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Your Guide to a Romantic Break in Cornwall

The breath-taking coastal views, indulgent attractions and array of divine dining options make Cornwall one of the most romantic places to stay in the UK. This picturesque county is also home to our Hilton Woods park, providing luxury romantic getaways with our exquisite lodges and enchanting country surroundings.

To help you discover the most memorable couples retreat Cornwall has to offer, we’ve put together a day-to-day guide. Follow our itinerary and add in your own adventures so you and that someone special can share that perfect romantic break for two.

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Average temperatures:

JAN
5°C
FEB
7°C
MAR
9°C
APR
11°C
MAY
14°C
JUN
16°C
JUL
19°C
AUG
19°C
SEP
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13°C
NOV
10°C
DEC
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On Arrival

On Arrival

Explore Hilton Woods

When you arrive at our Hilton Woods park in the Holsworthy, one of the finest Cornish hideaways in the county, you’ll be greeted by the ideal base for your coastal getaway. Take your time to unpack and familiarise yourself with your private lodge. It’s the perfect place to start your romantic UK break.

Offering one of the best UK romantic getaways, the Hilton Woods lodges are the perfect icing on a romantic breaks Cornwall cake. Our lodges are available in a range of different designs to suit your tastes. Each and every one is elegantly decorated and features the finest furnishings, including spacious beds, plush sofas and fully equipped contemporary kitchen areas. Along with a generous outdoor decking space and the option to include your own private hot tub, you’ll have all the ingredients you need for your luxury couples retreat.

Afternoon

Take a stroll along Widemouth Bay

If you are arriving early in the day, why not start your romantic break for two with a coastal walk hand in hand? Widemouth Bay is located just 5 miles away from Hilton Woods and offers sandy golden stretches for you and your loved one to leisurely stroll through.

Watch the crisp Atlantic waves lolling against the coast and laze on the gently sloping hilltops. You can bring a bottle of wine with you and watch the sunset splash across the sky. There’s no better way to experience romantic Cornwall, and it’s one of the many reasons Cornwall offers some of the best holidays young couples can enjoy.


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Evening

Eat, drink and be merry at The Rydon Inn

Address: Bude Road, Holsworthy EX22 7HU

Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 11.00 – 23.30, Sunday: 11.00 – 22.30

Once you have soaked in some serenity from Cornwall’s natural beauty, you can pay a visit to the local Rydon Inn. It is located on Bude Road and just a 15-minute drive away from the comfort of your lodge.

This barn-style pub serves up a laid-back atmosphere and a little slice of country heaven. Share a glass of fine wine or a pint of locally sourced ale together, sit in the extensive green beer garden and lose yourself in conversation or connect over one of the delicious classics served on their food menu.

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Day One

Morning

As our gorgeous lodges are one of the most romantic places to stay in Cornwall, make sure you make the most of them with a long, leisurely lie-in with your loved one.

Enjoy the majesty of the iconic Launceston Stream Railway

Address: St Thomas Rd, Launceston, PL15 8DA

Opening times:
From Launceston: 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM
From Newmills: 11:20AM, 12:20PM, 1:20PM, 2:20PM, 3:20PM, 4:20PM

After a laid-back morning in your lodge, you should be feeling ready for an exciting day ahead with your partner. We recommend you visit Launceston for an early adventure on the historical Launceston Steam Railway. With frequent journeys available throughout the day, these iconic and lovingly restored Victorian steam locomotives are one of the very best ways to take in the unspoilt sights of Cornwall.

Travel out to Newmills to explore the Farm Park or explore unique exhibits in the museum. There’s even a café and gift shop available, so you can find the perfect memento to commemorate your romantic break.


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Get shopping in Launceston

While in Launceston, indulge in a spot of shopping and spoil each other with unique gifts from local specialty shops. If you’re visiting on a Friday, pay a visit to the Launceston Farmers Market that takes place in the St Mary’s Hall between 9.30am to 2pm. Otherwise, you’ll be able to browse delicious locally sourced produce in one of Launceston’s many fantastic retailers and stock up on ingredients for a romantic evening meal or tasty morning breakfast.

Afternoon

Take a coffee break at the cosy Filter Through Coffee Shop

Address: 1 Fore St, Holsworthy EX22 6EB

Opening times: 9:00 – 17:00

All that shopping can take its toll on your feet so when you are ready to head back to Holsworthy, pay a visit the Filter Through coffee shop. This charming little café makes for a cosy spot to refuel and relax. Enjoy one of their many delicious lunch options and make sure you give their mouth-watering hot chocolates a taste.


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Explore the historic streets of Boscastle

Head back to your lodge to drop off your shopping and, once you’re feeling well rested, you can jump back in the car for a drive to the medieval harbour of Boscastle, which is located 23 miles from the park.

This quaint fishing port is nestled on Cornwall’s north coast and boasts serene beauty alongside incredible architecture, such as its many gorgeous churches. Take a bike ride together through the streets or appreciate some masterpieces in one of its many beautiful art galleries, including the characterful Picture Parlour which is open until 5pm.

Evening

Enjoy each other’s company with a candlelit dinner

It wouldn’t be one of the most romantic weekends away in England without a candlelit dinner, courtesy of the fully equipped kitchen in your luxury lodge. Put those ingredients you bought in Launceston to good use and share some romance in your dining area or outside on the decking if weather permits.

Once you’ve finished, you can cuddle up on the sofa and have a movie night together, thanks to your in-lodge TV and DVD player. Or you can pop open a bottle of wine and take a dip in your private hot tub as you marvel at the country skies hand in hand. It’s an experience that makes it one of the best places to stay in UK for couples and among the most romantic getaways Cornwall boasts.


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Day Two

Morning

Breaks for two aren’t complete without a great breakfast. Begin the final day of your UK couples holiday in the comfort of your own lodge, thanks to our self-catering facilities. Whether you are opting for a filling full English or a more continental affair, this romantic self catering setting is the perfect place to start your day.

Get pampered with couple’s treatments at Hartland House Spa

Address: Long Furlong, Lighthouse Lane, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AT

Opening times: 9:00 – 17:00

Sharing pampering treatments at the luxury boutique Hartland House Spa is a highlight of Cornwall’s luxury romantic holidays. Located just 21 miles away from your lodge, you’ll be able to utterly spoil yourself with a wide list of treatments.

These include spa treatments, body treatments, facial therapies, hand and feet therapies, massage therapies, spa rituals, specialised therapies, waxing treatments and more. There’s also a hot tub, heated indoor pool and outdoor swim spa, all sitting alongside Cornwall’s rolling countryside views. And once you have treated your body, treat your stomach with a sweetly tempting traditional Afternoon High Tea in the Spa Lounge.

All bookings with the Harland House Spa must be made in advance, so visit www.hartlandhosuespa.co.uk or call them on 01237 441 407 to avoid disappointment.


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Afternoon

Pay a visit to Bude

Cornwall romantic breaks are always a great excuse to get back in touch with your roots. The stunning natural environment is among the many reasons romantic breaks in Cornwall are such a treat for the senses. Indulge them all by stopping at the unspoilt seaside resort of Bude.

There’s so much to do here. As well as its rugged cliffs, sandy beach and pastel painted huts, this award-winning UK coastal resort offers a wealth of activities to help wake you up after all those spa treatments. Why not go for a walk around one of its several spectacular nature reserves, visit the Bude Heritage Centre with its intriguing exhibitions and free art gallery or hire a pedalo or rowing boat for £8 per hour and leisurely make your way up the canal? There’s also an array of activities if you want something a little more action-packed, including golfing, abseiling, rock-climbing and horse riding.

Top this off by indulging in another one of the UK romantic getaways all natural delights by strolling along the many beautiful beaches in Bude, including the sandy stretches of Summersleaze beach.

Evening

Indulge in fine dining at The Arundell Arms

Address: 1 Fore Street, Lifton PL16 OAA

Opening times: 19:00 – 21:30

Head back to your lodge to warm up and reflect on your day. Then start getting glammed up for a fine dining experience at The Arundell Arms in nearby Lifton, which can be found just 14.6 miles away from the Hilton Woods park.

This two AA rosette restaurant has an elegant atmosphere and its décor is perfectly complemented by an exquisite menu. Their five course tasting menus are divine and sample some of the finest in seasonal flavours. This is served alongside a wonderful selection of fine wines and local ales.

After a final night like this, you’ll be yearning for another great romantic holiday for 2 in Cornwall. Or perhaps you would like to try some of our other parks; request a brochure to start planning your next big trip!

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