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8 Amazing Properties Perfect for a Winter Break in Cornwall

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This could very well be the best kept secret in the U.K!

Everybody knows that Cornwall gets busy in the Summer, but have you considered the quiet beauty of an out-of-season holiday in our wonderful county? Think invigorating beach walks, wrapped up in your cosiest coat with a warm cup of coffee warming your hands. Picture the dog running free on an empty expanse of sand. Imagine watching the sea roar from your balcony as a storm rolls in. One thing’s for sure: out of season breaks offer endless opportunities for both adventure and comfort. 

Little Bejowan Cottage, Quintrell Downs

The facade of Little Bejowan Cottage against a blue sky. A stone cottage in Quintrell Downs, just outside Newquay

Hidden away in the sleepy countryside village of Quintrell Downs (just outside Newquay) you’ll find the enchanting Little Bejowan Cottage. This gorgeous stone building is bursting with character! Dating back to the 1700s, it’s one of the oldest properties in the area and offers guests a chance to get away from it all and escape to the country. Curl up by the wood burner with book and a taste of authentic Cornish ale on those crisper evenings, or venture out to discover one of 3 local pubs.

Headland View, Newquay

The lounge of Headland View in Newquay, overlooking the sea

With a location reminiscent of a Daphne Du Maurier novel, we introduce Headland View. It’s a cosy apartment that blends a stunning, picturesque headland-top location with all the trappings of an authentic Cornish homestead. Come rain, storm or shine, there’s magic to behold just outside the patio doors. Stroll along the Headland and take in the beauty of the rugged Cornish coastline. 
Head to Fistral Beach for fish & chips and a glass of wine overlooking the ocean at Rick Stein’s. Walk into town to experience the trendy surfing atmosphere of Newquay. Or stay in, bundle up on the comfy sofa and enjoy the ebb and flow of the sea at your side. 

Ivy Chimney Cottage, Porthtowan

Ivy Chimney cottage in Porthtowan, Cornwall

This classic Cornish hideaway is located in the heart of the stunning North Coast countryside. Ivy Chimney Cottage is set in an idyllic, rural landscape and offers guests a tucked-away escape to this heavenly part of the county. Sat within a World Heritage Mining area, this picturesque cottage boasts cosy furnishings complete with rustic wood flooring, snug sofas, gorgeous views and plenty of nature to explore. Unused engine houses can be seen in various directions including Wheal Rose, home to the famous Rodda’s clotted cream.
If you’re looking to take advantage of some fantastic winter walks, the 11-mile trail between Portreath and Devoran takes you all the way to the South Coast. And last but not least, there are chickens on the property – providing you with fresh eggs for those lazy breakfasts staring out at the countryside.

Rocklands Penthouse, Newquay

Amazing views of Tolcarne Beach and out to sea from the Rocklands Penthouse in Newquay, Cornwall

For those who like to gaze longingly at the sea, look no further than 38 Rocklands Penthouse. This luxurious penthouse apartment boasts exceptional sea views over Tolcarne Beach. The beaches in North Cornwall are perfect to explore all year round, but if you’re lucky enough to witness one of our spectacular storms, you couldn’t find a more perfect spot to enjoy it! Accommodating up to 6 guests, there’s also a separate sky loft living area on the mezzanine level: a spectacular space to relax and unwind.

Fistral Palms 2, Pentire Headland, Newquay

Cosy Fistral Palms 2 lounge, complete with fresh lilies. Located on the Pentire Headland in Newquay, Cornwall

This beautifully furnished cottage offers an atmosphere that’s both quintessentially cosy and classically coastal. Its blue hues and homely touches make Fistral Palms 2 the perfect space to unwind after a day exploring the shore. Ideally located on the Pentire Headland in Newquay, you’ll have easy access to explore both Fistral Beach (made famous by its tremendous swell and surfers) in one direction, and the River Gannel Estuary in the other. Crossing onto Crantock Beach on the Estuary side leads on to one of our favourite walks along the South West Coast Path, giving you magnificent headland views all the way to Holywell Bay. 

32 One Lusty Glaze, Newquay

The luxurious living space anf balcony overlooking the sea at Lusty Glaze apartments in Newquay, Cornwall

This prestigiously beautiful apartment has one of the finest locations in Newquay – away from the urban environment of the town centre, yet within walking distance of its amenities. Guests at 32 One Lusty Glaze should expect breathtaking coastal panoramic views, and miles of beach to discover within touching distance. This beautiful apartment is big enough for the whole family, with 3 comfortable bedrooms to choose from. Enjoy languid evenings watching the sunset over the sea.

Sea Glass, Porth, Newquay

Stylish Sea Glass, located on Porth Beach in Newquay, Cornwall.

Located right on the beautiful Cornish shoreline, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay flooded with an abundance of coastal light. Stylishly furnished Sea Glass offers ample space for all holidaymakers, from couples to families to dog owners. Delight in the invigorating sea air as you stroll along the beach, followed by cosy evenings at the local pub: The Mermaid Inn. Situated in the popular area of Porth, Sea Glass is the ideal location for those who want to be within a breath of the sea, as well as the South West Coast Path – with fantastic walks to Watergate Bay or on towards Padstow.

The Willows, Retallack Resort

The Willows at Retallack Resort and Spa, between Padstow and Newquay. A large living space with countryside views.

Offering far reaching countryside views, The Willows at Retallack Resort & Spa is a spacious holiday lodge that sleeps up to 8 guests. The fresh and light interiors coupled with large patio doors ensure the lodge is filled with light: perfect for those idyllic mornings together over the breakfast table. The location is perfectly situated for rural escapes, equidistant between the quaint fishing village of Padstow and the trendy surfing hotspot of Newquay. You’ll have plenty to explore during your stay, and off-peak is the perfect time to have it all to yourselves.

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