Honeymooning in Cornwall, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa | UK WEDDING BLOG

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For the second part of our Cornish stay last week we drove up the coast to Mawgan Porth, the stunning cliff lined bay that Bedruthan Hotel & Spa sits on. You might remember the views from our stay at The Scarlet Hotel a couple of years back? The hotels are sisters {I love how that’s a female term, it would sound weird saying that hotels are brothers?} and where the Scarlet is adults only and aimed at couples, Bedruthan is aimed at being family friendly. So do definitely bear this mind if thinking of a minimoon, there will be a lot of families and young children there but that being said, we certainly found it to be romantic enough for couples wanting to get away from everything too. I’ll start by saying that the exterior isn’t pretty, built in the 60s, this has a real retro/art deco kind of vibe which carries throughout. Ben joked and said that the colourful pool chairs made us feel like we were in Palm Springs. The rooms aren’t slick or smart or our usual boutique style, yet there are SO many things that we loved about Bedruthan and it really is an incredible resort on the coast.

I’ll start with the spa, somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit and heard so much about over the past couple of years and you must visit/stay just for this experience. In the hotel grounds, overlooking the sea sits the Sensory Spa Garden inspired by the elements, fire, earth and wind, it’s been designed to invigorate your senses. You take your towel bundle with a robe and sarong, and go in swimwear {so pack your costumes!}. You’ll be met by your spa host for the hour long slot where you’ll be shown around the different stages, from tented huts with a dry rub to open outdoor rain showers, a rather incredible hot dry sauna where you watch the waves rolling below through the round port hole, and then come out of the heat to pull a cord which will tip a cold bucket of water over you before then getting into a cedar hot tub with a cool drink to really unwind. Then you’re given a scrub made from garden herbs and oils to use in the open shower before sitting by the fire and sinking your feet into a warm tub and given herbal tea to drink. It really was an experience and one that couples can can enjoy together too – my husband openly loved it!

Along with the spa, we were really impressed with the other facilities here. The two beautiful heated outside pool areas, surrounded by flowers & palm trees that felt anywhere but England, the large indoor pool, two restaurants – one more of a relaxed cafe and one more fine dining, all designed around those unmissable sea views.

The view from our room {make sure you book a sea view!} was better than a photograph. In fact, I just wanted it to be my live screensaver forever, the cliffs, the waves rolling in the bay and the vast sky lined by the drapes dancing in the breeze. That evening, on one of the longest of the year, the sunset was spectacular and the sky turned pink! I’d have liked a bigger bathroom, the room had a large area that wasn’t really used whereas the bathroom was cramped and could do with an update, but everything else made up for it.

You’re right on the coastal path and it’s a short walk down to the beach which when the tide goes out looks endless. We loved wandering down here after dinner, despite it being mid summer it was almost deserted. Dinner at The Herring was so, so delicious and the menu changes daily – always a sign of a good restaurant right? It’s wise to book as it’s popular with guests outside of the hotel too and is adults only. Seasonally and locally inspired, we had incredible lobster and scallop stuffed courgette flowers with Isle of Wight tomatoes and I’ve been dreaming, and talking about it ever since. Then I had a whole lemon sole with brown butter shrimp & sea vegetables and Ben went for duck. Followed by this dreamy chocolate with sea salt caramel ice cream, my kinda pudding. Every table is positioned in front of the large glass panes to view the sea. Breakfast the next morning was up at the Wild Cafe with a different vibe and a lot more relaxed, it’s definitely more child focused but I think the hotel works to sit couples in one area and families in another. There are daily specials on a board along with hot & cold buffet choices, you MUST try the famous chocolate & banana muffins that are made fresh and kept warm every morning.

It’s worth mentioning actually, although this is a honeymoon blog, that it would make an amazing option if you wanted to travel with your children as it is incredibly geared up for young families. There are kids clubs, OFSTED rated childcare, high chairs and baby slings/buggies around if you’ve forgotten yours, kiddie friendly early dinners, you name it. Somebody on Instagram messaged me who had stayed here to stay that it was the only place they’ve ever visited where they’ve truly felt relaxed and like they could have a proper holiday with their children but without the stress. Bedruthan caters for all ages and there’s a teen games room and mini cinema. It’s also dog friendly if you want to bring Fido along for the trip too! And the beaches nearby allow dogs all summer long, we saw some very happy pups running along the shore.

Nearby you have Bedruthan Steps, one of the most dramatic parts of coastline in the UK {like our very own Californian Big Sur or Australian Great Ocean Road!} which you can walk to along the coast, there’s also Constantine Bay the prettiest beach I’ve seen in Cornwall and you must visit Berryfield’s Farm for the BEST scones and cream teas that are heart shaped nonetheless.

Pack your swimming costumes and prepare to really switch off for a couple of days and do nothing but soak up that view and eat all the delicious Cornish food. It really is a perfect place for both minimoons or a family moon. You can see all the photos of our stay below.

R <3 xx

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Cornwall – www.bedruthan.com

Room rates at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa are from £156 per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes breakfast, taxes and fees. To book, please visit www.bedruthan.com/stay/rooms, email stay@bedruthan.com, or call 01637 861 200.

{We were guests of Bedruthan Hotel & Spa but as always all opinions are our own and we’d never promote anywhere that we didn’t think you’d love}

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