Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Winter Holidays and Short Breaks in Cornwall Early in the New Year 2015

'Happy New Year 2015', or as we say in Cornish; 
'Bledhen Nowyth Da!'
luxury cottage breaks in cornwall
January is often when we make (and sometimes break) our New Years Resolutions. It is also a time when we start to plan our holidays for the year ahead, and whilst Cornwall has traditionally been thought of as a 'Summer destination', I would encourage you to also include it on your 'holiday wish list' for a Short Break (midweek or over a weekend) early in the New Year, (January or February) and come and stay in a cosy Cornish cottage - like Rooky's Nook, and discover Cornwall in the Winter.
Why Cornwall?  Why early in the New Year?  Why January or February?
Short Breaks in Cornwall
Simply because Winter in Cornwall is often warm, wet and wild, with miles of deserted beaches, beautiful skies and dramatic seas, stirred up by the Atlantic swell slamming into the beaches and granite cliffs on the North coast. It is a special time of year to visit Cornwall, when you can get back in touch with nature and reflect on what is important to you, leaving behind the hustle and bustle and distractions of everyday life. Also because Winter Breaks in Cornwall are a wonderful way to indulge in a natural 'detox' from all the festive excesses of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
winter breaks in cornwall

All you need are a couple of days to getaway, to clear your head, and recharge your body and soul for the New Year ahead. There simply is nothing better than a walk on a local Cornish beach, or along miles of the South West Coastpath, which may leave feeling battered by the elements, but also envigorated, and rejuvenated, having filled your lungs with chilly sea air, or had your face splashed with salty sea spray from waves whipped up by bracing winter winds. An experience guaranteed to make you feel alive, and ready to face almost anything the New Year 2015 has instore for you!

Winter 2015 Short Break Special Offers
Winter Short Breaks (over a weekend or midweek) at Rooky's Nook in January 2015 for 3 nights are from £270.00. Come and explore the great outdoors, and feel like you have Cornwall all to yourself, before returning to you own romantic cottage for two, to cuddle up infront of a roaring fire with your loved one, having enjoy some really special time together.

Wondering what there is to see and do on holiday in Cornwall in Winter?
Here are some suggestions for wonderful winter days out, making a special start to the New Year: Also great for banishing any 'winter blues'!

Cottage Short Breaks: Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall
Boscastle: Come and enjoy a walk around the harbour, up the
Winter Short Breaks Boscastle Harbour, North Cornwall coastpath to the Willapark headland and onto 'The Forrabury Stiches' (medieval open field system), for magnificent views out to sea and along the North coast.  Alternatively walk inland up the Valency Valley to St Juliot's Church, where it is said Thomas Hardy met Emma Lavinia Gifford whom he later married in 1874. It was this romance that led to his novel "A Pair of Blue Eyes", and to some of Thomas Hardy's finest poetry. Then treat yourself to a delicious Cornish Cream Tea either in National Trust Cafe (in the harbour), or at the Boscastle Farm Shop, (on the Bude Road just out of Boscastle).

Cottage Holidays in Cornwall - Port Isaac
Port Isaac: For another great day out, wonder round this picturesque Cornish fishing village, nestling in a narrow sheltered valley, filled with 18th and 19th century whitewashed cottages, narrow streets and alleyways (including the affectionately named 'Squeezeebelly Alley'), plus working harbour ('the Platt') and Fish Cellars. Then take the coastpath for Port Quin and go past the house filmed as the Doctor's surgery (in the Doc Martin's TV series), and up onto the headland, from where you can enjoy amazing views along the North Cornwall coast. 'Port Isaac' is believed to have originally been 'Port Izzard' or 'Portissyk', pronounced 'Porthusek' in Cornish, and also more recently as 'Port Wenn' the fictitious village in the television series of Doc Martin.

holidays and short breaks in cornwall

So whilst planning your 2015 holidays, why not include a Winter Break in Cornwall, 
and come and stay in cosy cottage for two, 
near the coast in North Cornwall