The Danish word Hygge relates to “wellbeing and protection from the outside elements”, its widely known as a term for creating a cosy, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Hygge is a feeling, a feeling of quiet, calm and deep relaxation found in the comfort of laughter, friendship, seasonality and enjoying the simple things in life. Exactly what you want from a holiday!
Traditionally associated with the colder months, key aspects of Hygge include warm lighting and snug interiors; soft linens, comfy blankets and comforting textures. However, golden summer evening light and cosy sundowners lend themselves beautifully to the warm feeling of Hygge. Scandi style décor compliments Hygge beautifully, where beauty and simplicity meet functionality to create calm spaces, free of clutter and noise. Scandi décor is a way of life, where the natural world surrounds, maximising light, natural materials and living in harmony with the outdoors.
If you fancy a truly relaxing getaway, we’ve picked our top cottages with beautiful Scandi style for a serene, soothing stay.
Sandy Acres, Gwithian
A private collection of lodges, tucked away behind the rolling sand dunes of Gwithian. Spacious, light and all individually styled, the lodges at Sandy Acres come complete with hot tubs and wood burners all round, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying long, leisurely walks before returning to soak in the hot tub as the sun goes down, then curling up by the wood burner. Bliss! Lodge pictured: Schooner.
Porth Enys, St Ives
Contemporary, minimalist design is beautifully blended with the traditional features of this stunning grade 2 listed building. Porth Enys is just a five-minute stroll from the picturesque harbour of St Ives, where sand and sea await. Stroll the cobbled streets, dine on the freshest catch of the day, then spend evenings around the fire with a glass in hand.
Harmony Cottage, St Ives
A classic Cornish cottage, Harmony Cottage is styled with a calming, neutral palette perfectly complimenting the traditional features such as granite walls, beamed ceilings and slate flooring. Oh so cosy, with luxurious furnishings, where you can snuggle under soft blankets with a good book and while away the hours.
Botrea Hayloft, West Cornwall
A beautifully converted hayloft in West Cornwall, designed with comfort in mind. Sink into sublime rest; laze in the sumptuous king size bed and plush textiles. Luxury style meets rustic charm at Botrea Hayloft, with locally sourced driftwood furniture and natural colours creating a soothing space, where you can immerse yourself in nature and feel any stresses fade away.
The Cottage, St Teath near Wadebridge
Tucked away in a tranquil rural hamlet in North Cornwall, The Cottage is full of rustic charm, unique elements and modern amenities, offering the most relaxing of getaways. Explore the leafy village, take a short trip to the quaint fishing village of Port Issac nearby, making the most of quality time together in the picture-perfect surroundings, feeling a world away from daily life.
The Hideaway, Bude
Perfectly placed for beach days, feeling the soft sands below, dipping in the majestic sea pool and breathing in the rejuvenating sea air. The Hideaway is only five minutes' walk from Summerleaze beach in Bude. Spend days dipping in the cooling waters of Bude sea pool and evenings soaking in the warming hot tub. Coastal artwork brings a splash of calming blue to the whitewashed walls.
50 Zinc, Newquay
Overlooking the iconic surfing beach, Fistral in Newquay, 50 Zinc brings the ocean inside with vast windows showcasing the spectacular sea views. Gaze across the ocean, unwind under everchanging skies, and feel a sense of coastal calm. Natural textures and dusky shades of greys and blue create a feeling of tranquillity around you!
It’s all about the view at Seaspirit. Uninterrupted, far-reaching and breath-taking whatever the weather, you’ll feel a sense of instant calm as you gaze out across the ocean. Paired with soft colours, muted textiles and sleek furnishings, Seaspirit lets the view do the talking! Gather together and enjoy the simple things; your morning coffee, a good book, leisurely mealtimes at the table, all with the sea as your backdrop.
Fall in love with Fo'c'sle! A peaceful retreat in delightful Mousehole with beautiful vintage touches and soothing pastel hues, a place where you can take time to be still and feel completely rested. Days are spent taking laid-back rambles along the rugged coast path or historic harboursides are accompanied by relaxed stops for wholesome Cornish fayre at cosy cafés or welcoming inns.
An enchanting escape, where you’ll feel at one with the outdoors, thanks to the natural feel and rural ambience of this countryside barn, encompassed by wild woodlands. Light floods in at Boskennal Barn, bathing deep green gues, dainty florals and unpolished wood interiors that reflect the idyllic surroundings of West Cornwall. Immerse yourself in mother nature and come away feeling de-stressed and revitalised.
Dreaming of escaping to a Cornish retreat? Take a look at all of our cottages here.