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I like to be honest with you and I hate to say it but there is an autumnal feel in the air.  Last night I had my slippers on for the first time since April and today I have my fleece on in the office – that hasn’t been needed since May (but I have found a £20 note in the pocket so it is not all bad!).  And to top it off whilst sat marveling at the warmth of my slippers last night Richard announced it was 4 months exactly to Christmas eve….I love Christmas but I don’t need to know it is so close!

September always reminds me of new beginnings and fresh starts – perhaps because of the start of the new school term, this year more significant as our middle daughter starts school.   But with the change in season brings hope and excitement for what is to come – having 3 children the excitement of the winter months is already building for them with the long awaited return of the ice skating rink at Eden, autumnal walks in the woods and the time we get to have our family holiday together.  If you fancy a winter break in Cornwall, whilst we are shut we have holiday cottages open all year round so why not come and make the most of the winter months.

September is, however a wonderful time in Cornwall.  It is quieter, quite often sunnier and we have some cracking offers of 7 night for 6 or 7 nights for 5.  With that in mind here are our top things to do in September:

  1. One of Richard’s favourite days out is to take the ferry from Malpas along the river to Falmouth.  It is a lovely day trip and a fabulous way to get to see Cornwall from a different angle.
  2. Visit Healeys Cyder Farm.  Not only do you get a farm tour you can sample everything they make – only problem is debating who will be the driver.
  3. Enjoy a bracing walk on the beach followed by a pub lunch.  We recommend exploring Holywell Bay (which has featured on Poldark a lot this year) followed by lunch at St Pirans Inn.
  4. Take a walk in the woods as the leaves start to change colour.  Luxulyan Valley is a must visit place, full of heritage and off the beaten track.  This week, peak season we went there and didn’t see a soul – a really great place to explore.
  5. Leave the car parked up and catch the bus down to Mevagissey.  Enjoy tea and freshly made scones in Tea on the Quay.