The Headland Tradition: Five-Star Cornwall, Not Formal

The Headland Tradition: Five-Star Cornwall, Not Formal

The Headland Tradition: Five-Star Cornwall, Not Formal

The Headland: 'My Happy Place'

The Headland luxury resort is a one-of-a-kind. It's more than a hotel in a wild, dramatic location. It has grand traditions and age old charm, but it also embraces the modern with a stunning Aqua Club and five-bubble-rated spa facilities.

It's all part of the same thing. Our aim has always been to create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury with excellent, approachable but unobtrusive service. We believe that you should arrive feeling welcomed, whoever you are. And you should leave rejuvenated, wherever you're going back to. That's what holidays are for.

This approach has established The Headland as a timeless destination for visitors worldwide, many of whom return every year. They return because it’s grand and it makes you feel special...but also because it’s never snobby and it’s designed to let you just be yourself.

Cast your vote for the 'Independent Hotel of the Year Award'

Cast your vote for The Headland

We are delighted that we have been shortlisted as one of the final eight hotels competing to be crowned Independent Hotel of The Year. The industry-leading awards take place at Olympia London in October with the voting now open to the public.

Hotel Director, Veryan Palmer, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been included in such a strong shortlist with some utterly brilliant hotels. We would love to win this award, I think it would serve as the ultimate reward for our unique approach to the hospitality industry and the service that our wonderful team gives our guests.”

Approximately 100 hotels applied for the prestigious award, the applicants were then whittled down to 35 for a panel of judges to consider, before the final eight were selected.

The Independent Hotel of the Year award acknowledges hotels that embody independent spirit, excellence, and innovation in creating exceptional guest experiences whilst pushing the boundaries expected of an independent hotel.

If you agree we are your 'Independent Hotel of The Year' please cast your vote for us. 

Award-winning hospitality

Everything we do at The Headland luxury resort is aimed at offering the highest standards in the most relaxed atmosphere. We're proud of our team, who all work together to maintain standards. So it's lovely to get official recognition.

The hotel that nearly never was

Since 1898, The Headland has been recognised as one of Cornwall’s most iconic hotels. But it had a very troubled start...

Lobster Box

Lobster Box Cornwall is now available for delivery to your cosy Headland cottage. Eating fresh seafood at home has never been so easy.

Order a delectable three course Lobster Box for an evening dining in during your cottage stay. Fresh Lobster handcrafted locally, each Lobster Box comes as a three course meal taking just minutes to put together.

To start, three flavourful Scallops take less than five minutes to serve following the easy instructions, with all ingredients pre weighed & flavoured. Your Cornish half Lobster main is completely ready to eat & served alongside hand flavoured sides developed specifically to accompany this delicate & tasty fresh seafood. Follow this with a warming Rum & Amaretto Banana topped with Cornish Clotted Cream, making dining in with local tasty food, really simple & easy, enjoyed in the comfort of your cottage. To check out more on Lobster Box head to or talk to one of the reservations / reception team.

Cornwall Segway

Join us for an amazing Segway experience! Perfect for the whole family; our self-balancing machines will have you gliding around, twisting, turning, and flying along in no time at all!

Receive a full introduction, safety briefing, and demonstration from one of our experienced instructors. Next up is your turn to climb onto the vehicle and master the gyroscopic controls. Spend some time in our training area to get to grips and master your newfound skill set.With the training complete you will be guided around our carefully planned out course with more features and obstacles added to increase the complexity of the route and improve your Segway skills.*As you cruise around the beautiful grounds of the Hotel we will be there by your side to help and take photographic evidence to take away with you!

So grab your friends for an hour of fun and excitement, or bring along the family for a fun day out! This is a perfect experience for thrill seekers….and those just looking for a gentle cruise. Ultimately you are in control of the machine and choose the difficulty level of the challenges; making this perfect for everyone!

Taster sessions are held every Wednesday throughout the summer at the hotel for hotel guests and local residents. Book via the 'Book Now' button below or pop into the hotel reception use the QR code to book.



  • All bookings are made direct with Cornwall Segway via their website booking system.
  • Segways are self-balancing machines. 
  • The session will be instructor-led and will be approx 60 minutes.
  • The session will include a safety briefing, 1-2-1 training, and a ride around the grounds.
  • The 'adult' machines are for any age but users must weigh between 7 and 18.5 stone.
  • Children's machines are available for anyone under 7 stone, and the minimum age of use is 7 years old
  • All riders must wear sturdy shoes (ie trainers or boots and not flip-flops or sandals). 
  • Helmets are provided by Cornwall Segway.
  • Sessions must be pre-booked.  Walk-ons without a booking are subject to availability.

Please contact Cornwall Segway directly with any queries:

Tel:  07544 060 347

E-Bike Hire

With an E-Bike, the journey is part of the adventure and we want to help you explore our extraordinary county in an eco-friendly way.

Shop The Headland

Libi is an digital shopping platform which allows guests staying at The Headland to shop the things around them! See it, love it, buy it.

The hotel where the 90's movie 'The Witches' was filmed

The Headland was the iconic location of the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, renamed ‘Hotel Excelsior’ for the film. Every year it attracts legions of fans who want to see it for themselves first hand.