The Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate
What We Love
- A spa hotel in southwest England, with a state-of-the-art wellness centre and an infinity pool Having full access to the estate's heavenly spa facilities
- Taking a dip in the stunning infinity pool, which edges onto the botanical gardens
- Unpacking the wellies to explore the 43 acres of green grounds
What To Know
- Enjoy free use of the jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room at The Clearing Spa
- Onsite cuisine runs from casual to gourmet with four dining options: Arboretum, Elephant Bar, Brasserie and Terrace, and Terrace Bar.
- Free WiFi works really well
For spa relaxation in a picturesque setting, look no further than the 19th-century Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Centred on an elegant white manor house, this 43-acre retreat combines country charm with a modern, state-of-the-art wellness centre. Futhermore, it’s located in St Austell, just a short drive from the surfy southern coast and The Eden Project.
Tucked away in converted stables, The Clearing Spa sits a short stroll across the grounds from the main building. In here, you’ll find a sauna, steam room and five treatment rooms, where expert therapists apply specially designed therapies by Aromatherapy Associates and The Refinery. There’s also an infinity pool – a stunning feature with retractable glass windows that open out onto the beautiful gardens. It’s no wonder this retreat has garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Stayed one night on 2nd Nov. On arrival we were told we could not book a table for an evening meal as they were fully booked and we were advised to eat out. We inquired about room service, but were told there would be a long delay. So we went out.
They took a pre authorisation on my credit card, which was subsequently charged to me in error, and despite calling twice and emailing I have still not received a refund. I have had to raise a retail dispute with my card issuer to recover this now.
Over flow car park is poorly maintained, if you value your alloy wheels don't park there.
Booked this through a virgin experience day, wasn’t expecting much as price was low but was pleasantly surprised! Lovely welcoming staff and facilities were clean (sun lounger cushions could do with some attention, quite a few rips) but all in all a lovely relaxing afternoon followed by a really tasty afternoon tea in the Laura Ashley tea room. Plenty to eat and gorgeous cakes! Really pleased and would return.
As with any establishment, their reputation and service level depend on the staff.....and we found the staff to not only be helpful, but go above and beyond! All of them greeted us cheerfully and went out of their way to fulfill any request we may have, whether it be for a particular pastry for my son during breakfast or to meet a dietary request during dinner. Even wrapping some pizza up for us to take away after dinner. That would be my only point for improvement, that a vegetarian option be included in their wonderful all inclusive sale packages they do. They used to be, I'm not sure why this has changed. However, we were able to choose from another menu, so this was easily resolved.
Clean, spacious and modern rooms. The modern layout is brilliant in its design of a long singular corridor at the rear, so that each room is afforded their own balcony with views. Any visitor is spoilt with a comprehensive breakfast choice. The newly renovated Laura Ashley decor, is quite stunning! Beautifully done.
The gym is compact, but holds everything you need. The small pool in the spa is always a favourite of ours. I prefer it's compact size. Beautiful views out across private gardens. (Very well kept grounds!) Lovely to have it warmer than most. I didn't have a treatment this time, but have in the past and they were always excellent.
We have been coming for around 8 years now. We will be returning again soon. Thank you for a lovely stay! ☺