Why Cornwall in January is a Special Time to Visit

December 13th, 2018

As the frost covers the moors in a sparkling blanket and the winter sun lights up the beaches, you may think Cornwall in January is even better than in the summer months. And with so few holiday makers there, it will feel as if you have the whole county to yourself when staying at our luxury cottages in Cornwall.

After the busy Christmas and New Year period, a winter break in January with your loved ones is just what you need to leave the stresses behind. Especially when relaxing in a hot tub with a glass of wine in hand!

Come to Cornwall in January and enjoy:


The Beaches to Yourself

Wrap up warm and walk along the deserted beaches as the waves roll in. With the seasonal dog bans lifted, your dog is free to run about as they please. More often than not, you won’t see another soul the whole day! Take the chance to snap up some great pictures of the gorgeous seaside scenery while the sand is packed with surfers and sunbathers! With so many beaches in Cornwall, there are plenty of spots to head to walk off your Christmas indulgences.


Deliciously Warming Foods in Local Pubs

Warm up from the winter chills with a mug of hot chocolate at a local café or a pint in the local pub by a roaring fire and fill your belly with delicious hearty food after a trek through the frosty moors. Cornwall has plenty of great choices for food enthusiasts, with many restaurants and cafes making the most of delicious locally sourced produce.


Plenty of Exciting Indoor Activities

Being January in Britain, we certainly cannot promise rain-free and sunny days, so the likelihood is there may be a day or two on your holiday that you have to head indoors. Cornwall has many fantastic artistic centres to visit, such as the Falmouth National Maritime Museum, where you can stay warm and dry. Many of Cornwall’s historical locations can also provide some shelter, with most remaining open all year round. Learn about Cornwall’s rich history as you visit the medieval castles, Victorian mansion and a range of mines.


Walks in Nature

Pop on a hat and scarf and go walking through Cornwall’s woodlands and country trails. The whole family will love following nature trails and looking out for the bright red breast of robins. As the month goes on watch in wonder as nature starts to wake up from its winter sleep – you might even see snowdrops starting to emerge!

Quaint Villages While They Are Quiet

Explore the atmospheric fishing villages along the coastline, relax and do a spot of shopping in the January sales. The boutique and independent shops in the quaint little villages are great ways to while away a lazy afternoon. The narrower streets will be less busy at this time of year, allowing you to see the sites at your own pace.


Will you be joining us in Cornwall this January? Let us know what you’re most looking forward to about this special time of year!

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Restored Cider House at Godolphin Estate opened to the public

May 11th, 2015

An old hidden cider house at Godolphin Estate has undergone major renovation work following a large conservation project.

For many years this old house was propped up with telegraph poles and then scaffolding whilst it slowly deteriorated waiting for enough funds to be raised.

Finally, after a long wait, a local art teacher left a £100,000 legacy to fund a project within Cornwall. Executors for local art teacher, Margery Hall, donated the money to Godolphin due to Margery’s links with the estate.

To enable the restoration to take place, local stonemasons and carpenters were drafted in and their specialist skills were used to restore this old building to be as close as possible to the original.

The cider house is now open to the public and is free to view with admission to the gardens and grounds.

Whilst staying in luxury Cornish cottages Godolphin is a wonderful place to visit; as well as the Cider house, Godolphin estate has a lovely 16th century garden, an engine house and stack, woodland and tea-room. Not forgetting some beautiful walks taking in Godolphin Hill where you can view some stunning scenery looking out towards either St.Ives Bay or St.Michael’s Mount.