If you're planning on whisking your loved one away for an out of season break, spring and autumn are a wonderful time to visit the North Cornish Coast. Here are our top 10 romantic boltholes to tempt you this year...
First and Last, Port Isaac, sleeps 4, dog-friendly
This dreamy love nest can be found nestled in the heart of Port Isaac boasting rustic beams, sumptuous interiors, and a bubbling hot tub. From First and Last you can explore this quaint fishing village and sample the culinary delights nearby. Choose from two of Nathan Outlaw's excellent restaurants or one of the many charming and traditional harbourside pubs.
Little Mesmear, Polzeath, sleeps four, dog-friendly
The ultimate off-the-beaten-track escape, Little Mesmear is a world away from it all. Enjoy a romantic break at this picture-perfect cottage in the Cornish countryside, moments from Polzeath Beach. Take in the dreamy views and spend your days exploring the miles of coastal paths and acres of National Trust land together.
The Gate House, Rock, sleeps four, dog-friendly
Bursting with history and romance, The Gate House is perfectly nestled between the market town of Wadebridge and the estuary village of Rock. Come and go from this woodland-hideaway with ease enjoying the best of coast and countryside. After a day of coastal adventures, retreat to cosy interiors and a sprawling garden as the trickle from the stream and the dappled light forms your backdrop.
The Parade apartments, Polzeath
Driftwood, sleeps four and Waverley, sleeps four, dog friendly
After a day frolicking in the surf, return to Driftwood and Waverley to wash off the sand and catch the famous Polzeath sunset. From the roof terrace at Driftwood, you have a prime spot to admire the beautiful colours with a glass of something cold in hand or rustle up a tantalising cocktail from your private cocktail bar at Waverley. These stylish coastal apartments are perfect for lovers of the sand and surf.
Hughenden, Rock, sleeps four
At Hughenden, you are just a hop, skip and jump from the hustle and bustle of Rock Road. Head into Rock for a multitude of watersport activities or hop on the ferry across the estuary to Padstow and try the culinary delights. After a day exploring, it would be rude not to indulge in a bubble bath in the chunky freestanding bathtub with a glass of local fizz on the side.
Pinewood Flats collection, Polzeath
Kerenza, sleeps four and Trelawny, sleeps three
Right in the heart of Polzeath you will find Kerenza and Trelawny, the perfect surf pads. Pad down the flight of steps that wind down to the shared soft green lawn and hop across the road to the beach. From here you can be on the sand in moments so why not book a private couple's surf lesson with one of the excellent local surf schools?
Bowji, Daymer Bay, sleeps six
Idyllically tucked away alongside lush Cornish countryside and just a short walk from the sands of Daymer Bay, Bowji makes the perfect base for couples that enjoy walking and exploration. Brave an early morning swim in Daymer Bay or hop on the South West Coast Path and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. Return home and soak up the cosy atmosphere of this unique coastal abode.
Mesmear Farm collection, Polzeath
The Barn, sleeps four and The Tractor Shed, sleeps two
Bursting with character and all the little luxuries, The Barn and The Tractor Shed are sure to capture the heart of couples. Here, start the day with a few morning laps of the shared heated outdoor swimming pool, then amble along the scenic footpaths to enjoy a picnic on the clifftops watching the world go by. In the evening, retire to the hot tub to gaze at the stars.
Henry's, Port Isaac, sleeps six, dog-friendly
This chocolate-box cottage will be your favourite Cornish discovery. Set amongst the most beautiful settings of Port Isaac, this luxury coastal retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway. After a day exploring hidden bays and soaring clifftops, come home to Henry's, sink into the sumptuous navy sofas, and enjoy an evening tipple with the fishing boats bobbing in the harbour as your backdrop.
1 Menague, Rock, sleeps four
Small but perfectly formed, this secluded retreat set just off Rock Road, is perfect for couples. After a relaxing stroll along the golden sands of Rock Beach, wrap your hands around a steaming mug of hot chocolate at the Blue Tomato Café, or treat your loved one to a delicious lunch with a view at the Mariner's Pub, then head back home and cosy up together on the plush sofas.
From sunset walks along the beach, to clifftop picnics, north Cornwall has everything you could want for a romantic holiday. If you can't escape for a whole week, we also offer short breaks out of season. For more information about any of these properties, please give our friendly team a call on 01208 869090.