With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what better reason to plan a spontaneous escape to the coast with your loved one? Here are our top 10 romantic boltholes to tempt you this year...
1 Menague, Rock
Small but perfectly formed, this cosy retreat is perfect for two, with an extra bedroom if you are bringing the children along. Spend days enjoying romantic strolls along Rock beach and evenings snuggled up together on the plush sofas at 1 Menague. It would be rude not to indulge in a bubble bath in the massive freestanding bath tub with a glass of local fizz on the side.
Kate Cottage, Rock
The ultimate love nest, Kate Cottage is a world away from it all. Enjoy a romantic break to remember in this picture perfect cottage on the banks of the Camel Estuary. Take in the dreamy views and explore the grounds of the private estate together. Take your loved one out for dinner in one of the well renowned restaurants located nearby in Rock or hope on the ferry to Padstow.
Wheel Cottage, Rock
Nested by the water's edge, this idyllic fisherman's cottage offers couples an authentic Cornish cottage experience. Cuddle up in the large window seat and watch the boats bobbing on the estuary and the lights of Padstow twinkling in the distance. With everything in easy reach of Wheel Cottage, you can indulge in a truly relaxing escape with that special someone in your life.
Wander down the Rock Road from the charming Padilly and discover cosy cafes and fantastic restaurants. After a relaxing walk on the beach, wrap your hands around a steaming mug of Italian hot chocolate at the Blue Tomato Café or treat your loved one to a delicious lunch with a view at the Mariner's Pub - a collaboration between Nathan Outlaw and Sharp's Brewery.
Drum Fish, Polzeath
After a day frolicking in the surf, return home to Drum Fish to wash off the sand and catch the famous Polzeath sunset. From the balcony at Drum Fish you have a prime spot to admire the beautiful colours with a glass of something cold in hand. This stylish coastal love nest is perfect for lovers of the sand and surf.
Right in the heart of Polzeath you will find Seabreeze, the perfect surf pad. From here you can be on the sand in moments so why not book a private couples surf lesson with one of the excellent local surf schools? The stylish log burner will be waiting to warm you both up afterwards.
Nestled between sand and sea and rolling National Trust land, Endymion makes the perfect base for couples that enjoy walking and exploration. Join the South West Coast Path and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. Return home and soak up the cosy atmosphere of this charming coastal abode.
2 The Old Bakehouse, Port Isaac
This dreamy love nest can be found nested down a narrow cobbled street in the heart of Port Isaac. From 2 The Old Bakehouse 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 harbour side pubs.
The Linhaye, Port Isaac
Head out for a day of exploring the South West Coast path from The Linhaye. Take in the beautiful, challenging route between Port Quin and Port Gaverne and then reward yourself with a glass of something cold at one of the traditional harbour side pubs in Port Isaac or Port Gaverne. On your return, warm your toes in front of the fire and enjoy tranquillity of staying in the heart of the Cornish countryside.
Penquite Cottage, Port Isaac
This chocolate-box cottage will be your favourite Cornish discovery. Set amongst the most beautiful settings, this traditional retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway. After a day exploring the beautiful north coast, come home to Penquite Cottage, put your feet up and snuggle by the fire in the cosy lounge.
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. Book your hideaway for two.