Good Hotel Guide Review
The prices might look ‘eye-watering’ at Toby Ashworth’s family-friendly, dog-loving Edwardian hotel in a fantastic position above Carne beach, but they are ‘great value for this level of luxury’. ‘Breathtaking views of the wonderful beach’ can be seen from many rooms, with a balcony or terrace. Extras include fresh flowers, posh toiletries, ‘a generous bowl of fruit, a small decanter of sherry’, valet, shoe cleaning and 24-hour room service. ‘The design is traditional country house,’ writes a Guide stalwart, ‘but with many modern twists, outstanding soft furnishings and well-cared-for antiques.’ A complimentary cream tea is offered, and the under-sevens can have an early supper. In the dining room, with hors d’oeuvre trolley and tableside flame grilling, a typical dish might feature smoked haddock, poached egg, cauliflower tempura, wilted spinach, Bombay potatoes. ‘The staff are delightful, very polite and wholly obliging,’ writes a reader whose complaint about a steak was handled with real grace. Breakfast brings ‘delicious kedgeree, an amazing full English’. (Abigail Kirby-Harris, Ian White)
40. Some on ground floor, 1 in cottage, 5 suitable for disabled.
lift, lounge, drawing room, sun lounge, gallery, study, bar, library, light lunch room, 2 restaurants, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2-acre grounds, 2 boats, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £65–£99.
allowed in bedrooms (£19–£28 a night), not in public areas.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £328, singles from £174. Fixed-price dinner £50, tasting menu £60, à la carte £50.
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Traditional Four Day Break Special Offer
Stay for four nights in Cornwall’s 5 star country house hotel and escape from the hurly burly of life to unwind and relax in comfort. From October to March there is a varied programme of events including friendly rubber bridge, coastal walking and lessons with the artist-in-residence. Alternatively, simply relax in the warm indoor pool, sea-view hot tub and spa. Special rates start from £1,448 for a 4 night stay (excluding Christmas and New Year) inclusive of room, dinner, full English breakfast and afternoon Cornish cream tea. Read more at https://www.narehotel.co.uk/bookings/breaks. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.