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This imposing Victorian pile is set in an exclusive cliff-top position overlooking Cornwall's iconic Fistral Beach; settle into comfortable and stylish surroundings, with breathtaking ocean views and enjoy a little old-school grandeur with modern elegance, offering the perfect spot from which to explore the north Cornish coast.

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Set on an exclusive clifftop with remarkable views, overlooking one of Cornwall's most iconic surfing spots in Newquay - Fistral Beach. Step outside the hotel and you're straight on the path to this sandy stretch of beach. With Bodmin Moor just over an hour's drive and The Eden Project 40-minutes away, The Headland makes for an ideal base to explore the north Cornish coast.

By car: Just 20 minutes off the A39 to Bath, Exeter is 1 hour 40 mins from the hotel, Taunton 2 hours 10 mins, and London just over 5 hours. Parking is available at the hotel.

By train: Newquay Station is an 8-minute drive, or 25-minute walk from the hotel with trains to Par - which links to Plymouth, Totness, Taunton, Exeter St. David's and London Paddington. Book trains to Newquay.

By plane: Newquay airport is just 20 minutes away by car.

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A labour of love, The Headland has been thoughtfully resurrected from its former decline by Caroline and John Armstrong. The husband-and-wife team painstakingly reinvented the Grade II-listed building as the modern luxury hotel it is today, preserving its architectural beauty and creating a welcoming and comfortable space with state-of-the-art facilities.


The service is world-class, as the friendly team at the Headland couldn't be more attentive. Soak up ocean views and enjoy indulgent dining from a myriad of luxury spaces, where comfort is second-to-none. At the heart of the hotel you will discover the spa; it's focused on well-being, allowing guests to escape daily life to a backdrop of uninterrupted sea vistas.

  • Cocktail bar

  • Samphire Restaurant

  • The Terrace bistro

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Family-friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms come in varying configurations, with views across to Fistral Beach or out towards the Atlantic. Each individually-designed space fuses luxury with comfort, with a similar interiors thread running throughout, featuring unique and custom-made furnishings. Some of the spacious ensuites have stand-alone baths.

Room types: Cosy, Coastal, Ocean View, Splendid, Turret, Fistral View, Best Hotel rooms and suites, Self-catering cottages

Key amenities: ensuite with Elemis toiletries, robes and slippers for the spa


Tuck into seasonal plates of the freshest Cornish fare, with menus inspired by the dramatic north coastline. Serving up exciting dishes using native produce, including meat, fish and game, creates a memorable dining experience in either the fine-dining Samphire restaurant or the contemporary Terrace restaurant, where the focus is on relaxed dining to a backdrop of blues.

Samphire Restaurant: two AA Rosette-awarded, modern fine dining, sunset views. Three courses for £39.

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