My husband and I are traveling to the Headland Hotel in Newquay from London in the second week of December. Is it better to drive or to take a train? (We would rather not fly.) I've been doing a lot of research but it's starting to get overwhelming. I looked up trains and it seems that there is not a direct train from London to Newquay in the winter and that the train ride would take around five hours. However, I do not know what side of London we will be departing from yet. I'm leaning towards taking the train but if driving in our own rental car is significantly faster, we might do that. Any suggestions? I kind of feel like driving will be more stressful since we are not familiar with driving in England. Also, I assume if we took a train, we could take a cab from the station to the Hotel. Does that sound reasonable?
Thank you in advance!