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Stay at this stunning clifftop retreat run by husband and wife team Paul and Fiona Robinson, with a private beach and remarkable views across the Roseland Peninsula. Driftwood offers a lavish escape to the South Cornish coast that is stylish and seaside-fresh, with interiors that nod towards New England - it's a coastal retreat to soak up dreamy scenery and savour seasonal fare.

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For a fabulous vista look no further than Driftwood, situated within seven acres of cliff-top grounds overlooking Gerrans Bay, with spectacular views of the sea and its private beach. Cornwall-meets-the-Caribbean at this dreamy beachside retreat set just a 30-minute walk along the coastal path to the village of Portscatho.

By car: Driftwood is around 5 hours from London, 3 hours 30 mins from Bournemouth and 4 hours 20 mins from Birmingham. There is free private parking at the hotel.

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.

By plane: Newquay airport (24 miles)

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The house itself, a 30s building, is home to a pared-back, stylish décor. Thanks to Fiona's skill as an interior designer, it has been transformed with dusky blue New England style clapboard, and a nod towards the coast with calming hues; think Farrow & Ball neutrals, greys and blues, reminiscent of its surrounds.


Whether you're relaxing in the individually-styled bedrooms, lounging on the generous sea-facing terrace, sheltering in a shady corner of the garden or indulging in Michelin-starred cuisine in the light-filled dining room, you will find yourself rooted to the spot. Guests ease into relaxation with a hands-on approach from genial hosts, passionate about their charming hotel.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Gardens
  • Private beach area
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Home to just 14 bedrooms with stunning coastal views, decorated in a neutral palette with a pared-back, seaside-chic aesthetic and comfy king-size beds made up with crisp linen and large cushion piles.

Room types: Countryside Double, Small Sea View Double, Standard Sea View Double, Large Sea View Double / Family Room, Superior Sea View Double, Rustic Cabin

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with REN toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, towels, TV, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi


Kick back and enjoy a true field-to-fork dining experience in a relaxed and informal setting with stunning sea vistas. Guests are invited to enjoy modern French and European dishes created by head chef Olly Pierrepont, who uses some of the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients Cornwall has to offer, accompanied by fine wines.

The restaurant: 3 AA Rosette dining, fresh Cornish produce, seasonal and tasting menus, light lunches, and Sunday roasts. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. From £45 for two courses.

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