Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A year spent without a visit to The Nare is a year wasted,’ writes a returning guest of this perennially popular country house hotel overlooking the sands of Carne Bay. Owned by the Ashworth family for more than 30 years, the child- and dog-friendly hotel is traditional yet luxurious. Comfortable, fire-warmed lounges have tartan carpets, bright wallpapers and are hung with political cartoons. Daily complimentary cream tea can be taken inside or on the terrace overlooking lush gardens and sea. ‘If this level of thoughtful comfort is “old-fashioned” then count me in!’ declares another regular. Large, light bedrooms, many with ‘breathtaking’ sea views, are elegantly traditional with antiques, and armchairs or sofas. Flowers, fruit and hot-water bottles are standard; ‘one of the best-appointed and -furnished rooms we have had anywhere’. Dine either in the jolly Quarterdeck restaurant or the more formal Dining Room on a five-course daily-changing menu with hors d’oeuvre trolley, tableside flame-grilling and dishes such as Portloe lobster and butter-roasted guineafowl. Generous breakfasts mean ‘no need for lunch!’ (Peter Govier, AK-H, IW)
40. Some on ground floor, 1 in cottage, 5 suitable for disabled.
lift, lounge, drawing room, sun lounge, bar, library, 2 restaurants, conservatory, in-room TV, gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2-acre grounds, 2 boats, tennis, croquet, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £99, no under-7s for evening dining, early suppers available.
allowed in bedrooms (£20–£30 a night) and gardens, not in public areas.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £360, singles from £192. Fixed-price dinner £65.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
- Best Ever Christmas: 10 wonderful Christmas hotel getaways
- Britain magazine: 10 of the best British seaside hotels
- The i: 12 hotels with outdoor pools
- My Weekly: 10 perfect hotels for Summer staycations
- Your Best Ever Christmas: 10 of the best hotels for a festive family break
- Visit Cornwall: Top dog friendly hotels in Cornwall
- My Weekly: Amazing UK staycation hotels
- Family Traveller: Top 10 UK family hotels
- Country Life: 7 of the best beach hotels in Britain
'Four Nights of Romance' Special Offer
Four nights of romance. Stay at The Nare for any four nights throughout February and revel in the romantic setting and scenery in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Go for idyllic strolls along the endless coastal paths, by evening enjoy traditional five-course table d’hôte dining by candlelight and simply savour the opportunity to relax and spend quality time with your loved one. Rates start from £420 per night for a comfortable country view room for a couple and are inclusive of dinner, afternoon cream tea, full English breakfast and VAT. To book please contact reservations on 01872 50 11 11. Whilst at The Nare, guests may also choose to indulge in a relaxing massage in the health spa, soak in the alfresco hot tub with panoramic sea views or even venture out to experience any of Cornwall’s Great Gardens via The Nare’s very own chauffeur. All of which can be arranged on arrival. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.