The UK’s most southerly hotel, this family-owned coastal retreat is ideal for nature lovers and foodies. Perched on the dramatic Lizard Peninsula clifftop in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is the perfect bolthole to escape the crowds and soak up the wild, untouched landscape. The 23 restorative bedrooms have spectacular sea and countryside views. The three eating and drinking spots offer seasonal Cornish-led menus, celebrating fresh local produce. Treat yourself to a seven-course tasting menu and stunning vistas at award- winning Fallowfields, headed up by bright young chef Joseph Fallowfield. Tipples can be found in Marconi’s Bar with its cosy fire and kickstart the morning in the sea-facing Terrace. During the day, enjoy sea swimming, coastal walking and simply taking a breath while spotting Atlantic seals, wild ponies and Cornish choughs. The South West Coastal Path and a hidden beach can be accessed straight from the hotel’s garden, plus picturesque Kynance Cove is on the doorstep. There’s fascinating flora and fauna, too, thanks to the Lizard’s microclimate. The hotel also hosts wellness retreats, making use of its new yoga studio.

Doubles from £115

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