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Cosy winter break

firepit outside our anchor cottage our secret bolthole by the beach

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Enjoy some off-peak peace and quiet

 

One of the best things about a cosy winter break is getting places to yourself. No competing for tables in restaurants, or hoards of people on the hills or on the beach.

If you prefer wintery days, with no-one else about then January to March are the time to go. Both our cottages are gems to visit in winter. The wooded hills of the Malvern's are on your doorstep of Elsie's. With magical misty mornings, carpets of crunchy leaves and even a dusting of snow. And after a chilly day you can soak in the hot tub!

Cornwall is stunning all year, whatever the weather. Anchor cottage is a perfect hub to explore off peak lanes in St Ives, miles of empty beaches. Cosy up by the fire in the Ship Inn, Porthleven's perfect Cornish pub, bag the best tables in restaurants, without the competition. Enjoy a bracing dip in the sea, or just sit and watch the drama of a storm, all from your front room!

  • Hibernate in luxury 
  • Get the best seat in the house
  • Escape the hustle and bustle
roll top bath at Elsie's with bubbles and candles

Indulge in a touch of luxury for less

 

You can't deny that your money goes further in the winter months. So nab the best places to stay at a fraction of the cost.

Both our cottages have great winter breaks offers. Stay in the best locations. Upgrade your stay, with a bit of luxury and indulgence. We have some gorgeous hamper ideas from pizza kits to smores, pastries or a full English wine or bubbly a few luxurious touches can really make a stay feel extra. Maybe you fancy a pamper with a treatment or maybe a bit more dining out. Booking an experience or just enjoy stopping in. Our little boltholes, are warm, cosy and a perfect retreat.

  • Add a few extra luxuries without breaking the bank 
  • Book a pamper treatment
  • Explore more with days out and dining
wave watch from your bedroom window

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Plan and create instead of hibernate

 

Winter is a time for hibernation, but that doesn't mean doing nothing. There 's plenty of rejuvenation happening, and going away at this time can give you the chance to kick back, and allow your creative juices to flow.

Why not pack your paints and create a momento of your stay, or ink down your ideas for prosperity, it might be the start of something new, that you just needed some time and space away to get some inspiration.

We re all so busy these days, especially pre Christmas. The early part of the year is a perfect time to plan for your future. Maybe you are starting a new venture, or want some time out to allow you to use your creativity. Well our cottages are the perfect destinations ~ quiet, with views for inspiration and gorgeous interiors to make you feel at home.

  • Enjoy some time to yourself
  • Plan, reflect or create during your stay
  • Reconnect with nature
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Blow away the winter blues

 

As all country folk know, it's not the weather it s the gear that matters.

So pack your woolies, boots and coat and get adventuring. The Malvern Hills are so accessible from Elsie's cottage that they demand to be climbed. Take a hike across the hills, or blast  through the Forest of Dean on a mountain bike for that dose of  fresh air and excitement.

Cornwall beaches and it's coastline are great in almost all weathers. So pack a mac, and head out over the cliffs for some photo opportunities and a blast of sea air.

Maybe you've always fancied trying cold water swimming, there's plenty of groups and instructors to help you give it a try.

Whatever way you'd like to get a blast of winter there are plenty of choices.

  • Hike the hills and coast or lose yourself in forests 
  • Challenge yourself to cold water swimming
  • Blast down hills on a Mountain bike
cosy snug with woodburner

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Cosy fires, rosy cheeks, and warming treats

 

One of the best bits about bracing the winter weather is the warm up afterwards. Both our cottage have fires inside and out! So you can snuggle up by the wood-burner or enjoy starry nights by the fire pit.

After a bracing hike, ride or dip, what better way to warm up than a crackling fire!Rewards yourself with a warm brew and a slice of something sweet, your welcome hamper has both. Or maybe hole up in the local pub and dig into an indulgent treat, with a hot toddy ~ you've earned it!

  • snuggle by the fires inside and out
  • Find a cosy spot in a country pub
  • Indulge in a hot toddy or a sweet treat!
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