Discover Talland Bay

An Old Country Home of Wonderful Peculiarity 

At Talland Bay we wear our hearts on our sleeves. We love being expressive and welcome you into our eccentric world. Why not, is our motto. 

Hidden around our historic country home, overlooking the waves, you’ll find all sorts of oddities. 

We’re proud to be ourselves and want you to be yourself too. It gives us pleasure to see our guests having a laugh at our idiosyncratic décor. What would life be without a bit of fun? 

experience

Your experience is everything

Staying with us is an intimate experience. 

Romantic dinners and lazy breakfasts; slow drinks in the dappled shade of our luxuriant garden; refreshing coastal wanders. It’s about relaxing, indulging in the finer things, and relishing in the loveliness of Cornwall. 

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Quality service

Our team are not stock characters either. We’re here for a friendly chat, to look after you, and curate a delightful atmosphere. The remedy to anything bland and corporate. 

Talland

Best sea view in the West Country

Where our garden ends, there’s nothing but sea to the horizon, framed by wooded hills. Our sublime vista is not one you’ll forget. An uninterrupted seascape to clear your mind and give vitality with each breath of crisp air.

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The peaceful South East

We’re in, perhaps, the most untouched and peaceful region of Cornwall. A wild, yet pastoral stretch of coast on the far side of Plymouth. It feels like a world beyond a world. Where other places might be overwhelming, South East Cornwall is your chance to truly escape the grind. Come and commune with the most magnificent coast in Britain.

Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance

We passionately support the Cornwall Air Ambulance. It provides an invaluable service to our local community. To show our support we have hosted private charity lunches, which have raised £40K so far and we encourage our guests to donate. We’ll continue to host events in the future and help the Cornwall Air Ambulance in any way we can.  

Latest news and updates From the Talland Bay blog
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Where to go this winter

Published: 29/09/2020  |  Author: Sam Kirton

Why this is the year to enjoy a luxury off-season Cornish staycation 



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A taste of Talland Bay: Recipes to recreate at home

Published: 29/04/2020  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel

We may not be able to welcome you to Talland Bay Hotel right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a few Talland treats. Here are two recipes the team have been working on at home…let us know how you get on recreating them.



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Nick Hawke on the Menu

Nick Hawke on the new menu

Published: 01/11/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Nick Hawke has been at the helm as Head Chef of Talland Bay Hotel since 2013. This autumn sees an exciting change in direction with the food at the award-winning hotel. We asked Nick what visitors can expect from the new dining experience.

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Talland Bay Family

What it means to be part of the Talland Bay family

Published: 07/10/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel A year into the job as General Manager at Talland Bay Hotel and as he approaches a new role as first-time dad, Jack Ashby-Wright shares his thoughts on what it means to be part of the Talland Bay family…

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Active breaks for the young at heart

Published: 09/09/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel It’s not always easy finding a British break that caters for all ages. Especially one that doesn’t rely exclusively on sunny beach days. How do you cater for indulgence AND adventure on holiday in Cornwall?

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summer holidays

Summer holiday heaven: Cornwall’s top luxury seaside retreat awaits

Published: 27/07/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Cornwall may be the UK’s hottest summer holiday destination but for those in the know that needn’t mean crawling bumper to bumper getting to the most popular resorts. There’s a tranquil little corner of the county that’s home to one of Cornwall’s top luxury seaside retreats. Pack your bags and head for Talland Bay.

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south east cornwall walks

The five best walks in south east Cornwall

Published: 02/07/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel With miles of beautiful Cornish countryside and the stunning South West Coast Path right on our doorstep, there are countless amazing walks within easy reach of Talland Bay.

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Looe and Polperro staycation

How to make the most of a staycation in Looe and Polperro

Published: 27/05/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Early summer is a marvellous time of year to visit Cornwall, with long daylight hours, warming seas, quiet beaches and pretty sea pinks in bloom. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled abroad with the aquamarine waters sparkling in the sunshine and palm trees gently waving in the breeze.

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Talland Bay Hotel to star in More4 TV show

Published: 24/04/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel We’re famous! The beautiful south Cornish coast and Talland Bay Hotel’s sunny sub-tropical gardens are set to steal the show when episode six of new More4 TV series, Devon & Cornwall is broadcast on 6 May.

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Air Ambulance

Supporting the Cornwall Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal

Published: 13/03/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Established in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance is one of the county’s most vital charities, completing over 800 missions every year, bringing essential emergency medical treatment to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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On the trail of smuggling in south east Cornwall

Published: 31/01/2019  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Cornwall’s smuggling heritage is renowned the world over, romanticised in the pages of novels from Poldark to Jamaica Inn. Its virtually uninhabited, rocky coastline provided the ideal setting for smugglers and wreckers seeking to evade the revenue men, with the secluded bay at Talland being a particularly favoured spot for bringing contraband ashore.

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Nick Hawke's Roasted Beetroot and Braeburn Tarte Tatin

Nick Hawke's Roasted Beetroot and Braeburn Tarte Tatin

Published: 18/12/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel If like us you like to hole up and hibernate with tasty, comfort food in wintertime then this earthy, savoury twist on a tarte tatin is an ideal dish to try at home.

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talland bay's own gin

Introducing Talland Bay Hotel’s own blend gin

Published: 28/11/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel There has been something exciting brewing in Cornwall. Or to be more exact, distilling: Talland Bay No.1 gin

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Christmas at Talland

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Cornwall

Published: 19/11/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel For those who wholeheartedly embrace the countdown to Christmas (whatever their age), or simply want to sprinkle a little yuletide magic, then a visit to the sleepy little Cornish seaside hamlet of Porthallow is a must at this time of year.

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Poldark

Literary connections to Cornwall: From Poldark to Wind in the Willows

Published: 25/09/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Cornwall’s captivating coastline, moors and estuaries have been providing the inspiration for authors and poets from Sir John Betjeman to DH Lawrence and Dylan Thomas long before Aiden Turner graced our screens as Winston Graham’s Ross Poldark.

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lesser-known cornish beaches to escape the crowds

9 lesser-known Cornish beaches to escape the crowds

Published: 24/08/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel With nearly 300 miles of coastline you don’t have to go far in Cornwall even in the height of summer to find an uncrowded beach. Here are some of our lesser-known favourites, all dog-friendly so Fido can join the fun.

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cornwall's best drink tours

Amazing adventures in alcohol: Cornwall’s best drinks tours

Published: 02/07/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Cornwall may have a well-earned a reputation as one of the foremost UK foodie hotspots, but it would be remiss to overlook the Duchy’s numerous craft ales, stand-out spirits and world-class wines! Whether you’re lucky enough to live in the south west or booking a Cornish break, be sure to include these top alcohol tasting tours in your plans of what to do in Cornwall.

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top things to do in south east cornwall

Top things to do in south east Cornwall this summer

Published: 06/06/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel The days are long, the weather is fine and the flowers are putting on a magnificent display…Cornish summertime has arrived in all its glory. From savouring fish and chips on the beach to supping a cold Cornish ale, revelling in regattas and rock-pooling, what makes the perfect summer staycation? We’ve picked some of our favourite things to do and see on a visit to south east Cornwall this season.

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Is Talland Bay Cornwall’s most dog-friendly luxury hotel?

Published: 24/04/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel When it comes to dog-friendly luxury hotels in Cornwall, Talland Bay Hotel is head and tails above the rest. If you’re looking for somewhere exceptional to holiday with your dog in Cornwall then read on to discover exactly what we do to make canine guests so welcome.

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We’re hiring: Want to work at Talland Bay Hotel?

Published: 15/03/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel We are building a highly successful hospitality business based upon our fantastic, locally recruited team of amazingly talented people. Here are just a few reasons why Talland Bay Hotel is an excellent place to work.

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top wildlife to spot in Cornwall

Top wildlife to spot around South East Cornwall

Published: 28/02/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Nature lovers should make a beeline for South East Cornwall, home to some of the richest marine wildlife in the British Isles. From basking sharks to seals and seabirds, here are some of the highlights to be found above and in the ocean.

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Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

Published: 29/01/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel With Valentine’s Day in mind we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic places to head and things to do around south east Cornwall and beyond. There are so many breath-taking spots a short hop from Talland Bay, romantic souls are sure to fall in love whatever time of year they visit.

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Best things to do in Cornwall in Winter

Best things to do in winter in South East Cornwall

Published: 04/01/2018  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Whether storm watching, walking on a deserted beach or cosying up in a pub in one of the quaint fishing villages, winter can be a magical time of year to visit Cornwall. South East Cornwall is no exception, and with our Gulf Stream kissed coast and sub-tropical gardens you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled to foreign shores.  Make the most of a Cornish winter with our recommendations of top things to do.

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art and design at Talland Bay

Art and design at Talland Bay Hotel

Published: 03/11/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel For many visitors and guests the unusual, eye-catching and original art and design features of the Talland Bay Hotel are as much a part of the experience as the service, setting and food. The main force behind the hotel’s distinctive style is Head of Housekeeping, Penny, who spends part of each day squirrelled away in a small office at the very top of the house surrounded by mood boards and quirky creations. Here she spills the beans on what inspires her designs, her three golden rules, and plans for the headless mannequin in the cupboard…

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Great National Trust Days out in Cornwall this Autumn

Published: 16/10/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Autumn can be one of our favourite seasons at the Talland Bay Hotel, whether hunkering down in front of the fire or embracing some of the clement, sunny days Cornwall is often blessed with. Game season comes into play on the menu, balanced with seasonal delights from the sea and flavoursome fruits. It can also be a fantastic time to explore the nearby National Trust properties, each with their own unique tales and glorious estates to explore.

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Fine dining restaurants in Cornwall

The top five fine-dining restaurants in Cornwall

Published: 26/09/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel If you’re looking for the very best places to dine out in Cornwall then the gongs and accolades of the following five establishments would be hard to ignore. According to the team at the Talland Bay Hotel, these are the must-visit restaurants for fine-dining in Cornwall.

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Walking in South East Cornwall

Walking in South East Cornwall

Published: 23/08/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel September sees the return of the South East Cornwall Walking Festival, a chance to join local guides as they shine a light on some of the hidden highlights of this quiet corner of the county. Whether that be exploring tranquil parishes and coves along the South West Coast Path, stepping out on Bodmin Moor, discovering the area’s rich history or sampling local pubs along the route.

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Tim Wonnacott’s tips on what to do in South East Cornwall

Tim Wonnacott’s tips on what to do in South East Cornwall

Published: 11/07/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Antiques expert, TV personality and former BBC Bargain Hunt presenter, Tim Wonnacott, recently took some time out at the Talland Bay Hotel.  Here he shares his top recommendations for enjoying a short break in South East Cornwall.

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Dog friendly Cornwall

Dog friendly Cornwall

Published: 14/06/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Thinking of bringing your dog on your summer holiday, but not sure how pet-friendly Cornwall is? As one of Cornwall’s most dog-friendly luxury hotels we thought we’d share our favourite places to head with your pooch in South East Cornwall and beyond.

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Top five places to dine outdoors in Cornwall

Published: 22/05/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel When it comes to stunning spots for outdoor dining by the sea we’re spoilt for choice in Cornwall. There are so many top notch cafés, pubs, hotels and restaurants to choose from for dining al fresco with a fabulous view. Here are some of our favourites.

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Top Walks & Beautiful Places to Explore in East Cornwall

Published: 17/03/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel From quiet woodland trails to beautiful coastline and rugged moors, there are no shortage of fabulously wild places to go and explore in Cornwall on your next visit. Whether you fancy an epic day out along the South West Coast Path, or just short walk with the dog and a pub at the end of it, there are countless options (and we always have walking maps and advice here at the hotel). However, if we had to pick just a handful of the best places to go walking and take in some beautiful scenery this spring, the following would be high on our list:

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Hotel Treats & VIP Escapes in Cornwall

Published: 20/02/2017  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel What is it that transforms your time away from an enjoyable to an exceptional experience? The devil is so often in the detail when it comes to giving guests a stay that is special, novel or unique. Which is why we’re delighted to announce that Talland Bay officially has four-star status in 2017, to add to our list of accolades.


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Our Sculpture Garden & Other Art Attractions in Cornwall

Published: 23/01/2017  |  Author: Dominic Garnett For as long as it has existed, the sculpture garden at Talland Bay Hotel has been one of the most popular features with visitors. Quirky, curious and amusing, every guest seems to have their favourite item and the reactions can be as much fun as the works themselves! The pieces make wonderful viewing whether you book for a meal or afternoon tea with us, or arrive for one of our great Cornish escapes.


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A Quick Guide to Plymouth: Top Places to Visit & Things to Do

Published: 09/12/2016  |  Author: Dominic Garnett While many of those who visit Talland Bay come for the beauty and seclusion of the coast, it is easy to forget that you are just 25 miles from Devon’s biggest and liveliest city. Indeed, one of the unsung highlights of staying in East Cornwall is that can enjoy all the relaxation you like but also squeeze in a trip to Plymouth, whether you plan a day excursion or simply stop en route.


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An Award-Winning Adventure: The Best of Cornwall in Three Days

An Award-Winning Adventure: The Best of Cornwall in Three Days

Published: 07/11/2016  |  Author: Dominic Garnett For anyone looking for the best Cornish experiences, the region has some truly international class places to eat, stay and enjoy quality time. But if we only had one short break to take in the cream of Cornwall, where would we head?

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Food Treats in Looe & Cornwall: 10 Great Places to Eat Out

Food Treats in Looe & Cornwall: 10 Great Places to Eat Out

Published: 14/10/2016  |  Author: Dominic Garnett Wondering where to eat in Cornwall? For so many guests these days, food is not so much a distraction as one of the primary reasons to visit. It is all part of the food revolution that continues to gather pace in the region. The sheer amount of excellent seafood is eye-opening in itself, as top chefs bring their expertise to the region. But it is also about the general experience, from visiting local cafes, shops and markets to enjoying seasonal treats and lively food festivals.


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Cornish Gardens & Outdoor Attractions to Visit this Autumn

Cornish Gardens & Outdoor Attractions to Visit this Autumn

Published: 05/09/2016  |  Author: Talland Bay Hotel Regardless of the season you visit, there are some fantastic Cornish gardens and outdoor spaces to visit at any time of year. Whether you are looking for a picnic spot, a romantic walk or excellent family days out and events in South Cornwall, autumn is one of the best times to visit.


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Museums and Historic Places to Visit in Cornwall

Museums and Historic Places to Visit in Cornwall

Published: 27/04/2016  |  Author: Talland Bay


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