Enjoy North Cornwall with a three-day Break in Newquay
27 Jul 2015
-Pack a wetsuit and walking boots to enjoy the contrasts of North Cornwall’s beaches and coast
-Family-run The Headland offers a unique location overlooking Fistral Beach in North Cornwall
-Recharge in Cornwall’s largest spa rated ‘Five Bubble’ with direct access to Fistral Beach
-Cornwall closer than ever with year-round Flybe flights to Newquay, 20 mins from The Headland
-‘Fall Into Autumn’ Two Night Break Revealed From £276.00
Whether you’re passionate about swimming and surfing, hilltop stargazing, exploring fabulous stretches of coastline, or discovering gorgeous gardens and hidden coves, Newquay is the perfect base for exploring north Cornwall any time of the year.
And the four-star Headland Hotel, set high on a cliff above Newquay’s Fistral Beach (widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest surfing beaches) offers a wonderfully relaxing stay in a truly stunning location.
Surrounded on three sides by 3,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean (guests literally see and hear the ocean on their doorstep), it is a Grade II-listed, family-run spa hotel with adjacent five-star self-catering cottages in The Headland Village.
A fabulous example of late Victorian architecture , The Headland played a starring role in Roald Dahl’s The Witches film starring Angelica Houston. The Headland recently held an open-air film screening overlooking the beach showing The Witches (which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year). Another outdoor screening is planned for later in 2015.
Guests can base themselves here for a three-day break and the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK, are only 40 minutes’ by car. Charlestown near St Austell is famed for its stunning harbour (scenes from Poldark and Pirates of the Caribbean were both filmed here), while Padstow and Bodmin Moor are close by.
Cornwall is of course Daphne Maurier country and just outside Fowey is Menabilly, which was du Maurier’s home for 25 years, and provided the model for Manderley in her novel Rebecca.
After a full English breakfast at The Headland, guests can wander down to Newquay’s charming fishing port; walk the beautiful coastal path to Watergate Bay and have lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen; or try out Rick Stein’s new restaurant on Fistral beach itself next door to The Headland.
The Headland’s Surf Sanctuary offers lessons in a variety of ocean sports for beginners and more experienced guests. The coaches are all highly accomplished local surfers with RLSS National Beach Lifeguard and ISA Surf Coach qualifications. And all equipment is provided. One of the latest trends in ocean sports, SUP – Stand Up Paddle boarding originated in Hawaii, and is big in the USA. It is easy to master once you get the balance and is a really enjoyable way to get – or keep – fit.
The hotel can also arrange golf and tennis, kitesurfing and coasteering (a mix of rock climbing, cliff jumping and cannoning).
After a day of exercise, you’ll want to book into the hotel’s award-winning spa, which features six spacious treatment rooms, a couples treatment room with its own hydrotherapy bath and a rhassoul mud room.
Cornwall’s largest rated ‘Five Bubble’ spa offers a wide selection of treatments that enhance relaxation and help remove stress from mind and body. AFYNA, a hand blended Cornish Spa brand uses groundbreaking product formulations including certified organic ingredients combined with powerful bio-extracts such as hyaluronic acid and lupine peptides across its products and treatments. The spa also offers a selection of Elemis treatments.
Then guests can enjoy the spa’s heated pool with a jet stream and bubble seats, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, aromatherapy showers and a hot tub.
When guests have worked up an appetite, they can book into The Headland’s Terrace restaurant for a casual lunch, Cornish cream tea or a family-friendly supper. For a truly romantic evening, watch the sunset together and then cuddle up on a comfy sofa (sipping the hotel’s delicious rosemary-infused Gin and Tonic) in the lounge bar.
Dinner is served in the elegant Restaurant with its spectacular ocean views. Using fresh, locally sourced Cornish produce, such as Newquay Bay lobster and Carnanton Estate pheasant, each meal is freshly prepared to perfection. Desserts include White Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Bread and Butter Pudding and Warm Pecan and Treacle Tart with Honey Ice Cream and Fig Compote.
Then if guests are feeling energised The Sundowner Sessions, held every week at nearby Lusty Glaze Beach, offer live music and beautiful sunsets.
Time to unwind? The Headland is famous for its ocean-facing bedrooms with luxury, round-the-clock room service and a sense of staying somewhere truly special. Beds are by Hypnos, a company with 100 years’ experience of providing a deep, energising night’s sleep,
North Cornwall offers visitors an idyllic break, where they can revive every part of mind and body at the award winning The Headland.
http://www.headlandhotel.co.uk Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
01637 872211 twitter @HeadlandHotel B&B priced from £99
‘Fall Into Autumn’ Break – Two nights B&B with dinner on first night and use of spa facilities from £276.00 http://www.headlandhotel.co.uk/accommodation/special-offers/fall-into-autumn/