Winter R&R with Forgotten Houses

This week saw “Blue Monday”, supposedly the most depressing day of the year where people are at their poorest after Christmas, the weather is at its worst and moral is typically low (most new year’s diets are broken by this point too!) so what better way to lift the mood with some suggestions for winter R&R with Forgotten Houses.

If you haven’t already, make a cup of tea, settle on the sofa and browse through our houses available to rent to make you feel warm and cosy inside, and want to book a rural retreat!

Forgotten Houses are a great way to escape for some winter R&R – walk in the beautiful countryside surroundings, cosy up by the fire and forget that it’s January – the most miserable month of the year. Once you’ve settled in one of our lovely cottages which sleep from 2 to 15 (why not bring the family for a needed post Christmas relax?) venture outside and visit a number of special places in Cornwall perfect for restoring and relaxing. Here are a few suggestions:


Stay at  Josiah’s Cottage, Waggon House, or St Yse Cottage for nearby access to Port Issac (Home of the TV series Doc Martin), the food heaven of Padstow and the popular Rock. Venture to Bostcastle and Tintagel to see King Arthur’s Home on the edge of the cliffs – steep yourselves in history and the fresh sea breeze or warm up and eat at one of the wonderful pubs dotted around this coast line, from famous chef Nathan Outlaw’s The Marinars in Rock and St Tudy’s Inn or The Old Customs House in the Heart of Padstow and The Golden Lion in Port Issac. Visit Bedruthan steps to see the amazing rock formations and relax after with a swim, spa and lunch at Bedruthan Steps Hotel with views of the rugged north coast.


Or if the relaxing south coast is more your style then stay at Mellizeath, Bosvathick Lodge, Little Bosvarren, Badgers, Polwartha Farmhouse, Lorelei, Quay House or Bosbenna with local villages such as Falmouth, Constantine and Flushing nearby. Wonder around the beautiful and quaint village of Flushing before walking along the coast path to Mylor for a bite to eat or coffee at Mylor cafe or Castaways. Visit the Pandora Inn for a wonderful Sunday Lunch or venture down to Trelowarren for a wonderful swim in the outdoors (don’t worry its heated!) a walk round the lovely grounds and lunch at their restaurant New Yard. Catch the boat from Falmouth to St Mawes and enjoy a cream tea at the Idle Rocks, or enjoy the wonderful gardens, walks and tea and cake at Trelisick Gardens.