Cornwall Living 2018

Festive Fistral

As the nights start to draw in our thoughts are turning to the festive season and a Cornish coastal celebration.

Summer in Cornwall has flown by in a blaze of glorious beach days, fun-packed visits and some fabulous food. To avoid the post summer blues we’re busy planning our next holiday adventure. While the sun may have taken its leave Cornwall is just as spectacular in winter as it is in summer. The coastline becomes all the more rugged during the winter season with moody skies, wild walks and stormy seas. With the summer crowds long gone there is something very special about a winter walk along a deserted Cornish beach, wrapped up against the elements with the promise of a roaring fire and a steaming cup of coffee to return to.

For the ultimate winter break in Cornwall, you can’t beat celebrating Christmas on the coast. Recently awarded Luxury Modern Hotel of the Year by the Luxury Travel Guide, the four-star Atlantic Hotel in Newquay has the ideal festive package to celebrate in style with your family. For some, spending Christmas away from home can be a little daunting, but a stay at the Atlantic Hotel will make everyone feel special.

As you open the curtains you’ll be faced with the most glorious of sea views out across the ocean. Days start with hearty breakfasts at the Atlantic – you’ll need to be fully fuelled for that family beach walk across Fistral. Once the cobwebs have well and truly been blown away it’s back to the hotel for a swim – we recommend adults indulge themselves in a relaxing spa treatment – before the children are treated to a High Tea Christmas Party. For the grown-ups a champagne reception followed by a candlelit dinner will make this a Cornish Christmas Eve to remember.

On Christmas Day the whole family can sit down and relax over a five-course lunch set against the backdrop of the sea, with a special visit from Father Christmas for the little ones. What a treat – no slaving over a hot stove and not a dish in sight! If that wasn’t enough excitement for one day then a big screening of Elf accompanied with buttery popcorn, hot chocolate and cookies provides the perfect end to a perfect day. Christmas in Cornwall is not be missed!

 The Atlantic Hotel

Dane Road, Newquay,

Cornwall TR7 1EN

01637 872244

This month’s features