09 Jan Reasons to fall in love with South East Cornwall in February
From deserted beaches to early spring blooms and cosy pubs in quaint fishing villages, there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with South East Cornwall in February. Set just back from the South West Coast Path with captivating views out over the sub-tropical gardens to the sea, the Talland Bay Hotel is the perfect spot for holing up with that special someone, with a special February rate of £169 per room per night including dinner.
Cornwall’s location on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream affords a mild climate that can mean gloriously calm and sunny days; perfect for strolling hand-in-hand on quiet beaches. Discover romantically named coves such as Lantic and Lansallos, or head inland to marvel at camellias and the first magnolias at some of Cornwall’s glorious gardens.
When the weather breaks, the Cornish coast provides a dramatic backdrop to some spectacular storms. Best enjoyed from inside a traditional pub such as the Blue Peter Inn at Polperro – Silver Pub of the Year at The 2017/18 Cornwall Tourism Awards – with a pint of local ale or glass of Cornish gin in hand.
Spend quality time together on a coastal hike. At nearly 300 miles, Cornwall boasts the longest stretch of coastline in the UK, and at this time of year you’ll have it mostly to yourselves. Enjoy a whirl at the Eden Project’s winter wonderland indoor ice rink (available until 18 February) or visit the glorious National Trust estate of Lanhydrock for a romantic bike ride for two (gardens re-open from 10 February, estate open year-round).
Check into one of the superior sea view suites at Talland Bay Hotel, such as Room One with its stylish four poster bed, snuggle up in front of the fire in the lounge with a pot of Cornish tea, and indulge in a delicious Chateaubriand in the fine-dining Terrace Restaurant. Sourced from quality local butchers, Philip Warren, the superlative steak will be available throughout February.
Take advantage of the special February ‘Hygge Time’ rate at the Talland Bay Hotel, from £169 per room per night (based on two people sharing) including accommodation, Cornish breakfast and three-course dinner in the two AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant, named the best restaurant in the South West in the Taste of the West 2017 awards. www.tallandbayhotel.co.uk