9 hotels to visit in Devon and Cornwall

Wildflower’s pick of the best hotels across the two counties

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Hotels are reopening after months in lockdown, but please check which facilities will be available during your stay.

Gara Rock, near Salcombe, Devon

A luxurious Scandi-chic retreat with indoor and outdoor pools, a luxurious spa and a private 10-seater cinema room. Enjoy dinner in the Gara Rock Restaurant, where the sea views are complemented by a divine menu celebraating local produce.

From £236, gararock.com

St Michaels, Falmouth, Cornwall

Here, 84 light-filled bedrooms are spread across the Main House, set in sub-tropical gardens, and the coastal-chic Beach House. There’s a renowned spa, health club and pool, and family-friendly dining in its two eateries.

From £90; Beach House rooms from £150, stmichaelshotel.co.uk

Bedruthan, Trenance, Cornwall

Contemporary, chic and cosy, with colourful furnishings and a funky Scandinavian-meets-Cornish design ethos. It’s also home to an art gallery and there are also pottery, calligraphy, baking and jewellery-making workshops on offer.

From £165, bedruthan.com

The Nare, Truro, Cornwall

Country-house hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, spa and tennis courts. Try painting classes with the artist-in-residence, or charter one of the hotel’s two boats. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu in the Dining Room, or more informal food at the Quarterdeck.

From £299, narehotel.co.uk

Chalet Saunton, Braunton, Devon

Sleeps just 40 guests in six luxurious three-bedroom apartments and a truly opulent two-bedroom penthouse. Michelin-starred chef Thomas Carr can be enticed from his restaurant in nearby Ilfracombe to prepare a fabulous feast for you and your guests.

From £400 per night sleeping six, chaletsaunton.com

Padstow Townhouse, Padstow, Cornwall

Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth runs this intimate bolthole in Padstow’s Old Town.  As would be expected, dinner is a spectacular affair – and busy, so be sure to reserve a table when you book your room.

From £280, paul-ainsworth.co.uk/padstow-townhouse

St Moritz, Trebetherick, Cornwall

Offering a plethora of accommodation, plus an indoor and outdoor heated pool, gym, tennis court and spa. The Shorecrest offers cracking Cornish cuisine; more informal fare is available poolside at the Sea Side Café.

From £100, stmoritzhotel.co.uk

Watergate Bay Hotel, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Spend your days by the 25m infinity sea-view pool, watching the surfers frolic in the waves below, sign up for one of the hotel’s surfing lessons or enjoy some fabulous food at one of the hotel’s five eating and drinking spots.

From £160, watergatebay.co.uk

Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Devon

This Grade I-listed historic house is set in 100 acres of fairy-tale woodland. The 19 individually-designed rooms offer uncluttered elegance, with family suites available. Food is utterly delicious — with a pleasing wine list.

From £200, thepolizzicollection.com

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