All posts by Hannah Chapman


Stollen Bread Recipe

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Full of the flavours of Christmas: soft nutty marzipan, plump dried fruits and festive spices – stollen is the perfect wintery treat. We’ll be serving slices of this comforting bread with our afternoon teas over Christmas and the New Year. Here is our recipe for you to try at home:

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Finding the perfect Christmas present

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Christmas shopping can seem like an enormous task sometimes – with the minefield of who to buy for, how much to spend and what to buy. But it shouldn’t be stressful – gift buying, wrapping and giving should be a joy. Begin with a list (and check it twice) with all those you want to buy for – and use out top tips below to plan your presents, before heading in to any shops. Many things can be purchased online, handcrafted in the warmth of your kitchen or purchased at a lovely local market – taking the stress (and crowds) out of your shopping experience.

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The Grown-Ups Guide to Cornish festivities

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Cornwall is magical in the run-up to Christmas.

You can take bracing walks on beautiful, empty beaches. Explore one of our picturesque fishing village all a-twinkle with lights and get any last minute gifts you need at one of our festive markets.

There’s so much to do and see on a pre-Christmas break in Cornwall. Here’s our list of favourite festive events not to be missed:

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The Grown-Ups Guide to Winter Hibernation

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As soon as the clocks go back and the leaves on the trees start to fall, our thoughts turn to winter and the creature comforts of indoors. There’s such a joy in escaping home, kicking off your boots and warming up by the fire, watching the storms outside. The cold seems to encourage us to slow down to enjoy the simple pleasures of snuggling up indoors. Make your home even more comfortable with our guide to preparing for the cold season…

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Warming Winter Spa Break

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Cornwall is magical in the winter time: frost glistens on the sand dunes, mist nests in the valleys and the skies turn beautiful shades of pink. There is no better place to experience it than from the warmth and comfort of the Scarlet spa.

Escape on a restorative two-night break fully embracing the contrast between the cold elements outside and the hot elements inside our lovely spa. Enjoy blissful night’s sleeping in your indulgent sea view bedroom, long, leisurely breakfasts, blustery walks on the cliff tops and plenty of nourishing spa treatments specially selected to renew your warmth.
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The Grown-Ups Guide to Autumn

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Saying farewell to the warmth of summer can be upsetting, but with the glow of outdoor bonfires, beautiful Autumn produce, windswept walks and the crackle of log fires to look forward to – you’re spirits won’t be low for long. Celebrate the arrival of the new season with a few little luxuries and some warming treats with our Grown-Ups Guide to Autumn… Read More


Foodie date ideas

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A dinner date is the classic romantic date. We believe that’s because the best part of the day is when delicious food and drink is involved. The anticipation throughout the day of a meal out with your loved one, the sky darkening outside as you get dressed up and the chance to really treat each other to something a little bit special.

But why wait until dinner time for a foodie-themed date? Do something a little different and spend some time with your other half devouring some tasty morsels at various times of day. Here are some of our enticing ideas to get you started…

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