Whether it be blustery beach walks in the winter, watching the countryside wake up and fill with colour in spring, or having some of the most stunning beaches in the country to yourself in Autumn, there is something for everyone. Cornwall is beautiful whatever the season and there is no shortage of things to do, with the bonus of it being a little less crowded out of peak times.
Owl’s Roost, Mid Cornwall
Tucked away down a quiet leafy lane, Owl’s Roost is a charming single storey barn conversion sleeping two, perfect for a romantic getaway. Relax with sensational views of the countryside, or if you prefer an action-packed holiday, nearby you will find Stithians Lake, which offers various water sports activities, such as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and even fishing. In springtime enjoy lazy lunches as the days start to warm up, surrounded by the buzzing wildlife.
Mea Cottage, St Ives
This charming cosy cottage is in the perfect location to explore St Ives. Mea Cottage, sleeping six, offers sea views from the dual aspect windows in the top bedroom. The beaches are perfect for any time of year, whether it be blowing the cobwebs in the winter or enjoying a quiet splash in sunny spring, you are only a few steps away from Harbour Beach and Porthmeor Beach. As the evenings get chilly, you can light the woodburner and snuggle up with a glass of wine.
Birds Eye View, Hayle
Offering far reaching views across the estuary, Birds Eye View is a modern open-plan apartment that sleeps four. The large patio doors fill the apartment with light, perfect for those lazy breakfasts staring out to sea. It is a short walk to Hayle’s three miles of golden sands, which out of season can be almost empty, apart from a few dog walkers. After dipping your toes in the sea, take a seat at Lula’s, a restaurant on the beach, in warmer months sit and enjoy the views or for the chillier times of the year, they have a cosy woodburner inside.
1 Harbour House, St Ives
This beautifully finished apartment is right on St Ives harbourfront, you can gaze out at views of Harbour Beach from your large windows whilst sipping your cuppa every morning. The cobbled streets of St Ives are a little quieter out of season, allowing you to enjoy this quaint town and really take in the stunning beach views. Pop in and out of the shops picking up locally made goods. 1 Harbour House sleeps up to four people and is perfect for couples and young families.
Tolvan House, Helston
Leave all the stresses of city life behind you in the idyllic countryside, Tolvan House is the perfect place to unwind. Walk down to your hidden private woodland, which has a beautiful stream running through it, the perfect place for a picnic. This is especially delightful in spring when the woods become a magical carpet of bluebells. There is a cosy woodburner to come back to after those long countryside walks too. Tolvan House sleeps up to 10 and one dog.
Lower Trevivian, North Cornwall
This grade two listed traditional farmstead is set amongst beautiful unspoilt countryside on the edge of Bodmin Moor. If you’re keen to explore the Moor on foot then Lower Trevivian is the perfect base, the less crowded months will still offer you the stunning views and wildlife with a peaceful environment, a visit in spring may mean you even get to see some fluffy lambs. This property is also dog friendly, so your dog can run in the fresh Cornish air. Just don’t forget your wellies, as this has been named the wettest moor!
Wisdom Lodge, Mid Cornwall
Nestled in the heart of Cornish countryside, Wisdom Lodge offers a peaceful getaway for six guests. Enjoy lunch under the willow tree or get engrossed in a good book swinging in the hammock. On chilly evenings, the custom built woodburner is gorgeous to sit in front of, and you also have a hot tub to unwind in for a truly relaxing break, whatever the weather. Up to three dogs can join in the fun here too.
Treverven Cottage, West Cornwall
This home from home cottage sits amidst a verdant garden overflowing with life. In spring, watch as the wildflower woods transform into a sea of bluebells, and on wintery days the woodburner is the perfect addition to your getaway. This is the property for you if you enjoy cooking, equipped with its very own herb garden, which you can use to make delicious meals all using local produce. Treverven Cottage sleeps six guests and up to two dogs are welcome here, who will love roaming in the large garden.
The Lookout – Hawkes Point, Carbis Bay
This timber clad eco-lodge offers stunning views across Porthkidney beach, which is often virtually empty in low season. Immediately opposite The Lookout is the South West Coast Path, which is an incredibly picturesque walk into St Ives. Wake up from a relaxing nights sleep and open your curtains to some of the most stunning views in Cornwall. The Lookout – Hawkes Point sleeps up to six people and is the perfect base to explore the Cornish coast, or to just cosy up and gaze at the beautiful views.
The Garden Barn, West Cornwall
If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity on your out of season break, then The Garden Barn is perfect, hidden at the end of a lane in the quiet village of St Hilary. The flower-filled garden blooms in spring, and the sun rises over the trees, great for those wanting a peaceful moment sipping your morning coffee on a wintery morning. The Garden Barn also has a quirky shepherd’s hut in the garden, so it can sleep up to four guests, or enjoy a romantic getaway for two.
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