HOTEL OF THE WEEK THE SCARLET, MAWGAN PORTH, CORNWALL
floored room, behind a sea-facing sofa. There are even power showers in generous wet rooms behind diffused glass screens.
The beach is literally yards away, down a steep path at the end of the garden and open spaces, such as the library and lounges on various levels, are decorated with seriously decent contemporary art.
Deep in the bowels, there’s a maze of a spa full of winding corridors and discreet spaces, centered on a dark, curtained room with sailcloth cushioned pods where guests can curl up and float away their troubles.
So, no kids and no pets, although there is a hotel dog you can take for walks. If you do want to bring the family, you can check them into the sister hotel next door. Just don’t expect a text. You’re so remote, there’s no reception.
Room with a view: the sliding doors open on to a balcony and overlook the beach. The balconies are well-used. The views are stunning