Cornwall LivingIssue #64

Many ways to relax

However you like to relax, Retallack Resort & Spa has the perfect solution for you and your family.

Retallack Resort & Spa has absolutely everything you could possibly ask for, whether on holiday or a resident here in Cornwall. And, before you ask, that goes for everyone – whether you like to spend your days relaxing, or throwing yourselves headfirst into the Aqua Park.

“… so much and more to keep everyone entertained…”

In terms of accommodation, you’re spoiled for choice, from large, luxury lodges for the family to those with nurseries and even one designed specifically for families with twins!

For the kids, the Den offers activities to keep all ages entertained, with a detailed, fun-packed kids’ club timetable for them to peruse. Before the end of October, there’s still time to get stuck into the inflatable Aqua Park, before having a go at the Wake Park, in the water zorbs, and on stand up paddle boards. Then there’s the Flowrider – open all year, this is great fun for surfers of all abilities!

For the adults, how does a relaxing and revitalising day spent in the ESYA Spa sound? Taking its name from the Cornish for ‘at ease’, the spa team uses luxurious ELEMIS products and the skilled therapists perform transformative treatments, personalised to respond to the ever-evolving rhythm of your life and ever-changing nature of your skin. You’ll also have full access to the spa’s relaxation room, pool, sauna and steam room – perfect for rounding off that ‘spa-break’ experience. Afterwards, why not grab a glass of fizz in The Lookout Restaurant or lounge?

However you spend your days, the Beach Café (open until the end of October) has a sumptuous menu waiting to sate your appetite and afterwards, with a full stomach, why not enjoy a leisurely nine holes on the pitch and putt course? Alternatively, there’s the option to go fishing in the site’s fully stocked coarse fishing lake, a fantastic place to watch the sun rise and fall.

With so much and more to keep everyone entertained, a visit to Retallack Resort & Spa presents a unique opportunity to enjoy your holiday or weekends your way.

If you’re lucky enough to already live in Cornwall, locals can take full advantage of Retallack Resort’s fabulous facilities, including the health club and spa, and kids’ club and crèche, which are available during term-time in three-hour sessions for locals, so parents can relax and pamper themselves too!

"... so much and more to keep everyone entertained..."

Sample Menu


Today's soup, Chough Bakery bread - £5.00
Pressed ham hock terrine, pickled onion rings & apple chutney - £7.00
Ballotine of slow-cooked duck & prunes, deep fried yolk & pickled mushroom - £7.00
Whitebait, lemon & dill mayonnaise - £7.00
Smoked mackerel paté, apple jelly, pickles & toasted sourdough - £7.00
Goats cheese tartlet, beetroot, caramelised red onion & chilli jam - £6.00


‘The Lookout’ cheeseburger & chips - £11.00
Grilled 8oz rib eye steak from our local farmer in Redruth, mushrooms, tomato & peppercorn sauce - £19.00
Roast chicken breast, pancetta, pearl barley risotto & hazelnuts - £14.00
Pan fried local hake fillet, clams, celeriac & kale - £14.00
Newlyn beer battered fish & chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce - £12.00
Indian spiced butternut squash & lentil curry - £10.00
Add tofu, chicken or prawns - £4.00

Mozzarella, tomato & oregano - £7.00
Mushrooms, artichokes, spinach, chilli & pine nuts - £9.00
Spicy sausage, chorizo, jalapenos & rocket - £9.00
Pollo Ad Astra
Cajun chicken, peppers, red onion & garlic oil - £9.00
Tomato, mozzarella, capers & anchovies - £8.00
La Reine
Proscuitto, mushroom & black olives - £8.00


Dark chocolate, hazelnut torte, mascarpone & poached pear - £7.00
Apple and ginger cake, toffee sauce & Cornish clotted cream - £6.00
Cinnamon brûlée, blackberries, lemon curd & crumble - £6.00