Cornwall LivingIssue #79
Explore the outdoors this winter
From invigorating beach walks to cold-water surfs, Ann’s Cottage has got you covered.
After being graced with what seemed to be the hottest and most idyllic summer on record, the change of seasons brings with it the chance to venture out into the cold crisp mornings, crunch through falling leaves and stroll along empty beaches, with the calm tranquil waters of summer giving way to the more powerful and captivating winter swells. That’s the beauty of living in a seasonal country, the perceptible change in temperature offers respite from the hot summer and there’s something unequivocally satisfying about wrapping up warm on an icy winters day and heading out into the world.
“Keep your toes snug this winter with Sorel boots, just at home on the beach as they are in the snow, they’re sure to provide maximum comfort and warmth this winter”
When it comes to kitting yourself out for the imminent cold of winter, Ann’s Cottage has got you covered from head to toe. From Barts Beanies to Stance Socks and everything in-between, any trip to an Ann’s Cottage store is sure to be a fruitful one.
Let’s start with the humble beanie; this simple piece of kit makes all the difference during those blustery beach walks. After a bit of research, it’s clear to see that Barts has a range of choice that is sure to suit anyone, we particularly love the cool grey tones of the Barts Jasmin Beanie, perfect when coupled with the Superdry Western Cardigan and UGG boots.
Arguably one of the most important items in your winter wardrobe, a cosy jacket is an absolute necessity and the Rip Curl Montauk Parka Jacket does not disappoint. With Aztec detailing and an Eskimo style fluffy hood, you’ll feel like a warm duvet has enveloped you every time you slip into this fashionable jacket – and when it comes to what to wear underneath, the Rip Curl Ana Crew Sweatshirt makes the perfect under-layer.
Keep your toes snug this winter with Sorel boots, just at home on the beach as they are in the snow, they’re sure to provide maximum comfort and warmth this winter. Plus they have the added benefit of looking utterly gorgeous, especially when coupled with a flattering pair of Levis Jeans, perfect for a casual stroll along the coast. For the boys, there’s an equally extensive collection of beanies, hoodies, jackets and boots to stay warm this winter. We have our eyes on the Superdry New Academy Jacket, which will brighten up any winter walk and looks great when paired with Levis Jeans and Volcom Sub Zero Boots.
Another great thing about winter is, of course, the swell – it’s between now and December that the surf really excels and we have a good few months before the drop in water and air temperature require the addition of boots, gloves and a hood! If you’re in need of a new winter wetsuit, then make sure to check out Ann’s Cottage’s wide selection of 5mm winter suits that will keep you as warm in the water as the rest of their winter collection will keep you on land. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer, or someone who just loves to get out in the waves for fun, then Ann’s Cottage offer a range of wetsuits for men, ladies and children. The knowledgeable and helpful staff in all the stores are on hand to guide you through the technicalities of each suit to ensure you get the correct thickness, fit and design.
Finally, we have Dryrobes, a must have for any surfer to warm up quickly post session and also an extremely good idea to brave the cold while watching a football or rugby match this winter! The waterproof exterior cloaks and protects from the elements and the insulating fabric is unbelievably warm, great for year round outdoor lovers.
It never takes long to get the blood pumping, and it actually makes you feel more alive than ever when you confront the elements and set off along the coast path or zip up your winter wetsuit and hit the surf. Cornwall’s coastline offers an outdoor playground that is second to none so, make sure to visit an Ann’s Cottage store this winter and kit yourself out for the cold with the fashionable and durable items on offer.
"Keep your toes snug this winter with Sorel boots, just at home on the beach as they are in the snow, they’re sure to provide maximum comfort and warmth this winter"