How to Plan a Romantic Staycation in Cornwall

January 19th, 2018

Taking some time away from the everyday stress of your monotonous routine can help to improve your well-being, as well as your relationship with your other half. It’s often difficult to plan time away around a busy schedule, but it is incredibly important to ensure that every now and then you do so. If you’ve only got a long weekend, or don’t want the hassle of jetting off abroad, why not consider a romantic Cornish staycation? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re here to help you to plan a trip that your other half will love! If you’re looking to propose on your Cornish trip, take a look at our post on the Perfect Proposal Spots in Cornwall!


Luckily, the transport links around the UK to Cornwall are readily available. Whether you prefer to travel by car, train or bus, all options are available. Unsurprisingly, driving is usually the quickest route, and will mean that you can explore Cornwall to your heart’s content with the roads at your feet. If you don’t want to bring a car along, however, the public transport is ample and will not inhibit your adventures.

Where to Stay

We might be a little biased, but we think that our luxury 5* cottages in Cornwall are the perfect option. With beautiful king size beds, spacious living areas and a fantastic restaurant on-site, there’s not much more you’d want for your stay… Oh wait, did we mention that a selection of our cottages also have their own private hot tubs? They’re simply perfect for romantic trips, and can be made use of all year around so you can sit back and enjoy the bubbles as you watch the stars glitter above. Our cottages are conveniently located near to Falmouth and Truro, which are the perfect places to explore! If you’re looking for a fantastic place to eat, our on-site restaurant Café Azur offers a range of divine dishes made from local produce!

What to Do

On your visit to Cornwall, the trickiest thing will be deciding what to do, as there is so much on offer, catering to all tastes. A few of our favourites have been listed below.

Romantic Walks

Cornwall is known for its array of stunning walks. Whether you want to take a stroll along the South West Coast Path or fancy visiting some of the beautiful areas where Poldark was filmed. The beaches are particularly quiet at this time of year and it’s really quite mesmerising to watch the waves crash against the shore. Although this time of year is often a little cold, as long as you wrap up warm in a hat, scarf and gloves, you’ll still be able to enjoy the picturesque scenes. Don’t forget to bring along a flask of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and a snack to enjoy when you find the perfect view!

Visit The Eden Project

The Eden Project is open all year around and is a fantastic attraction for people of all ages. Explore the enormous biomes and discover an array of wildlife, flowers, plants and sculptures. You can enjoy a delicious meal at the Med or a tasty treat at the Baobab Bar for a refreshment. Or, if you’re looking for a truly special and romantic treat for Valentine’s Day, why not book in for a Valentine’s dinner in the Rainforest Biome which includes bubbly, canapés, a three-course meal and entertainment! Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs made from a plethora of recycled items to mark the memory!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are said to be one of the most romantic estates in England, surrounded in mystery. Having been lost in the growth for decades, the 200-acre secret garden has been uncovered and provides an incredibly unique setting that will delight your inner child. Spend the day roaming through the greenery and spotting wildlife before heading to the outdoor jungle where you can climb across rope bridges and explore life up in the trees. From the 10th to the 18th February, you can go and visit the ‘Love Birds’ and learn about the beautiful owls from Screech Owl Sanctuary.

If you need any help planning your trip or would like to book one of our luxury Cornish cottages then get in touch today and we’ll be more than happy to help!