around the garden at Trerice and finish your adventure with a chocolate treat at the end. National Trust properties throughout the county are hosting self-guided nature-themed Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts for children. The money raised will help the National Trust’s conservation work.

Enjoy an Easter-themed afternoon tea at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm. After exploring, tuck into sweet and savoury treats inspired by the animals on the farm. Healeys delicious homemade scones also feature and are served with lashings of Cornish clotted cream and their own jam. Parking and entry to the farm is free all year round.

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Join Rogue Theatre deep in the woods of Tehidy this Easter for a trail like no other – let your imagination lead you into nature’s dream and discover the wild new world of spring. Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales, collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. He’ll be waiting with more stories and a chocolate treat for everyone!

Head to the Eden Project for a fun-packed day out at their farm-themed Easter event, which includes a giant scramble course and special chocolate treats. Join the Eden Farmers to help round up their animals and learn what makes crops grow. Collect stamps to fill up your card and eggschange them for cracking prizes!

Hunt for bats, meet creepy crawlies, reptiles and owls at Bodmin Jail on their Easter Sunday family fun day. The day includes a guided tour of the jail, face painting and an egg hunt too – so those who’d prefer less of a fright will also be catered for.

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Whatever you decide to see and do, we’re sure that a stay at Crantock Bay Apartments will be eggscellent!

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5 reasons why you should visit Cornwall this spring

Spring arrives early in Cornwall (earlier than the rest of the country in fact), due to its mild, sub-tropical climate. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful seasons to visit the county, when fields, hedges and gardens explode in a riot of colour.

Last year, spring was declared in Cornwall on the 26th February – the moment when six champion magnolia trees in six different Great Gardens flowered with at least 50 blooms each. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of a new season.

If last year’s date is anything to go by, in little more than a month we could already be on the countdown – so we’ve taken a look at our favourite reasons why you should visit Cornwall this spring.

Beat the crowds…

It comes as little surprise that Cornwall is at its busiest during the summer months. Whilst it’s a great time to visit, it can be a little crowded. If you’re looking to have a deserted beach to yourself, quietly explore an idyllic town or village or grab the best table in the restaurant with a sea view – a springtime visit is for you.  We probably don’t need to mention that the roads are quieter too…

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Go on a rambling adventure

The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long and takes in fabulous scenery. With Cornwall surrounded on three sides by water, we’re blessed with mile upon mile of paths to explore – all with jaw-dropping views. Cooler temperatures at this time of year make walking and exploring much more comfortable and enjoyable.

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Explore a Great Garden 

Cornwall is home to some seriously glorious gardens – including the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden and Caerhays Castle gardens. The latter boasts a magnificent spring woodland garden and a National Collection of Magnolias, whilst Heligan has over 200 acres to be explored. You can be assured of lots of colour during your visit!

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Enjoy time with your four-legged friend

With lots of open space and golden sand to enjoy, your dog will love the chance to run free. Whilst some beaches remain dog-friendly all year round, many have a dog ban over the summer months. The spring months are a great time to explore with your dog – stopping at a dog-friendly café (such as our own C-Bay) for refreshments afterwards.

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Go to a Cornish food and drink festival

Many of Cornwall’s food and drink festivals take place during the spring – offering foodies the chance to sample some of the county’s best produce, watch local chefs prepare dishes live on stage and enjoy all of the entertainment on offer. We’re very lucky that are food miles are low – meaning produce is very fresh, with fish landed the same day.

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Happy New Year from Crantock

 

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Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

If you would like to hear our latest news from Crantock Bay Apartments, Crantock Bay Spa and C-Bay Café, please click on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/20b8edc9e7aa/happy-new-year-from-crantock

 

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10 reasons to visit Crantock Bay

With the nights drawing in, a chill in the air and the countdown to Christmas underway, now’s the perfect time to think ahead to your next holiday – whether it’s a winter break, half term with the kids, or summer holiday.

Here are just some of the top reasons why Crantock Bay in Cornwall should make it onto your destination wish list during 2019.

Our self-catering apartments have everything you need

All of our apartments have modern, fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi, private balconies, terraces or gardens, comfy beds and sofas and allocated parking – everything you’ll need to enjoy a stay with us. We even provide welcome packs, which include the essentials and a bottle of wine.

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The beach is right on our doorstep

Overlooking Crantock Beach on the north coast of Cornwall, we have easy access to the beach below. Backed by dunes and wildlife rich grasslands, it’s perfect for building sandcastles and surfing. At low tide, there’s also a cave to explore.

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We’re great for families

With plenty of space (and sea air) around us to burn off excess energy, we’re perfect for families. Our self-catered apartments mean you can cook and eat when you want to and with highchairs and cots available should you need them, you’ll have everything you need. We’re located in a quiet area, so you can unwind and relax without distractions.

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We have our own spa and leisure club

Featuring treatment rooms, a relaxation area, indoor heated pool and spa bath, you can indulge in a treatment, spa day or swim, within moments of your apartment. All of our treatments are created with natural ingredients from Made for Life Organics.

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We’re dog friendly

Seven of our apartments accept dogs and our café is dog friendly too. We’re located right next to the South West Coast Path, which is perfect for exploring the Cornish coastline and the beach is four-legged friendly all year round!

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Our café serves great food and drinks

Serving delicious breakfasts, yummy cake, the best coffee (we’re of course biased), lunch and an evening menu, our café/bar/bistro is sure to tempt you in. In the summer, you can sit out in the garden or on the sun terrace and during the colder months, watch the ever-changing sea in the warmth behind the glass.

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We’ve got a view to die for

Every single one of our apartments, the café, pool, tennis court and spa have glorious views of the Atlantic. We’re lucky to get some incredible sunsets and during the winter months, we’re in the perfect spot for storm watching.

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We’re centrally located in Cornwall

Our location makes it easy to explore the North coast and areas surrounding Newquay, but we’re also less than an hour from towns and villages on the South coast, such as Falmouth. Centrally located for exploring Cornwall and all it has to offer.

There’s so much to see and do

From surfing and bodyboarding, to family attractions, gardens and country houses, there’s plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. You can even practice your surfing technique on the perfect wave at FlowRider.

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We’re only 20 minutes from an airport

Looking to get away, but don’t fancy a long drive? We’re only 20 minutes from Newquay Airport. Reducing travel time from most parts of the UK to around an hour in the air, you can avoid dreaded traffic delays and hours in the car.

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We’ve started work on our amazing new extension to C-Bay!

Work has just begun on a significant extension to our C-Bay Café, Bar & Bistro.

Crantock-based WhitrowCreative have designed the new build which will officially open on 15 February 2019 after a fifteen-week construction period. The existing café will continue to operate normally until 6 January when it will close for 6 weeks. The Spa and Leisure Club will remain open throughout.

“The café has proved extremely popular with locals and visitors alike, so we’ve decided to increase its size and make it even more comfortable for guests looking for excellent food and drink in an incredible setting,” said managing owner Nina Eyles. “Our new fittings will include sofas and a log burner – allowing more people and their dogs to truly relax and enjoy our stunning views.

“The designs Jo and Mark Whitrow-Coates came up with are exceptional. They also designed the first phase of C-Bay and then our spa, and their plans for the café extension are equally exciting and spectacular. By increasing our covers, we’ll now be able to cater for private functions, conferences and small weddings without having to close to the public.”

November Special Offer in the Spa

With the start of the extension in C-Bay, we have designed a new ‘Twilight Spa Day’ to avoid those noisy builders and make the most of the quieter evenings! So why not come and see us after work one day and sit and relax in the spa bath before having a lovely hot oil massage? Then finish off the evening with a delicious 2 course meal in C-Bay?

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