Andy and I have been to Cornwall a few times, and whilst it’s seen by many as the perfect UK staycation by many, I have to say I still think it’s a totally underrated stay. So if you’re wondering where take your next staycation, I’m here to tell you why you should visit Cornwall.
1. It’s a luxury lover’s paradise
If, like me, you’re a bit of a luxury travel addict (guilty) then choosing the hotel is a big part of deciding where to go on holiday. When we visited Cornwall last we stayed in St Mawes Retreats, a beautiful set of family run properties that are perfect for taking groups of friends away. Before that, we had stayed at the stunning Headland Hotel in one of their cottages for a romantic weekend when we were at university.
I can’t wait to write my piece for this month’s travel link up about surprising places! I’m super inspired to write about Cornwall, a place I’ve been to a few times with Andy and made some incredible memories! Hoping to plan a visit at the end of this year or start of next to a hotel I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time… And hopefully returning to the gorgeous @theheadlandcornwall some day soon! #luxurytravel #travel #travels #travelgram #luxurytravelblogger #travelmemories #dametraveler #instatravel #instapassport #passportready #passionpassport #exploreeverything #luxurylifestyle #traveling #letsgoeverywhere #destination #travelpics #travelphoto #travelphotography #tlpicks #wanderlust #paradise #beach #luxuryhotel #cornwall #love #happy #London
If it’s St Mawes you’re looking at I’ve got my eye on The Idle Rocks next time I’m there; it really is such a beautiful hotel where absolutely everything has been taken care of. And the view is pretty special, too.
But my next Cornish adventure is hopefully going to be The Scarlet, an incredible hotel that I’ve wanted to stay in for a while now. If you want to know more Angie stayed there at the beginning of the year and adored it. I think over the next few years the plan will be to make my way through the Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels in Cornwall!
2. And a bit of a foodie heaven, too
Whether you’re a perfect eggs benny for breakfast gal or whether you’re looking for the best, freshest seafood out there, you’re guaranteed that Cornwall will have you covered. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons I’ve got to go back as I’ve really not explored many of the great restaurants that Cornwall has to offer.
3. But it’s also the perfect place to escape everything
The first time we went to Cornwall it was just before Andy went to Africa and we went for a little bit of R&R and us time. Whether you just need some time away from London or you want to go somewhere with little internet and phone signal, there are few better places than Cornwall. Excuse the phone photo, but there are fewer places where I’ve been so relaxed that I’ve pulled this face..!
4. Rain, hail or summer sun, it’s the most peaceful place I’ve been in the UK
The first time I was in Cornwall was the weekend where it rained so much that the train line to London was flooded so badly that it was broken for about 6 months… And this year when we went, well, it rained so much that we were
forced lucky enough to be able to sit inside all weekend and drink champagne… Again, The Idle Rocks is an ideal place to do this!
5. You won’t find a better set of beaches
Perfect for winter walks and summer swims (if you’re brave!) Newquay, Fistral Beach, St Mawes… You name it and there’s a beautiful beach around there somewhere. A dreamy venue for a morning walk, afternoon swim or sunset drink.
So there you have it, the top 5 reasons why you should visit Cornwall. I think I’l start planning my next adventure now…