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Winter breaks

Following the growing trend of taking Winter Breaks, we would like to promote our cottage for this purpose. Obviously, walking is a very important part of such a break and we are ideally situated for coastal walks, along a very dramatic part of the coastline. The coastal path completely encompasses Cornwall and can be accessed at any cove on the coast. One such cove is nearby Chapel Porth, and at low tide this provides one of the most beautiful views of rolling surf, a breath-taking beach and cliff edge Engine Houses.

The Mineral Tramways network of walks can be accessed at several points in this area of Cornwall and the Coast to Coast Tramway walk passes within 100 metres of our cottages, and proceeds through a lovely valley down to Portreath. A local author, Bob Acton, has written several books providing walking routes and Historical information on the fascinating Engine Houses and redundant mining sites.

The newest and most popular tourist attraction, The Eden Project, is open throughout the year. Imagine walking amongst lush tropical plants and trees in the heat, on a chilly December day.

Certain National Trust Gardens and restaurants remain open during some of the winter months. One such property, Trelissick Gardens, offers woodland walks and marvelous views over the River Fal and estuary. Trelissick is a short drive from our cottages. Various other tourist attractions also remain open.

The compact and picturesque city of Truro is only 7 miles from Engine House Cottages and provides shopping facilities, with all the major stores and quaint shops in the cobbled back streets. It boasts a Leisure Centre, Museum, Cinema and live theatre at the Hall for Cornwall.

Some of the larger towns of Newquay, St. Ives, Padstow, Truro, Falmouth, St. Michael’s Mount, The Lizard Peninsular and Penzance, are well worth a visit out of season, as these can become very crowded in the height of the Summer.

We offer Short Winter Breaks from November to Easter at £80 per cottage per night (3 night minimum stay excluding weeks which include Bank Holidays, Half Terms, Easter, Christmas and New Year).