This week I have three family properties to share with you, available for New Year all three are located in Cornwall and are delightful homes: perfect for relaxing and enjoying your New Year celebrations.
Stunning contemporary home
The Moorings award winning development is a four floor house on the banks of the River Fowey in the heart of Cornwall. This places you with easy access to both the North and South coasts, with the rugged cliffs and exhilarating surf in the North and the fishing ports and villages with beautiful sheltered beaches to the South.
The town of Lostwithiel has a lot to offer with its fine 11th century castle, a 12th century church and 13th century bridge. With its numerous restaurants and pubs using fresh locally sourced produce, excellent farmers market and local bakery you won’t be short of choice for quality food! The Eden Project is within easy travelling distance and makes a great day out for all the family.
Availability: 29th December – 5th January.
Capacity: 3 bedrooms – Sleeps 6.
Price: £1,130.00 per week.
Luxury Georgian lodge
Pentire house is situated in a fantastic position only a stone’s throw from Fistral beach a golf course and coastal path. Situated in an exclusive gated development with sea views Pentire boasts natural slate and solid oak flooring throughout. There is a cosy lounge with fireplace and gas fire and a well equipped kitchen. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and bedroom two offers the option of twin or super king bed/beds.
Nearby Newquay has many superb restaurants, cafes, bars and shops and is an any easy walk down the coastal path. Try your hand at surfing with lessons from local professionals at a number of the local beaches and coves, ask in any of the surf shops for advice, full wet suits are a must if you’re going to join the hardy locals! If something watery but warmer takes your fancy Newquay Aquarium is worth a visit.
Availability: 30th December min three night stay.
Capacity: 2 bedrooms – Sleeps 4/5.
Price: £499 per week.
Driftwood, a fabulous two storey net loft conversion
This fabulous two storey net loft conversion is renovated to a very high standard. The spacious interior retains many of its original features. The cottage sleeps up to 6 people and a baby.
Situated in the heart of the exquisite village of Mousehole which has a harbour, a sandy beach, art galleries and cafes. Only yards from the sea, visitors can explore the winding streets and coastal paths. Penzance and the Minack Theatre – an open air theatre hewn into the cliff – or Sennen famous for surfing and its wide sandy are all local and make for great days out.
Availability: 28th December – 3rd January short breaks available.
Capacity: 3 bedrooms – Sleeps 6.
Price: £881 per week.
Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit and as a family we travel down at least twice a year. With fabulous beaches and a really excellent array of family activities and attractions Cornwall really is the perfect place to enjoy a family break. After all the hard work that Christmas often demands with entertaining family and friends why not escape to the peace and tranquillity that Cornwall offers for New Year.
The Cornish coastal scenery with its rugged cliffs with waves breaking against them is simply breath-taking. Almost completely surrounded by sea this magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost three hundred miles. The surf provides a great playground for a variety of water sports, both of my boys are keen surfers and catching some waves on New Year’s Day is up on their top 5 favourite ways to begin a New Year!
The Cornish coastal path runs all the way round the coast from Bude in the north to Plymouth in the south, whether you choose a gentle stroll or a challenging hike you can really appreciate the unspoilt scenery. Seals can be seen around the coast of Cornwall all year round. Watching them splashing around in the sea is truly captivating.
We always pass through Bodmin Moor and I am struck by how its skies always appear brooding and the wilderness seems to run on and on. I’m yet to walk on Bodmin Moor but there are many trails and fascinating prehistoric remains.
The freedom offered with your own accommodation is having the luxury to enjoy an intimate family and friends celebration in your own particular style but if you are looking to go out there are many fabulous restaurants with local food producers and outstanding chef. Choosing to celebrate in culinary style is not a problem.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant at Watergate Bay is hosting a New Year’s Eve party, dress up as a superhero enjoy cocktails a four course meal and dance into the wee hours!
Paul Ainsworth at No 6 Padstow – Just awarded their first Michelin star. Perfect for a special occasion and New Year certainly qualifies! With a creative 7 course tasting menu and fantastic wine list this restaurant really is very special.
Asquiths Lostwithiel. Modern imaginative British food created by chef proprietor Graham Cuthbertson served in comfortable and elegant surroundings.
For a more lively evening take a look at:
New Year’s Eve in St Ives
Fancy dress, street parties and fireworks are all part of this famous celebration.
New Year’s Eve in Newquay
Newquay also has a fancy dress carnival, great fun for all ages.
Have a fantastic New Year!
Kirsti Banyard lives in Hampshire and loves nothing more than spending time with her two sons and husband whether exploring Cornwall or perhaps further afield to enjoying a roast meal on a Sunday.