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A weekend in Cornwall: St Michael’s Mount and the Godolphin Arms


A weekend in Cornwall at the Godolphin Arms

We woke at the Godolphin Arms to hear the sea swishing below us, the milky green swell splashing white foam against the stone wall. Opening the curtains revealed St Michael’s Mount surrounded by water at high tide, with its 18th century cottages and wooded slopes rising to the castle perched at the top. The wind was blowing the puffy white clouds across the sky to reveal the occasional patch of blue, in an ever changing cloudscape. We relaxed with a cup of coffee seated at the bay window, watching the sea rise and fall, with seagulls floating on the surface. With a flap of the wing they would lift out of the water as a wave threatened to engulf them, settling back into the sea once it had passed. We found these typically Cornish views of sea and sky both energising and mesmerising. Our weekend in Marazion, with a stay at the Godolphin Arms and a visit to St Michael’s Mount reminded me why I love Cornwall so much. There’s something calming about watching the turn of the tide and the swell of the waves, the feeling of space as you gaze out to the ocean – next stop is […]



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