Hotel Trematonia, Saltash
Located near the beautiful town of Saltash, Hotel Trematonia is the property to know about in Cornwall. Open for a limited time only from 25th June-13th August, this project by House of Hackney offers guests an immersive experience set in the house and grounds of the majestic Castle Trematon. With the kind of bold and beautiful interiors you’d expect from the House of Hackney team, expect signature prints throughout and bedrooms which are rich in colour and pattern. Guests can explore the local area, take long walks around the castle, or enjoy a swim in the hotel’s Indian pool which has beautiful tropical surroundings. If you’re looking for something a little different this summer, this looks seriously cool.
Rooms from £400 per night.
Bodmin Jail Hotel, Bodmin
Set to open on 17th May, Bodmin Jail has now been transformed into a luxury hotel. The property, which dates back to the 18th century and was once used to house the crown jewels during World War II, has been carefully restored with a range of stylish guest rooms. Original property features, such as oak beams and brick walls, have been reconditioned, while the on-site restaurant and bar has a cool gothic feel where guests can enjoy delicious Cornish fare made with local ingredients. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach where there are plenty of pubs and cafés to explore.
Rooms from £225 per night.
Fisherman’s Cottage, Kingsand
For a lovely hideaway with self-catering facilities, book a stay at Fisherman’s Cottage in Kingsand, one of the region’s best-kept secrets. The newly renovated 17th century cottage sleeps up to four with two bedrooms – one of which has a copper freestanding bath – a lovely living area, and a small kitchen. Original features — think low ceilings and open beams, original wooden floors and thick stone walls — have all been blended with vintage furniture and contemporary colours for a rustic-luxe feel. Guests can take a short stroll to the beach, paddleboard along the coast and enjoy drinks in one of the local pubs.
From £150 per night.
Located in the small village of St Ages, just ten miles south of Newquay, Wren Cottage sleeps up to six, with three generous bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property has recently been refurbished, where exposed stone walls and wooden beams have been carefully restored. Just a five-minute walk from the coast, guests can explore the surrounding area, before relaxing fireside in the living room. The garden and terrace are both a lovely places to dine al fresco, while Perranporth is just a short drive away.
From £2,275 per week.
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa
Ahead of its reopening on 17th May, St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa has undergone an extensive renovation with a new stylish look. Just a short walk from Porthminster Beach, the hotel has redesigned all 52 rooms with a chic new colour scheme of pink, blue and green, while the exterior has been repainted in a lovely Cornish slate colour, with beautiful hanging baskets and botanical plants. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant and bar, relax at the spa with a signature HarSPA treatment, and enjoy coasteering activities and water sports.
Rooms from £230 per night.
Molesworth Manor is a new ultra-luxury property near Padstow. Having just been extensively restored into a special holiday home, the 17th-century property sleeps up to 14 with seven en-suite bedrooms. Ideal for a group trip, the manor is set over three floors with a generous living area, kitchen and breakfast room, boot room, cinema room, and wellness spa – complete with a yoga studio. Padstow Harbour is only a five-minute drive away, and guests can request fresh crab and lobster to be delivered to the door straight from the harbour, along with seasonal vegetables from Padstow Kitchen Garden. The manor is dog-friendly too, so don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend along.
From £7,909 per week.
Tregulland & Co Blackbird Boat
For something a little different, consider exploring the Cornish and Devonshire coast by boat. Blackbird by Tregulland & Co is a luxury floating suite located on a freshwater lake in North Devon where guests can sail down to Cornwall. Inside, the traditional canal boat has been totally refitted with an open plan living space, a galley, a king size bed, an en-suite shower room, and a ‘boudoir bathhouse’ with a roll-top bath and REN products. On land, there are 20 acres of newly planted woodland to explore on foot and lots of wildlife to look out for, too. There’s no WiFi on site, so expect to be off-grid during your stay.
Four-night stays start from £400.
EAT & DRINK
The Fox’s Revenge, Newquay
Having only opened its doors last February, The Fox’s Revenge has just reopened with a transformed pub garden with an 80-person tipi for al fresco dining. Run by chef Ben Ambridge, the kitchen will serve a range of barbeque classics and roast dinners cooked over fire. Dishes include pulled beef flatbread with barbecue Korean sauce; buffalo burgers with smoked crispy chicken, cheese, shredded lettuce, buffalo sauce and garlic yoghurt; tandoori smoked cauliflower; and charred watermelon and feta salad. Outdoor seating is expected to go quickly, so don’t delay making a reservation.
Carvynick Farm, A3058, Newquay TR8 5AF
Emily Scott Food At The Watergate Bay Hotel, Newquay
Set to reopen this spring with a new menu, Emily Scott returns to The Watergate Bay Hotel. The top Cornish chef will serve simple seafood and plant-based dishes such as roasted scallops, Cornish crab with brown butter hollandaise, hake with pickled samphire, and fig tarts. We can’t wait to try the summer melon curry, and Cornish sole with seaweed butter for a light al fresco lunch.
Trevarrian Hill, Newquay TR8 4AA
The Longstore, Truro
The Longstore in Charlestown will open a second branch of its popular Cornish restaurant in Truro on 17th May. Renowned for its local seafood and excellent steak, the restaurant will serve its signature classics alongside a new and exciting menu exclusive to the Truro site. Diners can expect delicious local produce, stylish interiors and a chic cocktail lounge.
62 Lemon St, Truro TR1 2PN
Rick Stein Coffee Shop, Padstow
Rick Stein is synonymous with Cornwall, so we were excited to learn about their new coffee bar in Padstow. Spearheaded by Charlie Stein, the launch aims to bring ethically sourced coffee from some of the best roasteries to Cornwall. Housed in their former patisserie, the building has undergone a complete redesign to include a stained-wood service bar with a bespoke zinc countertop, exposed brick walls and modern furnishings. Visitors can expect a changing menu with seasonal ingredients, with locally baked sweet and savoury pastries like cinnamon buns from Truro’s Da Bara Bakery; Reuben bagels and sandwiches filled with local crab, Cornish gouda, pork and warm apple chutney; and clam chowder with crusty rolls. There will also be ice cream from the luxury soft-serve brand Happy Endings.
1 Lanadwell Street, Padstow PL28 8AN
Tarquin’s Gin School, St Ives
Located in St Ives in a beautiful Grade-II listed building, Tarquin Gin has just opened a gin school and shop where visitors can enjoy gin tasting sessions and shop a selection of premium spirits. Just a ten-minute walk from Tarquin’s distillery, the school offers distilling masterclasses, allowing guests to experience the process of creating their very own, wax sealed bottle of Cornish gin. A completely hands-on experience involving picking your own botanicals and firing your own copper pot still, it makes a great afternoon out. Tickets cost £85.
14 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1AB
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