Cornwall's dramatic natural landscapes are so unique, it's sometimes hard to believe they're in the UK. And yet the county's picturesque fishing villages and bustling market towns couldn't be more British. One thing's for sure - between the incredible natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere, Cornwall's status as one of the country's premier holiday destinations is thoroughly deserved. Such a popular spot to visit, it's no surprise the county is peppered with exquisite luxury hotels.
Getting Away From it All in Cornwall
Located in the far corner of the country, Cornwall is the obvious place to head for anyone seeking some time out from the stresses of day to day life. Home to both the most westerly and southerly points in the country, if there's anything Cornwall can guarantee it's a sense of calm, detachment and perspective.
There's no better way to unwind than to indulge in luxurious spa treatments at a dedicated hotel. Fortunately, many of the county's premier hotels offer an impressive range, typically accompanied by a pool and some fine dining options.
Many of the best luxury hotels in Cornwall are situated in popular towns like Newquay. Newquay's Headland Hotel and Spa is something of a landmark in itself, overlooking probably the county's most famous surf spot, Fistral Bay. The award-winning hotel offers a range of treatments, from reflexology to unique marine treatments. There's also a fully equipped health club and leisure area.
Enjoying the Peaceful South Coast
While the north of the county offers some spectacular rugged coastline and a wealth of great surf spots, those heading to Cornwall in search of peace and quiet tend to prefer the south coast.
The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth offers a taste of what visitors can expect from luxury hotels in Cornwall. The hotel provides panoramic views out across the ocean, as well as a range of health and beauty treatments and an exceptional restaurant.
Of course, it's not all about the hotels - the south coast boasts some fine towns, too. Falmouth and St Ives are among the most popular, with plenty of fabulous places to eat and drink in the evenings. Expect small, independent shops selling a variety of local produce.