Honeymoon at Cornwall’s finest boutique b&b

Relaxation. Escapism. Tranquillity. Indulgence. Lower Barns offers it all in abundance. But, if you had to sum up the charm of this magical spot in one word it would be this : romance.

Needless to say, it makes one enchanting setting for a honeymoon.

First of all, there’s something oh-so romantic about its location. Winding your way along miles of leafy lanes, deep into the Cornish countryside yet tantalisingly close to the idyllic south coast, Lower Barns feels remote and wonderfully away-from-it-all.

There are the grounds. From trees thick with blossom to flowerbeds dazzling with colour and acres of pasture beyond, the surroundings have the air of an enchanted garden to lose yourselves in; just the two of you.

Then there’s the accommodation suites. Scattered across the grounds, each of the gorgeous retreats is brilliantly styled, endlessly comfortable and blissfully private. It’s the little touches that add to the romance: think Lindt chocolates on the pillow, lemon drizzle cake glistening from a dainty cake stand, luscious bath foams and soft dressing gowns set before a deep bath tub.

While all the suites lend themselves to a romantic honeymoon, The Hideaway is particularly dreamy for a loved-up break. Marrying a beach hut vibe with luxury touches and electric colours, this cosy spot boasts an unfeasibly comfortable super king size bed, a slipper bath tub and even its own gypsy caravan – just imagine enjoying a cosy cuppa or sipping champagne beneath starry skies in this super-cool space.

The Hiding Places, Nook and Cranny, also make heavenly sanctuaries for newly-weds. Tucked away amidst private courtyards, dotted with comfy seating and scented with lavender and herbs, these romantic retreats are secluded, comfortable and rich in vibrant design and riotous colour. Fill your giant Smeg fridge with celebratory bubbly, tuck into breakfast delivered to your door, and while away magical moments soaking up the sun in the courtyard or snuggling up before the wood burner. You might venture as far as the hot tub for a soak, the treatment room for a massage or The Shack for a candlelit dinner. You won’t need to leave this little patch of heaven.

If you do, there’s plenty to entice newly-weds on the doorstep. It might be a wander round the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a day trip exploring the idyllic Roseland Peninsula, a walk along the coastal path, a stroll around nearby fishing villages such as Mevagissey, Fowey and Charlestown or an evening sampling the delicious fare at one of the many foodie hotspots. But we wouldn’t blame you if you choose to spend those first, heady married days savouring the romance of Lower Barns. It’s the perfect tonic for lulling the wedding wearied mind into a dreamier space.

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