Cornwall LivingIssue #66
What winter blues?
Tick off your north Cornwall to-do list this winter with a short relaxing break at St Enodoc Hotel.
While summer has only just gone, now’s the time to book in a relaxing short winter break in north Cornwall, one you’re bound to need in the run up to Christmas. Here are five reasons to fall in love with the north Cornish coast this winter, from the team at St Enodoc Hotel.
Gone are the beach tents, ball games and crowds of summer. Instead, you’ll find wide stretches of open and empty beach, perfect for a brisk afternoon walk. Bring a blanket along and sit watching the waves tumble in. Or, if the seas are really rough, watch the awesome spectacle from a safe distance above!
After taking in the crisp sea air, nothing beats a deliciously indulgent hot chocolate (or a hot Toddy!) by the fireplace. Sip away as you sit overlooking the Camel estuary in St Enodoc Hotel’s welcoming lounge and watch the tide roll in and out.
Winter is the perfect time to enjoy relaxed dining in some of the region’s top restaurants, without having to wait for a table to clear! James Nathan’s winter cuisine, which includes venison and pigeon at St Enodoc Hotel, comes highly recommended, as do Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth in Padstow, and Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac.
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
A key event in the Cornish diary, from 7th until 10th December, this festival grows every year and features demonstrations from some of the country’s best chefs, as well as an exquisite Christmas market, craft workshops and a spectacular harbourside fireworks display.
THE EDEN PROJECT
If you have the time, you should definitely take the short drive to the Eden Project. Release your inner child on the ice rink before finding your way around the two biomes, where you’ll learn things about the world’s environments that will simply blow your mind!
With so much to offer during the colder months, north Cornwall is perfect for a short winter break, and situated in the heart of the action, where better to stay than the boutique St Enodoc Hotel?