Ahhh, it's that time of the year again! We went round our studio to find out who likes to do what on Valentine's Day in Cornwall and here are the results...
1. Visit Prussia Cove
This picturesque cove is our Jess's (the lady who packs all your orders) favourite. Secluded and romantic, Prussia Cove has an olde-world poetic feel, and is famous as being the home of the Carter family, The family were smugglers in the 18th century, one of whom, Harry Carter became known as the King of Prussia.
It lies roughly midway between St. Michael's Mount at Marazion and Porthleven on the Lizard Peninsula.
In 2004, the British period drama Ladies in Lavender starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith was filmed there!
2. Walk around Polperro
Stanya, our marketing and Padstow shop manager has picked Polperro as her favourite place to spend Valentine's Day in. In Polperro it is easy to step back in time in what is a largely an unspoilt fishing village on the South East coast of Cornwall. Its beautiful cottages cling to steep hillsides around a small harbour with spectacular views of land and sea making it an artist’s paradise.
During the day, visit the cute heritage museum of smuggling and fishing, wander through the streets and browse the shops that major in locally made handicrafts and confectionery and after a long day strolling round and taking plenty of photos of the picturesque harbour, enjoy a crab sandwich at the harbour or head to one of Polperro’s excellent cafes, restaurants or pubs.
3. Pop over to Lusty Glaze Beach
Stanya couldn't just pick one place, so she picked two: nestled in a secluded cove, just a short walk from the centre of Newquay and down the infamous 133 steps, the Bar & Restaurant at Lusty Glaze Beach is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Whatever the weather, the view from your table is breath-taking. And after the meal you can cosy up by one of two roaring log burners with a big mug of hot chocolate.
4. Spend the day in St. Ives
This one is Stash's (our St. Ivesh shop manager and chief handbag maker) favourite. Especially the Porthmeor Beach and the Island - one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The pale golden sands of Porthmeor Beach are largely deserted during the winter; the perfect place for a hand-in-hand seaside stroll. Climb up to St Nicholas’ Chapel on the Island to watch the sun set – and if there’s no sun that day, to admire the crashing waves and views across St Ives. A lot of romantics like to propose to their other halves here and we know that because we've personalised many an embroidered picture of the island for some of the happy couples!
5. Walk up the Brown Willy (wink, wink)
This one is (surprise, surprise) Poppy's choice! Before you start thinking she's being rather rude here, Brown Willy is actually Cornwall's highest hill situated on Bodmin Moor! Poppy grew up on Bodmin Moor that's why she loves this place so much (nothing to do with the name, honestly!). Being the highest point in Cornwall, Brown Willy is extremely popular with walkers. The views from the summit are spectacular! They stretch to both sides of the coast, from Looe in the south, to Tintagel in the north! You will also come across some other lovely sights like the wild ponies happily grazing on fresh grass or the abandoned Garrow Farm which is one the most photographed places on the moor!