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“Set in scenic private grounds, this chic and intimate hotel overlooks stunning Gerrans Bay. Light, marine inspired rooms are the perfect example of comfort meets luxury. Fabulous food at the restaurant makes dining a spoiling yet casual affair, matched by a fine wine list. A dream Cornish location.”

“Set in scenic private grounds, this chic and intimate hotel overlooks stunning Gerrans Bay. Light, marine inspired rooms are the perfect example of comfort meets luxury. Fabulous food at the restaurant makes dining a spoiling yet casual affair, matched by a fine wine list. A dream Cornish location.”

Hotel Review

In summer Driftwood feels more Côte d’Azur than Cornwall, with Mediterranean views and a perfect crescent of private beach at the end of the garden. Inside, it has the air of a stylish Provençal house, while halfway down the cliff there’s a romantic cabin, perfect for lovers, and a pavilion for a private lunch or an aromatherapy massage. Bedrooms are charming and the food is superb. A very special place.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Perfect for a romantic retreat — think sunset strolls on the beach, candlelight dinners, and a private cabin with a terrace
  • Foodies
  • Chef Olly Pierrepoint creates stunning dishes in this highly regarded 3AA Rosette restaurant
  • Great walks
  • Grab a hotel picnic and head out through the private estate right down to the coast and explore the beautiful beaches
  • Fishing
  • Right on the coast, there are plenty of fishing boats to rent for the day with equippment and guides if necessary
  • Surfing
  • No trip to Cornwall is complete without a surf session in the bracingly cold Atlantic
  • Museums
  • Take an epic boat trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth
  • Golf
  • The hotel will happily organise a golfing trip at the local course
  • Tennis
  • Just down the road from the hotel is a sports and tennis facility
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages are welcomed but babies and small children are not allowed in the restaurant
  • Minimum Stay
  • Minimum of two-nights on the weekend
  • On the beach
  • The hotel has its own private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Award winning restaurant
  • Views
  • Overlooks Gerrans Bay
  • Quiet
  • Organic food
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Charming
  • Gym
  • Boutique
  • Seaviews
  • Restaurant with rooms
  • Contemporary
  • Chic
  • Luxury
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Secluded setting
  • Gourmet
  • Owner managed

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages are welcomed but babies and small children are not allowed in the restaurant
  • Garden
  • Six acres of coastline leading to the beach
  • Massage
  • In-room beauty treatments can be booked
  • Minimum Stay
  • Minimum of two-nights on the weekend
  • Restaurant
  • Award winning restaurant
  • Views
  • Overlooks Gerrans Bay
  • Parking
  • Free onsite parking
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • In room DVD
  • Outdoor dining
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Gym
  • Sitting Room
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Games room
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Grab a hotel picnic and head out through the private estate right down to the coast and explore the beautiful beaches
  • Fishing
  • Right on the coast, there are plenty of fishing boats to rent for the day with equippment and guides if necessary
  • Surfing
  • No trip to Cornwall is complete without a surf session in the bracingly cold Atlantic
  • Museums
  • Take an epic boat trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth
  • Golf
  • The hotel will happily organise a golfing trip at the local course
  • Tennis
  • Just down the road from the hotel is a sports and tennis facility

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? The views, food and personal service


What is there to do in the area or on site? Wonderful walks, beautiful beaches and clear blue sea for swimming


What kind of breakfast do you offer? Traditional English with locally sourced ingredients, and continental


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Fine dining restaurant for dinner and a snack menu at lunch


Which are your most popular room types, and why? The deck rooms, sitting out overlooking the garden to the sea. Magical!


What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Our rooms are not the largest, but come for the views, wonderful food and personal service

Other Reviews

The Cool Hotel Guide

Originally published by The Times (view article)

Driftwood

"A Michelin-starred restaurant, private sea-facing terraces, and a private beach make this the perfect venue for pretty much everyone. "

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Five stars for this thrilling Cornish outpost

"Pale stones and shells discreetly remind you that there's a fishing village and an Atlantic Ocean just down the road"

Originally published by Independent (view article)

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