Finding the perfect couples retreat is no easy feat; especially if you’re looking for a range of activities to enjoy with your significant other. Here at The Plume, though, we’ve got everything you need for that unforgettable couples escape, no matter your needs.
A little something for everyone
Are you all about those slow, lazy mornings, spent cocooned in creature comforts, or are you hungering for adrenaline-fuelled adventures on the open water? Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
Our historic coaching inn offers all the luxury of a quintessential Cornish hideaway, with a myriad of adventures and experiences at your fingertips – from the moment you step out the door.
So, from lie-ins-and-brunch days to get-your-hearts-thumping-in-the-cold-sea days, here’s some inspiration to help you plan the perfect getaway, tailored to you.
Time to breathe
We all know the hustle and bustle of everyday life can affect our relationships, especially if it starts to impact our overall wellbeing. So, use this break to reconnect and recharge with your partner, away from the constant pressure of messages and emails.
And yes, we know, switching off isn’t easy – but, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our suggestion? Give yourself a detox by indulging in an ocean-side yoga experience, or book into some of the best spa locations that Cornwall has to offer, all within a short car journey from our front door.
For our top recommendations on the best wellbeing days out, check out Headland hotel, Fistral Beach Spa and Oceanflow Yoga.
A haven for art lovers
Cornwall has always been a haven for artists and art lovers alike (and for good reason). With unbeatable ocean views, stunning natural light and miles of rugged countryside, it has inspired countless artists to take brush to canvas over the centuries.
In fact, from Francis Bacon and Roger Hilton to Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, today, you can see many of them featured at the iconic Tate St Ives Gallery. And, nearby, you’ll find even more vibrant galleries and gardens, all which dedicate themselves to the preservation of some of the county’s most celebrated artists and sculptors.
Our advice: For a dreamy art lovers’ day out, start your quest at the Tate, before ambling to the opposite coast for a wander through Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens or Newlyn Art Gallery. You won’t regret it.
Getting away with your significant other doesn’t always have to be about slowing down, though. Get your hearts thumping and revel in being alive together at some of Cornwall’s most exciting adventure destinations!
After all, the sky is (quite literally) the limit if you’re looking to zipline over the Eden Project’s world-famous biomes. Or why not try to your hand at a kayaking tour with Big Green Surf School ?
You could even jump into the open ocean as one and let the cold water refresh your souls with a wild swimming break; the practice has been noted for boosting mental health and is a beautiful way to connect to the great outdoors.
Call of the wilds
For some, nature calls to us in ways that nothing else does. And, whether it’s as simple as feeling the ocean breeze whip through your hair on a blustery walk, or lying back in the sand to gaze up at a sea of stars, connecting with the elements can in turn connect us to each other.
So, grab your partner and lose yourself in Cornwall’s awe-inspiring natural world. Head to the highest peak on Bodmin Moor, hunker down for a beach-side picnic amid Penhale’s rolling dunes, o wander among the ruins of times past at Botallack, as you savour the crashing waves below.
You can find some of our county’s best beauty spots right here, but don’t be scared to go off the beaten track – you never know what you might find.
Booking your getaway
Set in the heart of the Cornish countryside with easy access to the A30, The Plume has everything you need for that perfect couples retreat. Stay longer, reconnect and recharge, no matter your adventure.
To start planning your ultimate getaway, click here.