If you’re looking for a fantastic staycation in the UK that will allow you to make the most of your retirement, look no further than Cornwall. Home to stunning beaches, leisurely coastal paths, charming eateries and inns, picture-postcard scenery and a slice of a typically British seaside that’s loved by so many.
While it may seem far away, Cornwall is easily reachable. Simply hop in the car or on the train and make your way down to one of Britain’s most precious gems for a trip to remember. With coastal paths a-plenty, endless options of charming boutique hotels and dog-friendly destinations, it’s easy to see why Cornwall is such a popular destination for retirees.
Although there’s plenty to do that doesn’t involve too much walking, if you’re planning on heading out to explore on foot, be sure to check out our blog post covering the South West Coastal path that runs through Cornwall.
With choices of hundreds of rentals offering accessible accommodation to suit all budgets, we’re sure you’ll be spoilt for choice. Below are five of our top picks of luxury accessible hotels that might just take your fancy.
The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate
The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate is a real show-stopper. If you’re looking for a real treat that has all bases covered, we think this might be the choice for you. The estate is located within St Austell, with plenty of local amenities within driving distance. However, once you arrive here, there’s no real need to leave. With an on-site spa, Cornwall’s first ever Laura Ashley Tea room and a beautiful restaurant, you’ll have everything you need and more in this beautiful location.
This 4-star Edwardian hotel overlooks the beautiful Penzance harbour and bay so you can enjoy stunning views over the peaceful setting from its elevated position. With an on-site restaurant and just 25 beautiful rooms, this hotel offers a slow-paced getaway. Offering a fantastic base to explore the charming local area or venture as far as the rugged cliffs of Land’s End, this hotel is a great choice. If you fancy venturing a little further afield, you can head over the Isles of Scilly by ferry or plane.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa
Sitting on a cliff top along the dramatic north coast of Cornwall, you’ll enjoy picturesque views as far as the eye can see at this luxurious hotel. With the beach just below, you can strike out on a leisurely stroll along the shore whenever the mood takes you. Once you’re done exploring, you can retreat to the hotel and make the most of the on-site spa, two restaurants and peaceful, adult-only spaces. As if that isn’t enough, this stunning hotel also offers dog-friendly accommodation, a bar, and an outdoor sensory spa garden experience alongside seasonal events.
Budock Vean Hotel
This award-winning hotel is nestled in stunning grounds above the Helford River, offering a truly tranquil getaway when you need it most. Set within 65 acres of breathtakingly beautiful gardens, woodlands and its very own golf course, this hotel is a real sanctuary. Whether you opt to stay in the hotel or in one of their gold award holiday homes, you can experience the indoor swimming pool and sauna, outdoor hot tubs, glorious spa and on-site restaurant as you truly unwind. As if the hotel isn’t impressive enough, you can enjoy beaches aplenty within short driving distance so you can be as active or relaxed as you like.
The coastal bolthole makes for a stunning haven for visitors searching for enviable ocean views. Lewinnick Lodge offers modern, chic accommodation with all the creature comforts you’ll need during your getaway to the coast. With some of Cornwall’s most popular destinations such as Newquay, home to the famous Fistral Beach less than 2 miles away, you’ll have endless attractions practically on your doorstep. Following a day of exploration, you can retreat to the lodges onsite restaurant before retiring to your outstanding beautiful bedroom when the day is done.
No matter your choice of accommodation, you are sure to be surrounded by stunning sea views, wonderful attractions and gentle walks aplenty. If you’re yet to visit Cornwall, you ought to. You won’t regret it.