Have you considered visiting Cornwall in winter? Burncoose Estate is perfect for winter escapes and special occasions with the whole family – including your four legged friends.

As a location regularly associated with the summer holidays, the joys of the winter in the South West are often overlooked… From unspoilt tranquil beaches to cosy coastal pubs – A Cornish winter break should be top of your list!

We have included a list of 5 winter wonders that will most definitely give you that cosy feeling when making cherished memories at Burncoose Estate…

1) Winter Walks


Burncoose Estate is located with easy access to the North and South coast of Cornwall – perfectly placed to visit the picturesque Fal Estuary to the East and embrace the sea breeze and beautiful sunsets at Gwithian and Godrevy in the West. 

Gwithian and Godrevy are also nestled next to the Jam Pot Cafe, a boutique cafe serving hot drinks and great food throughout the winter!

While there’s no need to venture far from your winter home… With the beautiful Kennal Vale Nature Reserve only a 7 minute drive – a nurturing nature hotspot connecting the sound of rushing water to the song of woodland birds.

If you didn’t already know, many of Cornwall’s most popular beaches are open to dogs in the winter season, a luxury not available in the busy summer periods – You could try our favourite local walk from Gyllyngvase Beach to Swanpool and enjoy a delicious seafood spread with far reaching sea views at Hooked on the Rocks. Take the lead and bring the whole family along!

See a list of beaches where you can bring your furry friends along here!

Whatever the weather, there’s an abundance of trails right on our doorstep!


2) Food and Drink


The joys of a Cornish winter don’t stop at the outdoors… Burncoose neighbours some delicious restaurants that offer everything from pub food to fine dining – a true taste of winter in the county.

The Olive Grove Bistro is just a short drive from our estate, with a dedicated breakfast and lunch service – this boutique cafe contains a range of vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re only looking for a snack, we recommend trying the Cornish cream tea – a true winter delight!

If you’re looking for a rural setting, The Royal Oak at Parranwell and, The Fox and Hounds in Comford are only a short drive away – perfect to visit after a winter walk and enjoy countryside views, all while enjoying a pub classic and a glass of wine by the fire.

Burncoose Estate is the perfect countryside haven that doesn’t compromise on location – We are only a short drive away from the foodie destination harbour town of Falmouth, filled with sociable bars and elegant eateries offering a range of cuisines from seafood to contemporary tapas dishes – We’ve included some of our top picks below:

  • Pizza Jockeys – Woodfired pizza and casual dining
  • Kernowine – Stylish wine bar
  • Indidog – Seafood and Alfresco dining
  • Culture – Fine Dining

📸 The Olive Grove Bistro


3) Wild Swimming

It doesn’t have to be summer to get your feet wet (and head if you’re feeling brave)! So why not take the plunge into one of many local wild swimming spots…

Grebe Beach is a peaceful swimming spot located on the Helford river, a secluded beach surrounded by woodland gardens – a favourite among locals in the area. On return from your Cornish adventures, enjoy a cosy drink by the fire while you relax at your Burncoose Estate retreat.



4) Nearby Attractions


Our central location makes travel to the surrounding towns of St Ives, Penzance and Falmouth easy – You could hop on a ferry ride to St Mawes and visit the castle, constructed as a fort by Henry VIII in 1542. Opening up a list of fun-filled adventures for the whole family!

As a must-see for visiting creatives, we recommend a visit to the Tate St Ives. Opened in 1993 and featuring the work of many popular artists such as Barbaba Hepworth and Marlow Moss.

Alternatively, in the nearby harbour town of Falmouth, you can find the National Maritime Museum, which showcases a number of exhibitions related to the maritime industry. A place to enrich your understanding of Cornwall and our coast.


📸 Tate St Ives


5) Landmarks

Cornwall is filled with historical landmarks that should be included within every itinerary regardless of the season. Winter is the perfect time to visit while skipping the crowds, with the luxury of returning to the comfort of your home-from-home desires at one of our beautiful properties.

Nearby in Falmouth, you can find Pendennis Castle; Built around 400 years ago to protect Cornwall from invasion and seen as a relevant defence within a number of conflicts – It has been open to the public since 1957.

If you’d like to venture further South, near Penzance, in nearby Marazion – You can take a trip over to St Michael’s Mount – A small island featuring a castle, shops and cafes, a popular day trip for visitors all year round or why not visit Mousehole and Newlyn for the finest fresh fish supper!


Don’t forget the magic can be shared with all the family – all of our properties within the Burncoose Estate are dog friendly, so no need to leave the dogs at home.

These historic Cornish landmarks are the perfect addition to a timeless stay at Burncoose Estate, with its cosy charm and luxurious interior. Our collection of properties accommodate from 2 to 14 people, complete with all the facilities needed for an unforgettable stay.

There is no better way to celebrate in style this winter!

📸 Paul Keppel Photography 


📸 Paul Keppel Photography