I'm trying to plan a 4/5 day break in Cornwall with my partner who is Australian and has never been to Cornwall. It's for my birthday so I would like it to be a 'special' break (Yes I know, HE should be planning this!!)
Our dilemma is do we hire a car in London and drive and stop as we go along or is it best to get the sleeper train to Penzance and hire a car from there? (if we choose this option then we would drive out of Penzance straight away as we would leave this till our last day on the Saturday before returning by train on Sunday).
Unfortunately 4/5 days isn't a lot to 'see' Cornwall so I'd really appreciate it if anyone could give me any tips of the highlights of Cornwall. I'd like to stay at least one night in St Ives, Padstow and we'd have to stay the last night in Penzance should we hire the car from Penzance. Which other towns are recommended in between St Ives and Padstow way?
I'd really appreciate any advice on this, thanks in advance.