9 Luxury Family Holidays In Cornwall To Get Away From It All

Rachel Garner
Jan 22, 2024 By Rachel Garner
Originally Published on Aug 03, 2020
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Famous for its stunning beaches and beautiful coastlines, Cornwall is the perfect spot to escape the everyday and enjoy a luxurious staycation!

Not only are there plenty of exciting things to see and to do together as a family, but there are also lots of fabulous places to stay that are both child-friendly and rather lavish. From award-winning spots to family spa hotels - we've rounded up nine of our favourite spots for you to check out.

The Carlyon Bay Hotel - St Austell


Beach House on the edge of blue water

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This stunning resort hotel offers the absolute peak of luxury to its guests, with breathtaking sea views of the surrounding Cornish coast.

Not only are there two delicious restaurants to try out on-site, but guests can also benefit from a spa, a large golf course, indoor and outdoor heated pools, huge gardens to explore, and it's just seconds away from the beach where you can spend a relaxing day out. Even better - there's an outdoor playground and a supervised kids playroom to keep the children entertained. Absolutely perfect for a family trip.

The Carlyon Bay hotel re-opened on 4 July and is currently accepting bookings online and over the phone - so if you're looking for a luxury family-friendly hotel, you don't want to miss out on this one!

Seaview Holiday Village - Polperro

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Escape from all of your stresses at this relaxing holiday park.

At the Seaview Holiday Village, you can pick from your very own chalet, bungalow, or even a luxurious caravan. Situated right next to the coast, not only do you have access to incredible views but there's also lots of greenery to explore and enjoy, or for the children to run around on whilst you sit and relax. Whether you spend your days out at the nearby beach or entertain yourself at your home away from home, there are plenty of things to do such as taking a dip in the pool, playing a round of crazy golf, or making use of the on-hand entertainment. There are also plenty of nearby spots and attractions to visit. You'll also have your own self-catering facilities if you don't want to eat out for every meal.

This staycation re-opened on 10 July with the reassurance that several measures have been put into place to ensure safety and hygiene standards - such as extra cleaning, hands-free check-ins, and one way systems where possible.

White Acres Lodges - Newquay

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In the midst of the gorgeous Cornish scenery, the White Acres Holiday Park is the perfect place for a family escape to Cornwall.

With an indoor heated swimming pool, an arcade, a bowling alley, and its close proximity to the beach - not only is it a luxurious spot but it's also extremely child-friendly. Outdoor amenities include a fishing pond, a seated terrace, and a playground. The resort offers a choice of two restaurants, but of course, there are plenty of other options nearby if you fancy a traditional fish and chips, or you can make use of the self-catering.

You'll also have the option to pick your preference of accommodation, whether that be a lodge or a caravan it'll certainly make for a wonderful family holiday.

This luxury location reopened on 4 July and is now taking bookings. The park is reassuring visitors that deep cleaning regimes and contactless check-ins will be in place.

Watergate Bay Hotel - Newquay

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The Watergate Bay Hotel prides itself on its gorgeous sea view suites, and trust us, they're not exaggerating!

Situated just steps from the beachfront, the location of this hotel is absolutely perfect for a family friendly luxury Cornish stay. With four restaurants, a spa, a swim club for the children and an even an extreme academy for those looking to take up surfing - your trip is sure to be a busy one! There's plenty of entertainment available for the kids if you're after a more relaxed escape, too. With a Kids Zone during the day with tons of activities, and the XA club for your 8-12-year-olds, the hotel even offers a babysitting or monitoring service during the evenings so you can enjoy a romantic meal whilst the kids are tucked up in bed.

The hotel reopened on 5 July and is currently taking bookings - so if you're after a luxury stay that you'll never forget, what are you waiting for?

Trevorrick Farm Cottages - Padstow

Enjoy a stay in these luxury family cottages, perfect for both children and adults to experience a relaxing trip.

A farm might not sound like the most glamorous of places to visit - but words can be deceiving! Located just by one of Cornwall's lovely sandy beaches, the farm not only has great views but it also has plenty to do. Enjoy the scenic local walks, take a dip in the indoor heated pool (or private hot tubs), or wake up early and watch the kids experience giving the animals their morning feed. The luxury cottages provide plenty of free games and books inside, and the outdoors has several different farm-themed play areas, lots of space to run around, and even a trampoline. If you don't feel like venturing out to nearby eateries, you can even take advantage of the self-catering aspect of the cottages.

Trevorrick Farm is currently taking bookings after reopening on 4 July.

The Park Cornwall - Mawgan Porth

Forget everything you know about camping, and let us introduce you to the luxury world of glamping.

If you're after something just a little more luxurious, but still want the family camping experience - this is the spot for you. The Park has several swimming pools, a play area, plenty of space to run around in - and is less than 300 yards from the beach if you want to venture down to relax and sunbathe. There's also a restaurant on-site with a fantastic chef, a sauna and steam room, and even little fairy doors around the site that you can try to spot during your stay. You'll be able to choose from a cabin, a cottage, and a lodge - but we'd recommend staying in your very own yurt for a truly unique experience. With its very own little village, the yurts come with log burners, an outdoor fire pit, and a hot tub!

The Park Cornwall opened on 4 July and is taking bookings now.

Harbour Hotel - St Ives

This prestigious boutique hotel and spa is incredibly popular and has been voted one of the best in the area - and for good reason.

With absolutely incredible views of the beach and coast, you don't have to travel far for a good time. Porthminster Beach and the gorgeous St Ives Harbour are just steps away, and there's plenty to see and do. The hotel itself has a restaurant and bar on-site, along with a spa, a swimming pool, and an outdoor terrace to relax on. Families are welcomed warmly.

After reopening on 4 July, the Harbour Hotel is reassuring guests that staff have been trained to follow new procedures and guidelines.

Landal Gwel an Mor - Portreath

This 5-star resort is the perfect spot for a luxurious family trip to Cornwall, right by the coast.

Pick out your very own luxury Lodge and enjoy the resort's facilities: a heated pool, an indoor soft play area, a children's playground, the farm area with animals to visit, the lovely views and open space, the expansive golf course, and of course the spa and massages. There's a bar and restaurant outside with an outdoor seated terrace area - but the lodges also have their own kitchens if you'd wish to cook and eat in as a family.

The Landal Gwel an Mor is reopened on 4 July with extra safety and hygiene measures in place to ensure the safety of guests, and is currently taking bookings.

Hustyns Hotel and Spa- Wadebridge

If it's a relaxing getaway in Cornwall that you're after, then this countryside retreat is ideal for a family trip.

Pick from your choice of a hotel room, a luxury lodge, or even a glamping experience - every option is packed full of fun things to do. With a great heated pool, a golf course, tennis courts, table tennis, a spa, and even an enclosed play area for the kids - you won't have to worry about keeping everyone entertained at this family-friendly venue. Alternatively, you can venture out into the great outdoors and enjoy the lovely surrounding walks and ponds. There's also a quaint little town nearby with lovely restaurants and pubs to try out - or you can try the tasty food at the on-site brasserie.

The Hustyns Hotel and Spa are now taking bookings.

Note: Note: Please check with the individual venue before visiting, as opening times and restrictions are at risk of changing due to COVID-19.

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Written by Rachel Garner

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism

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Rachel GarnerBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism

Growing up in Switzerland, Rachel developed a love for exploring new places and trying new foods. She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of the Arts London. She currently resides in Northwest London and enjoys discovering trendy spots around the city. Rachel is also passionate about planning fun activities for her family, particularly her little cousins. When she has some downtime, she can be found indulging in hobbies such as attending concerts, baking, or visiting her family in Essex. Her love for travel takes her beyond the UK, where she meticulously plans and researches each adventure before setting off to explore new places across Europe and beyond.

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