Valentine’s Day in Cornwall

As Valentine’s Day draws closer why not take a last minute break to one of our cosy houses and enjoy a rural retreat away with Forgotten Houses. Cornwall is such a romantic place with its dramatic coastlines, cosy pubs and sweeping beaches to be enjoyed all year round. The week of the 14th February sees romance ramp up with many events and offers throughout the county, here is our top 5 suggestions of what to do around this special occasion:


  1. Visit a romantic spot in Cornwall –  These are 5 stunning spots to take a loved one and enjoy the surrounding. From St Nectans Glen Waterfall in Tintagel (Why not stay at St Yse or Josiah’s Cottage nearby) to The Tristan Stone and Fowey, staying in The Gamekeepers Lodge, Fowey they are worth a visit come rain or shine.


  1. Wonder through Cornwall’s cobbled streets and idyllic villages such as Constantine Bay with its picturesque cottages, woods, wild flowers, historic quays, and National Trust gardens nestled in the landscape of the Helford River and its romantic hideaway creeks.Stay at one of the many Forgotten Houses situated in and around Constantine such as LoreleiBadgers, Polwartha or Bosvathick Lodge and enjoy this beautiful village a short distance away from the popular Falmouth.

Stay in the romantic estate of Boconnoc in The Grooms House and visit nearby Lostwithiel, a charming 13th Century town with Tudor bridge, Guildhall, Old Duchy Palace, St Bartholomew’s Church,  impressive Restormel Castle and local vantage point at Helman Tor.

  1. Enjoy a special meal on 11th or 14th February in the impressive Eden Project where they are putting on a valentines dinner on the Rainforest Biodome in association with Knightor Wines. Enjoy a tree top walk, canapés and a 3 course meal followed by love tea. Definitely a unique experience not to be missed and  why not stay at the lovely Colomiar  in St Stephen-in-Brannel nearby!


  1. Visit The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth for a special valentines 7 course meal and stay at The quay House in the beautiful and quaint village of Flushing just across the waters – you can even catch a boat across to Falmouth! Then talk the lovely coastal walk to Mylor and their cafe for a little something to warm the soul.


  1. Stay indoors, warm up after a blustery walk, eat nice food,cosy up and enjoy one of our Forgotten houses with an open fireplace or log burner. For more information see our November blog here.