The Scarlet – Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Overlooking romantic Mawgan Porth beach, this scintillating eco hotel blurs the boundaries between inside and out, with glass walls, flat roofs covered in sea thrift and infinity pools that seem to reach to the sea.At its heart is the womb-like Ayurvedic spa, with tented pods suspended in the dark for deep relaxation. There’s also an indoor pool and reed-fringed, rock strewn outdoor pool, plus two cliff top hot tubs perched between boulders overlooking the ocean. Bedrooms are in clusters on several levels, soothing, with funky touches, excellent lighting, gorgeous beds and sea and sunset views. As for the delicious food, executive chef Tom Hunter oversees with an air of calm, kindness and mutual respect for his staff that makes the Scarlet kitchen the warm and welcoming hub of the hotel. The Scarlet may be thoroughly green but there’s no sense of a hair shirt approach: once inside this adult-only sanctuary, the feeling is one of soothing, sybaritic luxury.
There is so much to see in Cornwall with its stunning natural scenery, huge skies, dramatic sunsets, miles of sandy beaches and fresh air straight off the Atlantic. A little way along the coastal path are the magnificent Bedruthan Steps scattered across a stunning golden beach only accessible at low tide.
The Scarlet restaurant is led by Head Chef Mike Francis. The team bring together modern European-style dishes with the gusto of Cornwall at its heart. Gazing out over Mawgan Porth beach you’ll dine on seasonal dishes whilst watching sun go down.
Visit the Create shop at the Bedruthan hotel just up the hill selling a curated collection of gifts and works by local artists. Or head over to Hawksfield Cornwall, which is just a short drive away and explore fabulous independent homewares, antiques, clothing and coffee.