Christmas is just around the corner and the streets will be full of shoppers looking for that special gift for their loved ones. This year will be different for my family and as we have all agreed to have a winter break and look at cottages to let in Cornwall.
We are looking forward to a quiet Christmas in a cosy cottage. The great thing about cottages to let in Cornwall is that they are available all year round.
We have been scouring the Internet for cottages to let in Cornwall and I am amazed at the huge choice available. There really is something for every budget and requirement.
Cornwall is known for its milder winters, it seems to escape the worst of the winter weather and of course the crowds of summer are long gone. We are looking forward to blowing the cobwebs away by taking a stroll on a deserted beach with the huge waves of the Atlantic Ocean roaring onto the beach and after a bracing walk heading back to our home from home to settle down by the log fire.
A visit to Lands End is planned, winter is a spectacular time to visit the place, we will surely feel the full force of nature as we watch the waves crashing against the rocks while we explore the coastal footpaths in this beautiful corner of Britain. The wildlife really is unique here and bird spotters will enjoy looking out for the numerous sea birds that can be seen perched on the rocks and cliffs, there are several species including Razorbills, Guillemots, Shag and the Greater Black Backed Gull. We will have to have a photo at the famous signpost as well, although we will not be walking to John O,Groats this year!
No doubt we will head for the restaurant or find a nice country pub for a warming bowl of soup and a delicious Cornish Pasty when we are there.
Another place on our “must go to” list is St Michael’s Mount near Penzance, this place is full of history with a beautiful castle and church which is cut off from the mainland when the tide is in. We will probably have to catch a boat to get there or maybe we will be able to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and walk across the cobbled causeway to the Mount. I am sure I will get some great photos here.
We will not be abandoning Christmas completely and we intend to visit Truro and its Victorian Christmas Market, with all the traders dressed in Victorian clothes it certainly adds to the atmosphere, the Victorian Christmas Market is situated in a huge heated marquee. We will be able to get all our Christmas goodies in the food hall, everything we need for our Christmas lunch and here we are sure to find some unusual gifts for our friends and family.
Truro is a magical place to visit in the winter, with the town switching on the Christmas lights at the end of November, this vibrant city really comes to life over the festive period with late night shopping and entertainment including a brass band and carol singers.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a great family favourite a pantomime. We will certainly be checking out the Hall for Cornwall theatre in Truro, this year its Robinson Crusoe and the Cornish Pirates it is sure to be an action packed, fun filled panto for both pirates and landlubbers alike.
Another place on our agenda is a visit to the Eden Project,there is so much to see and do here, it really is a great family day out. I will definitely be booking a session on the ice skating rink they have there throughout the winter and I must remember to check out the exhibition of wildlife photography with over 100 amazing wildlife photographs. I am really looking forward to visiting a rainforest in the middle of a Cornish winter too.
Have you ever thought of cottages to let in Cornwall but have been put off by the long drive, especially in winter? Did you know that Newquay boasts its very own airport? Now cottages to let in Cornwall are even more accessible as flights are available all year round. Flights are available from London Gatwick and Manchester and with a flight time of approximately an hour you could find yourself tucked up in one of the cottages to let in Cornwall before lunchtime. It really does make cottages to let in Cornwall a viable option for a weekend break at any time of the year.With the cheap flights that are available, it makes sense to jump on a plane, less stress, no traffic and with the price of fuel, you may well be pleasantly surprised at the advantages of flying to Cornwall.
Cottages To Let In Cornwall – So Much To See & Do!
There are many cottages to let in Cornwall,certainly in Newquay you can find cottages just a short taxi ride from the airport or hire a car to go further afield.
With the flights that are available to Newquay airport it is a perfect opportunity to escape the grip of a northern winter and enquire about cottages to let in Cornwall on a longer term basis. They say a change is as good as a rest so cottages to let in Cornwall are a good idea for retired couples, they can also provide an alternative get away over the winter months. You can lock the house up and fly south to a milder winter.
Well we have sorted out our winter break, in a few months time we will be looking for cottages to let in Cornwall in summertime. Will we return to the same cottage? Well,with the choice of cottages to let in Cornwall and with so much to see and do in Cornwall we will probably look for another corner of this beautiful County to enjoy. Who knows,maybe we will forget the motorway traffic and fly there!