Cornwall LivingIssue #113
Witness the magical transition of summer to autumn with a luxury stay at Landís End Hotel.
Whilst the summer season brings with it bucket and spade days on the beach and long, balmy evenings spent sitting beneath the stars, it is by no means the only season to visit the Duchy. In fact, as autumn makes its inexorable approach, there is a whole new schedule of activities and pastimes that add up to make a trip at this time of year truly special.
Come October, the air becomes crisp and Cornwall’s coast and countryside begin trading in the greens of summer for the rusty reds of autumn. It’s truly a season of the senses, with autumnal colours flooding the hedgerows and the underfoot crunch of leaves percussing each day’s adventure. Finally, as each day comes to an end, nothing beats watching our life-star descend beyond the horizon in a fiery blaze of glory.
There are, perhaps, few better places in Cornwall to enjoy all this magical season has to offer than Land’s End, with endless miles of coastal path to explore, and plenty of countryside walks only slightly in-land for visitors to truly experience the meeting of the seasons. It’s also a fabulous point from which to spectate Cornwall’s famed autumn and winter storms; in fact, Victorian art critic, John Ruskin, compared the motion of the seas here to “the defeated division of a great army, throwing all behind it into disorder”.
In short, it is a location like no other, and for those looking to stay, Land’s End Hotel is the ultimate base from which to explore it. This beautiful retreat, ‘a stylish stay at the ends of the earth’, is rooted in charm and tradition, blending its Victorian heritage with contemporary twists and modern touches throughout, with 30 fabulous en-suite bedrooms. Uniquely located on the granite cliffs with views towards the Isles of Scilly, guests can meander along the coastline to either side and take in the natural landscape and scenery that seems all the more dramatic as summer turns to autumn. The hotel is also dog friendly – a dream come true for humans and hounds alike hoping to enjoy a Cornish adventure.
When it comes to winding down and satisfying the kind of appetite that only a walk by the sea can sharpen, you certainly won’t be disappointed by the Land’s End Restaurant menu. Focussing on wholesome, modern classics using fresh local produce, it’s the perfect way to round off the sensorial experience that is an autumnal day at Land’s End.
On the same site as Land’s End Hotel you’ll find Penwith Studios ñ four luxury en-suite rooms, each with their own distinctive character and personality. Each offers modern elegance with subtle, traditional flourishes; whichever you choose, you’ll be staying in comfort, luxury and style.
Land’s End Hotel