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A proposal in Cornwall

Cornwall is a very romantic place, where the land meets the ocean in spectacular fashion There is so much to explore and experience together. The magical allure of Cornwall makes it a perfect location to get down on one knee and ask the question.

With so much to see here is the insiders track for spots to pop the question…

There are hundreds of miles of coast path, much of which is more than suitable for the grandest of romantic gestures. One member of the team here at Gwel an Mor popped the question on the South coast, between the pretty little coves of Perranuthanoe and Prussia. It’s a lovely, quiet spot, with views across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount and a lovely cafe and pub in the village itself. There is ample parking at Perranuthanoe too.

Around the corner from our home in Portreath are the enchanting Tehidy Woods, home to acres of wildlife and walks in beautiful wooded surroundings. There is a large lake inhabited by lots of wildlife and the surrounding area is filled with Bluebells and more. Tehidy is amazing for a romantic stroll, or you could take your other half later at night to see a production from Rogue Theatre – the amazing theatre company based on our doorstep – sure to create the most incredible atmosphere. 

With all this coast to explore why not take to the sea to ask the question? Or maybe take your loved one to somewhere only accessible by boat? You could charter a boat from nearby St Ives and take a champagne picnic, popping the question on the high seas. Another alternative to starting your engagement in ship shape condition could be to hire, or have a guided tour on kayaks and access a small cove on your own. Make sure you know the tide times or have some expert guidance, to ensure your safety!

The traditional location for a proposal in Cornwall is the beach, so make sure you choose wisely if this is going to be the backdrop for your grand gesture. Here at Gwel an Mor we are close to many beautiful beaches, but we’d happily recommend Godrevy beach. It’s a National Trust beach with Godrevy lighthouse as a backdrop and miles of golden sand at lower tides. Stroll for a while and really pick your spot!

Another alternative to the beach and coast path is one of the numerous hills or high vantage points. Although Cornwall doesn’t offer spectacular mountains it is low lying enough that on a clear day both coasts are visible from the nearby Carn Brea hill. It’s a beautiful place, with a castle (now a restaurant) and huge monument and plenty of places to stop for a picnic and ask the question.  There are other similar locations throughout Cornwall, such as Trencrom Hill near to St Ives and the tallest hill in Cornwall, Brown Willy.

How about a weekend somewhere truly relaxing? Here at Gwel an Mor we have had numerous proposals in lodges, on balconies overlooking the sea. It is a truly romantic place, with luxurious lodges, bubbling hot tubs and log burners. Should you want any help our award winning customer service team can help and guide you in organising the perfect proposal here in Cornwall. We also host weddings here too, in our beautiful barn and enchanting yurt – check out our packages here.

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