The Headland

Newquay, Cornwall

Two Bedroom cottage

Two Bedroom cottage

Two Bedroom cottage

One Bedroom and Three Bedroom cottage

Coastal View room

Fistral Beach

Two Bedroom cottage

Fistral Beach

Splendid room

Fistral Beach

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, this grand Victorian hotel and set of cottages provide the perfect base for exploring some of both Cornwall and England’s finest coastline, or simply staring out to sea in quiet contemplation.

The Headland overlooks the postcard-perfect Fistral Beach in Newquay. 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.

It boasts spectacular views and impressive leisure facilities. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, and the spa – Cornwall's first Five Bubble awarded – gives The Headland a contemporary feel. The Cornish salt steam room is a lovely local twist alongside the Swedish sauna, hot tub and aromatherapy showers. The hotel scored a well-deserved TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Allowing you freedom and flexibility, the luxurious Headland cottages are built in a charming Cornish village style. 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.

If you’re looking for more flexibility than a hotel provides and enjoy preparing your own food, then you will prefer the 5-star Headland cottages. Built in Cornish village style, these one and two-bedroom properties are one of the most charming features of the estate. You will still have access to all the hotel’s facilities and you can mix self-catering with meals in the restaurant.

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.

Excellent for
Beach Food UK and Ireland Scenery Self-catering


  • 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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