29th April 2021

A Cornishman's guide to Winter

A blissful mix of adventure, freedom and renewal.

[1] Experience Storm Watching 

Cosy up in the hotel with a luxury hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows and watch the untamed beauty of a tumultuous winter storm: the raw power of ocean waves smashing into the shore is a mesmerising sight.

[2] Roam the Rugged Coastline 

The crisp winter landscape, with its pale blue skies and roaring seas, is like a siren calling visitors out for a blast of sea air. Take a bracing walk along the South West Coast Path and you’ll be exhilarated by dazzling views, salty spray and the boom of waves crashing into craggy stacks. Explore rugged cliffs and sheltered coves or take a trip to one of the nearby picturesque fishing harbours or villages. And if you don’t want to venture too far, stroll from the hotel along the esplanade, stopping at award-winning Gylly Beach Cafe on your way.

[3] Join the Cornish for the celebration of St Pirans Day 

St Piran's day is the national day of Cornwall, held on 5th March every year. Celebrate St Piran’s Day in the Cornish capital, surrounded by local talents, ‘ansome ales, pasties and saffron buns. 

[4] Go Seal Spotting.  

Cornwall's rocky, isolated caves and coves are home to numerous colonies of grey seals, and Mutton Cove at Godrevy Point is one of the best places to see them. Although these charismatic creatures can be seen basking on the shoreline all year-round, autumn hails the start of the pupping season which begins from as early as mid-September and lasts through to January. This is the perfect time to observe the mothers with their pups, whose curious nature and cuddly appearance make them bewitching to watch.

[5] Take the train to Truro 

Hop on the train on the picturesque Maritime Line or take a boat trip up the River Fal and head to Cornwall's only city and explore. Days can be spent strolling through cobbled streets, cosying up in quaint cafes,  marvelling at stunning cathedral and getting lost in gardens where subtropical plants flourish in the mild Cornish air.