We all know that Cornwall is a fantastic destination to visit in the Spring and Summer months. But did you know just how great Autumn and winter breaks in Cornwall can be too? It’s time to snuggle down, get cosy and see a side of Cornwall that many people miss…
If you hate the crowds, the congestion and the queues, then an Autumn or winter break in Cornwall is definitely something you should consider. Cornwall is a place for year-round holidays (despite the usual peak in the summer months), with plenty to see and do, whenever you choose to visit.
But how should you spend your time here? Want some inspiration? Take a look at our guide to Autumn and winter breaks in Cornwall at Kenegie Manor…
The ultimate late-season getaway!
Nothing says ‘cosy’ quite like spending an evening at a proper Cornish pub on a cold winter’s night, does it? Pull up a chair or grab a table close to the fire and enjoy a drink or some hearty Cornish food in one of the many quaint pubs nearby. Whether you want something traditional or modern, there’s plenty of pubs to choose from – and there’s a great collection close to our holiday park. Some our favourites include:
- The Cadgwith Cove Inn: After a tough day exploring the Lizard Peninsula why not head to the stunning little fishing village of Cadgwith and havea pint or a tasty meal here.
- The Coldstreamer in Gulval: It’s only a short walk from our holiday park, but this place is well worthy of inclusion on our list. A fantastic place for Sunday lunch, it enjoys a great setting overlooking the church
- Pandora Inn, Mylor: Do you want sea views? A thatched roof? Great food and drink? Then you need to head to the Pandora. This pub is popular, and rightly so. With its own floating pontoon you can eat outside and enjoy the winter sun or step into this traditional old building, which has been lovingly restored. One not to be missed!
Don’t forget your walking boots!
It’s time to blow away those cobwebs! Lace up those walking boots, dust off that cagoule and explore the great outdoors! Cornwall is a fantastic destination for walkers, with the South West Coastal Path winding its way around the coast for hundreds of miles.
Based close to the south coast, Kenegie Manor is ideally located for you to pick up the coast path. Some of our favourite stretches include:
- Marazion to Penzance: This 3-mile stretch takes in views of Cornwall’s most iconic landmark – St Michael’s Mount. Overlooking Mounts Bay you can walk this fairly easy route from Marazion into Penzance without getting out of breath!
- Mullion Cover to Lizard Point: Mullion is a beautiful spot on the Lizard Peninsula, with some truly breathtaking views, only eclipsed by those at your destination, Lizard Point – the UK’s most southerly mainland point. While you’re here why not visit the famous lighthouse?
- Sennen Cove to Land’s End: It’s only a short walk (1.2 miles) but well worth it. Sennen is a gorgeous little place and the walk around to Land’s End is what it’s all about (and getting a photo with that rather famous sign!). Here you can enjoy a spot of lunch and learn all about this history of this iconic destination.
Experience a slice of Cornish culture this Winter
Winter breaks in Cornwall aren’t complete without sampling a slice of local culture! The summer season may be over but there’s still plenty going on.
From music and literature to food and drink (and just about everything in-between – there’s plenty to see and do locally. Below are just a few of our late season favourites…
- The St Ives September Festival takes place from 8-22 September and sees more than 300 events take place throughout the town. There’s two weeks of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre and plays
- The young and the young at heart will love the fun-filled Family Weekend at Eden Art’s Festival on 15-16 September. Mr Maker – as seen on CBeebies – will be appearing live on stage in a fun family show with art and its heart, designed to encourage Mini Makers and their grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!
- The Falmouth Oyster Festival (11-14th October) is packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs, oysters, seafood, wine and local ale, sea shanties, and marquees brimming with Cornish produce.
- Falmouth Beer Festival (4-6 October): Annual beer festival this year at a new venue, Events Square outside the Maritime Museum. Experience a broad range of 240 local and national ales, real lagers, real ciders and perries, at one of the largest and best beer festivals in the South West.
- Halloweden, October 20 – November 4: Visit Eden over two weeks for an all new Halloweden offer, and step into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures.
- Truro’s City of Lights Parade returns again on November 21st and will illuminate the city as hundreds of lanterns parade through the city’s streets – a sight not to be missed!
- The Christmas lights in Mousehole draw many thousands of visitors each year. Truly a stunning sight, with floating displays of lights in the harbour and around streets filled with the aroma of mulled wine and festive food. Head to Mousehole from December 16th…
For more information on Autumn and winter breaks in Cornwall or to speak with us about our accommodation or deals, contact us on today on 0800 043 6449