September 29, 2016

last of the September sunshine: the Bedruthan Hotel

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Just before the Indian Summer finally slipped into autumn, we headed down to the wild north coast of Cornwall, to make the most of the last of the September sunshine with some blissful beach time and a stay at the Bedruthan Hotel.

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With its glorious views of the endlessly shifting seascape, the Bedruthan is a haven of Scandi-inspired style and thoughtful luxury. The walls are a wraparound gallery of original art, and the hotel ethos is friendly and relaxed. We have never stayed anywhere quite so family focussed (in the very best possible way). The Bedruthan effortlessly balances grown up pleasures with childish fun. Its pools, playgrounds and children’s club kept the small ones happy, so that we could take time to appreciate such simple pleasures as a quiet coffee with the papers, an uninterrupted conversation and moments spent just gazing out at the sea.bedruthan-steps-hotel-8bedruthan-steps-hotel-13Every morning, we sauntered down the cliff path to Mawgan Porth beach below. We skimmed stones, collected feathers and pebbles, and watch the ocean crash down onto the shore. I love the seaside off-season, when the waves are wild and the beach is quiet. We returned feeling exhilarated: wind-whipped, rosy-cheeked and ravenously hungry. At the Bedruthan, the food is locally sourced, and freshly prepared on site. The meals were delicious, and almost every table is next to a picture window with an incredible view. bedruthan-steps-hotel-2bedruthan-steps-hotel-7bedruthan-steps-hotel-9 bedruthan-steps-hotel-10

Perhaps it was the soft cotton pillows, or perhaps it was the magic of the sea air, but even the smallest one indulged in a lie-in each morning. At the end of our stay, we left feeling relaxed and revitalised. It was the perfect escape to soak up some late sunshine and, just for a few days, to feel pampered and indulged.

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{Our stay at the Bedruthan was gifted to us, but all thoughts, opinions and images are my own.}

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