Five tips for a perfect weekend in Cornwall

You’ve had a busy week, paperwork is piled up in the kitchen, the calendar is filling up with Christmas engagements and jobs to get done before the festive season….

The perfect time to get away from it all and recharge your batteries.

Cornwall offers the ideal weekend break with its Michelin-starred restaurants, 400 miles of stunning coastline and quaint fishing villages and harbours.

Here are our top five tips to a perfect weekend break in Cornwall:

1. Book a table at Fifteen Cornwall
Jamie Oliver’s restaurant at Watergate Bay, with its stunning beachside backdrop, serves a selection of mouth-watering seasonal Italian dishes. Take advantage of the Autumn lunch offer during your short break (available Monday to Saturday) and enjoy three delicious courses for just £24 per person. Be sure to book – this offer is popular!

Fine dining Cornwall

2. Stay at Ocean Blue Cornwall
These luxury five star apartments just minutes from the water’s edge at Treyarnon Bay near Padstow offer all the comforts of home with a few added extras. Individually decorated, the apartments boast a range of features including balconies with panoramic views of the bay, private patios and even a spiral staircase. Short breaks available from just £311.25 for up to four people.

short breaks at Ocean Blue in Cornwall

3. Visit the Eden Project
Opened in 2001, this extraordinary greenhouse has justifiably been called the eighth wonder of the world, boasting a hot and humid rainforest biome and a cooler Mediterranean biome, both bursting with exotic plants, art and sculptures. An absolute must-see spectacle to bring your senses to life.

Eden Project Cornwall

4. Head to Lanhydrock
A stunning late Victorian country house, Lanhydrock near Bodmin gives a real insight into Victorian life, both above and below stairs. Stroll around the extensive gardens and wooded estate with a free garden tour, explore the luxurious family areas and take a peek behind the curtain into life in the servants’ quarters.

Lanhydrock House by Matty Ring, via Flickr Creative Commons

5. Ride the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow
The market town of Wadebridge is gateway to the popular Camel Trail, 18 miles of largely traffic free cycle-ways and paths. After taking in Wadebridge’s bustling highstree, hire bikes and take the 5.5 mile trail to Padstow, a traditional village with a working harbour and many popular seafood restaurants. Padstow harbour is also home to pleasure boats and there is a regular ferry across the small stretch of water to Rock.

Cycle Trail Padstow

However you spend your short break in Cornwall, you’ll go home refreshed and ready to face the challenges of Christmas! You may even take home some extra special presents….

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