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Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

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Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

Hi All

Taking a week out to show our wonderful children the beauty of Cornwall,we are going to leave mid day on a Friday,my plan is to drive for 4 to 5 hours and stop over somewhere nice to break the journey for all of us,would like to stay by the sea if possible,some where nice to start the week off,we are heading for Polperro,so need to be heading in that direction from Cambridge,

Also off to New York in December as a surprise for the family,5 days need to know the best area to stay in,and Hotels,

Thanks all

Dee

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1. Re: Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

You need to ask your questions about New York in the New York forum.

If you are planning to come to Cornwall during the school holidays, be aware that the roads are going to be VERY busy on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and it may take you longer than you planned.

Do you have accommodation booked in Polperro already?

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2. Re: Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

Whole drive will only take 5 1/2 to 6 hours perhaps look at Weston Super Mare has a couple of Premier Inns and just off M5

Thats traffic willing

Edited: 07 July 2013, 19:22
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3. Re: Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

You will need to be past Bristol before the afternoon if possible. I live in Devon and during the school holidays on Fridays & Saturdays the traffic will be chocca on the M5, add in the equation of an overturned caravan (which seems to happen every day peak season!). A lot of people who head down this way drive in the early hours or by night to avoid the queues.

Not sure what your budget is but this place is no more than 10 minute drive from junction 27 of the M5 and they won the Channel 4 "Four in a Bed" B & B programme. Not a seaside location, but lovely and rural.

http://www.muddifords.co.uk/

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4. Re: Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

Thanks Friend,Sounds like a plan,will head off early Friday,and beat the Caravan man,thanks again enjoy the great weather

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5. Re: Cambridge to Cornwall stopover

Ok all noted,Yes we have cottage in the harbour all sorted,

thanks again

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