Enjoy a Classic Christmas in Cornwall
23 Oct 2014
-Give yourself the gift of a pre-Christmas break at the Headland Hotel and Spa
-Celebrate Christmas by the coast in a family-run Victorian mansion
-Let The Headland fill the lull between Christmas and New Year with ‘Escape the family’ break
-Blow away the cobwebs with New Year by the beach
Experience the warmest of Cornish welcomes at the family-run Headland Hotel near Newquay this Christmas. The four-star Headland, an imposing Grade II-listed family-run Victorian spa hotel has something for every stage of the festive season. Many of the hotel rooms have sea views while spacious five-star Cornish village-style self-catering cottages with stone and granite walls are perfect for families.
The hotel has a stunning cliff-top location above Fistral Beach with views of the Atlantic Sea which surrounds the hotel on three sides. Guests can wrap up for bracing walks along the wide sweep of sandy beach watching the dramatic rollers or indulge in one of the award-winning Spa’s locally-inspired treatments.
The Headland unveiled Cornwall’s largest spa at the beginning of the year. Six luxuriously spacious treatment rooms with a couple’s treatment room with its own hydrotherapy bath and rhassoul mud room are available for all guests. The adjoining ‘Leisure Area’ includes a heated indoor pool with a jet stream and bubble seats, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, aromatherapy showers and hot tub. A state-of-the-art Life Fitness gym is the icing on the Spa’s cake! As a hotel that is proud to promote all things local, the latest addition is the AFYNA Cornish, organic skincare brand this winter. Hand blended in Cornwall by spa therapist Sara Young, treatments include the ‘AFYNA Total Body Detox’, a luxurious treatment that tones and softens the body using gentle skin brushing, massage, a mini-facial and head massage.
PRE-CHRISTMAS BREAK – Give yourself an early present with a pre-Christmas break at The Headland this year. Escape the shopping rush and prepare to relax in style with the warmest of welcomes, crackling log fires and the scent of real Christmas trees amongst the splendour of an imposing Victorian pile. The Headland’s spa, Cornwall’s largest has relaxation areas and luxurious treatments to soothe the most frazzled of guests. Two night stays from £236 in the hotel including full Cornish breakfast, a festive afternoon tea including real Cornish clotted cream in the Terrace overlooking Fistral Beach, mince pies in the room on arrival, use of the gym and spa leisure area and 30 per cent off any spa treatment booked prior to arrival when quoting ‘Pre-Christmas Escape’, between 1 – 23 December 2014 (from Sundays to Thursdays).
CHRISTMAS – The Armstrong family (owners of The Headland) invite guests to be part of their special Christmas atmosphere. The festive scene is set with real Christmas trees, roaring fires, peaceful spaces to relax including the award-winning spa. Arrive on December 23 with a tour of the new spa and gym, then relax and prepare for some family fun with nothing to do except enjoy yourself. Christmas Eve starts with a full English breakfast, with the whole day free to indulge in the spa and gym or walking on Fistral Beach before joining fellow guests for a special afternoon tea. Father Christmas will be popping in and a list of midnight church services will be available with warming mulled wine and mince pies for those returning. Christmas Day brings breakfast with a complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz and present from the Armstrong family. Father Christmas puts in another appearance before leaving guests to swim or steam before a lunchtime Champagne reception. A traditional five-course Christmas lunch with coffee and petite fours follows. The Queen’s Speech will be on in the Ballroom and a light buffet served early evening. Boxing Day brings breakfast, before the Armstrong family lead a dog walk on Fistral Beach for those with or without their pooch (dogs welcome for £20 per night). Cornwall bursts into life on Boxing Day with a ride on the Bodmin Steam railway accompanied by Father Christmas and mince pies or the local tradition for hardy types to take a dip in the sea –guests can join them or just cheer them on before returning to the warm of The Headland. Return to a cosy afternoon tea and three-course dinner followed by the Headland Horseracing game.
Minimum three-night stay over this period, doubles from £249. Cottages from £139 per night, minimum five-night stay over the festive period.
TWIXMAS – The Headland appreciates the need for some family-free time during the busy festive period. Join The Headland for two or three nights in between Christmas and New Year, indulge in the spa, which will open later and enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival. ‘Escape the Family’ package is available from Saturday 27 December until Monday 29 December. Stay on Monday 29 December and guests can further let their hair down at the themed Show Night entitled ‘What You Were Wearing When The Ship Went Down’ with a string quartet, three-course dinner and Ceilidh band, The Brimm. Doubles from £149 including breakfast and dinner.
NEW YEAR – See in the New Year by the sea with the dramatic winter coastal scenery. The Headland provides a cosy base from which to admire the view. New Year’s Eve sees the Swing Empire jazz band play with a black tie champagne reception with special buffet dinner. Should you step out, the local area provides its own entertainment from locals dressing up for fun-filled pub crawls to firework displays on Newquay Harbour. It’s a local tradition for hardy types to take a dip in the sea on New Year’s Day – guests can join them or just cheer them on before returning to the warmth of The Headland. Doubles from £209 including breakfast, dinner and casino night (on 30 December), minimum three-night stay.
The Headland has Christmas all wrapped up. All you need to do is book in.
http://www.headlandhotel.co.uk Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
01637 872211 twitter @HeadlandHotel