Create an unforgettable themed holiday with our tailored concierge guide
Our most popular concierge experiences
The South West is home to award-winning vineyards, incredible food and some of the best surfing beaches in the country. Here at Perfect Stays, we’re passionate about sharing the best of this wonderful region with our guests. Based in Cornwall, our concierge team have insider knowledge on a multitude of activities, and love organising unforgettable holiday experiences and itineraries – from birthday banquets with a private chef to in-house massages with a group of friends.
So, whether you’re looking for an active escape, a restorative retreat or a foodie getaway, we’ve rounded up our favourite concierge experiences with recommendations to suit all the family. And with warmer weather on its way, it’s the perfect opportunity to organise an impromptu long weekend with a difference. Let our concierge guide inspire your early summer holiday.
Treat yourself to a private dining experience
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion in the coming months or simply looking for a break away from cooking, make the most of our in-house dining service and let a talented local chef cook up a storm from the comfort of your holiday home.
We work with a whole range of fantastic chefs across the South West, including Cornish-based Fiona Were, who creates completely unique private dining experiences and uses fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Private chefs can cater for a range of dietary requirements and favourite dishes, so whether it’s an Asian inspired banquet or seafood speciality that works up your appetite, it’s all organised to suit your requirements. What’s more, there is no need for taxis or babysitters, and no dishes!
Relax in complete comfort with an in-house spa day
If a busy start to the year has left you feeling in the need for some rest and rejuvenation, there’s nothing like a blissful spa day to feel your worries melt away. With many of our holiday homes located near spectacular spas across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, our team can take the stresses away by arranging a spa day on your behalf.
For the ultimate relaxing treat, let the spa be brought to you. Unwind with a group of friends in opulent and tranquil surroundings, whilst an experienced therapist treats you to luxurious in-house massages and holistic spa treatments. Kirrin in Dorset is the perfect holiday home for indulging in a little ‘me’ time. This grand and palatial property is completely serene, with panoramic views across Studland Bay.
Take to the waves with an action-packed watersports escape
With stunning beaches and unbeatable surf, the South West makes for an incredible watersports holiday. If you love nothing more than soaking up life by the water, our team can arrange anything from stand-up paddle boarding and group surf lessons to kayaking trips and coasteering experiences.
If you are looking for a more bespoke experience, excellent local companies like George’s Surf School can provide completely tailored surf lessons on a one-to-one or small group basis. Based in Polzeath on the North Cornish coastline, George’s holistic approach to surfing coupled with private lessons and immersive courses are guaranteed to have you riding your first wave in no time.
Discover your new favourite tipple with a private wine tasting or vineyard tour
Cornwall’s wealth of independent vineyards are ever-so tempting for lovers of wine. From the world-class Camel Valley set in the countryside at Nanstallon to Trevibban Mill near Padstow and Knightor Winery a stone’s throw from The Eden Project, there are so many opportunities to discover your new favourite wine.
Our concierge team work closely with the award-winning Cornish Wine Tours, an independent company that provides fun and informative full and half day tours. Along with expert knowledge, they save you the hassle of driving and will transport you between the most prestigious wineries for a unique day of tastings and delicious food. Or for a once-in-a-lifetime wine experience in the comfort of your holiday home, let our team organise a personalised wine tasting evening brought directly to you; just sit back, relax and sample the delights on offer.
Try your hand at art lessons in beautiful surroundings
Whether you fancy yourself as a budding artist or would like to learn a new skill, the beautiful and dramatic coastline of Cornwall provides the perfect backdrop for an artist retreat.
A stay at Blue Elvin in Newlyn wouldn’t be complete without enrolling in one of the fantastic art courses run by Newlyn School of Art, who offer a variety of courses throughout the year, from short two-day courses to a week’s tuition. Their experienced artists will take you to breathtaking coastal locations, where you can create your own visual masterpiece. All you need to bring is comfortable, waterproof clothing and your refreshments and they provide all the paints, materials and expertise you will need.
Ride Exmoor’s iconic rare breed ponies
A visit to Exmoor wouldn’t be complete without meeting a few of the area’s iconic resident ponies. Dulverton is home to a number of riding stables that welcome visitors along for group rides, pony parties and everything in between.
Set in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, the Exmoor Pony Centre is a charity run business working to protect the endangered rare-breed, with an indoor petting pen and a covered riding arena, while West Anstey Farm Stables are open all year round to offer one-to-one tuition to novices and accomplished riders alike.
Alternatively, for those looking to bring their own horses along with them for their stay at Nightjar and Willow’s Rest in Dulverton, our concierge team can arrange stable accommodation and transport onto Exmoor.
From the moment you book your luxury break, our dedicated concierge team are on hand to help make your stay all the more perfect. Whether it’s booking spa treatments or hiring exceptional private chefs, our team of local experts are happy to help. Call 01208 895570 or visit our website to find out more.