Autumn days ahead? A cue for hygge

Plump cushions and fresh whtie pillows dress a bed for hyggeAs the cooler, shorter autumn days set in, so a silent cue for Hygge is whispered through the household. Hygge – that useful, unpronounceable, new word that has crept into decorating speak these days and signals cosy-time to start in the house again.

I’ve started gently here at Ednovean Farm, searching out comfortable plump new cushions for the Blue bedroom’s pretty French bed and retrieving warm quilts and faux fur throws for shelves and cupboards to dress the beds again in our own vintage style before sadly putting the fresh white summer covers away for the winter months ahead.


Autumn compensations of hygge


cosy purring white cat

Autumn and winter bring compensations in their wake – cosy evening in front of the fire wrapped, in a snugly wool throw with a purring cat for company.

Just as surely as the first gales of the season hurtled across the British Isle whipping the seas into a frenzy and with it, the local photographers vying for the perfect storm shot, so the clocks will change for winter. The clock change that heralds those early dark evenings and curiously darker mornings too but that are a perfect incentive for our guests to browse our DVD library, after returning from a cosy pub supper in front of a roaring fire or provide a dusky morning accompaniment to our candles flickering in the Breakfast room.


Candles flickering in the breakfast room - Ednovean Farm

Storm watching


wave trailing rainbow - storm watching


In West Cornwall the dramatic stormy seas of autumn that hurl plumes of white foam high in the air over the cliffs and coastline can be watched at iconic Land’s End or at nearby Sennen where the sea will lift high over the cliffs or Porthleven rear high over the institute in. Somehow autumn and winter time, provide the perfect excuse after the thrill of the storm, for a long and relaxing soak in a bath.

roll topped bath

And for us


Starling murmuration Marazion marsh

The final small group of Starlings reflected in the cool dark water


Extraordinarily enough after the very first gale of autumn this year, the starlings arrived once more, swirling overhead, ready to tease me to try to reach Marazion marshes in time to watch the murmuration as the sun sets.

So I’m rolling out the hygge just in time for the new season with quite a lot of winter treats to look forward to and the autumn gardens’ offering of Sloe Gin gently maturing in the cupboard ready for Christmas.


Don’t forget there is still a little hygge to go around in some “Me time” spent in Cornwall with one of our *short breaks!


cosy four poster bedTo sample the last of the autumn days we are still offering our ever popular three days breaks with 10% discount until the end of October and then a return of our generous *three nights for the price of two offers, throughout November and early December. There has never been a better time to sample Hygge!

*Please remember these discounts are only available if you book direct with Ednovean Farm

About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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