December 17, 2015 | Aspects Holidays
Fancy getting fit next year? Book an Aspects Holidays cottage in Cornwall and experience all that the region has to offer. From strolling along the South West Coast Path and surfing in the sea, to sailing on sparkling rivers and signing up to a yoga workshop – plus there’s always a bike trail on hand for keen cyclists…
Take a look at these top ideas, ready for 2016…
NEW: Say yes to yoga in Newquay, North Cornwall – from £99 pp
Known to ease stress, boost confidence and increase flexibility, as well as improve muscle tone and strength, say yes to yoga in 2016. Start stretching at Lime House Yoga, a renowned studio in the beautiful countryside near Newquay in North Cornwall. Lessons cost from £6.50 pp per hour. New to Aspects Holidays’ portfolio, and just across the lane from Lime House Yoga, stay at The Retreat at Mount (sleeps 12), a stylish detached house. The open-plan living room, well-equipped kitchen and inviting dining room are ideal for socialising with family and friends. A week’s stay in 2016 costs from £99 pp (£1,186 total).
NEW: Explore the South West Coast Path from Prussia Cove, South Cornwall – from £100 pp
Trace the rugged coastline in your trainers (or walking shoes) along the South West Coast Path. At 630 miles long, it’s the longest National Trail in the UK, and the wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational. New to Aspects Holidays’ portfolio, and next to the South West Coast Path, stay at St Breca (sleeps four), a spectacular timber-framed house near Prussia Cove with parking, a huge terrace and stunning sea views. Curl up on the luxury king-size beds or in front of the open fire for a relaxing evening. A week’s stay in 2016 costs from £100 pp (£400 total).
Stand up and surf in St Ives, West Cornwall – from £92 pp
With its consistent swells and fantastic array of beaches, St Ives is considered a top surfing destination – especially for those new to the sport. Sign up to a lesson at the St Ives Surf School and learn the basics on the sand – including beach safety, paddling and ‘popping up’ techniques – before wading into the sea to catch the waves. A two-hour lesson at the St Ives Surf School costs from £25 pp. After a day embracing the great outdoors, stay at Blue Mist Apartment (sleeps six) in St Ives town, and enjoy the incredible views over the harbour and across the bay. A week’s stay in 2016 costs from £92 pp (£550 total).
Cycle through the ‘Copper Kingdom’, West Cornwall – from £76 pp
Starting in Portreath, pedal 11 miles to the port of Devoran (and back again) along the ‘Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast Trail’, leading into the heart of ‘Copper Kingdom’ (the area produced a major proportion of the world’s copper in the 18th and 19th centuries). Following the early horse-worked Portreath tram road, which opened in 1812, free wheel past old engine houses and abandoned tin smelters, taking in ancient woodland and varied wildlife. Hire a bike from £15 per day at Elm Farm Cycle Hire. Keep emissions down and stay at Anemone (sleeps eight) in Towan Valley. Just over three miles away from Portreath, the eco-style house is a short walk from the golden sands of Porthtowan Beach. A week’s stay in 2016 costs from £76 pp (£607 total).
Sail into the sunset on the Helford River, South Cornwall – from £79 pp
With a wide selection of dinghies available, from Lasers and Toppers to 16 foot Wayfarers, push down the centre board and practise tacking and jibing across Helford River, South Cornwall. The once pirate-infested waters – stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek (home to a seal sanctuary) – is now a tranquil spot, ideal for a smooth day’s sailing. Hire a boat from £20 per hour at Helford Boat Hire. In the evening, cosy up at Condurrow Cottage (sleeps six), a beautiful 17th century house just half a mile away from the estuary. A week’s stay in 2016 costs from £79 pp (£475 total).
For more information, and to book one of Aspects Holidays’ coastal and country holiday discoveries for a short break or longer, call 01736 754242 to speak to a knowledgeable member of the team, or visit www.aspects-holidays.co.uk.