Cornwall LivingIssue #102

A winter wonderland

A range of festive packages await at the exclusive clifftop hotel, Polurrian on the Lizard.

Even though the last vestiges of summer have departed, Cornwall is still a wonderful to place to stay, whatever the weather. There is nothing quite like a bracing walk along a clifftop, or a winter wander through some of the Duchy’s magical woodlands. If you would rather not brave the elements, then wave watching from the comfort of an armchair, a glass of your favourite tipple in hand, is just as good. We couldn’t think of a better place to do that than in the Vista, Polurrian on the Lizard’s breathtaking lounge. With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, the view of the Atlantic rollers is uninterrupted. If you do fancy venturing out, then the South West Coast Path is literally just a few yards from the hotel or you can explore the hotel’s hidden gem, the beautiful beach, Polurrian Cove.

A stay here is always sumptuous, but Polurrian on the Lizard is inviting its guests to experience something extra special this year with a range of festive breaks. After such a challenging year, we all want to celebrate this special time with family or friends so, why not let Polurrian on the Lizard take the stress out of making some truly wonderful memories, all within a safe, welcoming environment. All the hotel’s 41 bedrooms are tastefully decorated, many with fantastic sea views. 

If you would rather be a little more independent, there are a number of luxury self-catering villas sleeping up to six people, still with availability, and guests staying here can enjoy all the benefits of the hotel’s facilities and, of course, the festive celebrations. And guests don’t need to leave anyone at home as dogs are welcome and the location is perfect for long walks and exploring the unspoilt stunning landscape of the Lizard peninsula.

Flexibility is key, especially in current times, so there is the choice of a two, three and four-night break over Christmas. With a delicious three-course dinner included on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, a Christmas Day feast, paired with wines, for the main event, as well as a buffet dinner on Christmas Day evening, you might well need to take advantage of the proximity of the South West Coast Path to walk off all that delicious festive fayre. 

Food is not the only thing to make you feel good as the onsite Health Club offers rejuvenating spa treatments along with an indoor pool, hot tub, relaxation room and gym. Enjoy some well-deserved me-time with  a pampering Elemis treatment, soothe away stresses with an age-defying facial, unwind with a deep tissue massage or be rejuvenated with a lime and ginger salt rub. If you’re party includes children then pre-bookable family swimming sessions are available to tire them out before tea time! As you can see, celebrating a Cornish Christmas by the sea can be as busy or as laid-back as you wish. You can relax and enjoy delicious treats from the hotel kitchen, or sip cocktails with a twist from the bar. Alternatively, if the mood takes you, there are activities and entertainment that you are welcome to dip
in and out of. 

‘Twixmas’, as it has become affectionately known, is sometimes a bit of a flat period between Christmas and New Year, but not at Polurian on the Lizard. A three-night ‘Recharger Break’ is sure to put paid to those post-Boxing Day blues or you can go all-out and welcome 2021 in Cornish style, with a home-from-home house party. Imagine a New Year’s Eve feast, lashings of bubbly and indulgent canapes from the kitchen using only the best local ingredients – what could be better?

If you live in Cornwall already, then you don’t need to miss out – non-staying guests are welcome to celebrate in style by joining the Christmas Day lunch or New Year’s Eve feast. Whichever festive break you choose this winter, Polurrian on the Lizard is a safe and spectacular place to enjoy the festivities with family or friends.

Itineraries will be confirmed in December based on Government Guidelines but you can be assured of a traditional, warm and friendly stay by the whole Polurrian on the Lizard team.

Polurrian on the Lizard
Polurrian Road, Mullion, Cornwall, TR12 7EN
01326 240421