The Nare

Veryan-In-Roseland, Cornwall

‘It’s like going back in time to more gracious living,’ writes a reader after an annual visit to the Ashworth family's hotel in sub-tropical gardens above Carne Beach. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It’s like going back in time to more gracious living,’ writes a reader after an annual visit to the Ashworth family's hotel in sub-tropical gardens in a 'stunning location' above Carne Beach. This 'country-house hotel by the sea' is pricey, but other readers secured a last-minute deal for a ‘very comfortable and spacious room with great sea views’, and were 'delighted by our visit'. It’s the details that count – the books, magazines, fruit, flowers, cream tea… Sea-view rooms have a balcony or terrace. ‘The building has been extended to offer more luxury suites, very sympathetically and with good taste to fit into the landscape.' In the silver-service dining room, sit down to an ‘excellent five-course dinner’, locally sourced – maybe pan-seared calf's liver, Dover sole with Café de Paris butter, or lobster, and 'a sumptuous selection of puds'. 'I particularly enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres trolley, a bit of yesterday, perhaps, but great!’ You can eat more casually in (and outside) the Quarterdeck. 'Gardens in great shape for a winter's day, good indoor pool, tennis court.' 'A year spent without a visit to The Nare is a year wasted.' (Abigail Kirby-Harris, Ian Dewey, Peter Govier, and others)

Hotel details


Carne Beach


01872 501111


40. Some on ground floor, 1 in cottage, 5 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, lounge, drawing room, sun lounge, bar, library, 2 restaurants, conservatory, in-room TV, gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2-acre grounds, 2 boats, tennis, croquet, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music



all ages welcomed, extra bed £99, no under-7s for evening dining, early suppers available.


allowed in bedrooms (£22–£30 a night) and gardens, not in public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £396, singles from £212. Fixed-price dinner £65.

Special offers

'40 Winks Break' Special Offer

40 Winks Break. Need a good night’s sleep? Rest and rejuvenate for four nights in the sanctuary of The Nare. Includes one of the hotel’s Nare branded, 100% cotton bathrobes. The Nare is a peaceful paradise where serenity and tranquillity is normal. Take a long coastal walk in the undisturbed, fresh Cornish air or a dip in the calm sea and return feeling rejuvenated to a snug armchair and a hot cup of tea as the sun goes down. Indulge in a decadent, candle-lit five course dinner before retiring to the cocktail lounge for petit fours and a night cap. Should you prefer something less piquant, choose off The Nare’s extensive list of Tregothnan Tea’s or perhaps a hot chocolate to soothe you into a sleepy slumber. Sleep serenely in the sanctuary of The Nare and listen to gentle waves lapping the shore. Hot water bottles are provided as standard for a cosy night. Get comfortable under your choice of cotton sheets and a blanket or a feather duvet. Wake up feeling rejuvenated as the sun rises over Nare head and enjoy an early morning tea served to you in bed whilst you plan your daily respite. Have breakfast served to you on your private terrace, an immersive treatment in The Carne Bay Spa or an invigorating dip in the hot hydro-therapy spa-pool. For guests on the 40 Winks Break during your stay you will have use of one of the hotel’s Nare branded, 100% cotton bathrobes which you will also be able to take home and enjoy. 40 Winks Breaks available from £1,960. The best available 40 Winks Break starts from £1,960 in a Country View Room for a four night stay, inclusive of dinner, room, full English breakfast, afternoon Cornish cream tea, and VAT, based on a couple sharing. Sea view and single rooms are also available. The 40 Winks Four Day Break is not available over Christmas and New Year. To enquire about making a reservation, please contact Nare Reservations and quote 40 Winks Break to indicate you would like this special rate. Please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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