hspace="4" border="1" align="right" src="http://www.gadling.com/media/2006/04/stives.jpg" alt="" />My husband,
Marcus, grew up in Cornwall, the southwesternmost area of England. It’s a beautiful place — not only is there href="http://www.gadling.com/2005/08/14/surfing-cornwall/">surfing, but the area is chock-full of lovely craggy
coastlines, the "heather and moors" you’ve read in any book by any English author, and little thatched-roof
cottages. We try to return to visit family every year — however, now that Marcus’ mum has sold the large family
house, it’s likely we’ll be staying in inns for any future visits.
So I was excited to find this article in
Online: Secret Hotels of Cornwall, England. The article features wonderful hotels in famous
little towns like St. Ives (where you can "meet a man with seven wives"), to inns in smaller villages like
Mousehole (which, contrary to common sense, is pronounced "maw-zel"). If you do make it to England,
it’s worth the 4-5 hour drive from London to Cornwall to check it out. A tip, however: avoid the summer
months or other holiday times — Cornwall can get quite crowded.