We’ve won South West Gold!

Last night we headed to Exeter Cathedral where we enjoyed a fantastic evening at the South West Tourism Awards.

Having been chosen as a finalist in the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year category, it was a nervous wait to hear the results – however we’re thrilled to announce we were awarded gold!

Judges described Glynn Barton as ‘A Garden of Eden for young families’- something that we are hugely proud of.

Holidaying here is all about getting outside and enjoying back to nature activities like den building, feeding our many animals, playing on our giant fort, toasting marshmallows around the campfire and generally enjoying time together.

As gold winners in the self-catering accommodation category, we will now go on to be nominated for the national VisitEngland awards which take place this summer.

February fun at Glynn Barton

Stunning scenery, empty beaches, fantastic restaurants and much, much more, February half term is a great time of year to visit Cornwall. Here are just some of the things to look forward to during your stay.

Explore the forest

Whether you head into Cardinham Woods to explore the many walking or mountain biking trails available, take part in our fun forest activities that range from den building to toasting marshmallows on a campfire, or enjoy the onsite facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool, soft play barn, giant outdoor fort and maze, you’ll find plenty to see and do right on your doorstep here at Glynn Barton.

Visit some of Cornwall’s top attractions

From ice skating at the Eden Project, to travelling by steam on Bodmin and Wenford Railway, exploring the Lost Gardens of Heligan to heading underground at Carnglaze Caverns, there’s no shortage of fantastic places to visit. On those wet weather days, why not head to Newquay Aquarium or let the kids let off some steam at Kidz World? The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is well worth a visit too.

Discover Cornwall’s heritage

Found at various stunning locations across the county, the castles of Cornwall offer an interesting insight into the area’s history. Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery and is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, whilst the nearby Restormel Castle enjoys spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. Further afield you’ll find Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, as well as St Michael’s Mount which sits on an island only accessible by a cobbled causeway or by boat. You can find out more about all of Cornwall’s castles here.

Head to the beach

Centrally located between the north and south coasts, our guests are perfectly placed to visit the many beautiful beaches that Cornwall is famous for. Explore the rock pools, wander along the sand or find a nearby café to watch the waves in the warmth. Some of our favourite beaches include Constantine Bay and Polzeath on the north coast and Polridmouth Cove and Polkerris on the south coast.

Take a trip into town

Wander the historic harbour town of Charlestown, enjoy a coffee by the water in fabulous Fowey, discover the fantastic restaurants in Padstow or dare to visit one of the most haunted buildings in the UK during a trip to Bodmin; from picture postcard fishing coves to towns steeped in history, you won’t want to miss the chance to explore some of Cornwall’s picturesque towns and villages.

Something a little bit different

For those looking for something a little bit different, there are a variety of great activities to try during your stay.

Fancy foraging for your own food? Why not head to the beach and try your hand at mussel picking before heading home to cook up a storm! Feeling brave? Take the plunge with an exciting coasteering lesson and see Cornwall’s secluded beaches and coves from a unique point of view. Or does an adventure on dry land sound more appealing? If so, why not explore the county’s landscapes on horseback or head to Hangloose Adventure and fly on England’s longest and fastest zip wire?