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 £60.
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'Bridge Breaks' Special Offer
Bridge Breaks at The Nare. The Nare’s four-day rubber Bridge breaks make for a wonderful winter interlude indeed. Jovial, relaxed and jolly good-spirited, these are far from competitive affairs. One can play at one’s leisure, pre-tea or dinner and The Nare’s hosts may even divulge their hints and tips…Suitable for intermediate and advanced members of the bridge brigade, from Monday 7th November. The best available Bridge Break starts from £1,528.00. This is inclusive of room, dinner, full English breakfast, afternoon Cornish cream tea, and VAT. Should one wish to upgrade to a sea view room, the rate starts from £2,008. Read more at Bridge Breaks (narehotel.co.uk). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.