We love Cornwall and have so many happy memories of times spent there during childhood as do many parents as they recreate those happy times for their children each year.
The UK is a country of natural and stunning beauty. Beautiful rugged coastlines and countryside that is lush and magical.
MyFamilyClub is producing a series of guides over the coming year that reflects some of the best places to go whether as a family or a sneaky weekend without the children, we’ll be covering it all.
We kick off our series with our ‘MyFamilyClub Guide to Cornwall’ which we will be updating throughout the year and on-going with places to stay, eat, activities, best beaches and other things to make your holiday as fabulous as possible.
This is a ‘living’ guide so be sure to check back for any offers and updates on things we’ve spotted and experienced first-hand.
First off the bat, some fabulous suggestions by Mat at Cornish Traditional Cottages on their 15 things to do:
- Got to try surfing when in Cornwall
- Squeeze through the Men-an-Tol stone, Penwith
- Breakfast at Fifteen, Watergate Bay
- Lunch at The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
- Dinner at Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac
- Have a glass of wine on the terrace at Camel Valley Vineyard
- Go for a full body massage at Watergate bay hotel
- Stage by the sea – An evening play at the Minack Theatre
- Traverse the rocks – Go coasteering
- Hidden gardens – Visit the lost gardens of heligan
- Do a circular walk around St Anthony’s Head on the Roseland Peninsula and half way round have a snack and cuppa from The Thirstea Co.
- Go to the Gribbin Gallery, Polkerris
- Eden Project should be visited once
- Walk the cobbled causeway to St Michaels Mount (when the tide is out!)
- Take an Orca Sea Safari on the Fal River & Helford River
Top 5 Hotels in Cornwall
St Endoc Hotel
A classic seaside hotel re-invented. That’s the ethos behind St. Enodoc Hotel in Rock with its emphasis on comfort, design and great food. Positioned above the Camel estuary with sweeping views across the water, it is the perfect place to relax by the sea. Leave the car and walk the few minutes to surrounding sandy beaches and the foot-ferry to Padstow. Overlooking the Camel Estuary our restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy great food and service in a relaxed environment.
Stylish, elegant and unique, The Headland is a luxury hotel with private cottages set on an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral Bay. It offers the perfect blend of discreet English ambience and decadent four-star hospitality. Individually-designed luxury hotel rooms and suites with ocean views; rosette-worthy dining from Executive Chef Christopher Archambault, and indulgent pampering and wellness at The Headland Spa. All brought together by a team dedicated to ensuring a comfortable stay. The Headland is one of the most understated yet personal four-star spa hotels in Cornwall.
Imagine views of cliff, sea and sky at every moment, light airy spaces designed to connect you to the outdoors. It’s hard to describe the unique atmosphere of the Scarlet. Think of being cared for like you would be in the house of a friend, of many spaces to unwind, from meadow gardens to cliff top hot tubs, an Ayurvedic spa, relaxation lounges, fireside, poolside.
St. Michael’s Hotel
Say hello to the ultimate place to stay on the South Cornwall coast. Our 4 star, award winning luxury hotel and spa is located overlooking Falmouth Bay. Wake up to an ocean sunrise. Breakfast over sub-tropical gardens. Explore hidden coves, winding streets, and artisan markets. We’re here to offer you a unique take on Cornwall’s most sought-out coastal town.
With 4 stars behind us and a wealth of local knowledge to share, we’re dedicated to making more of every moment you spend with us. That’s why we’ve won Best Spa in Cornwall, Large Hotel of the Year, 2 AA Rosettes, and a Gold Green Tourism Award. But don’t just take our word for it. Come see for yourself.
The Beach at Bude
A beachside boutique hotel overlooking Summerleaze Beach in Bude. We have sixteen beautiful rooms, a buzzing bar and terrace, and a restaurant headed up by chef Joe Simmons using the best Cornish produce.
The hotel is part of the Smith Collection – one of only three in North Cornwall. It’s a stamp of approval which assures guests that The Beach is hand-picked as one of the world’s best boutique and luxury hotels.
We also appear in The Good Hotel Guide, The Michelin Guide, The Sawdays Collection and have a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
We reviewed Little Churchway Cottage in Perranuthcoe as part of our guide during the Summer 2016 and you can watch our Facebook Live review below.
The cottage is managed by Cornish Traditional Cottages and we also had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing director George Edward-Collins about his favourite things to do in Cornwall and learning a bit more about his business and the range of cottages they have to offer.
We sent Charlotte Vaughan, her husband and daughter off to review the Esplanade Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall. A beachfront hotel with fabulous views and definitely got a thumbs up from the Vaughan Family.
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