Discover Rosamunde Pilcher’s Cornwall at The Headland
14 Jan 2013
Rosamunde Pilcher, an award winning British author has helped elevate Cornwall’s international image through her books which are particularly popular in Germany where national TV station ZDF has produced over 100 of her stories into TV films. Cornish tourism has thrived with many German visitors heading to the numerous places featured in these books. The Headland which is perched on a north Cornish cliff top looking out to the wild Atlantic facing 3000 miles of ocean has become the iconic base for German visitors wanting a front row seat to the very best Cornwall has to offer.
Rosamunde Pilcher was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to Literature and in Germany her books continue to portray Cornwall as a must visit destination through their adaptations staring some leading German actors including Marijam Agischewa, Dietrich Adam, Ty Glaser and Daniel Roesner who all feature in recent production “In der Mitte eines Lebens” (Flowers in Winter). This and other TV film adaptations are some of the most popular programmes on ZDF which also helps explain seasonal direct flights between Germany and Newquay.
The Headland has been family run for over 30 years offering unique sea views like nowhere else in Cornwall with activities to keep everyone busy and enchanted. It is the ideal base to discover and rediscover time and time again using the secret locations and sights unveiled in Rosamunde Pilcher’s novels. The Headland is home to a 96 bedroom hotel and 39 luxury 5 star 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages all by the ocean’s edge. The Restaurant at The Headland faces the sea and offers European influenced modern British cuisine in a fine dining environment. Famous Cornish cream teas can be enjoyed in the Terrace and Ballroom all ideal to read a Rosamunde Pilcher novel. Step outside onto the Veranda overlooking the ocean and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail watching the sunset or a post dinner drink listening to the waves.
For golf fans; the Newquay Golf Club is just opposite The Headland and offers stunning views over Fistral Beach. Originally laid out in 1890 the Golf Club was redesigned at the turn of the century and today offers 18 holes. The stunning views over Fistral Beach make this a truly unique golfing experience.
The new Wellness Area which includes a pool with jet stream & bubble seats, Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna and aromatherapy showers will be joined in May 2013 by a complete spa offering treatments using leading spa brands VOYA & Aromatherapy Associates. Visitors to The Headland can also learn how to surf in an area described as the ‘Surf Capital of the West”. From Fistral Beach; the UK’s finest surf beach, various ‘Surfing is Therapy’ packages are available throughout the year and visitors will experience surfing at its best amidst a simply stunning backdrop ideal for all levels from beginners to more advanced levels.
The award winning The Headland is the ideal base to step into Rosamunde Pilcher’s shoes and be inspired by the characters and places across Cornwall featured in her many novels.
B&B breaks at The Headland are priced from £79 based on two sharing per night.