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OVERVIEW

Situated in one of the last unspoiled hamlets in Cornwall, The Lugger provides a restorative getaway, with plenty of Daphne Du Maurier-style charm. Old meets new, with its old-world exterior giving way to modern luxury, where guests can unwind to the sound of the waves lapping the shore of Portloe's picture-perfect cove.


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OUR REVIEW

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Situated right at the centre of the Cornish Coastal Path, overlooking the picturesque cove at Portloe - home to two active fishing vessels - The Lugger offers a welcome oasis in the middle of nowhere, providing a calm and tranquil setting for a romantic getaway or restorative escape, whatever the season.

By plane: Newquay airport (40-minute drive)

By car: The hotel is 5 hours from London, 4 hours 15 mins from Birmingham and 1 hour 40 mins from Exeter. There is a small car park for guests.

By train: London Paddington to Truro takes around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from the station. Book trains to Truro.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

Lashings of luxury ensure this 17th-century smugglers' inn offers a sophisticated yet homely vibe, with an abundance of character. A laidback style combines clean lines with muted colours, and the occasional nod towards nautical, with low ceilings, exposed beams and painted shutters adding a historic charm to a centuries-old inn.

THE FACILITIES

This bolthole is designed for lounging, honing in on its stunning coastal location, with sea vistas from the restaurant, bar and terrace. Breathe in the sea air, savour the natural environment and enjoy exceptional service; just the right balance of relaxed and attentive, with nothing being too much to ask of the affable team.

  • Beachfront property
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

Contemporary styled bedrooms are fused with heritage features, some with stunning sea-views and aptly positioned beds, made up with crisp, white linen, set against a backdrop of muted hues and bleached-wood furnishings, creating bright spaces to unwind in.

Room types: Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Orla Keily toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, towels, TV, fridge, desk, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

Expect menus that brim with bountiful fresh fish from Portloe, with Head chef, Richard Lipscombe creating dishes crafted from Cornish produce and seafood, hauled from the harbour by the village's fishing vessels. Everything is made on the premises, from the bread served daily to the ice cream and sorbets used in the desserts.

The restaurant: 2 AA Rosette dining, fresh fish and seafood, world cuisine with Cornish ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £20.

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