Winter in Cornwall is a magical time of the year, so to experience it at its best why not stay in the Cornish capital during the winter months?
The Alverton Hotel in Truro has a fantastic Cornish Winter Getaway offer, with rooms for two from £99 per night, including breakfast and a cream tea for two. A four-silver star hotel cocooned on the outskirts of the city of Truro, The Alverton has everything you could wish for the perfect winter getaway. Quintessentially Cornish in every aspect, prepare to have your breath taken away as you approach the Grade II-listed building at the end of the winding driveway. Impressive architecture that dates back to the 1830s, towering brick walls, stained-glass windows and rolling, emerald lawns welcome you, and that’s before you’ve even stepped foot through the old oak doors and into the reception area to be greeted by a friendly face.
Your room will be your home from home. All of the hotel’s bedrooms offer tradition, comfort and romance, blending original features with luxury furnishings. The Courtyard houses 15 of The Alverton’s most spectacular, individually designed bedrooms and suites, with freestanding roll-top baths, exposed brickwork, epic archways and stained-glass windows.
Whether you’re a keen historian, interior design enthusiast or just adore a unique aesthetic, The Alverton’s past is deeply embedded in every brick, window and archway. Once a Cornish convent for the Sisters of the Epiphany, the hotel pays homage to its rich history, with subtle nods such as room names including ‘The Chapel Suite’ and ‘The Bishop Suite’. Take a peek at The Great Hall, situated at the front of the hotel. Dramatic gothic-revival architecture, elegantly presented as the hotel’s main space for weddings, in-house events, private parties and business conferences, is undeniably magnificent.
Foodies will fall in love with The Alverton, with an award-winning menu that changes seasonally to showcase the best of the South West. Fuel up on heartwarming classics, afternoon tea and inventive culinary creations. The talented chefs’ passion for rich Cornish ingredients is evident in their Celtic-inspired dishes. The AA-rosette restaurant overlooks the manicured lawns and terrace, ideal for enjoying botanical views from the warmth and comfort of the restaurant during the colder months. For light bites and expertly mixed cocktails, fine wine and Cornish tipples, relax in the welcoming bar area. A roaring log fire creates a toasty environment to wind down.
As well as beautiful interiors like no other in the area, the grounds boast an outdoor oasis for guests to enjoy all year round. During the winter months, frost-bitten grass glistens in the cold morning sunshine and the sun-trap terrace offers an outside seating area to enjoy a warming hot chocolate, a glass of something stronger or something tasty from the menu.
If these reasons weren’t enough to book a room, The Alverton is your idyllic base for exploring everything this stunning corner of the map has to offer. The hotel is walking distance from Truro city centre, so you can stay local and wander the cobbled high streets of the Cornish capital. Browse independent shops, stop for a coffee break in a cosy café or tuck into a piping hot pasty fresh from the oven of one of Truro’s bakeries. Boscawen Park and Truro River are also a stone’s throw away, perfect for a wintery walk.
Choose a coastline to explore, from the surfing hotspots and mind-blowing sunsets of the north coast to the picturesque coves and harbour villages in the south. Wrap up warm and visit untouched stretches of sand and footprint-free coastal paths on some of the county’s epic ocean strides, guaranteed to put some colour in your cheeks and a light dusting of sea salt spray in your hair.
Nature lovers will be spoilt for choice, with gorgeous gardens dotted around the countryside. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Glendurgan Gardens, Europe’s largest tea gardens at Tregothnan Estate and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are just a handful of Cornwall’s evergreen gems.
With plenty of family-friendly attractions within close driving distance, one day could be spent exploring The Eden Project, the next could be a trip to Newquay Zoo or a tour of Healey’s Cider Farm.
Book a Cornish Winter Getaway
Plan your unforgettable stay at The Alverton and take advantage of all the fantastic things to do in Cornwall out-of-season with the hotel’s Cornish Winter Getaway offer. Rooms for two start from £99 per night, which includes a hearty breakfast and Cornish cream tea to share.
Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away full of fine food, candlelit dinners, drinks by the open fireplace and dreamy strolls across deserted beaches, a spontaneous break to explore Cornwall’s exciting attractions and watersports, or just want a night away to simply recharge your batteries and indulge in some laidback luxury, let The Alverton pamper you with exceptional service and top-quality hospitality at their ivy-clad hotel on the hill.