I don’t know about you but I’m craving a change of scenery. Don’t get me wrong, I love where I live but when your lounge is your office and your lunchtime walks are the same as your evening strolls, it can get a bit… samey.
I’ve had my eye on Cornwall for a while – having not been there since a pre-university blow out in Newquay in 1998. All of a sudden a 4-5 hour drive seems doable, especially when my 7 hour summer holiday flight never happened.
If ever there was a time to treat yourself to a break in a cosy bolthole, now is the time. Handily, Aspects Holidays have a collection of lovely self-catering properties in Cornwall which I’ve been poring over. Expect log burners, sea views, hot tubs and winter walks. Enjoy.
Shepherds Retreat, near Mevagissey
Escape from everyday life at this quaint little shepherd’s hut tucked away in the countryside in mid Cornwall, near Mevagissey. Surrounded by nature, you’ll feel truly relaxed and at ease in this modern, yet traditional shepherd’s hut. Indulge in lazy breakfasts, overlooking the meadows and local wildlife, including the neighbouring sheep. As the evenings draw in, light the woodburner and snuggle up together for a romantic and peaceful night’s sleep.
The Carthouse, Coverack
Run away to the south coast of Cornwall and discover The Carthouse, a beautifully finished retreat for two in Corverack. You’ll find peace and quiet in abundance at this hidden barn conversion. Spend your days exploring the local area and stunning coastal paths before relaxing together in front of the roaring woodburner. This blissful retreat is sure to help you leave behind the stresses and strains of daily life.
Tranquility, Carbis Bay
Discover true indulgence at Tranquility in Carbis Bay. This beautiful barn conversion is a real romantic retreat for couples looking to get away from everyday life. Once you step through the door, you’ll find yourselves in an oasis of calm; Tranquility gives you the opportunity to relax, unwind and take time to yourselves. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles and sink into the hot tub morning, noon or night. Settle in for the evenings in front of the roaring wood burner, enjoying time as just the two of you.
Gwel an Mena, St Agnes
Modern, spacious and Instagram-worthy, Gwel an Mena is a stunning retreat for two on the North coast of Cornwall in St Agnes. Treat your loved one to a holiday here and you’ll enjoy the luxury of a romantic retreat with the added space of a larger property. If you’re seeking space and seclusion, then Gwel an Mena is the property for you. Relax in the large living area in front of the stylish woodburner; sink into the gorgeous bath overlooking the countryside and sea views; do some yoga in the calming top floor snug, and settle in for the night in the incredibly stylish bedroom.
The Studio at Alsia Mill, Sennen
Located in a private estate of over four acres, The Studio at Alsia Mill is one of a handful of properties nestled into the surrounding lawns, trees and streams. Arrive at The Studio and you’ll find yourselves surrounded by nature, peace and quiet. Make yourselves at home in this delightful little abode; throw open the patio doors and let the outside in. This cute little property is the perfect home away from home for couples looking to surround themselves with nature, and dogs are welcome too!
The Garden Barn, St Hilary
Discover The Garden Barn, hidden at the end of a long private lane. Enjoy the seclusion and natural surroundings that comes with staying here; listen to the birds chirping in the treetops as you relax and unwind together at The Garden Barn. Beautifully designed with a combination of modern and classic features, you’ll feel instantly at home when you step through the door. Indulge in relaxing mornings together with breakfast in bed in the light and airy bedroom, before exploring the wonderful walks nearby.
Duck Down, St Ives
Wander through the quaint cobbled streets of St Ives and you’ll find Duck Down, a traditional little property nestled into Downalong. Sneak away to this gorgeous home from home and together you and your loved one can enjoy a cosy stay in St Ives this winter. Spend your days exploring the famous town, discover delightful eateries and enjoy hot chocolates on the beach before returning to your little piece of heaven.
Idle Moments, Penzance
Idyllic and cosy, Idle Moments is the perfect little cottage to escape to with your other half. If you’re seeking a traditional and quaint hideaway then look no further. Original beams, granite walls and a woodburner create a cosy space for you to relax and unwind together. Spend your days exploring the historic town of Penzance; visit the Jubilee Pool which has recently opened its new geothermal pool and visit the famous St Michael’s Mount. On returning to your holiday home, cook up a feast together before settling down for a cosy evening in front of the woodburner.
Little Penn, Bude
Head to the north coast of Cornwall and you’ll find Little Penn, a characterful cottage located in a quiet area of Bude. This quaint cottage has been beautifully decorated with a modern twist on a traditional countryside finish. After spending your days exploring all that Bude has to offer, including a wonderful town, several beaches and a range of eateries, return back to the comfort of Little Penn, where you can spend some quality time together in front of the roaring woodburner. Snuggle up on the sumptuous sofa and indulge in some time with your significant other.
Towan Penthouse, Onshore Apartments, Newquay
For something a little different, Towan Penthouse in Newquay offers a modern twist on the idea of a cosy romantic retreat. During the winter months, this stylish apartment is the perfect place to batten down the hatches and enjoy the wintery weather from the comfort and luxury of this apartment. Spend your days snuggled up together on the curved velour sofa, wave watching from under a blanket, hot chocolate or glass of wine in hand. Heaven.
Take a look at all Aspects Holidays’ properties for two here…