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Nestle into Autumn and embrace a wellness weekend...or two

Settle into a holiday, or your very own holiday lodge or bungalow, in Cornwall or Devon and let autumn invigorate you. Rich in colour, and with lots of space and natural habitats around you, live side by side with nature for a few days or longer at Stonerush Lakes, Southern Halt or Manleigh Park.

We’d like to share some ideas for being active, outdoorsy, and mindful this autumn. And as we are all about enjoying nature, bring along your four-legged friend and let them snuffle in the undergrowth, chase sticks, or track the scents of nature.

Forest bathing

Warm, rich, earthy, and vibrant, it’s a great time for a spot of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, and with woodlands tucked away in valleys and creeks, Cornwall is just the place to do it. From leafy greens to old gold, wandering through kaleidoscopic woodland offers simple pleasures like quietening your mind and treating your senses with different things to see, hear, touch and smell. Listening to birdsong and the rustling of leaves and touching trees as you meander offers many health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, lowering stress levels, and improving concentration and memory.

Golitha Falls, a series of stunning waterfalls along the River Fowey, in ancient Draynes Wood near Liskeard are not to be missed. Listen to the breathtaking cascades as you walk through the wooded valley. Further afield in central Cornwall, Cardinham Woods offers plenty of opportunity to recharge with secret glades, stream-side paths, and beautiful viewpoints.

Halsdon Nature Reserve near Doltan in North Devon is about an hour’s drive from Manleigh Park. This Devon Wildlife Trust provides a great place to see nature while walking through oak woodland to the River Torridge and its surrounding water meadows.

Wild swimming and tidal pools

Fancy a refreshing and invigorating swim or dip in nature? Wild swimming or plunging in tidal pools, has become an increasingly popular wellness activity, which is good for clearing the mind. In Cornwall, there are plenty of places to plunge in close by. Respryn Bridge on the River Fowey is a magical wooded National Trust area, where you can have fun swimming. Head to Lansallos Cove in Fowey, where you’ll find a family cove, ideal for a sea swim, all year round. Afterwards replenish your energy at the farm in the village, which serves tasty organic cream teas or there is the tidal pool at Polperro’s, as long as you don’t mind swimming with the seaweed and starfish.

Over in Devon, Broadsands in Combe Martin is on your doorstep. Tucked into secluded wooded cliffs this lovely cove is known for its turquoise waters and few people. Or, jump in the car and drive to Woody Bay in Exmoor, where at the far end of a remote beach, there’s a natural tidal pool, made for floating.

Over in Devon, Broadsands in Combe Martin is on your doorstep. Tucked into secluded wooded cliffs this lovely cove is known for its turquoise waters and few people. Or, jump in the car and drive to Woody Bay in Exmoor, where at the far end of a remote beach, there’s a natural tidal pool, made for floating.



If you’ve already enjoyed a wander around the towns close to Stonerush Lakes, Southern Halt or Manleigh Park, why not check out some of Cornwall and Devon’s stunning gardens? With rare and beautiful plants and trees to see, it’s a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, and the season will reward you with all its majestic colours. Hop in the car and visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where after a walk you can get sustenance from the fresh produce cultivated at Heligan.  Or practice a little zen meditation at the Japanese Garden in St Mawgan, with Acers aflame with colour at this time of year. 

From Manleigh Park take a trip to RHS Rosemoor with its specially designed Cool Garden with calming pastel colours and waving grasses coming into its own, whilst the woodland walk shows off all the splendour of Autumn with fallen leaves giving a satisfying crunch underfoot.


If you’re looking to spend time at your accommodation relaxing, why not pack a yoga mat and start the day with some sun salutations or a meditativeYoga Nidra on your decking, accompanied by nature’s soundtrack. Or roll up your mat and find a secluded spot on the beach to work through your daily routine.


When talking about wellness, we can’t not mention heat therapies such as saunas.  A session in a hot environment followed by a cold plunge in the sea can help improve circulation, improve immunity, relieve joint pain and do wonders for you skin! Kota Sauna Co offer a pop-up beachside experience on Seaton beach in Cornwall, which is conveniently close to both Southern Halt and Stonerush Lakes. At Manleigh Park head to Woolacombe to indulge in a spa day at the Bay Hotel and let your stresses slip away.


If you are looking to completely decompress you can enjoy many of these activities from the sanctuary of your chosen holiday accommodation.  Our parks are surrounded by beautiful landscaping, and natural environments, so spending some time amongst the plants and trees, is as easy as stepping outside of your front door.  Short walks or longer treks can be enjoyed without the need for a car and at our cosy holiday homes invite you to curl up with a good book and let tension melt away.

Our Cornwall parks offer you the ultimate accommodation choice for a restorative weekend in nature, with the Hygge range available for holiday rentals or to purchase.  These lodges are inspired by the Scandinavian concept encompassing cosiness, comfort and wellbeing and come with exceptional facilities to make your time away extra special.

Choose from a lodge with a spa room complete with bubbling jacuzzi bath and a sauna, or opt for a gym if fitness helps you let go.  Perhaps our garden lodge will entice you, where you can surround yourself with the calming influence of plants, or a cinema room with reclining seats to take in a feel good film. Whatever you choose, these are perfect on rainy days or chilled out weekends. They really are the ultimate in indulgence.

Book your autumnal stay today or arrange a visit to find a holiday home to enjoy every one of the seasons.



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