WInter Breaks in St Ives
Posted by: Adam 10-12-2014
For those of you fortunate enough not to have to synchronise with school holiday breaks, the prospect of an off-season holiday is certainly appealing. St Ives is now an all-year-around destination; meaning that you can enjoy pretty much everything that St Ives has to offer during the busy months.
If you can leave things right to the last minute, then this is how we at The Cottage Boutique think you should roll....
Start looking at 3 or 5-day forecasts on Monday. The Met office is getting better at what they do! They say a 3-day forecast is now as accurate as a 2-day was 10 years ago ! Winter sunshine is just great on any coast, but with the topography of the little peninuslar that makes up St Ives, you can enjoy the light anytime of day. Morning coffee at Porthminster or Porthgwidden, evening walk on Porthmeor. Beach walks at lowtide can be stunning. When there are spring tides, dont forget you can walk from Porthminster all the way to Bamaluz.
Once youre happy with the weather, get on the phone to our office ( 01736-796 100) and have a chat with our team about winter short break deals. You will not get a pro-rata rate for a winter break. This is because the property owner's 'changeover' costs are the same regardless of high/low season. I would suggest if you can get 20% off a standard winter week tariff, then that would be a fair price. A weekend break of 4 days in a stunning cottage or apartment is great value when you compare to hotel and B&B prices in the town.
Choose a cottage with a woodburner or open fire, a good agent will supply logs, kindling etc, and hunker down for a cosy weekend. A rum and shrub in the Sloop, a feast at the Sea-Food cafe, and in bed by 9pm !
You may be able to get a late check-out for your winter break.........
The Cottage Boutique