The Headland

Newquay, Cornwall

Two Bedroom cottage

Two Bedroom cottage

One Bedroom and Three Bedroom cottage

Coastal View room

Fistral Beach

Two Bedroom cottage

Two Bedroom cottage

Fistral Beach

Splendid room

Fistral Beach

A grand hotel and cottages overlooking Cornwall's Fistral Beach

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Up to -32% hotel's website rate ?
This offer also includes complimentary use of the spa and leisure facilities, and the option to purchase a three-course dinner for a special rate of £34 (normally £39) at the Samphire restaurant.

This offer is based on two adults only. A minimum two-night stay is required on Saturdays.

Dogs are welcome at a charge of £24 per dog, per night.

Check-in is at 2.30pm and check-out at 11am.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 32% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel’s own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel’s own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On 01/03/2019, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Splendid room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £184 per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of £270 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 32%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 05/12/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A dramatic location on the headland near Fistral Beach, with an award-winning spa and AA Rosette restaurant – includes spa access, self-catering cottage options and more


Perched on a rugged promontory where waves lash the shores, The Headland overlooks the postcard-perfect Fistral Beach in Newquay and comprises a grand Victorian hotel and set of cottages - providing the perfect base for exploring some of both Cornwall and England’s finest coastline, or simply staring out to sea in quiet contemplation. Winner of two prestigious Gold Awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and Gold and Silver accolades at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, this family-run hotel dominates the coastline and the original building featured in the memorable film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s
The Witches. The hotel scored a well-deserved TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Splendid rooms are spacious and traditional, exuberating luxury. You can expect traditional luxury at its best in the Coastal View rooms, which have views right across the coastline and towards Trevose Lighthouse. Crisp linens and plush furnishings underpin the luxury experience alongside satellite TV and Wi-Fi access, as well as a separate seating area, work desk and modern bathroom.

Cosy in the winter and refreshing in the summer, the One, Two and Three Bedroom cottages are airy and painted in fresh, seaside hues. Each has an excellent, open-plan working kitchen, a log-effect gas fire and lots of space. Outdoor decks and living areas provide a lovely touch, with scenic village views. If you opt for a cottage stay, you'll still have access to all the hotel’s facilities, and you can mix self-catering with meals in the restaurant.


A holder of two AA Rosettes, The Headland's Samphire Restaurant features jaw-dropping ocean views as well as dining to die for. Drink or dine al fresco on the terrace as you take in the gorgeous sunset, and don't miss out on a Cornish breakfast or afternoon tea – expect finger sandwiches, generous portions of cake, clotted cream and home-made scones.


The hotel spa, the first one in Cornwall to be rated Five Bubbles, includes a Cornish salt steam room, a Swedish sauna, aromatherapy showers and a hot tub. A range of treatments are available here too, from marine-themed rituals to ELEMIS massages – true relaxation and bliss.


The Headland sits proudly overlooking Fistral Beach, a 20-minute walk from Newquay train station. Newquay Golf Club is a swift three-minute drive away, should you fancy polishing your swing.

Travelling with kids?

Family-friendly facilities include a kids' menu, highchairs, babysitting services, a kids' adventure playground, child swimming times (7.30-11am and 3-6pm) and in-room child equipment (stairgate and cots). One and Two Bedroom cottages have double-ended baths. Cosy in the winter and refreshing in the summer, the five-star cottages are airy and painted in fresh, seaside hues . Each has an excellent working kitchen, a log fire and lots of space.

Good to know

Please be aware that the two-bedroom cottages have much better views than the one-bedroom cottages.

Please also be aware that outdoor building work is currently underway at the hotel.

Fistral Beach Complex, Headland Rd, Newquay TR7 1EW

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

Newquay is the nearest train station to The Headland, around a seven-minute taxi ride away.

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • The cosiness of this impressive seaside retreat and cottages
  • Tucking into locally sourced fare in the hotel's double AA Rosette-awarded restaurant
  • The amazing location, offering beautiful coastline walks

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