Ideas for a Christmas getaway in the UK

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The clifftop Mullion Cove Hotel in CornwallALAMY

Q We have recently recovered from ill health and would love to go away somewhere for Christmas that we could reach by train. We would prefer a small, adults-only hotel with good food.
Jane Cook, via email

A Mullion Cove Hotel has a spectacular clifftop location in the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall and offers a four-day adults-only Christmas break with all the trimmings ( The hotel has two AA rosettes for its food, much of which is sourced locally, so you’ll be in safe hands, and you can walk off the mince pies on the South West Coast Path that starts near by. Prices start at £1,600 based on two sharing a standard room. The nearest train station is Redruth, from where the hotel can collect…

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