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    Although it's worth pointing out there's an awful lot of the south West before you get to the Tamar... mostly empty. Moving from a city to a tourist trap seems a bit of an own goal to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorty View Post

    We moved here just over 5 years ago ... if I was like Scooty I could claim that I saw all this coming, sold the London flat at a peak and bought the country house that has now grown by a higher %. Of course, truth is it's all luck; we moved here due to wife's health only and not because the tea leaves told us to do it
    Ditto, and where I am on the southern part of Exmoor, we aren't even beset by tourists and their traffic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Although it's worth pointing out there's an awful lot of the south West before you get to the Tamar... mostly empty. Moving from a city to a tourist trap seems a bit of an own goal to be honest.
    Yeah but why settle for Devon or <spit> Somerset when you can have the best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Yeah but why settle for Devon or <spit> Somerset when you can have the best?
    Because Kernow isn't - too many tourists for one thing. You really shouldn't listen to your own publicity blurb - else we'd all be going to Scarborough or Blackpool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post

    Yeah but why settle for Devon or <spit> Somerset when you can have the best?
    Because Cornwall is remote even by Devon standards. For me, living a few miles north west of Tiverton, a drive to say Truro would take a good two hours!

    OTOH, I can be on the M5 (J27) in 20 minutes and from there cane it up to Bristol in 50 minutes and to London in under 2 hours.

    (although the last five miles, from Hammersmith to central London, will probably take another 2 hours! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Because Kernow isn't - too many tourists for one thing. You really shouldn't listen to your own publicity blurb - else we'd all be going to Scarborough or Blackpool...
    Actually I was basing it on family holidays for my childhood, living there for 10 years and returning to spend time there later in life when I wasn't taking it for granted.
    For me, it's the wilder spots that are the most beautiful, the Lizard and the winter storms, not the touristy beaches.

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    Because Cornwall is remote even by Devon standards. For me, living a few miles north west of Tiverton, a drive to say Truro would take a good two hours!
    It is kind of weird that all the tourists can be bothered... we used to get up at 3am to drive down for our holidays as a family.
    These days, I refuse to drive. Fly or sleeper train or I'm not going.
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    Must confess that apart from the odd visit to friends out by Bodmin, we haven't been there for years. Although that's partly because a 7m long motorhome doesn't really work on Cornish lanes (or North Devonian ones, come to that...).

    But yes, parts of it are simply staggeringly beautiful and comparatively free of emmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    For me, it's the wilder spots that are the most beautiful, the Lizard and the winter storms, not the touristy beaches.
    You want to be careful down on the Lizard, m'dear, the Zeitys might be about.

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    But yes, parts of it are simply staggeringly beautiful and comparatively free of emmets.
    Probably because said emmets thought venturing onto The Lizard was A Good Idea.
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    Love going to Cornwall out of season when the drive is a lot quieter. Nice not having to set an alarm to get on the beach car park that you want to.
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