North Cornwall: In defence of a quiet NYE


Cornwall isn’t exactly the first destination you’d think to head to for a bangin’ New Year’s Eve. Family holiday, certainly. Writers’ retreat, maybe. But heading to Land’s End for the biggest party night of the year? Surprising.

As 2014 drew to a close, however, the thought of waking up on New Year’s Day feeling fresh as a daisy became very appealing. Just once, I decided, I would like to start the year as I mean to go on – well-rested, full of energy and able to keep down food.

With visions of coastal views and rolling hills spurring me on, I logged onto AirBnB and booked five days in a converted barn in Crackington Haven. It was mid-July but I could already smell the salt spray.  Continue reading