With its calming ocean air, rich art heritage and array of stunning beaches, Cornwall is a fantastic destination for couples to retreat to. As well as the essential cottage activities, like cosying up in front of a wood-burning stove or gazing out at a beautiful sea view, there are a variety of different eateries, activities and walks for you and yours to enjoy. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite experiences in Cornwall to inspire you when booking your romantic break away.
For a blissful zen-like experience, try the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa. Perfect for couples who are craving a bit of down-time, this hotel and spa offers the highest quality spa treatments, administered by specially-trained therapists. They provide a multitude of different treatments and experiences, from holistic therapies with modern-day techniques to skin treatments and massages. The most nutritious and calming ingredients are used for the treatments and the result is beautiful skin, relaxed muscles and a renewed bond with your partner.
For a perfectly intimate meal for two, head to The Mermaid Seafood Restaurant. Situated in the heart of ‘Down-a-Long’, the old fishing quarter of St Ives, The Mermaid is one of the towns most popular and oldest family owned and run restaurants. The expansive menu includes the freshest locally caught seafood alongside a selection of local meat and poultry, as well as an expertly selected wine list. You’ll also find daily specials and, in the Summer, keep a look out for the locally caught lobsters. An excellent ambiance and unbeatable quality makes The Mermaid the perfect date venue.
What’s more romantic than watching the sun go down with a loved one? Drink in some stunning oceanic views as you witness the sun disappear behind the horizon on one of St Ives’ local walks. There are some wonderful coastal spots from which to see a sunset: try the iconic Godrevy with the lighthouse; or the quirky and historic castle on an island, St Michael’s Mount. You could even get yourself down to Land’s End and watch the sun go down from England’s most westerly point.
For something extra special, The Lost Gardens of Heligan (near Mevagissey) is hosting a number of a magical gastronomic experiences throughout the year. Set in their wondrous and meandering Gardens, visit the candlelit Kitchen Conservatory for a ‘Lost Supper’ – a seven-course tasting menu – ideal for couples! Designed to showcase the estate’s delicious homegrown produce and meats, Heligan’s unique combination of heritage flavours manifest in the head chef’s delectable menus. To round off the experience, food is accompanied by beautiful live music. The Lost Gardens of Heligan host several unique events – check out their events page for more details.
Not fixed your accommodation for your romantic break away in Cornwall yet?
Land’s End, Land’s End, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
Mermaid Seafood Restaurant
Mermaid Seafood Restaurant, Fish Street, Saint Ives, UK
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, The Terrace, Saint Ives, UK
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount, Harbour View, Marazion, UK
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell, UK