Cornwall LivingIssue #77
Escape to wild west Cornwall
Introducing Penwith Studios, giving you the chance to unwind amidst Cornwall’s rugged and natural landscape.
Set in a breathtaking landscape, steeped in myth and legend, the unique history of Penwith House at Land’s End dates back over 100 years. The building was originally built as a Victorian-era Temperance hotel in 1860, giving guests the chance to rejuvenate in its wild, natural setting.
“the dramatic granite pillars and buttresses of England’s most westerly point look out over a turbulent sea”
Today, Penwith House has been lovingly restored and converted into Penwith Studios – four luxury en-suite studio rooms, each with their own distinctive character and personality, designed for a relaxing and memorable stay at Cornwall and England’s most westerly point. This new addition to Land’s End offers a unique base to discover the region, leaving behind the commotion of everyday life and giving you the time to relax and revitalise.
Located next to the Land’s End Hotel, Penwith Studios provide all the comfort and convenience of a top-notch hotel stay. The restaurant and bar are just a stone’s throw away, but the rooms offer extra touches of privacy and luxury, such as an exclusive courtyard garden for whiling away autumnal afternoons or enjoying evening sunsets.
Situated in one of the most picturesque areas of Cornwall, the dramatic granite pillars and buttresses of England’s most westerly point look out over a turbulent sea, where the land divides the English Channel from the Atlantic ocean, and some people believe that ahead lies Lyonesse, the site of King Arthur’s final battle with Mordred.
As you drink in this amazing coastline from your sea view room, it’s not hard to be inspired by the stunning coastal scenery that stretches for miles around. The iconic Longships Lighthouse can be seen off the coast and, on a clear day, you’ll be able see the Isles of Scilly in the distance.
Strolling along the surrounding family-friendly paths, above cliffs carved out by the waves of the mighty Atlantic ocean, you may find yourself in the company of soaring seabirds and, if you’re lucky, seals, dolphins and porpoises too. If you walk around the corner from Sennen, along the South West Coast Path, you can spot in the distance a shipwreck cast upon the rugged shoreline. And near St Buryan in west Penwith, you’ll find the Merry Maidens Neolithic stone circle, which is beautifully preserved and well worth visiting. Land’s End is a mystical landscape with surprises at every turn; you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to an age filled with magic and beauty.
So, explore the most westerly point of England and discover the secrets of this history-steeped landscape. From shipwrecks to stone circles and everything in-between, it really is a magical landscape where the land ends to meet the sea.
And after your adventures through time return to Penwith Studios and slip back into the luxury of the modern world. It really is the perfect place to unwind this autumn, providing the ultimate base from which to explore this stunning area of Cornwall.
Quote ‘CWLV20’ for 20% off stays up until 22nd December 2018. For more information or to book, visit the Land’s End Hotel website or give the reception a call.
"the dramatic granite pillars and buttresses of England’s most westerly point look out over a turbulent sea"