ESCAPE RELAX RECHARGE
05 February 2020
ESCAPE RELAX RECHARGE
05 February 2020
Back in September we asked our guest blogger - Natalie Millar-Partridge, reviewer for the Telegraph's Travel and lifestyle blogger (who has created a platform to document her journeys in travel, style, interiors and beauty) to visit the Mullion Cove Spa and give us her review on our brand new spa and our Secret Seaweed Day Escape.
THE SOUTH COAST
An unrivalled position
for the ultimate retreat
Perched on the cliff tops of Mullion cove’s historic harbour,you can’t miss Mullion Cove Hotel; a striking whitewashed landmark, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Lizard Peninsula. A remarkable spot for a coastal escape, Mullion Cove Hotel offers a traditional Victorian-era seaside retreat, with seasonal cuisine and a new eco spa, designed to mirror the surrounding landscape
Inline with Organic-September, I headed to the south coast’s Mullion Cove for a Secret Seaweed Day Escape in the brand new eco spa, with an unrivalled position. Set within the dramatic cliff tops, it has been masterfully designed to provide the ultimate coastal escape, with captivating sea views from every angle. The dreamy palette fuses colours that reflect the area’s rich mining history; think coppers, bronzes, brass, tins, silvers and granite, featured alongside shades of blue and turquoise, mirroring the ocean - the focus of every angle of the innovative spa that boasts three treatment rooms, an outdoor wood-fired hot tub and seasonal heated swimming pool, sun terrace and lounge area, an indoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, steam room and sauna, and a post-treatment relaxation room. There is also a brand new, fully equipped fitness suite if you fancy bringing a little heat to your day.
Organic & Sustainable
Spa products are sourced from two organic, sustainable companies – Cornish-based Made for Life Organics, using utterly divine herbs, flowers and oils from the region and the ultimate in luxury organic skincare, VOYA, made from hand-harvested wild Irish seaweeds, both with full Soil Association approval.
The Secret Seaweed package is designed to let the healing powers of the ocean soothe the body, mind and soul – delivering the perfect combination of treatments to ease fatigue and restore vitality. As a chronic migraine sufferer -inline with my cycle - leaving me absolutely drained for days, I could not ask for a more restorative treatment.
My tailored day included full use of the spa facilities incorporating a two-course spa lunch served at the Glenbervie Bistro, post treatment
Immersed in nature
From the moment I set foot into the beautifully designed spa, I felt somehow lighter, taking in the utterly breathtaking coastal scenery beyond the glass-fronted doors. The ocean views out across Mullion Cove really are something else; sat gazing out of the hydra pool, I was transfixed by the colours and the patterns of the landscape. Light filtering through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, bouncing off the serpentine rock, bringing the colours to life – an all encompassing feeling of being immersed in nature, the outside brought in with the clever design aesthetic, playing with perceptions of landscape versus interior – fusing the two surrounds, so that they become one simplistic structure, combining textures and colours of south Cornwall, beyond.
Design notes play homage to the sublime outlook with hand-carved Serpentine rock, from the Lizard Peninsula, lighting inspired by nature, by Cornish-based light designer, Tom Raffield, a striking bespoke bronze sculpture by Ben Barrell, set against a tonal backdrop of Zoffany and Vescom Chambord wallpapers, Villa Nova hanging fabric wall finish and Porcelanosa tiling and wood-paneling.
Contours of the Cornish Landscape
Intuitively designed by talented individuals at Hart Miller - a multidisciplinary design studio, mastering projects between London and Cornwall - the leading interiors Co have used a carefully chosen palette of timbers and natural tones to complement the hues and contours of the Cornish landscape and help create spaces and textures that welcome and embrace.
The vision being to allow spa-goers to wrap themselves in the materiality of the building and the sea views beyond, with floor-to-ceiling windows in every space (other than the treatment rooms) providing a perfect setting to unwind, whatever the season.