Autumn in Cornwall

Here at Court Farm, as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in October, we are always excited to introduce our guests to the amazing autumnal, sights, sounds and tastes that North Cornwall has to offer at this magical time of year. 

With all the fun of halloween and the spectacular displays of fireworks night, the return of the swells and decent surf conditions in the atlantic, and the feeling of being in a gorgeous Court Farm cottage in front of a wood burner on one of those atmospheric Cornish nights, we think autumn in Cornwall is one of the best times of the year. It’s also the time of year when the Cornish countryside puts on its annual autumnal display as the hedgerows, trees and fields turn from lush greens to gorgeous golds, bronzes and reds and the blackberries and sloes are bursting to the seams with juicy goodness in the verges. Another reason why this time of year is particularly good in Cornwall is that it is less full, as the summer holidays are over, and we are able to visit our favourite spots without all the queues and summertime traffic. 

It goes without saying, but we love Cornwall at all times of year and whatever the time of year the guests staying in our cottages will be greeted with a plethora of treats that the south west has to offer. Having said this, autumn is definitely in our top four seasons to spend a weekend away or a much deserved holiday in Cornwall, so we’ve collated some of our favourite things to do at this special time of year so you can be fully prepared when you come to stay. 

Spooky Spectacles and Perfect Pyrotechnics

‘Tis the season to be spooky and spectacular and every autumn across the length and breadth of Cornwall and the UK people celebrate halloween and Guy Fawkes night, within one fantastically festive week. We have some great family days out that are packed full of festive fun and tasty treats and are all just a short drive from any of our beautiful barns, cozy cottages and halcyon houses, here at Court farm.
Rogue Theatre Dead of the Night Dance
Rogue Theatre – Tehidy Woods

Held in the spectacularly spooky surroundings of Tehidy Woods every year is the ‘Dead of Night Dance’ hosted by the amazing Rogue Theatre. Packed with family friendly fun, theatrical terrors, music, dancing , laughter and a whole host of halloween treats this family event is one not to be missed. Held from the 22nd to 31st of October, this halloween wonderland is perfect for the young family who likes to take the tricks and the treats to the next level at this eerie time of year. And once your dancing shoes have been worn through you can come back to Court Farm, put on the wood burner and warm your cockles with a good quality cornish cider or glass of wine. 

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Pumpkin Fest at Strawberry Fields – Lifton

Just over the border into Devon is one of the best farm shops and cafes in the area, Strawberry Fields, and this superb location makes an extra special effort at this time of year with their Pumpkin Fest. You and your family can go and pick your own pumpkin from the farm’s very own pumpkin patch and head over to the shop to carve and decorate them on site too. Pumpkin Fest at Strawberry Fields also offers magic shows, tasty and terrifying treats, pumpkin displays, spooky installations, luxurious hot chocolates and a whole host of prime Instagram worthy photo opportunities! 

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Lifton Pumpkin Fest

Cozy Cafes and Perfectly Peaceful Pubs

If you are having a holiday or break away at Court Farm that is intended to be spent at a more relaxing pace and without a child in sight, spending time in front of the wood burner or in a cozy Cornish pub or cafe then we've got some great recommendations too.
Preston Gate Inn Bude
Preston Gate – Poughill

This pretty pub is an easy walking distance from any of our properties based at Northcott Mouth and is one of those public houses you can easily while away a chilly autumnal evening in North Cornwall with fine food and great beer. Serving a delicious locally sourced and seasonal menu showing off the best of what Cornwall has to offer on a plate, and a wide selection of local ales, wonderful wines and sumptuous softs, we think the Preston Gate is quaint Cornish quality all over.

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Rosie’s Kitchen – Bude

Situated right next to the beach at Crooklets, Bude, and a very short drive from any of our properties at Court Farm Holidays is the wonderful Rosie’s Kitchen. This friendly and busy beachside cafe is popular with visitors and locals alike, serving a wide selection of brilliant breakfasts, luscious lunches, breathtaking beverages and award winning ice cream. So, when you don’t feel like getting out the frying pans in our self catered cottages at Court Farm, why not head to Rosie’s and treat yourself to some of the best breakfast foods in Bude.

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Rosie's Kitchen Bude
So, when it comes to choosing a place to take a break in the Autumn, look no further than North Cornwall and Court Farm Holidays. When you combine the whole range of brilliant autumnal treats and shows in the area with one of our beautifully cosy Cornish cottages, you have the recipe for an autumn break you and your family won’t forget.