If you want to take your kids on a bucket-and-spade holiday, but need a break from time to time, Polurrian Bay provides the solution. Perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, this one-time Victorian railway hotel, now attractively updated, offers an Ofsted-registered crèche for children over three months, play areas and pools, a games room, cinema room, gym and spa. It also has a lovely quiet beach, perfect for building sandcastles, plus comfortable, good-sized family rooms (some interconnecting) and four stunning new self-catering villas, accommodating up to six people. The hotel’s interior is pared down, Scandi-style, with blonde wood floors and furniture. Colourful chairs and sofas fill the contemporary Vista lounge, which opens out to a terrace with spectacular views of Mounts Bay. The dining room offers a menu that usually features organic beef reared on nearby Goonhilly Downs and locally-caught mackerel. There’s surfing, kayaking, horse riding, golf and walking, on the doorstep.
Doubles from £120
+44 (0)1326 240421; polurrianhotel.com
Lizard Point which is the most Southerly point on the British mainland and visit the Lizard Lighthouse and its visitors centre.
At the Polurrian, dine looking out at stunning coastal views and enjoy menus based on ingredients sourced from local growers, artisan suppliers and locally caught seafood.
Take all the family on a day out to Roskilly’s Farm, a local, organic Cornish Farm. Watch ice cream and fudge being made and take some home as a memento
CLAIM TO FAME
In 1902 Marconi Guglielmo stayed whilst experimenting sending the first transatlantic radio messages, his monument above Poldu Cove can be seen from the hotel.
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