Retallack Resort and Spa

Family thrill-seeking and local feasting in the heart of Cornwall

An action-packed break awaits at Cornwall’s family-friendly Retallack Resort and Spa, nestled in the rolling hills near Padstow and just a few miles from Newquay. Slip, slide and splash around the inflatable Aqua Park, learn to wake and paddleboard or ride the perfect wave on the famous FlowRider, the county’s only surf machine.

After a long day of family fun, there’s wonderfully seasonal Cornish cookery to look forward to. Led by head chef Nick Osborne, The Lookout Restaurant & Lounge stands out from the crowd in its use of the finest local produce across a varied and good value menu.

With its view over the FlowRider, The Lookout has dishes and styles of eating that will appeal to your whole brood. Pop by for light bites and cocktails, the traditional Sunday roast or an elegant afternoon tea, complete with an indulgent glass of fizz.

Those looking to stay longer can book one of the lakeside suites for two, or opt for a luxury lodge big enough to accommodate kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles. And with the ESYA Health Club and Spa and The Den Kids’ Club all on site, there’s something for everyone during your fun-filled stay. In fact, we reckon small, budding adventurers and adult thrill-seekers alike will be nagging you to book again next year.

Insider’s tips

Afternoon tea includes a selection of tempting open sandwiches, freshly baked scones topped with Rodda’s clotted cream and strawberry jam alongside a delectable choice of naughty pastries and cakes. Why not top it off with a glass of prosecco?

Winnards Perch, St Columb, Cornwall, TR9 6DE

01637 882400

Chef: Nick Osborne

Bedroom rate: from £89

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Gluten free options
  • Beer garden
  • Wedding venue
  • Exclusive use
  • Online booking

Sample menu

Starter

Ballotine of slow-cooked duck and prunes, deep fried yolk and pickled mushroom, £7

Main

Panfried local hake fillet, clams, celeriac and kale, £14

Pud

Apple and ginger cake, toffee sauce and Cornish clotted cream, £6

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