Domestic holidaymakers are now very much open to the idea of the south west of England playing a greater role in their choice of destination. However staycation in the beautiful West Country comes with the unfortunate proviso that it will probably rain at some point. Walking some of the stunning South West Coast Path or building sandcastles on sweeps of golden sand sounds lovely, but the reality is that the changeable English climate will mean you are stuck indoors at some point.
Here are a few holiday cottages which have indoor facilities or activities to keep all members of the family occupied.
Mewstone and Pine Cottage are situated on the Maenporth Estate near Falmouth. The leisure complex includes an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and sun terrace, and a games hall with a pool table and table tennis. A short walk from the leisure centre are two all-weather tennis courts and an enclosed play area for younger children.
The Coach House on the Colmer Estate in South Devon enjoys shared use of an indoor pool, a fitness room with a range of cardio-vascular exercise equipment and a small games room which has a pool table. There are also lots of outdoor facilities which includes a heated swimming pool, boules and croquet, and coarse fishing.
Grange Farm, Bossiney near Tintagel is home to a six-foot pool table, supplied with the equipment for billiards, snooker and pool; spectators can sink into the leather sofas in the adjoining sitting room and watch the match!
Triscombe Farm is in a sheltered wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme and has its own indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room and 190 acres of farmland to explore! Stay at Fern Cottage or Primrose Cottage.