Opened in 1989 by Bettye Gray, whose family has been central to the Cornish hotel scene since 1908, The Nare was the county’s first luxury establishment. Today, owner Toby Ashworth excels in upholding his grandmother’s vision of warm, traditional hospitality and his many regular guests are drawn by the enveloping kindness, the offer of collection by car from their home, the location on stunning Carne Beach and the fine food in the splendid dining room, where waitresses dart about in white pinnies and the hors d’oeuvre, flambée and desert trolleys are on hand. Children are embraced, dogs have their own menus, and there’s a fine spa with two pools. No bothersome advance booking is required for activities: in fact, Toby likes nothing better than to suggest a sail in his Cornish Crabber with picnic ready-stowed, or to visit one of the many gardens nearby. The hotel even has its own motor launch, Alice Rose. A place of great British comfort, perfect for extended families.
Quaint seaside harbours, stunning beaches and coastal walks, world famous subtropical gardens.
An abundance of fresh local seafood and Cornish cream tea.
A day on the water aboard Alice Rose, the hotel’s motor launch.