Christmas is coming, the decorations are going up, the plans and preparations are in full swing, and the big day is edging ever closer. But if all of these statements actually bring you out in hives, you may not be looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year quite as much as you should be. This is a real shame, because Christmas should also be considered as holiday time, a time to recharge your batteries. If you feel like this describes what you need, then maybe you should consider getting away for a break this year.
There is absolutely no reason why Christmas should have to mean staying at home, nor should a break have to include aeroplanes and airports. Hiring a holiday cottage in Cornwall could give you the option of the sort of holiday you want. If that involves cooking a Christmas dinner for the family, that is perfectly possible as cottages vary in size and most will come with a fully equipped kitchen that will mean you can do all the things you plan to do at home, but in new surroundings.
On the other hand, you could treat yourself to a romantic getaway with your husband or partner, or a friends trip full of Christmas fun and board games that you would never dream of playing at any other time of the year, but at Christmas it seems a given. You can choose your cottage or accommodation to suit the needs of your party, and if cooking isn’t part of this, you just need to remember that Cornwall is renowned as a ‘foodie paradise’ and has a fantastic selection of restaurants and pubs that serve mouth-watering Christmas Day lunches so that you don’t have to be a slave to the stove.
So why chose Cornwall for Christmas? To be honest, there are just so many ways to answer that question. The rugged coastline, coves and beaches that so inspired Daphne Du Maurier are stunning, even at their most windswept, and are perfect for walks, whether they be of the romantic or invigorating sort. Cornwall is a surfers paradise, so if water sports are your thing you can certainly get your fill in Newquay. But as well as the coast there are gorgeous country villages, with lovely settings, acres of countryside to admire and enjoy, and larger towns like the artists favourite Penzance, or the beautiful home of the sea shanty Port Isaac. I can’t think of a more beautiful, mystical and mysterious place to spend Christmas than Cornwall.