The Park, Cornwall
The Park, Cornwall is a unique collection of chic, stylish homes from home just a stone’s throw from the rugged North Cornwall coast. Whether you find yourself in an eco lodge complete with a hot tub or getting close to nature in a yurt, you’ll be in for an experience that’s all about enjoying a beautiful setting and designer furnishings.
When you’re not enjoying the distinctive design of your property, you’ll probably be sinking into one of the resort’s heated swimming pools, dining on yummy local produce in The Kitchen or just lying back in the sun and enjoying the landscaped gardens…well this is Cornwall after all.
And then there’s the nearby coastline. You’ll be moments from the sands of Mawgan Porth beach, and that means plenty of opportunity to become a beach bum for your stay and make the most of one of Cornwall’s best-loved stretches of sand. The Park Cornwall is about as close to beach chic as it gets, and what better place to experience it than in Cornwall?
There’s nothing quite like waking up and heading to the pool to start your day with a dip, and we’re happy to say that The Park’s home to a heated outdoor pool (open between April and September) and an indoor pool. The sauna and steam room make relaxing places to sit back and feel the stresses of home ease away, and what better way to relax after a busy day lying back on the beach than with a little ‘you’ time?
What is it with kids and not wanting to get out of the swimming pool? Well, the outdoor pool means a summer break at The Park’s all about practicing their swimming skills and having a good old time. And for mum and dad, that means you can keep them happy even when you don’t feel like venturing far from home. Hurray.
It’s not just the yurts and lodges that have been thoughtfully designed at The Park, the grounds have been carefully landscaped with private gardens and handy little sunspots for those times when you fancy curling up with a book.
The outdoor pool bar and decking area makes a popular spot to grab a seat and lie back while the sun warms your skin, and the conservation area’s walkways beckon when you fancy stretching your legs. In fact, the conservation area’s fast becoming home to some of the local wildlife, so look out for rabbits, foxes and badgers that can sometimes be seen going about their business! There’s a little surprise for the kids too, in the form of a traditional yurt complete with toys and soft play equipment to keep them happy no matter what the weather decides to do.
With all this fresh air and those gorgeous coastal views you’re going to be after some serious soul food, and this is where we point you in the direction of The Kitchen café. The Park centres on an ethos of sustainability, and the dishes on the menu at the café include fresh herbs grown right on site. In fact, the dishes are created using local produce as often as possible, so you can tuck into a plate of real Cornwall.
The Kitchen’s open for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and dogs are welcome both in the conservatory and out on the terrace. Speaking of the terrace, with valley views perfect for that “look where I am” holiday photo, it’s one of those spaces that makes you want to slow down and make a meal last.
For the kids
The Park’s one of those resorts that could have been made for kids. From the laidback atmosphere that makes it family friendly, to the nearby sandy beach perfect for that first holiday with the kids…and the site’s even home to a secure play area for toddlers. So, for those days when you’re content to stick close to your home from home and enjoy some chill out time, you’ll be able to treat the younger members of the family to some fun in the play area.
And as if we could forget – there’s a giant trampoline too. Yes, that’s right, a giant. Trampoline. We don’t even need to say any more about this one do we…
Mawgan Porth Beach
You’ll find Mawgan Porth Beach so close to The Park that you can smell the sea on the breeze, and it’s one of those beaches that you just visit and then slowly fall in love with. Far enough from bustling Newquay to escape all those crowds, yet close enough to enjoy the same sands and views that have made the area famous, this beach is sheltered by cliffs to give it a picturesque, safe feel.
When the tide goes out it reveals a huge sandy beach, so there’s always plenty of room, and if you’re into rockpooling then you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find all the facilities you need, and there’s disabled access down to the sand. Mawgan Porth is a popular spot with the surf crowd, and if you’re more of a swimmer than a surfer you’ll find the waters fairly safe and lifeguards on hand throughout the summer.