Boskerris Hotel

United Kingdom

When this lesser-known stretch of the north Cornish coastline played host to the G7 summit, besuited world leaders were photographed against the white-sand beach at Carbis Bay. Since the motorcades left town, the area has resumed the low-key status that is at the heart of its appeal. Nearby St Ives often heaves with tourists, yet a short 20-minute stroll along the South West Coast Path takes you to the more secluded Carbis Bay. It’s on the cliffs above that Boskerris Hotel was built – back in the Thirties – establishing itself as a small, privately-owned hotel. With just 15 bedrooms, that sense of exclusivity remains. The kitchens celebrate its bounteous location, from St Ewe breakfast eggs through to St Ives gin. Although Boskerris describes its aesthetic as ‘Mediterranean’, the neutral palette, waffle robes, floor-to-ceiling glass and sweeping Atlantic view feel more ‘Hamptons’. There’s certainly a Gatsby-like elegance about this very chic spot to enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer.

Doubles from £260. 01736 795295,

Words by Rachel Walker.

This review was taken from the August/September 2023 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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