I’m just coming back down to earth after we were invited to stay at The Cornish Place for the weekend and I’m excited to share with you some snippets of our time away. Stay tuned for an exclusive discount code too…
This is the face of someone very much in need of some time out and seriously excited to finally be running away for a change of scenery. 2022 hasn’t exactly gone as I had hoped so far, with 2 doses of Covid 8 weeks apart, long lasting health problems as a result and a lot of work/ home related stress.
I was very ready to leave that all behind and dive headfirst into a long weekend and extra excited that a day and a half of that would be child free, before Stu and the girls joined me for the weekend.
Luxury holiday cottages, situated on the family’s beautiful Victorian (former) Dairy farm, right in the middle of the peaceful Cornish countryside, from the moment you arrive the level of detail and thought given to this family business is very apparent.
One of the first things that greets you, along with Andi herself, is the communal courtyard. A tranquil space, alive with the most wonderful planting, a haven for wildlife and a place to rest and relax on the luxurious Porthallow daybeds
Apple Blossom, Libertia, Phlomis, sweet smelling herbs, Corten steel details such as edging for the flower beds, fire bowls and little water pools, so much inspiration to take away for our own garden.
We were staying in The Dairy, a spacious conversion which can sleep 6. Full accessibility with everything on one level and just the most perfect decor for an escape into the heart of the Cornish countryside.
I think it’s extra fun when your accommodation can inspire you and get your creative juices going. The green kitchen (Ikea Bodarp doors, made from recycled PET bottles) combined with the ply clad wall was rather lovely, as was getting to try out a boiling water tap, a detail I’d very much like to include in our kitchen.
An indulgent welcome hamper (a standard offering for all guests) greeted me, locally baked bread (coincidentally from the bakery I had just been to for coffee with a friend in Falmouth), Cornish butter, chocolate, coffee pods, locally made ketchup, a branded The Cornish Place reusable bottle and several other holiday essentials too.
A really wonderful extra touch.
Andi and Adam are actually good customers at the Alice in Scandiland Shop and it was fun to play spot the product around the Dairy. Here they’ve used a vintage stoneware Marmalade jar to hold utensils.
The bunk room, with it’s custom built bed, was the most perfect use of the space and one of my favourite rooms.
The calming colours, the simplicity, the cladding detail on the walls, a total triumph.
Colours used – Walls; Little Greene Slaked Lime Mid (a colour used throughout the cottage) Green; Little Greene Pearl Colour Dark.
This mix of subtle, muted, matt tones and natural wood has hugely inspired me for our hallway transformation, which is hopefully happening in the coming weeks.
Bathrooms very much excite me, probably because ours at home is an eyesore, but a tricky and expensive space to work out, so it remains low down on the renovation to-do list.
The luxury of a beautiful bath/ shower room is never wasted on me and so I was thrilled to see that The Dairy had 2 wonderful shower rooms (and 2 baths, 1 outside on a private deck, the second in one of the main bedrooms).
I loved spotting the Water lilies wool blanket from my shop, which is actually currently in my Spring Sale.
It couldn’t have been a more perfect day to arrive on Thursday, the weather was showing off it’s best side and this view had me completely overjoyed. The level of peace and quiet here is astonishing, it’s like you’ve left the real world behind and entered a dream land.
A dream land with it’s very own private wood fired hot tub of course!
Andi and Adam will light the fire for you before you arrive, so the water is starting to come up to temperature. It takes a few hours to get up to a rather pleasant 38 – 40⁰C, but maintains at around 30⁰C over night, so you can then rev it back up fairly easily with another fire.
On my first evening I popped to Gylly beach, in Falmouth, for a swim. The water was crystal clear and the colours! Cornwall really could be the tropics when it’s like this.
Feeling pretty lucky at this point, what a way to end a Thursday!
Making the most of the last peaceful moments before the girls arrive for the weekend and the end to that level of relaxation!
I treated myself to an hour and a half of blissful self indulgence in The Piggery, with a full body massage, head massage, hot stone treatment and facial. You can book through Andi who will give you all the info you need. So wonderful that you don’t need to go off somewhere, so you can just drift back to your accommodation and continue to float on cloud nine.. Which I did, until the girls turned up at least!
Tremenheere Sculpture Garden –
Set into a beautiful valley, overlooking the Penzance bay, here you can enjoy modern art installations amongst exotic gardens with panoramic views. It’s rather special and was my first time around the gardens. The girls have been before, with my mum, so they were more than happy to show us around.
I’ve been to Tremenheere Kitchen to eat before, the food is wonderful, we had a roast this time and it was delicious.
Even as the mist took over from the blazing sunshine of the day before, this view first thing in the morning can’t help but start the day well.
A quick game of Table Tennis before unfortunately it was time to leave The Cornish Place.
Our stay did exactly what it was meant to, we relaxed, escaped the monotony of our home and the ongoing work/ mess there. I had time to focus in more on the girls, eat delicious food, sit in a wood fired hot tub for way longer than is probably recommended and just generally take time out from life.
A huge thank you to Andi and Adam for inviting us along and sharing their wonderful home and business with us, what a way to start the month, it’s left me feeling invigorated and inspired, more capable of cracking on with the challenges at home/ work.
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St Michael’s Mount –
Sunday was actually my husband’s birthday, so rather than heading straight home we took advantage of being down west and decided to carry on playing Emmets (tourists) and take the girls to St Michael’s mount.
A stark contrast in weather to the day before, however Cornwall has a special kind of beauty no matter the conditions and the grey, misty scene suited this ancient, historic place.
other things to do and see whilst in the area…
Visit Lostwithiel & the Alice in Scandiland Shop (PL220BL) on your way down. Situated on one of the 2 main roads into Cornwall, the A390 & only 10 mins from the Bodmin turning on the A30. Also on the main train line through Cornwall, so why not leave the car and head up/ down that way?
Glendurgan Gardens • Trebah Gardens • Porthleven – walk to Loe bar – curcular walk around Loe Pool • Porthcurno beach • No.56 Shop – Penzance (lots of interesting shops/ charity shops in Pz) • Jubilee Pool – Art Deco outdoor Lido + geothermal pool (book) • Rosudgeon Carboot, (Weds morning 9am during the season) • Get the train from St Erth into St Ives (beautiful train line right by the sea) • Tate Gallery • Godrevy • The coast out from St Just is quintessentially Cornish, amazing mining history • Zennor village – Moomaid cafe there is great apparently • Falmouth Maritime Museum • Sennen • Minnack (book a show) • Cycle from Marazion around to Newlyn/ Mousehole • Retro Chic Charity Shop Penryn….
This post has been written as part of a partnership with The Cornish Place. I was invited for a complimentary stay, in exchange for honest coverage via my social media channels. All opinions are my own.