Fancy a trip to the Med? Then nip down to this chic Cornish bolthole because the feeling, once settled in, is much the same. Set in leafy grounds on the edge of St Ives, its fabulous decking terrace has stunning ocean views, with the promise of the beautiful Carbis Bay beach below. Inside, all is light and airy and floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the sea views in both the inviting, spacious and stylish lounge and in the principal bedrooms. All 15 cool and cosseting rooms are different in size and decoration, though they share a soft palette of creams and off whites, accented with splashes of vibrant colour. Breakfast is a relaxed affair, with plenty of choice and there’s delicious afternoon tea and a simple, unfussy supper menu. For extra relaxation, take a massage in the hotel’s treatment room, or simply soak up the rays lounging on that unforgettable Mediterranean terrace. A delight. Doubles from £155.
Name to Know: Front of house member for nearly a decade, Sam, who knows where the locals go for lunch and the best stretch of coastal path to walk.
See: Visit the beautiful Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens, hidden in the back streets of St Ives.
Eat: Sit back, relax and take in the view on the terrace with a Cornish cream tea.
Buy: Take home some inspirational art or something from The Leach Pottery.
Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.
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