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How to do Cornwall on the quiet

Posted 18 January 2019 by Beverley Fuller

For many visitors to Cornwall the region's sheer popularity and lively atmosphere is part of the fun. But our clients often look for a quieter holiday experience too, and the Roseland is an ideal place to find it. It's true that in high season the beaches and pretty villages can be busy, but even then there are quieter bays and countryside with sea views, ideal for those who prefer to avoid crowds or noise.

Have you tried sailing? Approaching quiet coves by boat is one of the most tranquil, gorgeous ways to enjoy our Roseland Heritage Coast. If the beach is busy, stay aboard or swim from your boat. If it's quiet, head ashore – either way, the perfect choice. Charters and boat trips are widely available on the Roseland Peninsula.

Make a quiet country cottage your holiday base. Cornwall isn't all about seaside – here on the Roseland you can find beautiful country walks from your doorstep, perhaps even to the coast. Saves the hassle of parking and offers you the best of both worlds. Check out local visitor attractions with quiet spaces. The Maritime Museum at Falmouth – just a short hop by passenger ferry from St Mawes – is often praised for its tranquil atmosphere and largely natural lighting. With plenty to see and do, it's a great place to pass the time peacefully.

Sensory walks are easy to find on the Roseland Heritage Coast. Just step outside the door of your cottage on a quiet day to smell the fresh, clear air, hear the gentle swish of the sea or river, watch the waves lapping at rocks, hear and feel the rustle of leaves underfoot and absorb the colours of Cornwall. Or visit one of the spectacular gardens open to the public, such as Trelissick or Trewithen, for displays of colour, scent and gently natural sounds.

Visit off-season. Winter holidays in Cornwall are gorgeous – why not try one of our cosy country cottages? Choose from countryside or coastal walks in daytime and snuggle up by a woodburner in the evening – what's not to love? And if it's warmer weather you're after, visit outside the school holidays for lovely weather with fewer people.

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