Enjoying a Romantic Retreat in Cornwall

May 14th, 2021

With a plethora of stunning shorelines and breathtaking views to get lost in, Cornwall makes a great location for romantic getaways.

Here, you’ll find a wonderful blend of intriguing things to do and see with plenty of secluded spots of natural beauty, making it the perfect backdrop for a peaceful break with your partner.

We consider how you can enjoy a romantic Cornish retreat and make the most out of your stay!

Cottages at The Valley

Finding the Perfect Place to Stay

One of the things that can make your short break in Cornwall particularly special is finding the perfect lodgings. When you’re escaping the bustle of everyday life for a three or four-day retreat, you’ll want to enjoy a place of comfort and convenience.

Luckily, Cornwall is full of a range of romantic cottages and characterful stays, all surrounded by iconic local scenery that’ll make you think you’ve ventured on a holiday even further afield than the UK’s most westerly county!

Here at The Valley, our luxury self-catered cottages make the perfect base for your stay. With a variety of attractions and days out just a short journey away, our cottages are the prime location for the centre of your adventures.

Where to Go on Your Romantic Cornwall Break

Whether you want the kind of holiday that’s full of action and adventure or would prefer to relax on the beach with a drink in hand, Cornwall has something to suit everyone.

Footprints in the sand at Porthcurno beach

Beaches to Visit

Cornwall has a plethora of versatile beaches to visit. Whether you want to brave the waves and take up surfing or venture on a sunset stroll across the sands, a trip to the beach is a must when you’re staying anywhere in Cornwall.

Some of Cornwall’s most revered beaches include:

  • Porthcurno Beach
  • Kynance Cove
  • Holywell Bay
  • Gyllyngvase Beach
  • Sennen Cove

No matter the weather, these stunning spots make for a lovely day or evening out with your loved one. See our guide on the best Cornish beaches for walks for even more recommendations!

A shot of St Michael’s Mount on a sunny day

National Trust Properties and Gardens

Journeying to the past and exploring local history through visits to National Trust properties can also offer a tranquil or atmospheric outing with your partner.

There are plenty of gorgeous historical properties dotted around Cornwall – most with romantic garden walks – just waiting to be explored.

Some of our favourite historical homes and gardens include:

  • Cotehele House, Saltash
  • St Michael’s Mount, Marazion
  • Trerice, Newquay
  • Lanhydrock, Bodmin
  • Antony House, Torpoint
A ferry at St Mawes port

Explore Coastal Villages

While Cornwall does have some central hubs of activity you’ll also find more secluded coastal villages perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon and soaking up some local charm.

Must-visit villages include:

  • St Mawes
  • Mevagissey
  • Charlestown
  • Boscastle
  • Port Isaac

These spots barely scratch the surface of beautiful Cornish villages to explore, but they’re an excellent place to start for lovers of picturesque walks and delicious local food!

Pink skies at sunset over a Cornish headland

What to Do on Your Romantic Cornwall Break

What else can you do on a romantic getaway in Cornwall? Aside from visiting some of these stunning locations, there’s plenty of other things you can do to make the most out of your trip and time away together.

  • Indulge in local food – For many, Cornwall is the foodie capital of the UK. With an abundance of fresh local fish and other iconic foods, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy a romantic and mouth-watering meal together.
  • Stargaze – Stunning Cornish views also extend upwards! You can lie back and stargaze with the glowing nighttime skies visible at St Agnes and Bedruthan.
  • Learn a new skill – Cornwall is also home to a range of artisan workshops and stores, offering you the chance to create something tangible to take home, along with all the unforgettable memories. From jewellery-making to woodwork, you and your partner can embark on a new hobby and discover new skills together.

Hopefully, we’ve given you a place a start when planning your romantic retreat in Cornwall!

To find out more about staying at The Valley on your next romantic break, browse our cottages and facilities today!

Image credit: Visit Cornwall