If you have ever been lucky enough to visit Cornwall you will be all too aware of how much the county has to offer…from countless miles of beach perfection to a wide selection of delightful subtropical gardens. There truly is something for everyone. But what about the hopeless romantics amongst us? Read on for advice on how to treat a loved one in one of the most quintessentially romantic counties in the UK.
Everyone loves a sunset!
Nothing quite beats the romance of watching the sunset, and in Cornwall you can take your pick of mesmerising spots to see the sky alive with the last golden glints of the day. The North Coast is a great place to start, and Lusty Glaze beach or the Pentire Headland near Newquay, or Gwithian and Godrevy beaches near St Ives are ideal. Whether you are nestled on the sand enjoying a picnic, up on the cliffs or taking shelter in a tucked away beachside bar you are in the best spot to enjoy a spectacular sunset – weather allowing of course! Or why not head a little further west down to the picturesque Sennen Cove for something a little more secluded.
A Cornish Engagement
What a fantastic place to get engaged – a great excuse to return to Cornwall for your anniversary, year after year! Head to the wonderfully romantic St Michael’s Mount and venture to its summit; it is said that a truly romantic wish made touching the highest point of the Mount’s bedrock will be granted, especially before a proposal to marry. Not only that but the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine has named St Michael’s Mount as the number 1 place to propose in the UK!
Or how about being able to say you got engaged in a rainforest? No need to travel to exotic lands – you can do this in Cornwall at the world famous Eden Project. There are plenty of quiet corners perfect for a private moment between the two of you. Good luck!
Where history and romance combine
Frenchman’s Creek on the Helford Estuary was the honeymoon location of choice for Daphne & her husband, and it was here that Du Maurier was inspired to write her famous novel about love and pirates (and what greater combination could there be?) Discover the intimacy and serenity of the area yourself by stepping onto the footpath which runs beside Frenchman’s Creek. You can stay at one of our cottages or barns at Kestle Barton, just yards from Frenchman’s Creek itself; take a look to see what we have available.
Lose yourself in the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Get lost in your love for each other at these gardens! With the outbreak of the First World War the thousand acres of gardens were lost under brambles and ivy. After a chance discovery in 1990 the gardens were restored and are beautiful to visit at any time of the year. With secret corners, sea views and lush lawns you will be spoilt for choice.
The food of love
Gaze into each others eyes over a romantic candlelit dinner; Kota Restaurant in Porthleven is quaint and ideal for a quiet romantic evening. Or try Nathan Outlaw’s Restaurant in Port Isaac, or The Fish House overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay for a delicious meal in romantic settings.
Romance is not just for Valentines Day…why not make a week of it and treat your loved one to a stay in one of our gorgeous holiday properties and start making romantic memories of your own.