January is a quiet time in Cornwall so if you’re looking to avoid the masses, we salute you. Staying in a holiday cottage in the Duchy at this time of year is benefitted by beautiful winter landscapes and dramatic, stormy coastlines, all complemented by a Cornish cream tea, of course.
If you’ve had a little too much indulgence (and sitting inside watching TV) this Christmas, now is the time to get outdoors and explore. Cornwall is the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs of the last year. Get psyched for the coming year with an energetic stomp along the coast path or even brave the sea for a refreshing dip.
Come away to a winter wonderland for a couples getaway. Enjoy a long weekend next to the fire or (even better) in a hot tub with your favourite person. End of the year celebrations may have kept you so busy that you forgot to unwind so take a moment to relax. If you didn’t get time to catch up with friends over the festive period, why not arrange a short break away together in the county? It’ll give you all something to look forward to and start the year on a positive note.
Whilst you’re out exploring Cornwall, here's what's going on to keep you busy.
For those staying over New Year, if you don’t fancy cooking up a storm head to Trebah Garden for a tasty start to the New Year. Great for a group of friends needing a fry up to soothe aching heads or a family looking to keep hungry children entertained while mum and dad make the most of the last days before going back to work.
Join the Truro Choral Society for a fantastic concert of classical tunes in celebration of the New Year. With Truro Symphony Orchestra and a mixed programme to enjoy, this is set to be a wonderful evening in the beautiful setting of Truro cathedral.
One of my personal favourites, the Mousehole Christmas lights are legendary across Cornwall. Catch the last few days of them before they disappear for the rest of the year. Visiting the lights is a cute way to keep up your festive cheer and beat those early January blues.
It seems even the locals cosy up indoors, saving up their energy for events later in the year. So make the most of the holiday cottage once you've done a day's exploring. Until the end of the month that is:
A wonderful way to brighten up dark January. Visit the Healing Light Festival for a showcase of Cornish complementary therapists.
Escape the dark January days with a stay in a self catering cottage in Cornwall.