Round-up: Where to stay in Cornwall this summer

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Vada Magazine rounds up the best places to stay in Cornwall (including a bonus property in neighbouring Devon) this year from boutique holiday rentals, and the world’s Best B&B, which happens to be owned by a gay couple, naturally.

Luxury holiday rentals

If you’re looking to escape everyday life for some well-deserved rest and recuperation, a spa-break by the coast can certainly deliver. Luxury self-catering company, Perfect Stays, boasts several properties that are guaranteed to put the spring back into your step.

The nautical and coastal inspired holiday home, Blue Moorings, is an idyllic base for those seeking a relaxing spa retreat overlooking a peaceful waterway. Perched on the banks of the River Dart, this waterside escape sleeps up to 4 adults, making it perfect for a couple or small group who really want to take time out. Situated on the doorstep, guests of Blue Moorings will receive complimentary use of the Dart Marina Health and Spa facilities, which includes a gym, pool, steam room and Jacuzzi. Guests will also receive 10 percent off Elemis spa treatments. At the end of a long relaxing day, guests can truly unwind with dinner out on the waterfront terrace overlooking the river.

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A short break at the serene Trevenek, a stylish property with sensational views of Mawgan Porth, will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised. The property, which has 4 king-size bedrooms and sleeps 8-10 people, is only a short walk from the prestigious The Scarlet spa, our favourite adult-only spa in the county! Return from your time at the spa and either take a walk along the popular surfer’s beach, or take in the stunning views from the comfort of the hot tub.

Overlooking the beautiful seaside town of Rock, this ultra-modern glass and timber-clad haven offers tranquillity and luxury in abundance. At Lower Cole you don’t need to leave the property to get royally pampered, as the Perfect Stays concierge team can arrange therapists and masseuses to come to you. If you want to venture further, take a stroll down to the water taxi in time for dinner in Padstow before returning for a nightcap in the plush lounge.

Affordable rental with a view offers a discount on the Greenshank property, a super little cottage that sleeps four with a sweeping view over the Atlantic Ocean at Mullion Cove in western Cornwall. Take cliff-top walks along the South West Coast Path, strolls along the sandy beaches; or even a Segway Safari.

The World’s Best B&B

Venturing into the neighbouring county of Devon (and slightly expanding the title of this article), the 25 Boutique B&B (ranked as the World’s Best B&B) is owned by married husbands Andy and Julian Banner-Price. This Torquay B&B dazzles guests across is 6 rooms, with the service, the breakfast, and the extras, both expected and unexpected.

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The English Rivera’s growth as a must-visit location, is due to people having the choice of an enormous range of things to do, alongside the chance to simply unwind and relax in a beautiful, timeless setting. For the modern “Riviera” feel, there’s the Abbey Sands development just a short walk through Torre Abbey’s grounds from the World’s Best B&B, where the blossoming pavement café culture is evident with rows of bars and restaurants all with outdoor seating, these are incredibly popular in the sunshine (even in January). Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on the way into the harbour along the promenade, relax, and wander around the coast and harbour.

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.