Cornwall is a great destination all year round – not just in the height of the summer season. Here are just a few of the reasons why Cornwall is a good choice for a winter break.
Cornwall has the mildest and one of the sunniest climates of the United Kingdom. Winters are often the warmest in the country due to the warm ocean currents, with frost and (sadly) snow relatively rare. Combined with the massive 1,500 hours of sunshine each year – we can’t promise when though – it’s a good place to visit during the winter months. The daffodils also start flowering before Christmas!
The crowds have all gone home and there are hundreds of beaches and miles of coastline to explore – it’s not unusual to have an entire beach to yourself. The towns and villages are quieter too, with plenty of room to browse for gifts to take home.
Stormy scenes make for exciting watching. Rough seas, howling winds and moody skies are particularly spectacular during the winter months in Cornwall. Or beach walks on a chilly day under blue skies, which leave you feeling refreshed with a good appetite. The scenery is just as good, if not better, during the winter.
It’s possible to visit a selection of Cornwall’s beaches during the peak season with your four-legged companion, but there are often time restrictions, rules, and crowded spaces. Not very relaxing. During the off-season, dogs are welcome at many more. With less people, comes more space to run!
The mild winters are heaven for gardens, with some at their very best during January and February. There is a great selection of gardens open to the public – such as Trebah Gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens.
Cart Shed Cottage is located in Perranwell Station, mid-way between Truro and Falmouth in central Cornwall.
If you’d like to enjoy Cornwall in the winter, you can book for 2021/22 here.