Cornwall LivingIssue #92

Winter wellbeing

Escape to The Headland this winter for some five-star indulgence.

Stylish, elegant and unique, The Headland Hotel & Spa in Newquay offers the luxury of a five-star hotel with the addition of private self-catering cottages, all set upon an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral beach. The 95 individually designed bedrooms, some of which come with ocean views, are a welcoming haven of fashionable pleasure. And for the more independent travellers, the five-star, self-catering cottages are the very definition of relaxed coastal living, with one, two and three-bedroom cottages available.

If the weather does take a turn for the extreme, you can hunker down on a squashy sofa in the Ballroom next to a crackling log fire”

A stay here helps to unplug from the daily routine, giving you time to reconnect with loved ones and rediscover time for togetherness. From the hotel you can explore the miles of sandy beaches below the iconic headland location or take a stroll along one of the many coastal paths located on each point of the compass. The in-house surf sanctuary provides adventurous activities for every age and ability, with something suitable for (almost!) every forecast. If the weather does take a turn for the extreme, you can hunker down on a squashy sofa in the Ballroom next to a crackling log fire.

Amidst the gorgeous seascapes and breathtaking sunsets, guests can wine, dine and relax in the contemporary one Rosette Terrace restaurant. Famous for its afternoon teas, the Terrace is the definition of relaxed and friendly beachside dining. The tables inside allow for uninterrupted sea views, making it the perfect spot to indulge in a classic culinary Cornish treat. When days turn to night, the Headland’s two Rosette dining room, the Samphire Restaurant boasts unparalleled sea to sun views. Led by Executive Chef, Christopher Archambault, and inspired by locally sourced and sometimes foraged ingredients, menus reflect both the dramatic changing seasons and Cornish heritage. Situated in an enviable position overlooking the Atlantic ocean, the Samphire provides some of the best sunset views in Cornwall.

Deep at the heart of the hotel also lies the entrance to another world – a world of balance, pampering and wellbeing. Awarded the first ‘Five Bubble’ accolade in the region, The Headland Spa is one of the most respected, yet undiscovered spas, in Cornwall. Here you can step out of your busy life and let the experts tailor treatments to your individual needs. Enjoy sweeping coastal views from The Spa Lounge and the comforting sumptuous low-lit Relaxation Lounge during your spa experience, as well as having full access to the inspirational five-star wellness facilities including a pool with swan neck jet, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, hot tub and experience showers. Click here to read more about our own indulgent spa experience.


Reader Offer

Enjoy the ultimate relaxing break at The Headland with a Winter Indulgence Escape offer. Experience dramatic skies, spectacular waves, rose-tinted sunsets, sandy beach walks and much more. In the build-up to Christmas, it’s a superb time of the year to enjoy a getaway in Cornwall.

The package includes:

A 2-night break in a beautiful Coastal Room

A full Cornish breakfast each morning

A 3-course evening meal in the Samphire Restaurant on arrival night

Champagne Afternoon Tea for two adults

Complimentary use of the ‘Five Bubble’ awarded spa facilities


The offer is available from 1st November to 21st December 2019.

Prices start from £185 per person, for two nights (based on two people sharing a Coastal Room).


The Headland Hotel & Spa

01637 872211

"If the weather does take a turn for the extreme, you can hunker down on a squashy sofa in the Ballroom next to a crackling log fire"