Sarah tips this as being the most gorgeous eco-friendly hotel on the Cornish coast - and there are plenty of outdoors activities to enjoy too. 'Take a refreshing swim in the reed pool overlooking the sea and get out walking on the coast path, it's all there for the taking,' she adds. James agrees that 'located by a gorgeous beach, the Scarlet manages that rare balance between eco and pampering, and makes the most of its setting: floor-to-ceiling glass brings the outside in and maximises sea-and-sand views.'
Where The Scarlet, Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4DQ (01637 861800; www.scarlethotel.co.uk)
How much From £165 with breakfast