Christ­mas? What Christ­mas

‘Tis the time to be merry – but it doesn’t have to be all about the fes­tive sea­son

Cornwall Life - - HOLIDAYS -

De­cem­ber isn’t all about Christ­mas; it’s for lament­ing on the year passed and look­ing for­ward to what’s to come. And the lat­ter could be a well-de­served hol­i­day with the peo­ple who mean the most to you. If it isn’t al­ready, Cornwall could be the des­ti­na­tion of fam­ily get-to­geth­ers, where you all re­mem­ber the good times, feel a warm glow when­ever the county is men­tioned and make the ef­fort to go to at least once a year. Take the chil­dren, take granny and grandad or just take the two of you – there’s a spe­cial place for ev­ery­one in this county. Lit­tle ones will al­ways re­mem­ber beach hol­i­days with pasty-steal­ing seag­ulls and that first taste of clot­ted cream ice-cream. Find a fam­ily place to stay where me­mories can be made, like the aptly-named Beach Walk. It’s set above the beach on the renowned Maen­porth Es­tate, a col­lec­tion of prop­er­ties near Fal­mouth that have use of leisure fa­cil­i­ties such as an in­door heated pool, chil­dren’s play area and ten­nis courts. Beach Walk it­self has a lovely lawned gar­den sur­rounded by wood­land grounds with plenty of wildlife to spot, per­fect for au­tum­nal breaks as well as mid­sum­mer beach hol­i­days. With a beach café and a res­tau­rant pop­u­lar with lo­cals, adults are as well catered for as the younger ones. If fam­ily mem­bers are feel­ing left out, plan ahead for a multi­gen­er­a­tion hol­i­day, qual­ity time for grand­par­ents and grand­chil­dren (and not just so the el­ders can babysit!). Head to north Cornwall and stay on

The Flower Farm. All on one level to help the less mo­bile, Kingcup Cot­tage is one of five pri­vate farm cot­tages and sleeps six so adults can en­joy the peace and tran­quil­lity of the Cor­nish coun­try­side near Maw­gan Porth. Take the chil­dren on a wood­land walk to the wildlife lake or stay closer to base; on site there are plenty of dis­trac­tions with an out­door play area as well as a barn full of games. If you ever tire of the view from the el­e­vated pa­tio area, head to the nearby coast for beach days and clifftop walks. If friends feel left out, they can come along too by book­ing one of the other four con­ver­sions in the grounds. Clas­sic has hand­picked only the best places to stay across the county, with new prop­er­ties for you to dis­cover in 2019 and old favourites book­ing up fast. In these win­ter months, your pets will en­joy sniff­ing out new sights and sounds from the com­fort of a dogfriendly cot­tage, or a house with its own sta­bles. If you’ve babes in arms, find out more about our Baby Plus prop­er­ties where own­ers have gone above and be­yond to make their home-fromhome as wel­com­ing to ba­bies as pos­si­ble and fam­ily friendly cot­tages have more than our gen­er­ous min­i­mum in­ven­tory, with toys and games, even com­puter con­soles and the lat­est tech, to keep ev­ery­one happy. With all of Clas­sic’s cot­tages meet­ing ex­act­ing stan­dards, we want ev­ery guest to sit back, re­lax and say ‘wow’ as soon as they step through the door.

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Kingcup Cot­tage

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