A beachside getaway on Cornwall’s south coast.

The Nare looking across to the stunning Nare Head on The Roseland .

Falmouth Packet: Condé Nast JohansenCondé Nast Johansen (Image: Condé Nast Johansen/The Nare)

Fifth generation hotelier, proprietor Toby Ashworth is a hands-on host at The Nare. His grandmother, Bettye Gray, purchased this characterful house in 1989 and it has been Cornwall’s highest rated hotel ever since.

Situated in a secluded bay, The Nare is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, rolling hills and sea views. Luxurious bedrooms and suites look out to this idyllic scene and most have patios or balconies.

Falmouth Packet: One of the stunning bedrooms in the hotelOne of the stunning bedrooms in the hotel (Image: The Nare/Condé Nast Johansen)

The Nare’s four two-bedroom, two-bathroom Whittington Suites are exceptionally spacious, and believed to be the largest sea-facing hotel suites in Britain. They also feature large balconies or terraces and of course, stunning sea views over Carne Beach and across to Gerrans Bay.

Hotel facilities include two sea-view restaurants, warm indoor and outdoor pools, a health spa, and access to a long, sandy beach. The Dining Room and nautical themed Quarterdeck Restaurant (dine on the terrace when the weather permits) offer daily-changing table d’hôte menus that specialise in traditional English cuisine.

Falmouth Packet: Many of the rooms have sea viewsMany of the rooms have sea views (Image: Condé Nast Johansen/The Nare)

Both serve local seafood dishes and delicious home-made puddings; daily afternoon cream tea is also a tradition and included for all residents.

The Nare’s 38ft classic motor launch is available for day trips and there are many other sights to explore nearby including pretty Cornish gardens, historic churches, quaint fishing villages, and medieval castles.