Thursday, 30 September 2010 12:00 AM
There's no better place to spend a traditional English Christmas than in a Cornwall holiday cottage.
This beautiful coastal area really comes alive over the December holidays and you'll find plenty of things to see and do during your Cornwall self-catering break.
One place that is well worth a visit during the Christmas season is the west Cornwall fishing village of Mousehole. Preparations for the annual display of Christmas lights here begin in late September. These are switched on during a spectacular ceremony that takes place in mid-December and features the talented Mousehole Male Voice Choir.
You'll be able to see the houses and cottages in the village glowing with lights, as well as the ships in the picturesque harbour - a seasonal spectacle you won't soon forget!
After you've taken in the beautiful Christmas lights, warm up indoors at the Ship Inn with a delicious star gazy pie, a dish unique to Mousehole that is often served on the day before Christmas Eve. There's truly no better place to capture the spirit of the holiday season.
Elsewhere in Cornwall, you can treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of the region's many luxurious spas, explore the beautiful coastline on foot in the winter sunshine or simply enjoy a glass of seasonal mulled wine with the locals.
No matter where you choose to book your cottages for Christmas, you'll find that Cornwall's scenic beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a cosy holiday season. Imagine spending Christmas Eve snuggled up in front of a roaring fire, looking out on views of the sea and the stunning coastline - or enjoying a classic Cornish cream tea on Christmas Day!
Self-catering accommodation is the perfect solution for your Christmas break - it is truly your home away from home, so you may even want to prepare your own turkey dinner with all the trimmings. In many cases, linens are provided - make sure you check the property description to be sure - and you may also find that you are able to bring your dog along to complete your family break.
Whether you're travelling as a couple, family or small group, you can find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs by booking a cottage for Christmas in Cornwall.