Finding food

The art of self catering is to find food that makes your holiday, from unknown local delicacies to using Mother Nature as your supermarket.

Foraging in south Devon

Appeal to your inner hunter-gatherer and search for your own food in these foraging hot spots in south Devon.

Classic Fodder Philip Eley

PYO Fruit picking at Ashprington

Pick Your Own Fruit Farm does not sound like a thrill-a-minute day out for children used to theme parks and soft play areas, but I defy any child not to love the experience of standing in a warm field eating just-picked fruit with berry-stained fingers.

Things to do Philip Eley

Food vans of Cornwall

Peckish? Stuck in the beautiful wilderness of Cornwall? Don’t panic. There may be a fantastic food truck just around the corner. 

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Crabbing in West Bay

We swooped in and took over a vast expanse of sea wall with multiple seawater buckets, miles of tangled string, and a stinking bag of bacon, dried whitebait and squid. West Bay is a family favourite for crabbing competitions.

Things to do Emma L

Market day in Hampshire

Whilst on holiday in a Hampshire cottage you will be sure to want to stock up on local produce to sample during your time with us. I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things to do as a couple is go to a good country market and a car boot sale. Such a day out is pretty much a relationship goal, it is so simple, yet so enjoyable.

Places to Go Kylie Barton

Child friendly recipes for self catering holidays

Unless you eat out every time, one or two meals are going to be cooked in the holiday cottage kitchen. Get the little ones involved with these child friendly food ideas as voted for by Classic staff.

Classic Fodder Katie Chown

Farm shops and Delis on the Lizard, West Cornwall

We start our journey in Helston and go a little out of our way in the first instance, but it’s worth it – Porthleven Corner Deli is full of tempting treats. We then head out of Helston, past Culdrose for the start of our loop of the Lizard.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown