I booked Headlands because I wanted to give my extended family a unique holiday after my retirement. I wanted to find somewhere with an idyllic setting, lots of room, with plenty of active facilities and possibilities; a place where all those people who helped me over 38 years of working would feel my thanks and my love for them and one where we could all relax together in this new chapter of our lives. Headlands fulfilled every part of that criteria. Nothing prepared us for the extraordinary experience of entering the house for the first time, unlocking the back door and stepping out into the garden with its magnificent and inspiring vista. This is the context of a stay at Headlands.
We were lucky in having some stunning weather but the location wraps itself around visitors anyway and you instantly begin to relax.People came and went throughout the fortnight but I can honestly say that my 86 year old mother, my 4 month grand-daughter, my sons and their girlfriends, my sister and her children, my brother and his wife – all loved the experience of Headlands. The pool is fantastic and a constant source of activity; my mother went in every day! The action equipment for kayaking, surfing etc. in the garage was put to instant use and the games in the house were a marvellous resource – though we didn’t use them because the weather was so good.
My dogs loved the expanse of the garden, racing around at every opportunity. We also thoroughly enjoyed all the comfort of the chairs and sofas both inside and out; cocktail hour will never be the same! The availability of Sky Sports for the cricket was very important as was the wonderful ‘wet room’ which we all loved. It was so important having the advice and help of Perfect Stays in planning the various activities. I knew, with such a mixed-age party, it would be vital to have activities booked for the young people and at least to have locations identified and some sort of plan for the fortnight – and so it proved. On the few occasions where nothing was planned, the prevarication, uncertainty, inability to decide where to go and what to do nearly drove us all mad! I could not have organised this without the support of the Perfect Stays Team; it made all the difference. The Chef for the high-point of the fortnight provided a super meal and we had a very special evening none of us will ever forget.
I should add that the notes in the two folders for activities, local shops and instructions for equipment were vital. It was also excellent to have clean linen provided throughout our stay – towels, dressing-gowns, slippers etc. and to have people at the end of a telephone if we had any problems – as with the lighting and the electricity supply for the pool. The response from your team was instant in this case which was very impressive.
The whole experience was wonderful and my family will never forget it. We talk about Cornwall all the time now and we all want to come back again. I will be recommending your company to my friends. The organisation of things from the start, was clear, efficient and helpful even down to the return of my deposit almost immediately.So thank you, Perfect Stays, for fulfilling my dream for my family, providing us with a marvellous holiday and for opening up Cornwall to us in a unique way.