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On The Edge of a Winter Wonderland

Posted to Travellers' Tales by Kelly on 20th August 2015

We knew we'd chosen the perfect place to celebrate our recent engagement as soon as we hit those 'forgotten' rugged cliffs of Whitsand Bay in Cornwall. We curved around past the big old fort to find incredible sea views as far as the eye could see.

Parking up on the cliff top, we bumbled down the little coast path flagged by an array of flora and fauna. When we spotted the chalet with the small, circular window reflecting patterns of the sea and sky, my fiancée and I smiled at one another knowing we had arrived at The Edge.

Upon opening the chalet door we were met by uninterrupted views and a cosy log burner. Everything from the white furnishings to the nautical ornamentations had been carefully placed to maximise the space – it was like a Mary Poppins bag full of treasures, including all we needed.

Settled in, we took the short jaunt to Millbrook, where we’d heard we could find the best fish’n’chips around. The friendly folk at Posh Nosh salted and wrapped our fishy suppers up in paper and we headed back to the chalet to cosy up with a movie and chilled bottle of champers, the wintery sky ominous above as we meandered back down the coast path.

We’d left the blinds open in our sleepy bedtime haze, so the next morning we were awoken by the day’s first light streaming in through the blinds. The air had an ethereal feel, and on closer inspection I realised that overnight there’d been a hefty snowfall, leaving a blanket of sparkling white snow all around like a scene from Narnia. We brewed a steaming pot of tea and just sat there watching the salt melt away this magical seaside snowscape.

Once the sun had warmed the air by a few degrees, we wrapped up in knits and went for a long beach walk followed by a delicious roast dinner at The Finnygook Inn. That evening we made use of the new hot tub, which was an amazing way to enjoy the outside space even in the colder weather. The sunset lit the sky in a mirage of purples and reds, which was the perfect way to end our weekend. Thank you Adam and Katherine for our memorable stay, we felt very spoilt!

Properties featured in this article: The Edge

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