As the seasons change, so do the fauna and flora around us. We will be able to enjoy the beautiful shades of yellow, red or orange that greet us as we enjoy the wonders and benefits of the outdoors. Here are some of our gardeners, Luke and Rosie, favourite autumnal plants in our Scarlet gardens:
In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.
When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.
At this time of year, we truly believe there is no more romantic a place to be than Cornwall. With its stunning natural scenery, huge skies, dramatic sunsets, miles of empty sandy beaches and fresh air straight off the Atlantic, the result is a luxuriously unique combination of relaxation, space, peace and calm.
In order to help you make the most of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer, we thought we’d suggest a few things to see and do while you’re here.
As the last of the summer sun sets over the ocean, and shadows stretch out across Mawgan Porth beach. Our uniquely chic glass-fronted restaurant and terrace are as inspiring as it is welcoming, providing the perfect backdrop for you to take your time over a delicious afternoon tea, and not just any tea, one that’s made especially for you.
Make the most of the early evening darkness this autumn with a spot of romantic stargazing. Bedruthan Steps, just moments along the coast from us, has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery status making this beautiful stretch of coast the perfect place for gazing up at the stars.
We have a confession to make. This may sound like seasonal sacrilege, but we’re secretly excited when it comes time to say: ‘Goodbye Summer, hello Autumn’.
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
Each Spring and Autumn our head chef, Tom Hunter, creates a very special five-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local, Cornish Autumn produce: freshly landed seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables and locally reared meats. Each course has been paired with a selection of exceptional wines from small artisan producers.
Nothing quite beats the romance of watching the sunset. Each will be different – depending on where you are, the current weather and cloud formations. Taking the time out to simply sit and watch the natural occurrence that happens every day is incredibly calming, and good for the soul. The best sunset settings tend to be over water, with the golden reflections tinting each wave and puddle.