Ah, Cornwall. The jewel in the UK’s seaside crown. A region so beautiful many can’t believe they’re still in England when they visit. Bordered by ocean on either side, and filled with rolling hills and bucolic countryside in between, Cornwall is the quintessential English escape – and it’s not just the reserve of the summertime, either. Especially when you book one of Unique hideaways' gorgeous stays that are abundant in romance.
When the hardy, sunny-day beach goers disperse, taking their windbreakers and buckets and spades with them, Cornwall really comes into its own. Its stretches of white sand beaches remain empty, just waiting for peaceful, blustering walks, the wind whipping through your hair and blowing away the cobwebs.
There’s the South West Coastal Path for the adventurous. Stretching along the region’s iconic coastline, it traverses precipitous cliff faces, quaint coves and awe-inspiring ruins. For the slightly more languorous vacationer, there are numerous incredible restaurants that utilise the area’s great produce, and cosy pubs for settling in by the fire with a crisp pint of local lager.
The only thing left? A worthwhile location to make your temporary home. Luckily for you, Unique hideaways have got an incredible selection of glamping spots on their books, replete with hot tubs, wood burning fires and plenty of outdoor space for fully soaking up Cornwall’s natural abundance. We’ve rounded up our pick of the bunch for the quintessential romantic getaway.
5 Cornwall glamping stays to book this autumn
The Bird Box
Set in its own private garden, The Bird Box combines chic Scandi interiors with cosy, cabin-style living for the ultimate glamping getaway. Your temporary home has a wood burning fire to keep the space toasty, while the well-stocked kitchen lets you whip up meals to be devoured by the outdoor fire pit, rugged up in blankets with just the stars to keep you company. Just in case there weren’t already enough reasons to hunker down in this hideaway, the outdoor tub will provide the ultimate excuse. BYO glass of red wine.
Perched atop a hillside overlooking Gorran Gorras creek, this cabin stretches the boundaries of glamping and will feel decidedly like your own castle on the hill. The stylish, cylindrical space echoes traditional beach houses thanks to its white washed, timber-clad interiors that give an air of endless space. An outdoor fireplace and sizable al fresco dining set up will entice you to take all your meals outdoors – we can’t think of anything better than sipping a morning coffee watching the river ebb and flow.
Van life anyone? Dip a toe in the travel trend sweeping Instagram, and settle into this glorious converted horsebox. The grand dame of the Cornish countryside, Lady Oakley is located just inland from St Ives, just a short drive from the town’s paradisiacal beaches. But you might find it hard to tear yourself away from your digs for the weekend, what with all the time you have to sway in the hammock watching the constellations twinkle above, or the horses graze in the fields below, morning beverage in hand. Never fear if the temperatures drop – the fire inside will keep you toasty, or you can curl up by the outdoor brazier.
Picture this: you’re sitting in a hot tub, glass of champagne in hand. The only noise is the rustling of the trees, and the faint hum of wildlife. The sun sparkles off the ocean in the distance, and the scent of pine wafts through the air. No, it’s not the beginning of a Netflix film, nor is it some far-off pipe dream. It’s you, if you book a weekend at Foxy Loxy. Sitting in the countryside outside of Fowey, this bright, minimalist cabin occupies a verdant meadow that you’ll have to drag yourself away from. And if you get sick of the hot tub, you can always grab some marshmallows to cook over the outdoor fire. Bliss.
If we were to imagine the exact tonic for the relentless buzz of city life, it would probably look something like Clover Cabin. Earthy tones, natural materials and nature wherever you look will quickly soothe any stresses of the big smoke. A weekend spent in this cabin, eating breakfast in bed, sipping wine in the hot tub and taking quick jaunts for strolls along the nearby beaches will have you returning refreshed and revitalised. Just don’t forget to stop at the local farm shop on your way in to grab some amazing ingredients so you can take advantage of the sizeable kitchen.