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Cornwall is a county of extremes. Positioned on both the southernmost and westernmost points of the mainland and with the country's most envied surf spots and many of the prettiest fishing villages in Europe, Cornwall is a perennial favourite for lovers of luxury holidays, without all the hassle of flying abroad or spending hours waiting around for airport transfers. This is a home-grown location that's also full of exceptional accommodation choices, including a wealth of luxury, five star Cornish hotels.
If you're heading to a luxury hotel in Cornwall, then the chances are you're looking for some peace and quiet. The good news is that the county has no shortage of tranquil locations where you can get away from the stresses and strains of modern life. Many of the most beautiful and peaceful spots are on the south coast. Outside the larger towns of St. Ives and Falmouth, the coastline is peppered with picturesque villages and enchanting hotels.
The Rosevine is set on the breath-taking Roseland Peninsula - a heritage stretch of coast not far from the county city of Truro. In addition to marvellous views, the hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and on-site restaurant.
Luxury and relaxation typically go hand in hand. That's why spa facilities are a common sight at five star hotels. The Retallack Resort and Spa embraces relaxation, housing private hot tubs in a unique, rural setting. Spa treatments can range from massages to facials and pedicures, depending on the hotel and the needs of the guest.
Swimming pools are also a major attraction for hotels in Cornwall. While the county is home to some of the country's cleanest and most beautiful beaches, the conditions aren't always ideal for swimmers, particularly in the winter months. So many of Cornwall's five star hotels have their own swimming pools which are heated and open to guests throughout the year.
First-class cuisine is one of the most vital components to a memorable holiday. Fortunately, it's not hard to find excellent food in Cornwall! While many five star hotels have their own fine restaurants, there are plenty of stellar eateries to be visited around the county too. Padstow is perhaps the best known Cornish town when it comes to food, thanks largely to the influence of celebrity chef, Rick Stein. From simple fish and chips to a hearty Cornish pasty, there's plenty of mouth-watering local food on offer in this quaint fishing town.
With such stretches of natural beauty, there's no doubt that the outdoors is one of the biggest draws for holidays at five star hotels in Cornwall. One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is sport. Gentle sporting activities include walking across the undulating moors, or teeing off at one of Cornwall's many fine coastal golf courses.
Visitors looking for something more challenging can head to the north coast to visit one of the many surf schools. With so many Atlantic-facing beaches, it shouldn't be hard to find a suitable break at pretty much any time of year. Other options in the area include paragliding, hiking and sailing. If you want to know more about what's on offer where you are, simply chat to your hotel concierge, who will be able to give you the benefit of that all-important local knowledge on the best sites, the best eateries, and the best ways to relax in Cornwall!