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Where to stay in Cornwall: Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

Last month, Theo and I headed down to the Cornwall countryside for a weekend by the sea. During our adventure on the Cornish coast, we stayed at two hotels, one close to the seaside town of Falmouth and another hotel close to Newquay called Bedruthan Hotel & Spa. If you are looking for some where to stay in Cornwall, then this hotel offers location, facilities and great Cornish cuisine all within the confinement of the hotel. 

Only a five minute drive away from Newquay airport, the hotel is perfectly located for those coming by car and air. It’s incredibly accessible for a weekend break from London, with it being 45 minutes away from Gatwick airport.

The hotel is also located right on the beach, with only a short walk to the sands and sea. You can take a short walk through the hotel’s direct access to Mawgan Porth beach, which is popular with surfers in the summer, and only a five minute drive away is the famous Bedruthan Steps and coastal trail.

Overlooking the bay, The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel offering both couples and families the chance to unwind. Theo and I stayed here for two nights last September during our five-day Cornwall getaway, and we loved the fun elements this hotel bought to our trip.

The quirky décor, the health-focused menus, the Sensory Garden spa, and the outdoor pools, all added to the fun element this hotel oozed. The hotel has long been popular with families but over the past few years they’ve been appealing to couples more.

There are also two award-winning restaurants on-site serving local seasonal food, events such as bread making, coastal walks, and more, eco-credentials, ocean views, a giant hydropool, a cedar wood sauna, a eucalyptus steam room and a lavender caldarium.

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Cornwall Itinerary: Weekend in Cornwall

Top 21 Things to do in Cornwall

  1. Eden Project
  2. St Michael’s Mount
  3. Falmouth
  4. St Ages
  5. Newquay
  6. The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  7. Camel Valley Vineyard
  8. Tresco Abbey Garden
  9. Penzance
  10. Mousehole
  11. The Lizard Peninsula
  12. Tate St Ives
  13. Surfing
  14. Bedruthan Steps
  15. Fowey
  16. St Mawes
  17. Kynance Cove
  18. Trelissick
  19. Tintagel Castle
  20. St Isaac
  21. Port Isaac

READ MORE: Cornwall Itinerary: Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in Cornwall

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Bedrooms

Our stay at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa was wonderful, and our room was the icing on the cake! We were given one of the hotel Sea View Family rooms, with the most impressive views of the bay and Atlantic Ocean. The spacious room was massive, with a king size bed, and two singles in the other room.

The bedroom decor was quirky and bright, mixing in pinks, purples and oranges in to the curtains and duvets. It reminded me quite a lot of African and Moroccan hotels, where fabric and patterns are used side by side. It wasn’t to my cup of tea, but my personal style is very much simple and minimalistic. It’s perfect for a big family, with big imaginations!

Our room also had two bathrooms, one for each rooms, and tea and coffee facilities, powerful showers; made-in-Cornwall toiletries and lots of storage space. Next time I think we would book in an Apartment Suite so we could enjoy a big bath and patio. Some of the villas located off the main building, are best for peace and quiet, whereas the ones further down towards the sea are family areas, so can be louder.

There are many other options for rooms at the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa including Double Room (non-sea view), Sea View Double, Sea View Family, Sea View Villas, Apartment Suites. This is the perfect place to stay in Cornwall. 

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Food and Drink

I loved the food Bedruthan Hotel & Spa and if you are undecided about where to stay in Cornwall, but love food as much as me, then you’ve got to stay at this hotel. They’ve got the most amazing array of choices, from indulgent dishes at The Herring, to health-focused options at The Wild Cafe.

This amazing hotel has also managed to bag dining awards for each of its restaurants, including the Wild Cafe, which won a Gold Award for the Best South West Casual Diner at the Taste of the West Awards 2014 and The Herring Restaurant, with a Gold Award for Restaurant of the Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14. Both restaurants serve fresh produce from local farmers and fishermen. There are also two bars, including a cocktail bar, and an indoor poolside bar serving beers and snacks.

The Herring

We dined at The Herring on our first night in Newquay and we adored the setting and ambiance of this restaurant. It’s the quieter more intimate dining experience, and is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset on an autumn evening. The daily-changing menu is inspired by the seasons and Cornwall’s amazing produce, and we really saw this when we visited in October, but lots of pumpkin and lamb on the menu. At The Herring you can expect fresh fish, juicy scallops, pigeon breast and pumpkin gnocchi. You can dine here on their three-course dinner menu is £37.50

The Wild Cafe

And if The Herring wasn’t enough, upstairs you can find The Wild Cafe. Here you can enjoy simple and contemporary food, grown and prepared locally, and driven by the seasons. This is also where hotel guests will have their breakfast, and we were lucky enough to get a window seat both mornings, so we could have our coffee and watch the surfers on the waves. The breakfasts at Wild Café is great, and although the buffet has limited choices, you can order other options from the specials menu on the wall. The specials menu includes options such as smoked salmon bagel or avocado with poached eggs. With a separate children’s menu that changes daily, the hotel’s aim is to cater to all ages and tastes, offering a family friendly, fine dining experience. 

READ MORE: Cornwall Restaurants: 10 Places to eat in Cornwall 

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Sensory Spa Garden

Another wonderful element of this hotel, is how it’s centered around relaxation and the water. At Bedruthan Hotel & Spa you can head to the Sensory Garden Spa for a one-hour experience inspired by fire, earth, water, air and space. During your one hour experience you will move through seven stages designed to detoxify and renew your body. Each stage draws on the sights, sounds, aromas and textures of nature, and the refreshing properties of our sea air. Here you can take some restful time in the sauna which incorporates the wonderful view, experience the open shower snuggled in with the trees, and enjoy views of the gardens while soaking in our deep cedar wood hot tubs. The Sensory Spa Garden is available as part of one of the hotel’s lovely Day Spa Packages, starting from £55, on its own for £45, and for hotel guests the Sensory Spa Garden costs £30. The Sensory Spa Garden is open from 10:00am – 6:00pm daily, with the last booking slot at 4:45pm. Please contact the spa directly for availability and to book.

Adults-only Hydro Pool

Part of the spa area, is an adult-only spa with an impressive glass-fronted room with a giant hydropool, four treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room and a caldarium. There is also an indoor swimming pool is open from 8am-9pm, but this was super busy with children and families when we visited, so we opted for the adult-s only spa and hydro pool. There is also a large outdoor pool, open until 2 November and two additional two pools are heated and open all year (weather permitting). 

 

Overall

We had such a lovely stay here at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa and would definitely recommend this hotel is you are  deciding where to stay in Cornwall for your weekend break by the sea. The best bits about this hotel were the amazing selection of food, windows in the bedrooms with views of the sea and Sensory Spa Garden experience. 

READ MORE: 10 Best Places to visit in Cornwall

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Best beaches in Cornwall

The beaches in Cornwall are some of the best in the country, with a quality and variety of its beaches. There are many long, exposed stretches of sand on the north coast, such as Perranporth and Godrevy, with great opportunity for surfing, and then the southern coast offers more sheltered coves such as Porthcurno and Praa Sands.

There are also many remote beaches such as Harlyn and Kynance offer the chance to really get away from it all. At low tide Cornwall’s longest beach stretches for 3 fabulous miles between Hayle and Godrevy Head. Known as Gwithian Towans Beach, or at the other end Godrevy Beach, this magnificent stretch of golden sand really is one of Cornwall’s finest.

Cornwall is the UK’s surfing home and it’s easy to see why with so many beaches offering the perfect waves for both beginners and pros. The narrow peninsula, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean offers surfers the perfect collection of beaches, with nearly 200 beaches facing various directions. The variety of surf in Cornwall also makes it suitable for all levels, from the gentle waves of Polzeath to the grinding barrels of Porthleven there’s a spot for you. 

  1. Sennen (Whitsand Bay) Beach
  2. Fistral Beach
  3. Godrevy Beach
  4. Praa Sands Beach
  5. Perranporth (Penhale Sands)
  6. Bude Beach
  7. Marazion Beach
  8. Porthmeor Beach
  9. Kynance Cove
  10. Porthcurno Beach

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*I was a guest of Bedruthan Hotel & Spa – but as always opinions are my own. 

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