February offers the Cornwall visitor an early taste of Spring, in Winter.
Daffodils are already flowering, and the birds are building their nests. The beaches are beautifully empty and if you catch a still day, are surprisingly warm when the sun is out. The sea however is not. That doesn’t stop many from taking daily dips- the cold saltwater is great for the circulation and helps to boost the immune system. Or so we are told.
The little coves surrounding the hotel offer the perfect mix of sheltered beaches and high cliffs, and provide walks along the coast path with spectacular views out to sea and to beaches yet discovered. Dolphins and seals can be spotted along the coast with many taking shelter in the bays. Of course, the winter swells make surfing and body-boarding the go-to water activity along with kite-surfing, when the wind is right.
Further afield the likes of the Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and Tintagel Castle promise full day activities packed-full of children’s trails, cafes and gift shops- a real treat in the winter months. When returning from a day of exploring, the Cowshed spa of course is poised to relieve tired muscles. Or, if you really want a treat, how about a full spa day?- we have 3 to choose from and all include bottomless soft and hot drinks- comforting and nourishing; the perfect Valentine’s treat.
If food is your passion, in February nutritious mussels and mackerel, curly kale and purple sprouting broccoli are all in abundance and our kitchen sources local suppliers for the daily prepared menus. Don’t forget of course a Cornish Cream Tea which is best enjoyed beside the log burner, with your choice of speciality tea.
Stop wishing the winter away and escape to Cornwall where spring is already in the air.
Check out our last-minute availability page here and plan your Winter escape to Spring.