Luxury stay in Cornwall / North Devon

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dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 16:51:03

Hello can anyone recommend a hotel/ cottage to stay in for about 5 days at the end of April?
It's my husbands birthday and I want to do something special.
We adore North Devon and Cornwall.

The problem is I can't find any hotels yet that I particularly like. We normally do an air bnb which is pretty handy as we have a baby. It would be nice to stay in a hotel for once though with proper facilities. I know it's shallow but the way that something is styled is very important to both of us.

We like a relaxed vibe but really well done so good interior design, good beds and linen, proper professional service and really good food and wine.

I have briefly looked at Bedruthan Hotel but I'm not sure if it will be a bit Naff if it is directed at families.

I really really really love family time so I am not getting at that , I just wonder if it will smell like kids farts and shoes there!

Ideas all.

Perfect type of place for us would be like the soho farm house.


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ShotsFired Tue 06-Feb-18 16:52:28

Hotel Endsleigh? You can't beat a bit of Polizzi magic!

JaneEyre70 Tue 06-Feb-18 16:53:31

Gara Rock is a fab resort.

ShotsFired Tue 06-Feb-18 16:53:57

Or Tersanton, for that matter:

loveka Tue 06-Feb-18 16:55:45

Talland Bay Hotel is (apparently) totally stunning.

Tycara in Polperro is very, very high end. A gorgeous house with amazing views.

Have you looked at Blue Chip for posh cottages?

dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 17:02:58

Wow thanks everyone for the ideas I'll look at all of them now.

I've used blue chip in the past and found it a great way to book places but I am wondering if it's better to stay at a hotel in order to have faculties on foot and not have to drive for dinner etc (yes, we both love wine and then won't drive)

Right I'm going to look now and come back with my thoughts

Everyone else keep going!! Thanks

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dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 17:07:08

Looking at Endsleigh and Tresanton both lovely but difficult websites to navigate.
What's the reference to "no Muzak" is this meaning it's a very quiet place?

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dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 17:10:37

Not sure on
Tallanand bay

Tycara not what I'm after

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dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 17:11:10

Gara rock wrong side for us (David surfs)

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feliciabirthgiver Tue 06-Feb-18 17:12:13

The Cornwall Hotel & Spa is lovely.

spugzbunny Tue 06-Feb-18 17:27:44

Following with interest! I'm also looking for a mini honeymoon destination for one wine drinker, one baby and one surfer!

dissapointedafternoon Tue 06-Feb-18 17:43:13

@spugzbunny shall we go together 😂😬
Alex would have someone to play with
I would have someone to drink with
Dave would have someone to go watch a flat sea with!

Just our luck that the sea is always like glass when we go there with a surfboard wedged between us all the way from Kent!

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Onefliesoverthecuckoosnest Tue 06-Feb-18 17:45:30

Fowey Hall is one of the luxury hotel group, love it there.

JaneEyre70 Tue 06-Feb-18 18:07:42

The other place I can think of is Bovey Castle, we've had a couple of lovely stays there. Not near the coast though if that's important to you. Their bar is incredible, we went for our wedding anniversary and I merrily went through their Gin menu. Brasserie lovely, and overall service is outstanding, and grounds lovely to meander through.

Glitterspy Tue 06-Feb-18 18:50:49

The Scarlett if it's just the two of you - same beach as Bedruthan but my childless (or child free) friends rave about it. Bedruthan doesn't smell or have a Pontins vibe but it's way overpriced for what it is. We had a holiday there out of season and it felt like a family holiday factory - it is what it is!

If it's a big sleeps 10+ cottage you're after check out Tregulland it's off the charts of amazing ness but suitably spendy and booked up. Worth a look tho.

Haggisfish Tue 06-Feb-18 18:53:21

I would have loved Bedruthan with dc. It’s fab.

SherlocksDeerstalker Tue 06-Feb-18 18:57:04

Look at Kate & Toms for gorgeous self catered homes. We are staying at Lamper Head in Dartmouth soon - indoor pool plus hot tub deck, and the option to have massages/treatments at home!! It might not be the right location for you, but they have plenty of properties.

SherlocksDeerstalker Tue 06-Feb-18 19:08:39

Oh, also it sleeps 16 - so definitely not the right property for you! Ha... sorry. Brain not engaged, clearly.

blue25 Tue 06-Feb-18 19:15:54

The Scarlett is amazing if you can go child free

starsinyourpies Tue 06-Feb-18 20:49:27

I was going to say Endsleigh, gorgeous and a baby monitor would stretch from some of the bedrooms to the restaurant smile.

RedCarsGoFaster Tue 06-Feb-18 20:52:55

Scarlet is the sister to Bedruthan, and is adults only. And twice the price.

LongTermPerm Tue 06-Feb-18 20:54:10

Watergate Bay hotel is fabulous.

RedCarsGoFaster Tue 06-Feb-18 20:56:09

Sorry, failed the reading comprehension test..... Bedruthan is where I'm looking to go with DH soon, because we can't afford the Scarlet. We don't have kids, and I gather the hotel isn't focused on them as such.

Haggisfish Tue 06-Feb-18 20:57:43

I loved bedruthan even without kids!!

coffeecuppa Tue 06-Feb-18 20:59:57

My family have been to Watergate Bay Hotel for the past 25 years, it's lovely.

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