A TINY UK village that remains relatively undiscovered by tourists is starting to catch people’s eyes due to its picturesque round cottages and secluded beaches.
The British Isles is home to plenty of quaint seaside towns and villages, so much so that some fly under the radar.
The beaches near to Veryan are secluded and have clear waters[/caption]
The iconic round houses can be seen around the village[/caption]
One of those that has been missed out by tourists is Veryan in Cornwall, which has been described as a “serene idyll”.
The small village is part of the Roseland Peninsula, which the National Trust has labelled “an unspoilt landscape of cliffs, creeks, woods and beaches”.
The last of those is something Veryan is blessed with, with several of Cornwall’s stunning coves and bays just a stone’s throw away, including Pendower Beach, Carne Beach and the rugged Kiberick Cove.
Pendower and Carne are the more picturesque options, with Travel Ark likening them to much more exotic locations elsewhere in Europe.
They wrote: “The sea is crystal clear with white sands/shingle and stunning aqua colour.
“The sun was so warm we could have quite easily been on a Greek island.”
While Kiberick Cove is a bit more obviously part of the UK coastline, it still has its admirers, with online ratings giving it a 4.9/5 on Google reviews.
One wrote: “Quite difficult to get to the beach. But extraordinary beauty.”
Another simply added: “Lovely quiet secluded beach.”
The Bristol Post wrote about the village earlier this month, saying its iconic round houses took them back in time.
They wrote: “The village itself is sprawling in a beautifully bucolic way – as you drive in, between two of its five iconic round houses, Veryan Green and its picturesque cottages take you back through time to a Cornwall that’s disappeared elsewhere.
“The serene idyll of the public gardens separates the green from Veryan Churchtown, the main hub, surrounding St Symphorian Church.”
The church is listed among the top five things to do in the village on TripAdvisor, with many impressed by the building and its surroundings.
One wrote: “A wonderful church set in enchanting surroundings. The historical church building is well worth looking at and a brief walkabout of the surrounding village is a must.”
Just up the road from the church are two of the round houses that have become somewhat emblematic of the village.
They are thatched circular cottages that have become a unique feature of the village, since they were built by the Trist family in the early 19th century.
According to Cornwall Online, they built them like this as an anti-devil measure that the Trists hoped would help prevent evil taking over the village.
They wrote: “It was thought that the round shape would guard the village from evil as there were no corners in which the devil could hide.”
The village is also somewhat famous for having the longest grave in the country, with the bodies of 15 German sailors buried head to foot in a row.
The unlucky crew all died when their ship was wrecked nearby in 1914.
Like all good villages, Veryan has its own local pub, with the New Inn the last pub standing where several once stood before.
Formerly two cottages, it has since been a pub since the 1600s, and provides the locals and visitors with a place to drink and congregate.
Accommodation near to Veryan can be found from £64 for two people per night.
However, campsites on the Roseland peninsula offer more affordable options.
Meanwhile, you can sip pints while watching dolphins and whales from the pub garden in this UK seaside town.
And this beach town also has dolphins, as well as sea glass.
The houses were built to protect the village from evil[/caption]
September 13, 2023 at 05:36PM
from The Sun