When we talk about Cornwall, most of us picture the county’s long golden beaches full of parasols, surfers, tourists, and the rest of all the high-season excitement. And whilst this is all accurate, there is in fact another side to Cornwall, away from the sunshine… Through the winter the county transforms into a mysterious land of moody seas and skies, crashing waves, differing wildlife, and so much more! If this side of Cornwall sparks your interest and you’ve got a trip planned, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve listed five of our favourite hotels in Cornwall for a winter getaway!
Mevagissey Bay, Mevagissey
Mevagissey Bay Hotel believe they probably have the best hotel location in the area; the views are second to none and are perfectly placed to take advantage of the amazing South West Coastal Footpath. The perfect combination! All rooms are en-suite, some with full sea views. Their premium room has both a shower and large bath rub and its own terrace looking out over the bay. It really is the perfect place with a view and is there all year round!
The Royal Duchy Hotel, Falmouth
Discover the finest luxury hotel in Falmouth. They are the only 4 star silver hotel in the town. The Royal Duchy has a fabulous position on Falmouth’s sea front, with stunning views across the bay to Pendennis Castle. Imagine basking on their palm fringed sun terrace, sipping a cocktail as you take in the sea views. Or picture yourself dining in their award winning restaurant after an exhilarating day out exploring Cornwall. Sheer heaven. Stylish and peaceful, The Royal Duchy will capture your heart.
Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell
Carlyon Bay Hotel is dubbed to be one of the finest luxury hotels in Cornwall, with an amazing cliff top setting overlooking St Austell Bay. Imagine sumptuous dining, a heavenly spa, championship golf course and 250 acres of private grounds. Savour award winning cuisine and take in spectacular sea views that will take your breath away.
Idle Rocks, St Mawes
The Idle Rocks is situated idyllically on the Harbourside of St Mawes. Perched perfectly on the rocks, it’s the home from home where you can make yourself comfortable in one of 19 individually designed bedrooms, each with its own, unique style and charm. Their restaurant and South facing Terrace offer an ideal location to appreciate the view across the water, whilst enjoying fabulous food, centred on fresh Cornish ingredients. The Idle Rocks is the place to re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.
Chapel House, Penzance
Chapel House PZ is an historic boutique hotel in Penzance, Cornwall, blending Georgian style and architecture with contemporary comfort. They offer six spacious double rooms bathed in light and enjoying sea views. Fabulous breakfasts and weekend suppers using the best local produce.