Winter escapes in Cornwall

Whilst Cornwall might be better known as a summer destination, winter can be one of the best times for an escape in the county. With empty beaches, epic surf and quiet coast paths — plus reduced rates for longer stays at many of our coastal cottages — digital nomads, city-weary folk or those hankering after a lifestyle change for a month or so needn’t look beyond Cornwall for an extended winter stay in the UK.

Most people are used to visiting Cornwall in all its turquoise-sea, golden-sand glory, but visitors who shun the winter months in favour of warmer ones are missing out. With fewer holidaymakers, winter visitors will find they have entire beaches and stretches of coast path to themselves, and toasting yourself in front of a roaring fire while a storm rages outside has to be one of the most life affirming things you can do in Cornwall. Surfers will be treated to amazing waves which you simply can’t guarantee in the warmer months, and if you’re bringing your dog, there are fewer restrictions on the beaches meaning your four-legged friend can have just as much time on the sand as you.

The majority of our Forever Cornwall coastal properties welcome winter lets for up to 28 days at a reduced rate of four weeks for the price of three, so a longer stay is kinder on the pocket, too. Comfortably furnished, with full linen supplied and superfast fibre broadband, and with many of them being just moments from wide and windswept beaches, empty coastal paths and cosy pubs, they’re the perfect place to escape the city for a while. Many of them have cosy woodburners and hot tubs too — can there be a better end to the working day than a windswept walk or surf followed by a soak in a hot tub under a starry sky? We don’t think so.

Living area inside St Clement's House holiday cottage in Mousehole

The term ‘digital nomad’ may be a fairly recent addition to the professional lexicon, but in the wake of the pandemic and the drive towards greater flexible working, more and more professionals are choosing to spend time away from the office and work remotely from other locations.

Even before the pandemic, Cornwall was seen as one of the most attractive places for remote working. The laid-back lifestyle and coastal environment — which has been proven time and time again to have a hugely positive impact on our mental and physical health — coupled with the access to superfast broadband (Cornwall has some of the highest levels of rural full fibre connectivity in the country) means it’s easy for those wishing to work remotely from Cornwall to make their dreams a reality.

Fancy making an extended winter escape? Take a look at our cottages available for winter lets.