Art Holiday Travel and Vacation information for Cornwall

"Cornwall - maritime County of England, forming its SW extremity; is bounded by Devon on the East, and washed on all the other sides by the sea; length, NE and SW, 75 miles; average breadth, 22 miles; coast line, about 200 miles; area, 863,065 acres, population 330,686. The South coast is much and deeply indented, and has some good harbours. The principal openings from West to East are Mounts Bay, Falmouth Bay and Harbour, St Austell Bay, Fowey Harbour, Whitsand Bay, and Plymouth Sound. Falmouth is one of the finest harbours in Britain. The indentations on the North consist of shallow bays with few or no harbours. The chief promontories are Land's End, where the granite cliffs are about 60 ft. high; and the Lizard, the most southerly point of England. The Isles of Scilly lie off Land's End, 25 miles to the SW. The Devonian range extends NE and SW, rising in Brown Willy to an altitude of 1368 feet. The streams are numerous, but small. The principal are the Tamar (which forms the boundary with Devon), Lyhner, Fowey, and Camel. There is much barren moorland, but the soil in the valleys is fertile. The prevailing rock is granite, of a grey or bluish-grey colour, which often rises above the surface in huge, rugged masses; clay slate also abounds. The tin and copper mines of Cornwall have been celebrated from remote ages, having been known, it is supposed, to the Phoenicians. Some of them are of very great depth, and have been carried beneath the sea. Silver, lead, zinc, arsenic, antimony, and bismuth are also found in considerable quantities. The fisheries, especially of pilchard and mackerel, are extensive and valuable. The county comprises 9 hundreds, the Isles of Scilly, 219 parishes, the parliamentary borough of Penryn and Falmouth (1 member), and the municipal boroughs of Bodmin, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Penryn, Penzance, St Ives, and Truro. It is entirely in the diocese of Truro."
From Bartholomew's Gazetteer 1887.

Britain's best coastline - great variation from sandy family resorts to wild majestic cliffs, with intricate inlets, sheltered coves and picturesque fishing villages; masses of family attractions, some great gardens, a fine choice of places to stay in Cornwall's magnificent coastal scenery is its greatest attraction. Readers like the south coast best - very sheltered and at its most gently picturesque, especially east of the Lizard Point, with plenty of interesting villages and little coves, winding estuaries and creeks rich in bird life, and boat and fishing trips from virtually every harbour.

There are some dramatic cliffy stretches here too, interspersed with fine sandy beaches, especially west of the Lizard. Prime places for an uncomplicated family beach holiday are around the attractive North coast town of St Ives, and between Padstow (appealing combination of fishing port and resort) and lively Newquay (Cornwall's biggest resort, increasingly a surfing centre). This stretch is an almost continuous line of resort developments, with plenty of family attractions nearby. From the county's great choice of enjoyable places to visit, the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek and friendly animal centre at Trecangate both have a disarmingly uncommercial appeal.

Paradise Park in Hayle and the Dobwalls adventure park are very entertaining for children, while the excellent Flambards theme park near Helston has a happy knack of delighting adults too. Monkey World near Looe and the Goonhilly satellite station also have a very wide appeal. The lush almost subtropical gardens at or near Caerhays, Madron, Mawnan Smith, Mevagissey, Probus and Trelissick, spectacular in spring, are rewarding at any time. Cotehele, near Calstock, is Cornwall's most lovely house, and Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Antony House at Torpoint and the fairy-tale castle on St Michaels Mount off Marazion are also well worth visiting. More characteristic of Cornwall, though, is its charming profusion of quiet stone-built villages and delightful unspoilt country churches. Cornwall also has a very different much wilder side. The coast west of St Ives has rugged stretches of windswept empty moorland clifftops, with a hinterland exceptionally rich in well preserved visible archaeology - Bronze Age burial chambers and standing stones, Iron Age hill forts and village sites, ancient stone crosses.

Small rather withdrawn-looking granite villages and farmsteads among wind-beaten pastures give this western part a rather clannish feel, almost like the more nationalistic parts of Wales; but though visitors are clearly seen as outsiders, the locals are far from unfriendly. Another stretch of wild grandeur is up towards Devon, North of commercialised Tintagel - towering precipices, dramatic surfing beaches and much completely unspoilt seaboard, with no development, little car access, just wildlife, wind, waves and the occasional walker. Port Isaac and Boscastle are the pick of this part's few settlements. Away from the sheltered south east, the inland parts are largely treeless, with rolling pasture and moorland. Windswept Bodmin Moor is the county's most untouched inland area. Some other parts have been left with a surprisingly industrial face by the defunct mining industry: the linked towns of Redruth, Pool and St Agnes are reminiscent of some towns in the industrial North.

In the more exposed spots the towering alloy propellers of the new windfarms are becoming a striking landscape feature. There's an excellent choice of distinctive places to stay in. Generally, good dining places are most easily found in the south (plenty of fresh local fish), rarest in the west. The Isles of Scilly are ideal for a really quiet and relaxing holiday, with Penzance the quickest jumping-off point. In high summer don't even think about a short break in Cornwall. It's so (justifiably) popular then for long holidays that the battle of getting there, jammed narrow roads, parking problems and the crowds at the most popular places can make a short break more of a frustration than a pleasure. But if you are there then, for a longer holiday, it's surprisingly easy to escape the crowds that go with the big family attractions, honey-pot fishing villages and famous beaches. With 500 miles of coastal walks here, much of the land owned and beautifully preserved by the National Trust, you can always quickly escape into solitude.

I make a range of vases, bowls, platters and vessels, all slipcast and fired to stoneware. Most recently I have been using a porcelain clay, but for the last 5 years have been working in semi porcelain. All of my pieces are designed to be functional, essentially though, they are sculptural forms that are an ongoing exploration of the relationship between form, function and surface pattern.

Top Flat 18 Wodehouse Terrace
Cornwall England
slipcast, stoneware, sledging, scraffito, glaze - JESSIE HIGGINSON C E R A M I C S

The Porthole Gallery
The Porthole Gallery is located in Falmouth, Cornwall. The gallery specialises in original contemporary oil and water colour paintings. All work exhibited within the gallery is by Steve Waumsley, resident artist and gallery owner.

1 Market Strand
Cornwall England
- The Porthole Gallery

The Goldfish Bowl
The original Goldfish Bowl gallery is based in a small but quirky building in the heart of the artists quarter of St. Ives, occupying a former sail and net lof, and capturing the quaint charm of the popular sea side art colony. Our second much larger gallery occupies a Georgian property in the centre of Historic Chapel Street, Penzance, allowing us to exhibit a wider range of works in a bright, character filled location.

56 Chapel Street
Cornwall England
- The Goldfish Bowl

Linford House Holiday Cottages

Lindford House Penhallick Coverack
Cornwall England

Lantallack Farm
An opportunity not to be missed! Come and paint this stunning landscape - rolling hills, steep wooded valleys, streams and meadows full of wild flowers. Also sculpture, printmaking and life drawing. Large warm studio, delicious food and comfortable accommodation.

Cornwall England

C.G. Holidays

Treloyhan Manor
Cornwall England

Caradoc of Tregardock
We are proud to offer our Accommodation In Cornwall as a warm, welcoming atmosphere and spectacular views. Caradoc of Tregardock hosts painting courses with tuition and full accommodation. Meals are provided leaving artists free to paint and work and being on the coast, with direct access to a tidal beach and coastal footpath, this spacious accommodation affords comfort and privacy, where you can relax and enjoy yourselves.

Cornwall England
- Caradoc of Tregardock

We are a small family run hotel overlooking the Looe estuary and the wooded valley beyond. We are situated in a prime position near the bridge to West Looe and close to the shops and restaurants. Theharbour and beach are only a few minutes easy walk. More info.

Telephone 01503 262984 Deganwy Hotel Station Road
Cornwall England
bed and breakfast Looe. Guest house in Looe Small and friendly B&B in Cornwall. A small friendly hotel. - DEGANWY HOTEL

Nicholas St John Rosse
A complete informative site of this British figurative artist including biography and various galleries he exhibits in

St Adwen Studio St Adwen Trethevy
Cornwall England
pupil of Annigoni. figurative artist. beach scenes. portrait painter. children on the beach - Nicholas St John Rosse

Honeysuckle Cottage Poughill Bude
Honeysuckle Self Catering Cottage is situated on Trevalgas Farm Cottages, Bude and sleeps two people (A cot and high chair are avaliable if required). It is situated a mile and a half away from the Beach and close to Bude. The holiday cottage is well equipped with appliances, such as Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Colour T.V, Freeview box, Video/DVD player, CD/Radio, Cooker, Toaster, Iron and Ironing board.

Stone Hill Poughill
Cornwall England
self catering cottage, bude, north cornwall, indoor heated swimming pool

Coast B&B and The Wild Planet Art Gallery
Coast Vegetarian B&B restaurant and gallery is situated in Carbis bay, close to St Ives. All rooms en-suite, parking and garden. Home to the Wild Planet Art Gallery, a collection of mixed media work & photography by Katrina Slack

St Ives Rd Carbis Bay
Cornwall England
- Coast B&B and The Wild Planet Art Gallery

Art Holidays In Cornwall
Life Drawing and Painting tuition, for groups of 2 - 6 people sharing self catering accomodation in a 17th Century listed watermill situated in South West Cornwall, 3 miles from Penzance and Newlyn.
01736 362459

Roskennals Mill Newbridge
Cornwall England
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Callington School of Art
We are a residential school offering a instuction in a variety of media. Based in a Georgian town house, we have ready access to moors, valleys and coastlines for location excursions. Our food is excellent and all our rooms are comfortable and en-suite.

Lower House Church Street
Cornwall England
- Callington School of Art

Proof Print Arts Holidays
Proof Print Arts offers printmaking & sketchbook holidays in stunning locations worldwide, hosted by landscape artist & printmaker, Oliver West. Oliver offers friendly, professional, one-to-one tuition & the perfect environment to meet new friends, try new ideas & enjoy beautiful landscapes together. Flexible schedules & small group size ensure the holiday you want! This year's holidays: Cornwall, Venice, Turkey & South Africa. Search for Proof Print Arts to find our website for more details.

32 Hicks Close Probus
Cornwall England
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Painting Holidays
Proof Print Arts offers relaxing art holidays in stunning locations worldwide, all hosted by landscape artist & printmaker, Oliver West. Oliver offers friendly, professional, one-to-one tuition & the perfect environment to meet new friends, try new ideas & enjoy beautiful landscapes together. Flexible schedules & small group size ensure the holiday you want! This year's holidays: Cornwall, Venice, Turkey & South Africa. Search for Proof Print Arts to find our website for more details.

32 Hicks Close Probus
Cornwall England
- Painting Holidays

Oliver West
Landscape artist and printmaker based in Cornwall. I have several online galleries where you can see and buy my work. I run art holidays in Cornwall, Europe and South Africa. Search for Oliver West to find my website for more details.

32 Hicks Close Probus
Cornwall England
- Oliver West

Art Painting Holidays/ Tours In Cornwall
My painting holidays focus on you as an individual & your creativity. You are encouraged to consider different ways of thinking and looking. All levels are catered for. Included in the 5 day course is 2 intense tours visiting a wide range of galleries (including Newlyn and Tate), vast landscapes, harbours and historic sites. You can paint as much or as little as you like. Its all about you.
Just relax and be inspired!

Abstract Art In Cornwall The Cedars
Cornwall England
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