27th July 2019
Summer holiday heaven: Cornwall’s top luxury seaside retreat awaits
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.
Set serenely in a quiet pocket of south east Cornwall, down winding country lanes with nothing but spellbinding sea views and passing yachts for company, is the Talland Bay Hotel. To approach along the gravel drive is to find yourself in wonderland, amidst whimsical wire fairies and magical stone creatures. What better way to start a summertime adventure?
Luxury living beside the seaside
Step inside and you’ll be spoilt for choice of where to rest your head. Fancy a sumptuous sleigh bed, sea view terrace or extra lounge space in your suite? Each of the 23 bedrooms is individually situated and styled, so guests may struggle to settle on their favourite. But what keeps them coming time and time again are the little extra touches and creature comforts, regardless of the room category. Nothing’s too much trouble for the staff at our award-winning hotel. From mixing the perfect cocktail to curating a special celebration.
Idyllic coastal gardens
The biggest draw for summer visitors is the tranquil sub-tropical gardens. Dotted with pretty coastal plants and inviting sun loungers, the grounds look out straight across the bay. Cooled even on the hottest day by the gentle sea breeze.
How better to enjoy the freshest Cornish fish and seafood than with the ocean as the backdrop? All are welcome for drinks, lunches and afternoon teas, served outside on the sunny terrace. And with the balmy summer evenings pre-dinner aperitifs and canapes are taken out here too.
Arguably the highlight of a Talland Bay escape is the food. Let our chefs recreate summer on a plate…Oysters, scallops, crab and lobster, moorland sirloin steak, strawberry cheesecake with lime meringue or a gooseberry rice pudding, what tickles your taste buds?
From buttermilk pancakes at breakfast to the last morsel of locally sourced cheese on the evening menu, there’s something to delight every gourmand.
Adventures on the doorstep
And when the urge to explore takes you, it’s just a hop and a skip down the lane to the sheltered beach (no need to get in the car). The former smugglers’ cove is a secluded spot with rockpools and sand as the tide recedes. Ideal for a refreshing dip, or why not hire a kayak from the beach café?
Stride out on the Coast Path to explore a little further afield and ask about our boat trips.
Dogs welcome for summer holidays too
Talland Bay Hotel and beach welcome dogs 365 days a year. Because every member of the family deserves a holiday. Canine guests receive a doggy hamper with locally baked treats, bowls and fleecy blanket, as well as an extra morsel or two at mealtimes, when booking a Wallace and Gromit break.