USA to ‘Kernowfornia’
Take in a five-star British experience by the Atlantic Ocean

Take a vacation in the UK, visit stunning Cornwall (on the extreme South West Peninsula) and stay in our famous iconic surroundings at The Headland. The Headland is a filming location (The Witches), architecturally historic and the leading, most popular destination in the UK, a firm favourite with the British themselves.

Aerial View of Headland Hotel and Cottages

On the doorstep is ‘Fistral’, one of the most famous surfing beaches in Europe. The hotel is surrounded by seven other sandy beaches all accessible by coastal walks. Our hotel, beaches and towns are packed with outstanding food, much of which is taken directly from the ocean which surrounds the county. TV Chefs including Rick Stein and many others have restaurants nearby and our own Executive Chef presides over our four restaurant options for award winning food.

The Headland will give you a five-star hit of quintessential Britishness with a Cornish twist. Delight in our Afternoon Teas or Cornish Cream Teas and luxuriate in our opulent surroundings that are brimming with an historical past.

What can you do in 3 days in Cornwall? – Your itinerary

Whether you arrive with us by flying from Edinburgh into Cornwall Airport Newquay; from Heathrow into Cornwall Airport Newquay (from July to September) or by the GWR train from London and Bath, you can arrive in style with transfers arranged in advance. There also a night sleeper service from Central London.

Our Concierge Sarah Gaskin has been accepted into the highly prestigious Les Clefs d’Or and was voted the ‘Best Concierge in the UK’ at their recent awards. Sarah and the team provide a world class service to our guests by planning activities and creating experiences tailored to your needs.

Day One

Arrive and relax with Afternoon Tea or a speciality cocktail.

Take a walk along our headland, breathe in the salt air and gaze in awe at the magnificent coast as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy a swim in our indoor pool, relax in the jacuzzi, salt steam room and sauna.

Enjoy dinner in our Samphire Restaurant with a ceiling to floor vista of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fish dish at the Headland Hotel

Day Two

Explore a filming location – we have BBC Poldark or ITV Doc Martin filmed in nearby towns and you can visit the areas with the help of a taxi book via our concierge. Both areas have stunning walks to enjoy and plenty of Cornish pubs on the way.

Return to The Headland for a pre-booked spa treatment or just relax in our Ballroom or quaint side lounges with a great book and just…. dream about your travels.

This evening, how about enjoying a traditional Great British favourite - a fish and chip supper in The Terrace followed by a chilled glass of fizz?

Day Three

After a full Cornish Breakfast, it’s time to get active. The Headland can arrange surf lessons, coasteering, paddle boarding or boat trips from our historic Newquay Harbour.

Enjoy the golden sands of our beaches, views that will leave lifelong memories and local stories of fishing, smugglers and 30-foot-high waves!

Take lunch and dinner with our many options across The Headland.

Bed with window view at the Headland

Time to Leave

You can choose the night sleeper option via GWR Trains.

And to get back quickly you can fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay to New York (Virgin Atlantic) and be back in the USA in just 12 hours.

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Offers & Experiences

Halloween at The Headland

Experience Halloween in Cornwall at the home of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ this coming October. The film has remained close to our hearts here at The Headland, and we will be celebrating with a rather grand and spooky October half-term.

Leisure lunch in The Headland Spa

Escape from everyday distractions for some well-needed rest and relaxation in the tranquil surroundings of The Headland Spa.

Five-star spascape

Enjoy a 3-course meal with a glass of crémant, Rhassoul mud room treatment for two, full Cornish breakfast and a spascape treatment from £150 per person (available from July onwards).

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