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.
Overlooking Carne beach and surrounded by subtropical gardens and rolling countryside, The Nare’s peaceful seclusion and traditional English country house style make it ideal for lazy days by the sea, or for exploring the coastline and villages of the Roseland Peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Considered by many to be the most comfortable hotel in the West Country, The Nare has been the highest rated hotel in Cornwall for nearly 30 years.
Guests have the luxury of choosing where to dine. The formal dining room serves a traditional table d’hôte menu for dinner and Sunday lunch, whilst The Quarterdeck is the hotel’s more relaxed two-rosette restaurant. The Quarterdeck is open all year for lunch and informal dining in the evening. The Nare enjoys a reputation for delicious food using the finest local produce, with seafood a particular speciality. It also has an extensive wine cellar stocked with classic and interesting wines from around the world. Afternoon Cream Tea is a tradition at the hotel and is included within the tariff.
For complete relaxation, there is a heated outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, and a warm indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room. Carne Bay Spa is located in a quiet corner of the hotel offering guests a full menu of therapies and beauty treatments. The Nare is conveniently positioned for Cornwall’s renowned gardens, the beautiful Fal River and walking the South West Coast Path. The hotel has a 38ft classic motor launch for guests to explore the Fal and Helford rivers as well as a classic Morgan 4/4 to enjoy on the county’s coastal routes.
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Need to Know
Check-in at 2:00pm
Check-out at 12:00 noon
Also Worth Knowing
Several suites and rooms have been specially designed to accommodate families and, for those holidaying without their nanny, baby-sitting can be arranged with Reception. Carne beach is easily accessible from the hotel gardens. The sheltered bay and softly sloping shelf is perfect for safe swimming and, with an expanse of golden sand, shallows and rock pools, it is a child’s paradise. Children’s early supper is available from 5.30pm in The Quarterdeck, with Family Dining from 6.30pm.
An indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, a health and beauty spa, a croquet lawn and a hot tub overlooking a perfect Cornish beach. There is a library stocked with books suitable for all ages and other activities that may be booked through Reception including art lessons with the Artist-in-Residence, horse riding, tennis lessons and sea fishing.
The hotel has its own 38’ classic gentleman’s motor launch, Alice Rose. 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. In addition to Alice Rose, the hotel has a 22’ Cornish Crabber yacht called Maggie O’Nare. Skippered by Toby Ashworth, she is ideal for mackerel fishing, exploring creeks and gentle sailing along the Carrick Roads. The Nare’s chauffeur service offers door to door travel to and from the hotel from anywhere in Britain and meets guests at Truro train station and Newquay airport.
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, on the coastal path or on the beach from October to April. During summer dogs are requested to be kept on a lead during the day.
The Cocktail Bar, the Drawing Room and the Sitting Room are traditionally decorated with sofas and armchairs for guests to relax in, read the papers and even enjoy a quiet snooze. There is a sea-view terrace and plenty of benches around the grounds to soak up the stunning sea views.
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 for morning coffee, lunch, 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. Children’s early supper is served in 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, afternoon cream tea and VAT from £299.
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929
Offers & Packages
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Explore Cornwall in a classic sports car
Experience the thrill of driving the hotel’s classic Morgan sports car. Hotel guests can hire the car during their stay to explore the beautiful countryside and coastal roads across Cornwall and the Roseland Peninsula – An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the picnic hamper strapped to the luggage rack, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a secluded coastal spot. Rooms start from £299 per night, with the Morgan priced at £250 for a day’s hire.
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The Ultimate Nare Break
The Nare is quietly celebrating its 30th anniversary under the current family owners. To mark this milestone there is a new Ultimate Nare Break for 2019, which includes all of the usual comforts (room, dinner, breakfast, afternoon cream tea) plus door to door chauffeur travel from anywhere in mainland Britain and 2 special Nare activities – a day aboard the hotel boat, a day in the Morgan sports car, a guided coastal walk, a garden tour & more. There is also a family version too. This special four day break starts from £2,995 (per room based on a couple sharing)
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Last Minute Getaways
Late Availability at The Nare
There are occasionally rooms available at reduced rates for last minute bookings on selected dates. Prices start from £245 for one night stays and £309 for two night stays but will vary depending on the dates and number of nights requested.
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Test your skills as an undercover agent on an espionage mission. Follow leads out in the field (locations across the Roseland) and crack the code to uncover the identity of a Russian mole within the hotel. The Nare’s classic motor launch, Alice Rose, will be required for maritime missions, dropping guests at key locations along the Fal and Helford rivers. Missions are great fun and suitable for all the family. Successful operatives will be appropriately rewarded. To become an undercover agent at The Nare (£25 per booking) please mention ‘Operation Snare’ when making a reservation and you will be contacted via a secure channel…..
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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.
Newquay Airport (NQY): 15 miles.
Hotel courtesy car and driver meet guests by prior arrangement.
Attractions Near The Nare Hotel
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.
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.
Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony.