Need to recover after the indulgence of Christmas? Whether you want to get away, or bring the family with you, there are plenty of quality Cornish hotels and resorts who can do the heavy lifting while you just relaaaaaax…. Lead image: The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth.

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

However 2022 has treated you, New Year’s Eve is an evening to shrug off, celebrate, indulge and look ahead to 365 days full of positivity and possibility. A one-night New Year’s Eve break at St Michaels in Falmouth gives you the opportunity to do exactly that. 

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Delicious Dining. Cornish executive head chef Darren and his brigade work closely with local producers, farmers and fishermen. Passionate about using Cornish-grown, reared and hooked produce, together with head chef Ady he crafts dishes that are big on local flavours and low in food miles. For New Year, Darren and the team have created something a little bit special, with the option of four courses or a seven-course taster menu designed to take you on a tour of Cornish fields, farms and waters. 

More than just a meal. After an evening of relaxed refinement and seasonal fare celebrating the very best Cornwall has to offer, it’s time to swing into the sounds of a live band, peruse the cocktail menu and countdown to midnight. You could even try your hand in the one-off casino and be amazed by the magician doing the rounds. 

Beach House, St Michaels Resort

A good night’s sleep. An airy Luxury King bedroom promises a blissful end to the night, as well as a full Cornish breakfast on New Year’s Day. 

St Michaels’ one-night New Year break starts from £249pp. Call 01326 312707 or visit www.stmichaelsresort.com   

Sands Resort, Newquay 

Twixmas breaks at Sands Resort Hotel are the perfect opportunity for a short holiday between Christmas and New Year. Relax, enjoy the stunning sea views, take time to explore the surrounding area, and make the most of the spa and numerous on-site activities including a warm indoor pool and a fun-packed family entertainment programme.

Sands Resort, Newquay

Little guests can have a laugh with Chloe the Clown and Jules the Ventriloquist, explore the enchanted winter maze, take part in the treasure hunt or boogie at the glow stick silent disco. Creative families will love the arts and crafts club, while grown-ups can recharge their batteries in the hot tub and sauna or catch up over dinner while taking advantage of the complimentary baby listening service. See in the new year with a special four-course dinner and kids’ party, as well as live music for all the family. Stay from £152 per night. www.sandsresort.co.uk 

The Park, Mawgan Porth  

Check out the latest availability for December and January at The Park, Mawgan Porth. You’ll find a range of holiday accommodation nestled in 27 acres in a secret valley a stone’s throw from the beach. Choose from luxury lodges, cosy cottages, lavish yurts and stunning Park Cabins. The extensive facilities – swimming pools, sauna, steam room, pool bar and restaurant, DVD Library – mean you won’t have to set foot off site, unless you choose to! Many properties are dog-friendly, some with enclosed gardens; pooches receive a complimentary bowl, frisbee and treats, and are welcome in our restaurant. There’s also an enclosed dog exercise area, and dog showers – perfect after a day on the beach or a muddy walk!

Mawgan Porth

Look out for kids’ activities: on Tuesday, December 27, Screech Owl Sanctuary will bring birds to meet the children, and on Wednesday, December, it’s beach bushcraft time with Mark and Lizzie; build a den and toast marshmallows on the beach. Stay two nights or more and enjoy a free daily breakfast in The Kitchen By The Beach (until March 30, excluding February 9 to 26). Tel 01637 860322, www.theparkcornwall.com   

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth 

At the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth, you’re spoilt for choice. and head to the annual Riverbank house party, where you can graze on delicious canapés ahead of a three-course menu before strapping your dancing shoes on and twisting the night away before the big countdown! £89pp.

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

Alternatively, splash out on a five-course feast in The Water’s Edge Restaurant £109pp; or if a cosy Cornish pub is more your style, tuck into five of the Working Boat’s favourite dishes from 2022, £70pp. Call 01326 312440 or visit www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk  

The Alverton, Truro  
Keep the Christmas spirit going at The Alverton in Truro. Near-Ta Theatre make an annual appearance with anarchic comedy Christmas. Time. on December 27.

The Alverton, Truro

On New Year’s Eve, you can raise a glass to 2023 while diving into at a celebratory seven-course tasting menu held in the restaurant (sample dishes: lobster and crab bon-bon; Cornish gouda rarebit; trio beef, venison and pork fillet; prime local fish; chef’s assiette of desserts, and cheese board), followed by dancing in the magnificent Great Hall and Truro fireworks at midnight. £99. Call 01872 276633 or visit thealverton.co.uk  

St Moritz, Rock 

Wake up to the North Cornwall coast on January 1. The St Moritz two-night New Year package includes dinner, bed and breakfast. Enjoy a Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve (adults only) with canapes on arrival and bubbles aplenty, a DJ and dancing, and a separate children’s party with food and entertainment. Get 2023 off to a good start with a spot of pampering in the Cowshed Spa.

St Moritz Hotel, Rock

Prices from £720; Cosy, King, Twin and Garden Suites available. (Children aged three to 12: £120 per child, when sharing parents’ room). www.stmoritzhotel.co.uk  

The Penventon, Redruth  

Penventon is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Glitz yourself up, put on your mask, and let your carriage bring you to the Masquerade Ball. You’ll be welcomed with canapés and a glass of fizz; mingle with your fellow Masqueraders before sitting down to an indulgent five-course in the Dining Galleries or Venetian Room.

The Penventon, Redruth

Dance the night away to classic hits in the Grand Forum Ballroom. Then comes the countdown, the stroke of midnight and the traditional bagpiper’s welcome. Grab a pasty if you’re peckish, and enjoy the celebrations until 1am. £90pp, or upgrade to an overnight package. www.penventon.co.uk  

Molly and Masquerade at the Polurrian 

Put your feet up on Boxing Day at The Polurrian on the Lizard, in the company of a Woodfired Sessions favourite: St Ives winner of The Voice, Molly Hocking. Keep the festive cheer turned up to 11 as Molly melts your heart with beautiful renditions of classic hits. Boxing Day available from noon to 4pm; to book, call reception on 01326 240421. Molly will sing at 5pm; entry is free.

Molly Hocking at the Polurrian’s Woodfired Sessions

A New Year’s Eve masquerade house party with live music is the highlight of a three-night New Year break. Rates from £960 based on two adults sharing a room. www.polurrianhotel.com