The Headland hotel in Newquay is celebrating a bumper start to this year’s main tourism season – with all indications showing that 2017 could be the ‘year of the staycation’.

Over the Easter weekend, 883 adults, 193 children and 63 dogs were accommodated – filling every one of the hotel’s 39 self-catering cottages and 96 bedrooms.

Around 2,000 meals were served across the weekend in The Terrace restaurant, which overlooks Fistral Beach, and staying guests included 16 families from overseas countries including Belgium, Italy, Norway, the USA, France, Australia, Switzerland and Germany.

“We work very hard to ensure a high level of service and customer satisfaction so achieving 100% occupancy over Easter is a great endorsement of our efforts and the continuing appeal of Cornwall,” said general manager Darryl Reburn.

“Our location is exceptional, but it’s the dedication of our staff and the annual re-investment of profits into our rooms and facilities that help attract visitors and locals on an ongoing basis.

“We’re delighted with our Easter figures and look forward to an equally successful summer with many of our most popular periods already approaching fully booked.”

The Headland employs 170 staff, has two restaurants and was the first ‘Five Bubble’ rated spa in Cornwall.