Review: Old Lanvean Cottage, St. Mawgan, Near Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Way out West, Cornwall is Britain’s California. A rugged landscape where the ocean washes white sand beaches and the Gulf Stream warms palm trees. But it’s a peninsula that sometimes hankers after independence with its distinctive black-and-white flag, own language and unofficial “national anthem”. On the fringe of Britain this is an ancient Celtic region where Arthurian legends, most notably at Tintagel’s castle. are just part of the mythic folklore.

At St. Mawgan, an idyllic Cornish village, the thatched 18th century Old Lanvean is the quintessential country cottage. So picture perfect that it could be on a chocolate box. Ticking all the boxes for a tranquil escape from the 21st century.

The story goes that Irish pilgrim, St. Mawgan brought Christianity to Cornwall. Turning to the cottage name, Lan usually means holy place in Cornish but “Vean” is lost in the mists

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