Many people tell us that taking a winter break in Cornwall is their favourite holiday of the year. And it’s easy to see why. If you’ve never experienced the magical atmosphere of Cornwall in winter then you are in for a real treat. Here are some of our top suggestions to fire your imagination…
1. The best weather in the country
It’s true! When it comes to the weather, you will nearly always find that ‘west is best.’ With its location in the far south west, and with help from the warming waters of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall has much milder weather than the rest of the UK. You will often see narcissi and daffodils growing in Cornwall far earlier than anywhere else. So whenever you arrive for your 2018 winter break in Cornwall, you can still get out and about and enjoy all that this wonderful county has to offer.
2. Room to breathe
Without the crowds of holidaymakers that you find in the summer months, you can really relax and enjoy the Cornish countryside at its very best. On much quieter roads and country lanes, it is easier to travel around and see even more places during your time away. Many of our famous attractions, like The Eden Project, are open all year round. Whenever you take short breaks in Cornwall in winter 2018, you are much less likely to find a queue!
3. Fabulous walking and cycling
Get your walking boots on and hike the stunning Cornwall Coast Path, with so many beautiful locations to choose from. Walk the dog on one of our glorious beaches, most of which are dog-friendly throughout the autumn and winter months. Or hire a bike and cycle the famous Camel Trail. The team at Landal Gwel an Mor can arrange bike hire for you and provide you with guides to the best cycle trails in the area. For example, right next to our resort the Branchline trail links Portreath with the old mining village of Brea, following the route that the mineral trains would have taken. You can see details of this and other trails here.
During a day’s cycling or walking, you’ll find plenty of atmospheric country pubs for a ‘rest stop’, many with blazing log fires! And when you take short breaks in Cornwall, self-catering in one of our luxury lodges, there’s no better place to unwind from all that exercise than snuggling up by your own cosy log burner or in your warm private hot tub, under a clear starry sky.
4. Amazing all-weather attractions
Whatever the weather, there is a great choice of attractions to visit during short breaks in Cornwall. Our favourites include Geevor Tin Mine, The Tate Gallery at St Ives, The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, and the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway. Or you could even try ice skating at The Eden Project. Then, of course, we have our own all-weather facilities here at Landal Gwel an Mor, with our sparkling indoor swimming pool, Base Camp and new golf course, The Famous Nine.
5. Stunning nature and wildlife
The landscape is stunning in winter, often at its very best on those crisp clear days when you can see for miles. Depending on when you visit, you can sometimes spot rare migrating birds, seals and pods of dolphins. And don’t forget to visit incredible gardens like Trebah and the Lost Gardens of Heligan on your winter break in Cornwall. Or why not get up close and personal with amazing animals at our very own Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre?
Getting excited at the prospect of an off-season break in Cornwall? You should be! Our friendly team will be delighted to help you with planning all the details!