The Nare

Veryan-in-Roseland, Cornwall

‘The views are glorious,’ writes a Guide regular, after a visit to Toby Ashworth’s hotel above Carne Beach. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The views are glorious,’ writes a Guide regular, after a visit to Toby Ashworth’s hotel above Carne Beach. ‘Each night I fell asleep to the sound of waves.’ The widescreen panorama of Gerrans Bay is fully exploited by ‘beautifully maintained’ gardens with ‘many spaces to sit and gaze across to Nare Head, and a deliciously warm outdoor pool’. It’s a vista shared by many of the ‘spacious’ rooms with balcony or terrace. All are supplied with those country house essentials: armchairs, books, magazines, fresh blooms. Readers also praise the ‘super-soft’ towels, ‘good linen’, fresh milk at turn-down, overnight shoe cleaning. ‘It’s difficult to imagine being as comfortable away from home.’ Service is ‘faultless’. In the relaxed Quarterdeck, and the more formal silver-service restaurant, Brett Camborne-Paynter’s menus, with much seafood and daily lobsters, offer ‘fantastic quality and taste’. One guest enjoyed the dessert trolley in particular, and having ‘venison or bananas flambéed at your table’. There’s a top-notch afternoon tea, acclaimed artwork, an elegant motor launch, espionage games for younger guests, a spa for older ones. ‘I wish we could visit more often.’ (TS, and others). This hotel is also a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details


Carne Beach


01872 501111


37. Some on ground floor, 1 in adjacent cottage, 5 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, lounge, drawing room, sun lounge, gallery, study, bar, library, light lunch room, 2 restaurants, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2-acre grounds, 2 boats, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, gardens, not in public areas (except assistance dogs).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £299–£845, D,B&B £319–£887. Set dinner £50, 
à la carte £50. Min. 2-night bookings at Christmas, New Year.

Special offers

Four night Autumn 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. There is a varied programme of events including friendly rubber bridge, guided coastal walking and lessons with the artist-in-residence, or simply relax in the warm indoor pool, sea-view hot tub and spa. Special rates from £1,332 (for a 4 night stay) are available from October to April (excluding Christmas and New Year), inclusive of dinner, room, full English breakfast, and afternoon Cornish cream tea. Read more at Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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