The Scarlet Hotel, CornwallView map
Modern romance on the Cornish coast
iscover an escape for grown-ups to eat, dream and play in peace. Yes, The Scarlet has nailed the perfect weekend away for two. Sitting above the sandy sweep of Mawgan Porth, high on the cliffs looking out to sea, this 37-room slice of heaven will have you falling in love all over again.
Never mind the fact that its eco credentials are second to none or that this is a genuine family venture, it’s just so damn sexy. Rooms aren’t anonymous numbers or frilly flower names, they are ‘Just right’, ‘Generous’, ‘Unique’ and so on. You can indulge in a fabulous fresh seafood lunch cooked by the restaurant’s Michelin starred chef or better still experience a hot tub for two perched on the cliff edge, bubbling with seaweed infusions and heated by logs, glass of champagne in hand.
When you’re totally recharged, indulge in a romantic horse ride on the beach at Perranporth with Reen Manor Riding Stables or how about a his ‘n’ hers surf lesson with Nick Tiscoe from The Surf Club? Then jump in the car and head to Newquay and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall for a taste of Tuscany out in the west.