coast enjoys all the luxuries of this country house beside the sea…


Recently awarded five stars by the AA, a first for Cornwall, The Nare specialises in laid-back luxury and exceptional service. Overlooking the wide, sandy expanse of Carne Beach on the Roseland Peninsula, it offers spectacular views out to sea. A family-owned hotel, and known as a country house beside the sea, its welcome is second to none.


This hotel has operated its own admirable eco-initiatives for many years. This includes installing solar panels, which, along with excess heat from the water-cooled fridges, heats the hotel’s water. Excess heat from the kitchen is also used to heat the swimming pools. The hotel has its own borehole, which minimises its water consumption, and provides still and sparkling water for guests in reusable glass bottles. Pool backwash water is combined with harvested rainwater to produce the greywater needed to flush lavatories, while automatic heating and lighting controls minimise energy waste when rooms are not in use. Large, re-useable free-standing dispensers in bathrooms avoid the need for single-use plastic bottles. All menus are based on locally available seasonal produce and only sourced from sustainable stock.


There are many luxurious rooms and suites, all of which are individually decorated. Spacious and elegant, many have sea view balconies or terraces, along with all the comfortable additions needed to completely relax, including comfy armchairs, fresh flowers, full evening turn-down service, hot water bottles in winter, shoe cleaning, daily in-house laundry, 24-hour room service and a valet. Some rooms are situated on the ground floor for easy accessibility and there are dedicated single rooms for lone travellers.


Beautifully situated, with panoramic sea views across Gerrans Bay that can be enjoyed not only from the sea-view rooms and suites but also from the sitting rooms, swimming pool, and both of the restaurants. There are plenty of nice places to sit and enjoy those views in the hotel’s landscaped gardens, but perhaps the number-one spot has to be the outdoor hot tub, hidden in one of the pool-side beach huts overlooking the beach.


The Nare has two AA Rosette restaurants – a traditional dining room and the à la carte Quarterdeck restaurant. Both specialise in fresh, local seafood. The dining room offers a five-course table d’hôte menu that changes nightly, with classic silver service. The Quarterdeck is the less formal option, with seasonal à la carte menus and the opportunity for al fresco dining on the terrace during the summer months. There is also an extensive wine cellar with wines selected by the hotel’s owner Toby Ashworth.


From £328 per room per night for a Country View room, rising to £490 per room per night for a Best Sea View room. Rates include early morning tea and afternoon Cornish cream tea. 


The Nare prefers to discuss a reservation over the phone (call 01872 501111), as each room is designed and decorated individually staff like to help you find the right one for your stay. The Reservations Office is open from 7am-11pm. However, you can also complete a booking enquiry form, or book online, on the website at

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