Late spring, early summer – whatever you want to call it, there’s a sweet spot right now when the weather is perfect and the beaches quiet. Make the most of it by booking a last-minute break at one of these Cornish gems
St Moritz, Trebetherick
If you’re after a unique spa break in Cornwall, St Moritz hosts the only Cowshed spa outside of a Soho House property. The Trebetherick hotel’s Coastal Cowshed package is available in three tiers and if you push the boat out and plump for the two-night Gold package you’ll enjoy a Cornish breakfast on both mornings, a two-course dinner each evening, a 90-minute signature facial or massage treatment in the spa plus access to leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room and hot tub. By the end of your mini getaway you’ll be refreshed and summer ready.
Coastal Cowshed Gold package from £590, based on two people sharing.
St Michaels Resort, Falmouth
Shimmering seas, sensational sunsets and fresh local seafood: St Michaels Resort, just a stone’s throw from Gyllyngvase Beach, ticks all the boxes for a thoroughly refreshing last-minute spring break in Cornwall.
Relax and rejuvenate with a two-night Summer Sanctuary break (available June 1 to August 31), which includes a two-night stay in a classic king room, a three-course meal in Brasserie on the Bay on your first night, and a full Cornish breakfast each morning – plus complimentary access to the resort’s incredible gym and swim facilities. And if that’s not enough to keep you occupied, the many attractions of Falmouth are right on your doorstep.
Summer Sanctuary offer starts from £275 per person.
Outlaw’s Guest House, Port Isaac
Port Isaac is famous for three things: the Fisherman’s Friends shantymen, grumpy Doc Martin and Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin-starred cooking.
Nathan put the tiny fishing village on the culinary map when he opened Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and Outlaw’s New Road, and has recently added accommodation to his portfolio. An Outlaw’s Foodie Getaway includes a two-night stay at the new guest house, dinner at each of the restaurants, breakfasts and freshly baked afternoon treats. And if it gets busy in the village, chill out on the private sea-view terrace (complete with honesty bar) and enjoy smug satisfaction to go with your full belly.
Outlaw’s Foodie Getaway starts from £785 for two nights, based on two people sharing.
Talland Bay Hotel, near Looe
Indecisive diners will want to take advantage of Talland Bay‘s new one-night dinner, bed and breakfast offer, which includes a nine-course tasting experience (with matched wines) in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.
Head chef Glen Merriott and team take guests on a culinary odyssey of the local countryside and coastline in dishes that feature exquisitely sourced ingredients cooked and presented with style. The multi-course experiences starts with nibbles and a Talland Bay No1 G&T and ends with coffees and petite fours in the bar, before guests slink off to bed to sleep it all off in the refined setting of this quirky country house hotel.
From £340 per room, based on two people sharing a Classic Room.
The Godolphin, Marazion
This stylish Marazion beachside hotel and restaurant oozes glamour and sits opposite the majestic castle of St Michael’s Mount – reached by a fairytale cobbled causeway in low tide, and by boat in high tide. After a day of exploring the tiny tidal island, The Godolphin‘s relaxed restaurant and bar is the perfect spot to tuck into seasonal food, great wine and local craft beers.
Overnight guests can choose from a sea room overlooking the stunning Mount’s Bay or a town view of pretty Marazion. Eight of the rooms are also dog-friendly (an additional charge applies) with comfy blanket, food bowls and treats on arrival, so you can take four-legged friends along on your adventure.
June B&B rates from £275 for a sea-view room.
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