Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A superb new addition to Robin Hutson’s Pig litter’ comes in the form of an atmospheric mansion that is part Georgian, part Jacobean, part medieval, just minutes from the beach and the South West Coast Path. It is ‘lovely in summer, but, we imagine, even better when waves are crashing against the Cornish shore’, with a ‘quiet, dark stillness’ channelling Mark Rylance’s Thomas Cromwell. ‘From the moment you enter the Map Room, with its inky blue roof and panels, wood-burner and love seat, you can feel its moody magic.’ The shabby-chic style blends House of Hackney wallpaper, reclaimed oak floors and Judy Hutson’s quirky salvage finds. The bedrooms, some in a sympathetically built outhouse, range from tiny to generous, with a four-poster. ‘Room 2 had olive walls, two window seats, views of Harlyn Bay, fresh milk in the fridge.’ The 25-mile menus of kitchen garden and local produce include dishes such as ramrod spring onion risotto with Cornish blue, and there is outdoors dining at the Lobster Shed. ‘Nothing quite beats sitting in the sun and feasting on the freshest seafood, which tasted even better with English wine.’ (JK)
30. 15 in courtyard building, 4 in garden wagons.
bar, Map Room, 3 dining rooms, snug, civil wedding licence, Potting Shed treatment room, Lobster Shed (alfresco dining), kitchen garden, orchard, 8-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds.
Amex, MC, Visa.
room-only doubles from £150. Breakfast £12, à la carte £40.