cornwall holidays on a budget
Cornwall Holidays on a budget
Cornwall is fast becoming the NO 1 staycation with everything for couples and families as well as everyone in between. The pricey areas of St Ives and trendy Rock might not be for everyone as we are not all multi-millionaires. However, It is still possible to visit Cornwall on a budget.
But all is not lost. It is possible to get a relatively cheap Cornwall holiday – and even in St Ives
1. GO Direct – ditch the hotel
There’s no need to pay for a hotel when there’s such an abundance of holiday cottages, houses and flats. It’s worth exploring websites such as www.cornwalldirect.co.uk and save yourself piles of cash.
2.Go Hostelling – Consider a hostel
The new Hostels are modern and welcoming -If you associate hostels with dirty and unpleasant dormitories, then think again, because the YHA has some great properties around the country, including in Cornwall.
3. Glamp it up
It’s hardly ground-breaking to suggest that camping is a cheap way to see Cornwall, but if you want something a bit more luxurious, then Cornwall is home to some of the nicest glamp sites in the UK
4. Share with friends
The more people sharing holiday accommodation, the cheaper it tends to be. The more travellers to make it worthwhile, but with the right group, you could end up with a better holiday for less. It’s worth it with the in laws….
5. Try the south coast
The north coast is home to some of the priciest parts of Cornwall: the south still offers all the sun and sand you could need, but at much lower prices. Porthluney Cove, for example, is one of the nicest beaches in Cornwall, and you can choose to stay in one of several pretty cottages in Mevagissey
- Work it – Consider a working holiday
The National trust has a huge range of working holidays on offer. The idea is that you help preserve the Trust’s assets, through worthwhile hard work. You also have some time off to enjoy the local area with your new-found friends. One holiday in Cornwall, for example, is designed to help preserve Godrevy beach at the far end of St Ives Bay, with surfing activities thrown in as part of the deal.
Once you have identified your affordable accommodation, in theory you can hit the beach with a packed lunch every day.
- Look online and – Pick up a local paper when you arrive
It’s a bit ‘old school’, but the Cornish Guardian and West Britain are packed with vouchers for cheaper days out during the school holidays – and offers some ideas for free entertainment too. Keep your eyes peeled ..8. Book before you go go
Check the websites for any attraction you are planning to visit, because often they have special offers, and almost always there’s some sort of discount for booking online in advance.
9. Check about return visits
If you’re enjoying an attraction, it’s worth checking whether you can get a return trip for a reduced price – or even free. Some attractions will stamp your ticket on your first visit and you can use it again later in the week.10. Use a discount app
Voucher apps offer several discounts on everything from meals out to local attractions. There are nationwide options like Voucher Cloud, which uses location-based services to find a deal near you. Alternatively, there are local apps like www.appforcornwall.com.