When you come to Cornwall you don't have to stay bang on the beach. Yes, the coastline is stunning, but away from the crowds that flock there Cornwall's countryside is infused with a more peaceful beauty. And it's precisely that tranquillity that you will find at Little White Alice, situated just 20 minutes from both coasts and a short hop from the watersports haven of Stithians Lake. A well designed project that opened in 2011, Little White Alice is a cluster of timber-clad eco cottages that aim to be self-sufficient in every way possible. But enough about its green credentials, the whole thing is wonderful by any standards: swallows dip and dive in the natural reed-bed swimming pool, woodland and willow structures have been planted for children to play in, a wood-fired hot tub sits in a sheltered corner by the fire-pit, and as well as herb and veggie gardens there are pigs (named after Cornish writers) and chickens (that supply fresh eggs for guests). Each of the six cottages (all named after trees in the Celtic tree calendar) comes decked out with a log-burner, local art, handwoven textiles and headboards, and a hamper of local and fairtrade goodies. One cottage is dog-friendly.
Stayed for a week in May 2012 and it was fantastic. The accommodation was modern, clean and luxurious and a pleasure to stay in. Rosie and Simon were very helpful and friendly and recommended some great places to visit. The whole experience was enjoyable and relaxing and would definitely come here again. Bob & Eileen
We have just had the most amazing week in Cornwall. We use cottages every year but this has surpassed everyone else's by far. It is just such a lovely laid back place, crafted beautifully and a pleasure to come back to each day or, to spend your days resting in. Our cottage was kitted out to the best possible standard, the natural pool area and hot tub were unique and the owners were attentive and friendly. We took advantage of the crafting classes run by the owners and set out to explore the local area, even going for country runs! We cannot recommend these cottages enough and will be back again next year.
I'm not sure if it's the wonderful accommodation in the heart of the Cornish country side, the surpise little extra's, the calm and relaxing atmosphere, the eco friendliness or the warm welcome that make Little White Alice special. Whatever it is it's a magic combination.
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