Here are a few words of warning. If you make a reservation for the Treglos Hotel in Constantine Bay in Cornwall, make sure you do not cancel because the owners will have a field day and you will be the one paying for it.
My friend and I were due to stay at the Treglos Hotel in May but my friend injured himself moving furniture around breaking two toes in the process. As ours was a golf trip to Trevose and St Enedoc, two fabulous courses both within easy strike of Treglos Hotel, we had no alternative but to cancel, giving four week's notice, and losing our deposit of £180 along the way.
But JA Barlow, one of the directors of the Treglos Hotel, wrote to me saying that, as our rooms had remained empty we would have to pay the full amount of our accommodation for three nights requiring payment of an additional £236. We would not be charged for food, presumably showing proof positive that directors of Treglos Hotel have a heart. They charge you for rooms you have not slept in but not food you have not eaten. But then how would they know to charge for table d'hote or a la carte?
Doubtless buried somewhere in the small print of the Treglos Hotel terms and conditions is the fact that full rate is payable if rooms remain vacant. But how can I tell if the room remained vacant or not? And why is it necessary to rip potential customers off like this when we would have gone back next Spring when we plan to have our next golf trip.
The only thing is we shall certainly not be staying in the Treglos Hotel. With an attitude like theirs I would not give them the time of day. And with an attitude like theirs, which only seeks to part well intentioned potential customers from as much money as possible without doing anything for it, it is easy to see why so many British folk would sooner go abroad than stay in their own country for a holiday.