SEASIDE RETREATS IN CORNWALL: 10 OF THE BEST PLACES TO STAY
We just love our county’s coastline, full of soft, golden sands and some shingled beaches; we pick 10 of the prettiest seaside retreats in Cornwall…
Situated only a stone’s throw away from the soft sands and local eateries is the White House, a boutique style hotel with six unique rooms. From double rooms with sea views across Newquay to luxury suite for two with seating area and a private balcony. Wake up to the stunning panoramic crystal blue views over the Cornish coast. In the evening, unwind with a glass of wine with your loved ones in the chic bar.
Originally the home to a Mine Captain, the 180 year old St George’s Country House Hotel is surrounded by beautifully designed gardens. Wake up in one of the eight modern suites and enjoy a breakfast in the breakfast room taking in the stunning views over the coast before taking a short walk down to the beach. As the evening approaches why not drop by the lounge and enjoy a relaxing evening?
Home to a championship golf course is the Carlyon Bay Hotel in St Austell. Here you can enjoy fine dining in the award-winning Bay View Restaurant or casual dining in the Taste Brasserie. Treat yourself to some me time in the luxury spa facilities; from a sauna to hydro therapy spa bath and fitness suite. Stay active by spending your afternoon playing a friendly game of tennis in the sun whilst the kids run around the adventure playground for an hour or two. A family day out is never too far away here with The Eden Project being a short drive away.
Located above St Ives’s stunning Harbour and Bay is West Cornwall’s Pedn Olva. With a choice of 30 beautiful rooms – some of which are dog friendly – guests can sit back and admire the gorgeous sunsets that the area is known for. Be sure to make the most of the Hotel’s heated swimming pool.
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The Nare is a luxury hotel located in the picturesque village of Veryan-in-Roseland that has been AA rated as the best hotel in Cornwall for the past 25 years. With individually decorated rooms and suites, spa and leisure facilities, you’ll struggle to find a more romantic location for you and your partner. Head down to the outdoor pool in the sunshine and sunbathe with a book and a refreshing beverage. No need to leave your pooch at home, bring them with you, they even get their own meals!
Sitting in a beautiful cliff-top location in South Cornwall is Mullion Cove Hotel, home to 30 beautiful ensuite bedrooms where you can even bring your four-legged friend. Walk down to the harbour and enjoy a family day out catching some of Cornwall’s freshest fish before heading back to the hotel for a hearty meal.
Indulge in luxury at the south coast gem of Llawnroc Hotel in the peaceful fishing village of Gorran Haven. Located close to the coast it would be a shame not to explore it, especially with the south west coastal path nearby. Wake up to the scenic views of the resplendent coastline before taking a venture to the beach and trying your hand at a spot of surfing. In the evening enjoy a well earned rest with a tipple or two from the terrace.
Just a few footsteps from Falmouth’s picturesque harbour is The Greenbank Hotel, one of the town’s oldest hotels. Don’t be in a rush in the morning, why not enjoy breakfast in bed or on the balcony? Falmouth Week commences on Friday 4th August, a week full of activities in the lively community so spend some time at this beautiful hotel enjoying a glimpse of the Cornish life. While enjoying this luxurious break don’t forget to make use of the spa.
Overlooking Mount’s Bay is Mount Haven, a boutique hotel in Marazion. Sit on the terrace and enjoy a bottle of wine with friends as you gaze over Mount’s Bay at sunset. With 19 rooms to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice from sea views to garden views or cosy family rooms. Although the hotel is located away from the busy town, it is close to much-loved local stores, galleries and cafes all to be enjoyed during your stay. End your weekend with a mouth-watering Sunday lunch with blissful views; for starters try the soup of the day followed by the roasted, aged topside of beef with all the trimmings and for dessert have the caramelised pears, bread ice cream and chocolate ice cream.
St Ives is home to Carbis Bay Hotel, an award-winning accommodation perched on the golden sands of its very 25 acres Blue Flag private beach. The 19th century building has over 47 individually designed rooms for you to choose from. Unwind while you soak into the beach side hot tub with a glass of bubbly while watching the sunset with a loved one. Feeling peckish? Head to the Beach Club Restaurant and dine al fresco on the terrace and enjoy a meal whilst admire the beautiful Cornish coastline.
Written by Georgia Atkins