With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, thinking of something to do that’s original, intimate and that doesn’t require re-mortgaging the house can sometimes turn into Mission Impossible.
Rather than needing to bring in special forces, or just succumbing to that restaurant down the road, we’ve thought of a few alternative date ideas in Cornwall that will guarantee romance and memories you won’t forget.
MAKE SOME FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
Walking barefoot in sand is holistic no matter who you’re with but there’s no better feeling than doing it with your best friend and other half. Take a stroll along Watergate Bay and stop in for lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant where you can both enjoy a fusion of Italian cuisine using local Cornish influences and ingredients. And if you really want to push the boat out, check into the Watergate Spa after lunch to get truly pampered.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Although the open-air Minack Theatre doesn’t show anything through the Winter months, you can still wander through the ancient, grassy terraces or sit and gaze at the ocean. The theatre is open from 10am-3pm for visitors in February, so grab a coffee, remember your camera and enjoy some quality time in breath-taking settings.
GET LOST TOGETHER
It was only twenty-five years ago that Heligan’s glorious gardens were discovered; shrouded under a blanket of weeds. Now known as The Lost Garden’s of Heligan, the expanse of botanic mutations and exotic explosions of beauty will be sure to get the chemistry going between you. Wander through the enchanted 200 acres enjoying the romance, adventure and nostalgia that will prevail.
THAT’S THE TICKET
Why not show your other half you’re in this for the long-term with tickets to the Rock Oyster Festival? Look forward to a weekend together this summer of camping, dancing and eating in the magic that this festival guarantees. Oh, and don’t forget to book a place in Kernow Springs, the festival’s hot tub field…your other half will thank you!
What could possibly be better than waking up to a selection of delicious, mouth-watering and lovingly hand-made confectionery? We’ve got a lovely Cornish Bundle of our favourite Buttermilk flavours, featuring classic clotted cream fudge, award-winning peanut brittle and everything in between…have a look for yourself here.