WEEKEND BREAKS IN
WHY WEEKEND IN CORNWALL?
It's paradise, found
For centuries, the ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall (or Kernow, as it’s know to Cornish speakers) has beat to a different drum. This proud, westerly leg of England has a spirit of its own, which means a weekend break in Cornwall feels like nothing else in the country.
For a weekend of salty hair, try Cornwall’s North Atlantic Coast, with its incredible surfing beaches like Newquay and Watergate Bay. Or, if you prefer a softer kind of beach life, head to Cornwall’s quieter blue coves on the west coast; Porthgwarra and Polurrian are beautiful – all year long.
There’s also Poldark’s Cornwall to explore, with the castle-like ruins of the engine houses that once powered the region’s copper and tin mines. As well as the wilds of inland Cornwall where you’ll find Bodmin Moor, the world-famous Jamaica Inn and many myths and legends.
There are otherworldly paradises waiting too, such as the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. And small, quaint fishing villages and towns like Gweek, Mousehole, Fowey, and Marazion where you can order ice-cream with clotted cream on top. Cornwall’s larger, trendy hotspots, like St. Ives and Padstow, are also worth a detour – even for a few hours – just to sample their creative wares and culinary flare.
In truth, wherever you choose to weekend in Cornwall, you’re sure to return home a littler free-spirited than before. And a lot more addicted to pasties. Kernow, you’ve got it going ON.
OUR FAVOURITE BOUTIQUE PLACES TO STAY IN CORNWALL
They’re mighty ‘ansum
Naturally, Cornwall has the (clotted) cream of the crop. Gorgeous, independent hotels, sublime self-catering spaces, carefree and unique glamping, and luxury hideaways for two. All worthy of a weekend or longer.
Ocean-side Beauty: This is Anchor Cottage Porthleven
Spectacular and stylish in equal measure, Anchor Cottage Porthleven gives you an alfresco window on the drama of the Atlantic Ocean. Dog-friendly, sleeps 6.
- Porthleven, Cornwall
Kosel Treehouses: Two Unique Stays In Cornwall That Will Light Up Your Smile
Two brand new treehouses in Gweek, Cornwall for short breaks. Unique stays in Gweek Cornwall. Sleep 2 adults, dog-friendly, romantic. From £225pn
- Gweek, Cornwall
Romantic coastal glamping Looe, Cornwall
Romantic shepherd's hut near Looe, Cornwall. Made for loved-up couples who love coastal peace and quiet.
- Looe, Cornwall
Sleep amongst ancient forest at this magical wellness retreat in Cornwall
Beautiful Cornish retreat set on an upland hill farm on Bodmin Moor. Beautiful handbuilt Koyts to stay in. Retreats throughout the year. From £145pn.
- Bodmin, Cornwall
Utterly Sinful Cornwall Honeymoon Home for Two
An extraordinary honeymoon getaway in Cornwall for 2. Pure luxury, with private chefs, pampering treatments and insane bathtub views. Divine.
- Mousehole, Cornwall
WEEKEND STAYS INSPIRATION
In case you need more ideas
Not too sure what sort of Cornwall staycation you want? Here’s a little inspiration to help you decide where to hang you coat and set down your weekend bag. Add them to your My Weekends to help you plan.
HOT TUB BREAKS
The best glamping hot spots with bubbles
10 bubbly glamping hot tub breaks in Cornwall you need to check out.
A TOUCH OF LUXE
Posh Cornish glamping when only the best will do
Designed, built and furnished to the highest standards, for your utter comfort and delight.
8 dreamy shepherd's huts you have to see
Fabulous independently-owned or family-run shepherds huts for a cosy weekend of sweet FA
WHY NOT TRY
Banged up: the new Bodmin Jail Hotel
Fancy a long weekend stretch somewhere historic and unique? Lock yourself up here then.