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Finding peace in the Cornish winter

You see a very different side to Cornwall, in the subdued weather of a maritime winter. Far from the shiny cars and busy summer coast, you see the rugged beauty and space which Cornwall holds. Farmlife continues, and the seasons bring different pleasures. At Tredethick, we believe that winter stays are just as special.
  1. Enjoying the peace – as we slide into autumn and winter, you can escape the chaos and recharge in serene Cornwall. From tranquil sandy beaches to crashing waves, there’s space to revive and find space. For burnt out parents, there’s no better place to relax than our hot tub garden. Book out our indoor heated pool, complete with stunning views of the rolling Cornish countryside, and enjoy a family splash.
  1. A milder part of the country – The maritime climate here makes Cornwall slightly warmer than the rest of the country. So, if the cold is getting you down, travel south. Mizzle, however, we can promise!
  1. Great value – out of peak season, you can enjoy a family holiday and all its additions (eating out, tourist attractions etc.) for a fraction of the price. Winter offers another chance to use those annual tickets you purchased during the summer. Perhaps you enjoyed a family day out to The Lost Garden of Heligan, or the iconic Eden Project, both of which you can re-visit for free during the same year.
  1. Get cosy –  As the darker evenings roll in, our neck of the woods is the best place to be. Picture this: the family cuddled up in one of our stylish cottages, mugs of hot chocolate in hand, and the log burner warming and lighting the space. Slippers on. Heating up. #WinterFamilyGoals


There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Cornwall during the winter. Here are some of our favourites – and they’re all just a short journey from Tredethick:

Ice skating at The Eden Project – Eden is great family day out all year round, and if you’ve already visited this year you can return for free. Their ice rink runs from October until February 2024, so lace up those skates and have a go! Toddler and family slots are available.

Heligan Night Garden This really is a sight to see. From the 17 November – 2 January, The Lost Gardens of Heligan will be hosting their immersive lantern experience. Wind along the enchanting garden trail, admiring the sparkling lanterns dotted around the forests and gardens. We recommend bringing a camera!

Crabbing time – We’re now in peak crabbing season, and we’ve got a complete guide here which says when, where and how to give it a go.

Seal spotting – Seals can be seen swimming along the Cornish coast all year round, but your chances are extra high during October – January as this is their breeding season. You can even hop on a Sealife Safari from Padstow to grab the best chance of spotting dolphins, grey seals, and more marine wildlife.

Day trip to Fowey – While you’re staying in this area of Cornwall, we highly recommend visiting the quaint port town of Fowey. This time of the year is extra special, with their magical Christmas market. It’s sprinkled with plenty of local gifts, nibbles, music, kids entertainment and more. Or, hitch a ride on the Polruan-Fowey ferry, which goes everyday except for Christmas. 

Stay and play – We know the weather isn’t always perfect this time of the year, but there’s plenty of all-weather activities to enjoy righter on the farm:

Christmas at Tredethick

There’s a magic about rural Christmastime. We love adding festive details, from real Christmas trees in each of our cottages, to presents (and homemade brownies!). Plus, you can enjoy all the usual Tredethick farm fun, from frosty mornings feeding the animals, to crunching through our private woodlands, story map in hand.

Flexible stays this Christmas

We’ve made booking a Christmas stay at Tredethick nice and simple this year. We’re offering flexible arrival dates if you visit between the 21st – 28th of December. Pick your arrival day and choose a length of stay that works for you (from 3 nights upwards).

Even better still, during Christmas week you can enjoy 3 nights at Tredethick for the price of 2. Find more information here.

Get in touch with us to book at holidays@tredethick.com or give us a call on 02108 873618.