Overlooking Carne beach and surrounded by subtropical gardens and National Trust land, The Nare’s peaceful seclusion and traditional English country house style make it ideal for lazing or for exploring the coastline and villages of the glorious Roseland Peninsula. Considered by many to be the most comfortable hotel in Cornwall, The Nare Hotel has been the highest-rated four-star hotel in the county for over 20 years.

Guests have a choice of dining. The formal dining room serves a traditional table d’hôte menu for dinner and Sunday lunch. The Quarterdeck is a more relaxed grillroom-style restaurant where locally caught seafood is a speciality. It is open all year for morning coffee, light luncheons, Cornish cream teas and informal dining in the evening. Using the finest local Cornish produce, the hotel enjoys a reputation for delicious food, and has a well stocked wine cellar.

For complete relaxation, there is an indoor swimming pool with hot spa, which complements the sauna, steam room and aromatherapy treatments. Also on hand are a resident hairdresser and beautician.The Nare Hotel is well located for Cornwall’s renowned gardens.

View The Nare Hotel entry in the Good Hotel Guide.

Need to Know


Check-in at 2:00pm


Check-out at 12:00 noon

Also Worth Knowing


Several suites and rooms are specially designed to accommodate families and, for those holidaying without their nanny, baby-sitting can be arranged with Reception. The safe, sandy beach with shallows, rock pools and an easy approach from the garden is a child’s paradise. The sheltered bay is perfect for safe swimming.


An indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, a health and beauty spa, a croquet lawn, a fully stocked library and a hot tub overlooking a perfect Cornish beach. The Nare is the only Four Red Star hotel in Cornwall and has been the highest rated hotel in Cornwall every year for the last 20 years. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Nare, in the gardens, and in your room. All dogs checking into the hotel are charged and have dinner included from their own Table d’Hôte menu. Dogs are welcome to “stretch their legs” in the field behind the car park.

Interesting Extras

The Nare also has its own yacht, a Cornish Crabber called Maggie O’Nare. Skippered by Toby Ashworth, she is ideal for mackerel fishing, exploring creeks, swimming from and gentle sailing along the Carrick Roads. In addition to Maggie O’Nare, guests may take to the water aboard Alice Rose, the hotel’s 38’ classic gentleman’s motor launch.  With The Nare’s Coxswain and Chief Steward at the helm, Alice Rose offers both scheduled and private chartered sailings for guests to enjoy the stunning Fal and Helford Rivers throughout the season.

Hotel Bar

The Cocktail Bar – The Drawing Room and the Sitting Room are traditionally decorated with lots of sofas and armchairs to relax in, read the papers and even enjoy a quiet snooze.


The Dining Room boasts magnificent sea views on three sides and offers traditional five-course Table d’Hôte dining. The menu, which changes every evening, is a classic silver service affair with a fabulous hors d’oeuvres trolley, flambés and homemade puddings.

The Quarterdeck restaurant is open all day serving morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and relaxed evening dining. The informal atmosphere makes it a good place to meet up with friends and family at any time of the day. In the evenings early supper is served for younger children and this restaurant is where families choose to dine together.

Children’s early dinner is served on the Quarterdeck, since young guests (under sevens) are not expected in the Dining Room in the evenings. For families with young children who all wish to dine together The Quarterdeck Restaurant is a popular proposition and is much appreciated as an additional alternative.

Dress code: Most gentlemen prefer to wear a jacket and tie in the Dining Room.

Room service: 24 hours.


Guide price: Double room for two people per night including full English breakfast and VAT from £290.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929



By Road

From the M5, join the A30 to Bodmin at Junction 31. At the end of the dual carriageway follow the A30 until the B3275 to Ladock. Two miles past Ladock, turn right towards Truro. Then take the B3078 to Tregony / St Mawes. One mile past Tregony, follow the signs to Veryan and The Nare Hotel.

By Air

Newquay Airport (NQY): 15 miles.
Hotel courtesy car and driver meet guests by prior arrangement.

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Attractions Near The Nare Hotel

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Visitors can explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan all year round for just £25. Set within the Heligan Estate which has been around for more than 400 years, it is one of the most mysterious estates in England. The gardens themselves offer over 200 acres of exploration with a variety of gardens and wildlife.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a great day out for the whole family: explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world and explore how we can all work with the land towards a better future. The charity and social enterprise has stunning gardens, fantastic arts and music events as well as environmental projects on their doorstep. Some of the projects they work on go towards bringing about environment, social and economic regeneration with the main purpose to inspire people about the world we live in.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

This multi-award winning museum has 15 galleries over 5 floors, beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of our nation with exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall.

Tate St Ives

Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony.