These holiday spots are as rugged and gorgeous as Poldark himself
If you’re hooked on the BBC’s remake of Poldark, based on the novels by Winston Graham, you’ll understand why we can’t stop daydreaming about Cornwall. Much as we enjoy gazing at lead actor Aidan Turner, the county’s landscapes are just as rugged and gorgeous.
With the long Easter weekend coming up (if you needed an excuse), it’s the perfect time to see those magnificent coastlines for yourself. We can’t promise you a bodice-ripper, but we can promise there’s plenty of stunning accommodation – read on for our pick of the very best to book now.
If a cliff-top swimming pool and a Cowshed spa sound like your cup of tea, the St Moritz Hotel in Trebetherick could be the perfect destination. For an extra-special stay, book one of the 16 suites, each of which has glass doors to walk out onto your personal patio or balcony and admire the view. This Easter, the St Moritz is offering three nights for the price of two.
The Tamar Valley’s Pentillie Castle has everything required for a fairytale escape – a stunning setting (in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’), 55 acres of woodland gardens, and even a bathing hut on the bank of the atmospheric River Tamar. The owners of the castle run a small B&B, with nine individually decorated rooms.
In a Grade-II listed building in the medieval town of Lostwithiel – known for its antiques shops – you’ll find the Old Palace Apartment. It’s a three-bed property with a charming farmhouse feel. There’s also a golf course a short drive away, or try the nearby River Fowey for kayaking and fishing.