Cobbled streets, twinkly lights, cottages with log burners… we might be biased but we still can’t think of a cosier place than St Ives in Cornwall for a short break in autumn, winter or spring. And with two great incentives to come down at this quieter time of year, we’re sure you’ll agree. Firstly, short breaks become available from October (meaning that at many properties you can come for just 3 nights), and then of course there’s the significant savings you’ll make: prices in November, early December, January, February and March are normally a whopping 70% cheaper than peak summer weeks. Same house, same town, small spends.
Top tip: Take the gorgeous and super special Lahaina for example, a week in August is £3,087 which may be a bit too much, but, come and stay for 3 nights in November or early December for a special occasion and the price is just £933. Or maybe, if you want to be beachside, take a look at 20 Barnaloft – a week in the summer is £2,765 but a 3-night stay just before Christmas is £678. Penhallow is the definition of luxuriously cosy and a mid-week stay during the quieter months is just £750. Same house, much more affordable rates!