Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Ultimate Romantic Retreats in West Cornwall

Sometimes there is nowhere better than the coast and beaches of Cornwall to get you in the romantic spirit. Forget luxury weekends away and cheap city breaks, real romance is all about getting out into the great outdoors and spending quality time with your better half. Here are some of the most romantic retreats in Cornwall to think about this summer.

Penhale Campsite, Fowey

Although Penhale is a large campsite which accommodates a wide range of solutions from small tents to motorhomes, there’s always a good chance you’ll be able to find a secluded spot at the bottom of the field for the two of you. The view is fantastic, and Fowey itself is full of wonderful restaurants, pubs and nearby beaches and walks to explore.

Arndale Cottage in Mousehole is about as cosy as you’re likely to get when it comes to fisherman’s cottages. Nestled in a beautiful spot amongst the village, Mousehole is a great place to get away from it all. The cottage is fantastically equipped too, and provides real luxury with a subtle and easy-going approach!

This might not be as cosy, down to earth or rustic as a campsite or a small cottage, but it certainly is located in a fantastic area and provides fantastic facilities for couples. Enjoy the bar and Flying Fish Restaurant, as well as the Spa and the choice of a wide range of excellent and superbly equipped rooms.

On top of a hill near St. Ives is the stunning Escape Podz, a wonderful dome-structured accommodation which provides a cutting-edge yet cosy retreat with a decking area and amazing views across the sea. It’s a beautiful location and a truly unique piece of architecture - and is something that is very likely to inspire.

West Place House is contemporary in feel and makes use of the abundance of natural light which St. Ives is so famous for. The clean lines and minimalist approach features a number of unique styles, and what’s more there is a stairway leading to an electric glass roof hatch and a rooftop terrace. With a perfect sea view, there can’t be many better places to enjoy time with your partner.

Of course, Cornwall as a place lends itself to escaping with your partner and getting away, whether it be for a weekend or a fortnight’s break. There’s an abundance of romantic retreats in the South West, however if any of the above take your fancy click on any of the links above to be taken to the website, or alternatively contact Cornish Secrets and let us do all the hard work for you!

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Infographic: Cornwall Then & Now

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

5 Reasons to Live Remote

Visitors to Cornwall often say that one day they’d love to come back to live here. The sea air, the countryside, the close communities and fantastic culture lure people to get away from it all and live a remote life in the country. There are many things to consider, however rarely do we collectively sit back and admire the things that really make ‘living remote’ and getting away from it all one of the best decisions people make

Freedom to Build

It goes without saying that remote areas have more land and more space to extend and build. This option is great for people who want to develop and can imagine a dream home but need space to build it.


It can’t be underestimated how important outdoor space is to the human psyche. People don’t function well when there’s no outdoor space, and if you live in a remote area, your sense of well being is almost guaranteed to be higher...which leads us onto our next point...

Outdoor Air

Who has ever stood in a city and thought; ‘I need more of this smog!’ Again, many people in cities won’t admit to this, but having fresh unaffected air is so important when it comes to a general sense of well being and healthiness. Living in a remote area will give you this.

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Recreational Activities

Although remote areas are quite often a world away from a choice of theatres, galleries, cinemas and nightlife, they come with their own activities. Sports are of course popular, but activities such as orienteering, rock climbing, sailing, paragliding and hiking are all things that can be done in the fresh air

Freelance Work

Tired of being a conventional office worker? Many people these days are tired of the 9-5, and it shows in the amount who are leaving the city and deciding to live a remote life. With fantastic internet connection almost everywhere (and with fibre-optic cable being rolled out across the country) it’s easier than ever to work and live remotely. There are now lots of different ways to make money.

Cornish Secrets provide beautiful and luxurious Cornish Cottages in a variety of tranquil and relatively remote locations across the county. If you’re looking for a break and a chance to get away from it all, contact us today to find out more.

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