Delight in all that St Ives has to offer, staying in one of Hawke’s Point’s luxurious, stylish and super-comfortable self-catering apartments and penthouses this Christmas. An indulgent hideaway yet perfectly placed for local discovery, its location allows us to easily while away the days exploring St Ives and beyond, armed with local knowledge and in-the-know tips on where to go and what to do from the in-house concierge service.
Set directly on Carbis Bay, enjoy the luxuries of a five-star hotel with the flexibility and independence of self-catering accommodation, offering luxurious living spaces, over-sized sofas and jaw-dropping Atlantic views. Christmas guests will receive a platter of mince pies on arrival and a bottle of chilled Cornish Champagne to wash them down. A beautifully dressed fresh Christmas tree will be appointed in each apartment to add a touch of festive magic.
With perfectly equipped kitchens and the option of ordering a fully-loaded festive hamper from Food4MyHoliday.com, cooking up a Christmas feast will be a breeze. For those who prefer to eat and not prepare, Hawke’s Point collaborates with former MasterChef 2010 finalist Lee Groves from the Seagrass Restaurant, St Ives who can do all the hard work for you.
If all you really want to do is dine out, the eclectic selection of traditional pubs, beach cafes such as Porthgwidden Beach Café and fine dining restaurants such as the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café, are also sure to satisfy any Christmas appetite.
What’s on in the run up to Christmas…
Take in the magical Christmas lights in the nearby town of Mousehole. Mousehole’s Christmas lights, the most magical Christmas lights in Cornwall, will be switched on at 7.30pm on the 15th December during a truly festive evening in the harbour village, possibly the most beautiful harbour in Cornwall. The coastal lights are a stunning spectacle each year, with magical floating displays of lights across the water and through the streets.
Highly recommended, the Newlyn School of Art will be running an inspiring and fun Christmas card workshop. Led by prolific artists in Cornwall, inspiring printmakers will have the chance to create their very own Christmas cards by hand in a one day event exploring a range of printmaking techniques and letter press. Working only a few hundred yards from where the Forbes School of Painting was run by Stanhope Forbes, the ‘Father’ of the Newlyn School of Painters, between 1899 and 1938, event students won’t help but be inspired by the school’s rich historical-arts setting. After a day of exclusive creative learning, guests will leave with their very own small edition of cards to proudly give with love to friends and family this year.
The one day Christmas card event takes place on the 18th and 25th November between 10am and 4pm at Newlyn Art School www.newlynartschool.co.uk and costs £49 per person (plus £3 per person towards paints).
The Eden Project’s ice-rink is back with a magical glacial theme this year. Get your skates on and enjoy a magical Winter wonderland. Eden’s Winter festival will include lantern parades, live music and storytelling, Christmas crafts workshops, shopping and an opportunity to meet Sami reindeers and their herders. Hawke’s Point will be offering us free family tickets on all bookings quoting HP120.
For those visiting before Christmas the historic Queen Anne manor house of Trereife and its spectacular grounds will be hosting its Christmas Fair from the 23rd-25th November. A magical festival occasion and a great opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping with lovingly sourced pieces and produce from Cornish designers, chefs and foodies up for grabs.
Christmas offers at Hawke’s Point :
Five nights in a Starboard Apartment from 24 – 28 December start from £550. Apartment sleeps two and includes a beautifully dressed Christmas tree and welcome bottle of Cornish Champagne and mince pies.
Five nights in a Penthouse Apartment from 21-28 December, sleeping four, only £790, saving £410. Includes a beautifully dressed Christmas tree and welcome bottle of Cornish Champagne and mince pies.
Book a Sea Garden Apartment from £320 for three nights and receive a complimentary upgrade to a Penthouse Apartment worth £550 for three nights. Offer subject to availability and valid on stays until 21st December 2012.
Optional extras include:
- A deluxe Christmas food hamper from www.food4myholiday.com
- An exquisite private dining experience prepared by ‘MasterChef Professionals’ finalist Lee Groves.
For more information and to book visit www.hawkes-point.co.uk or call +44 (0)1726 884072