Cornwall LivingIssue #145

Corners of Comfort

Combining luxury with an abundance of traditional charm, experience the feeling of coming home. 

From luxury hotels to boutique retreats, Cornwall is rich with places to stay, but if you’re seeking sea breezes and seclusion, venture no further than the south Cornish coast. Tucked away in a peaceful bay you will find The Nare, a quiet and quintessentially English country house. This hotel has been privately owned by the same family for over 30 years who have forged a passion for generous hospitality since it first came into their hands.

Boasting a traditional hotelier practice, the hotel offers shoe cleaning, in-house laundry and 24-hour room service. Blending the unobtrusive charm of a classic country house with the comfort points of a five-star hotel, expect comfy armchairs, a plethora of books, fresh flowers and plump beds overlooking the Atlantic as it stretches into the horizon.

In addition to its comfortable and elegant interiors, The Nare offers an extensive range of leisure facilities from the heated indoor pool and sun loungers to the sauna, steam room and Carne Bay Spa. For something more active, head to the gardens for an afternoon of fun on the tennis court or croquet lawn, overlooking the breathtaking coast. The Nare also has its own resident artist Jeanni, who offers art and painting tuition for guests. Alternatively, jump aboard the Alice Rose, a 38-foot motor launch, offering scheduled and private chartered sailings from April to September. The Nare’s proprietor, Toby Ashworth is always keen to spend summer afternoons on the water with guests exploring the Fal and Helford rivers surrounded by a panorama of idyllic countryside.

The Nare is also one of a small number of southwest hotels to offer a daily five-course silver service dining experience in addition to daily afternoon tea in the drawing room. Having established a reputation for fine dining over many years with both the Quarterdeck restaurant and Dining Room receiving recognition for culinary excellence, eating here truly is a luxurious experience. In addition to culinary excellence, the hotel is home to an extensive cellar offering wines from around the world. If you’re looking to escape to a pocket of peace then The Nare will be waiting to welcome you with open arms.

Carne Beach, Veryan-in-Roseland, Truro TR2 5PF
01872 501111