Cornwall LivingIssue #83
The meaning of luxury
We discover what luxury means to The Headland Hotel and Spa in Newquay.
When The Headland first opened its doors in the 1900’s the perception of what luxury looks like was very different to how we think of it today; opulent fixtures and fittings and expensive furnishings would have been considered essential aspects of luxury accommodation; the more grandeur, the more luxurious. This differs to many people’s expectation of luxury today. In our cash-rich, time-poor culture we’re regaining a sense of what’s really important in our lives and this often boils down to having the time to spend with the people you love and having the energy to reconnect with them in a meaningful way.
“You’ll find plenty of traditional luxuries like beautifully crafted bedrooms with sumptuous décor and unique charm…”
The Headland embraces its history but also moves with the times. You’ll find plenty of traditional luxuries like beautifully crafted bedrooms with sumptuous décor and unique charm, exceptionally comfortable mattresses with super-soft bedding, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs as well as walk in showers, effortless technology, plus some of the finest views in Cornwall. The team also believes that true luxury is found in the small things, thoughtful details such as handmade biscuits with your coffee, a warm smile, the concierge knowing you by name, a choice of fresh or dairy-free milk in your bedroom fridge, the sheer size of the scones! All the small things that make your stay at The Headland even more comfortable than being in your purpose-designed home.
Perhaps most importantly, while you’re at The Headland you can forget about routines and responsibilities and unplug from the digital world. While away your days on the beach with the kids, hunting through rock pools and building sandcastles. Take the dog for a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path, conveniently located right on the doorstep, or try your hand at surfing at Cornwall’s famous Fistral Beach, which lies right beneath The Headland. When the evening draws in snuggle up together on a squashy sofa in the ballroom and tuck into a fully loaded hot chocolate as you watch the sun set directly over the bay. Complete the experience with modern fine dining in the Samphire Restaurant; understated, romantic and elegant, the perfect finish to a perfect day.
"You’ll find plenty of traditional luxuries like beautifully crafted bedrooms with sumptuous décor and unique charm..."