As we easy ourselves gently into the new year after what seems a lifetime of excess food and family, we thought we’d make the shock of getting back to normal a little easier with a few of our dreamy holiday cottages, because there’s nothing nicer than booking an escape away in the dark days of January be it a winter retreat, spring holiday or summer fun.
To get your holiday dreams started we thought we’d start small and romantic; quaint and quiet with far fetch countryside views, roaring fires and long rambling walks. Mellinzeath, Bosvathick Lodge and Josiah’s Cottage all live up to the “chocolate box” dreams. Choose the Mellinzeath or Bosvathick Lodge for the beautiful south coast of Cornwall with the lovely town of Falmouth nearby or Josiah’s Cottage on the rugged north coast a short distance away from the infamous Rock and Padstow. Settle in front of an open fire or log burner,relax in the surrounding countryside and even bring the dog along to exploring the local area. All cottages sleep up to 4 people.
If your family is a little bigger or you’d like to escape with a few friends for a week away there an array of larger homes available with Forgotten Houses. Enjoy belonging to a wonderful stately home and explore the estate at Boconoc where The Grooms House and Head Grooms are available to rent and sleep up to 6. Stay in the popular Padstow area at Lethendy House and experience some of the best restaurants in Cornwall from famous chefs like Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth or head to the South Coast and stay near the small village of Constantine, known for its tea rooms and very popular wine and spirit shop; stay at Badgers, Bosbenna or Little Bosvarren nestled in unspoilt countryside and all sleeping 6-8 people.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate getaway for a big family or a place to catch up with a group of friends then look no further than the impressive Yarner House, set on the edge of Dartmoor this wonderful retreat sleeps 15 and speaks for itself. For a Cornish retreat on one of the most impressive areas head to Lorelei on the Helford River, a spectacular spot with its own acess to the water and enough room for 10. If you want to be steeped in history and have your own manor house for the week then stay at Tregarden in St Maybn; a grade 2 listed manor house sleeping 13 and with its own heated outdoor pool.
So whoever you choose to holiday with, Forgotten Houses can offer a rural retreat to suit.