Anchored in one of Cornwall’s old harbour towns, Tregenna Castle overlooks the cobbled streets and vibrant art galleries of St Ives. This castle hotel is surrounded by subtropical gardens with woodland paths, exotic plants and a pedestal fountain, as well as the sweeping greens of an 18-hole golf course.
Perched upon a hill with views of the Cornish coastline, this hotel boasts 80 rooms, each with en suite bathrooms, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
The modern Brasserie provides guests with fresh locally landed seafood and with hearty dishes such as steak and pasta.
The hotel leisure facilities include a fitness suite, swimming pools, tennis, squash and badminton courts and a croquet lawn, while the leisure centre beckons with Thalgo Facials and Body Treatments, a sauna, steam room and hot tub.
Groupon’s Guide to Cornwall
From Bude to Land’s End, Cornwall encompasses everything from chocolate-box villages to vast Atlantic coastlines and vibrant surfing hubs. As residents are rarely more than a half-hour drive from the sea, there’s no surprise it plays a huge part to Cornish life, with busy harbours and Michelin star seafood restaurants allowing fish to go from boat to plate in 24 hours.
With clubs, bars, and extreme sports, Newquay has plenty for a youthful crowd, while family-friendly Falmouth has more sheltered beaches and all-ages day outs such as the National Maritime Museum. Away from beach life, grown-up St Ives is an established arts centre, home to the Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth’s garden and a wealth of independent galleries. Inland a little, the Eden Project’s greenhouse biomes create spectacular tropical environs and an otherworldly, space-age feel. Visitors can also buy into the local legends on Bodmin Moor or hike along the rugged landscape to catch a glimpse of the fabled beast.