Polurrian On The Lizard

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Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
Polurrian On The Lizard, Cornwall - England
8 February 2023

Take a breath, feel the sea breeze and make the Cornish coast your playground. From early morning slow yoga to seal-spotting adventures, we’ll inspire a fresh view of life. Here, you can savour the simple things: share some tapas, stroll down to the sand or sip drinks with a view. This is a coastal hotel with a very different outlook.

The Polurrian has welcomed visitors to the Lizard Peninsula for over a century, with figures including Marconi, Winston Churchill and Clark Gable taking advantage of its unrivalled location.

Originally built in 1890, the Polurrian was a fashionable railway hotel appealing to distinguished guests. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi stayed here while sending the first ever transatlantic radio messages from nearby Poldhu Cove.

In 1909, a fire devastated the original hotel, destroying everything but the terraces and steps near the tennis courts (which you can still see today). Soon after, a new hotel was built and Polurrian became a hive of activity once again.

During the Second World War, the hotel was an officers’ mess for nearby RAF Predannack, and in 1953, Hollywood stars Clark Gable and Gene Tierney stayed while filming the romance adventure Never Let Me Go.

Every bit as welcoming now as it was then, the modern-day Polurrian on the Lizard remains a fashionable escape from the everyday. We’ve recently shaken things up with an exciting refurbishment, creating an experience that’s every bit as inspiring as the landscape surrounding us.

While service is our top priority, you’ll find life here is refreshingly relaxed. There’s the space and freedom to do things just as you like, whether that’s playing a game of tennis, indulging in a treatment or enjoying a quiet moment in the gardens. After a busy day, wind down with wood-fired food in the restaurant, or sip a cocktail with a Cornish twist.

Whether you prefer a boutique double, a sea view or a spacious family room, we’ve got the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. All of our rooms come with luxurious feather bedding, flat-screen TVs and Elemis toiletries, and many have king size zip-link beds as well as plenty of space for extra beds and cots.

Perfect for two, these bright and contemporary double rooms look out over the hotel grounds. Our inland-facing rooms can be configured to your needs, with a choice of double or twin beds.

Larger doubles also have space for two children’s beds or cots; ideal if you’re travelling with little ones. Staying as a family? If you let us know in advance, we’re happy to provide children’s equipment such as potties, changing mats and bottle sterilisers.

Brilliant light and magnificent sea views make these rooms a top choice for couples or young families. Sleeping two adults, with larger rooms having space for extra beds or cots, our en-suite doubles are light, comfortable and modern.

From your window, look out over Mount’s Bay and the Lizard Peninsula. If you’re a family, speak to us in advance and we’ll make sure your room is well stocked with any baby and toddler essentials like changing mats, nappy bins and bed guards.

Comfortable and welcoming, our family rooms include a master bedroom, children’s room and separate bathroom. Choose between inland-facing, garden view and sea view rooms, all with a comfy master bedroom, children’s room and family bathroom.

Sea-facing garden rooms have patio doors leading to the garden, while superior sea view rooms look out over the bay. Before you arrive, we’ll set up your room with any baby equipment you need, including cots, changing mats and bottle sterilisers.

Our Lizard holiday cottages offer contemporary self-catering accommodation with full access to hotel facilities. Here, the bay feels close at hand. From the first-floor living area, you can breathe in the cool Atlantic air: choose between gazing out from a comfy sofa and throwing the doors open to enjoy the view from your balcony.

As the day draws to a close, watch the sun sink into the sea and marvel at the glow that floods through the living space. Sleeping six in three bedrooms, villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite, a double bedroom and a flexible twin/double room, along with a spacious family bathroom.

You’ll find original, Cornwall-inspired artwork on the walls and designer fixtures and furnishings throughout, including lighting from Santa & Cole, lounge furniture by Case Furniture and specially made rugs from Solva Woollen Mill. But that doesn’t mean they’re not for living in: after all, this is your Cornish home-from-home.

Each villa has a sheltered, coastal-style garden with a table and chairs, just right for al fresco meals and holiday paperbacks. In the evening, tear yourselves away from tech and grab a seat around the communal fire pit – perfect for sharing stories and stargazing.

From your villa, the convenience of the hotel is only a short stroll away. As a Polurrian guest, you’ll have full access to our restaurant, health club, swimming pools, Vista Lounge and Cinema Room – as well as 24/7 reception staff.

When the sun shines, grab a bucket and spade from the main hotel and head down to the sand. The coast path runs right through the hotel gardens and leads to our private beach, just a five-minute walk away.

If you’re here to explore Cornwall, the Polurrian is a short drive from many major attractions, including the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park and the National Maritime Museum, as well as the Dan Joel Surf School and Lizard Adventure activities.

Our restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired meals served by friendly staff. Using our wood-fired Gozney oven and expertise on local suppliers, we can plate up the most vibrant, fresh and tasty food for you to enjoy in spectacular surroundings.

We’re proud to be able to cater to all dietary needs, and you’ll find a number of gluten-free and vegan options on our simple menus. We also offer a full menu for kids, so there’s something for all ages.

Test out our wide range of local and artisan rums with a taster board, or discover a new take on your favourite cocktail. Whether it’s a refreshing drink with your meal or a relaxed tipple in the Vista Lounge, our bar serves classic drinks with a Cornish twist.

Here at Polurrian on the Lizard, we’re always mindful of origin and quality, using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. We source most of our produce from within a 20-mile radius, so you can enjoy your freshly caught fish or sip on your Cornish gin in the knowledge that it’s quality to the core.

Mealtimes here are wonderfully relaxed: wander down for a continental, cooked or classically Cornish breakfast from 8am-10am. Enjoy lunch and dinner in the restaurant from 12pm-9pm, or have your food delivered to your room. Get closer to the sea with alfresco dining or let us pack you a picnic for the day’s adventures. Wherever the mood takes you, you’ll enjoy food from the heart.

Spoil yourself with an elegant afternoon tea, including a selection of finger sandwiches,freshly baked fruit & plain scone with artisan jam and Cornish clotted cream, plus a selection of homemade cakes. All served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Swim, gym or simply lounge: our Health Club will help you to relax, recharge and feel incredible. Our Health Club has a range of facilities to try, including an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. Prefer to exercise in the sun and sea air?

There’s also an outdoor tennis court, seasonal outdoor pool and miles upon miles of coastal path on our doorstep. Live locally? Non-members are welcome to use the facilities too.

Swim in our 30ft indoor heated pool at any time of the year (open 7am – 9pm), or enjoy the spectacular sea views from the outdoor pool during summer (from May to September). We are currently only open to members and hotel residents. The best way to enjoy our swimming pool and its facilities is with our great value membership!

Our relaxation room is where you’ll discover the meaning of chilled out. Enjoy the perfect space to rest before and after a treatment or simply unwind to soothing sounds in a tranquil atmosphere. If the weather is sunny, grab a lounger on the decking outside or around the pool and feel the sea breeze on your face.

In our treatment rooms, you can indulge in a pampering Elemis treatment and some well-deserved me-time. Soothe away stresses with an age-defying facial, unwind with a deep tissue massage or be rejuvenated with a lime and ginger salt scrub. Please see a downloadable treatment list below.

Make it a day to remember with a romantic wedding overlooking the bay. Whether you’re dreaming of tying the knot in our Vista Lounge with the Atlantic Ocean beyond, or want to host an intimate reception for family and friends, we take a personal approach to organising your big day. Polurrian on the Lizard is an award-winning wedding venue.

You’ll find the space, facilities and freedom to create the unforgettable. Here, there’s fantastic food and drink, impressive sea view reception rooms and 41 individually styled bedrooms to wow your guests. We’re licensed to hold civil ceremonies and can cater for both intimate weddings and large parties, with exclusive and non-exclusive packages.

We welcome groups of all sizes, hosting everything from small meetings to larger events. With truly magnificent views (and even a private beach for team building), the hotel’s location is one of the finest in Cornwall.

Our private meeting space is wonderfully versatile and offers easy access to the car park (making packing and unpacking easy), as well as a cinema screen for presentations. Seating can be arranged in a boardroom, horseshoe or theatre style, accommodating up to 45 people depending on your configuration.

Whether you’re hosting a small, intimate party or creating a big splash, make it unforgettable. Whatever the occasion, we’ll supply delicious food, great hospitality and a bespoke approach to your event.

Our relaxed coastal style and top-quality service make Polurrian on the Lizard a natural venue for your celebration. We’ve got several spaces to choose from, including our Vista Lounge, with panoramic bay views, a DJ booth and state-of-the-art sound system, and our new White Space – a dedicated ‘blank canvas’ events suite with a private bar and outdoor terrace.

The Lizard Peninsula is one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. This unspoilt area awaits exploration, while popular spots like Kynance Cove are within easy striking distance. Perched above a secluded beach, right on the South West Coast Path, Polurrian on the Lizard offers a wealth of choice for days out.

From surfing to horse riding, there’s a range of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy in the area. Our own Polurrian Cove, just a ten-minute walk away, is ideal for body-boarding, peaceful picnics and watching the local wildlife.

With the coast path at the end of the garden, you don’t need four wheels to get out and experience the scenery. Just turn right (past the monument marking where Marconi sent the first transatlantic message) to Poldhu Cove, or left to Mullion Cove.

Cast off from this idyllic fishing harbour and witness the coastline from the sea on a kayaking or coasteering trip with Lizard Adventure. If you want to experience the thrills and spills of surfing proper, champion surfer Dan Joel runs a surf school at Poldhu Cove.

Slightly further afield, you’ll find the white sands of Kynance Cove, which has become known as one of Cornwall’s best and most popular beaches. Well sheltered by the granite cliffs, it’s an ideal beach day destination even in colder months.

While the cove itself is appealing, the landscape surrounding it is worth discovering, too – there’s a wealth of unique wildlife to spot (as well as the occasional artist at work). Fans of Poldark will probably recognise Kynance Cove as Ross and Demelza’s beach at Nampara, while nearby Church Cove at Gunwalloe has also featured.

Dotted around the Lizard’s coastline are villages full of character, such as Coverack, Cadgwith, Constantine and Porthleven. Spend some time exploring and you’ll find proper Cornish pubs, locals’ favourite fish and chip shops, sandy coves and intriguing snippets of history.

The ancient market town of Helston has an interesting folk museum, and the Lizard Lighthouse (which marks the most southerly point of mainland Britain) offers tours to the top, where the incredible view is well worth the climb.

Polurrian on the Lizard is conveniently close at hand for exploring some of Cornwall’s best visitor attractions, offering chances to delve into the history of the county and explore its many beauty spots.

Want to get into open water swimming? This class is for you. We make it easy for you to get in the water and start swimming outdoors! From no idea to no fear, this ‘Introduction to Open Water Swimming’ session, based from Mullion Cove, not only builds your confidence in open-water swimming but is so much fun, too!

Sessions will run from the sea and also a local quarry (three miles from our hotel), where you will swim out to an island and cook your lunch over a fire before swimming back!

This popular course is open to small groups, families and individuals. Swim ability and fitness level: suitable for complete beginners to open water and those who want a refresher or confidence builder.

Visit the impressive fortress that’s stood in Falmouth’s defence since the Tudor era. Built to defend River Fal’s estuary during the Tudor era, Pendennis Castle has been evolving with the centuries ever since. Today, you can visit between 10am and 4pm in the summer months to step into Cornwall’s exciting military history.

See the display of big guns and immerse yourselves in tales of battles past, or find a sunny spot at the top and look out upon the stunning views of Falmouth and its beaches. Homemade food and Cornish drinks are available in the Barrack Block if you’re stopping for a bite to eat, and the castle is a short walk to the town of Falmouth – well worth a visit.

If little ones are joining you, they’ll love watching out for enemy ships from the Battery Observation Post, or hiding out in the Tudor keep. With regular exhibitions and installations, Pendennis is a must for history lovers.

Ranked among the world’s 80 finest gardens, Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with its own private beach. Based just outside Falmouth and open daily from 10am, Trebah is an awe-inspiring site. Winter or summer, this sub-tropical garden is bursting with exotic plants and rare flowers, and is completely dog- and child-friendly.

Wander at your leisure around the four miles of footpath that zigzag through the gardens. When you fancy a break, you can always stop for a nutritious lunch in Trebah Kitchen, or walk down to the private beach – where dogs are also welcome – and grab a fresh Origin coffee or a Roskilly’s ice cream from The Boathouse.

There’s plenty for kids to experience, too, from exciting trails to follow to adventure play areas. With regular events at Trebah and even its own amphitheatre, you might never want to leave!

Explore Poldark’s Cornwall with a tour around some of the show’s stunning filming locations. An all-day Poldark Tour is a fantastic way to see some of Cornwall’s most incredible landscapes and spot where your favourite scenes took place.

Offering tours around south, west and north Cornwall, this family-run business gives visitors a different view of the county where the majority of this much-loved programme was filmed. Poldark lover or not, you’ll love being guided around the rugged coastlines, ancient harbours and wild moorlands that make Cornwall so inspiring.

Head across the causeway to unearth the ancient tales of St Michael’s Mount. About a 40-minute drive from the Lizard, St Michael’s Mount in Marazion is a magical day out. Whether you’re looking around the sub-tropical gardens or touring the historic castle, you won’t want to miss the chance to see this curious little mount that sits out at sea.

If you’re taking children along, they’ll love hunting for the giant’s stone heart, or searching for clues to complete the castle quiz. When you’ve seen it all, head back inland to Marazion for bite to eat or a snoop around its beautiful independent shops.

Enhance your understanding of the sea and get some unique insights into Cornwall’s rich maritime history. Through changing exhibitions and regular events, the Maritime Museum informs and inspires visitors about the fascinating marine history of Cornwall.

Here, you’ll see curious collections of objects, boats, books and archives. Home to the Royal Society of Marine Artists Diploma Collection, the museum also contains around 100 works of art. If you’re visiting the museum as a family, children can enjoy creative play, storytelling and workshops in an educational and fun environment.

The Seal Sanctuary provides a lifeline for sick or vulnerable seal pups found around the Cornish coast. Make time to visit the during your stay and wander around at your own pace; find out how the pups are rehabilitated and learn a little more about these intriguing creatures.

The sanctuary isn’t limited to seals: you’ll also see penguins, sea lions, otters, goats, sheep and ponies. If you’re taking kids along, they’ll love the interactive rock pool, where they can use underwater viewing devices to discover more about the extraordinary wildlife living on the Cornish coast.

Website: www.polurrianhotel.com
Rooms: 41
Price: from 136 EUR per night


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