The Pig at Harlyn Bay
Chic, laid-back and just perfect for a staycation, The Pig at Harlyn Bay offers a spot of tranquility and luxe relaxation away from the crowds of Cornwall.
The Pig at Harlyn Bay has been one of Cornwall’s most anticipated hotel openings and this Cornish coastal countryside retreat does not disappoint. Owners Robin and Judy Hutson always swore they would never open an outpost of the Pig so far away from London, but we are so pleased they did – and judging by the carpark full of Range Rovers and being fully booked throughout the summer, we aren’t alone in this opinion.
The Pig Hotels have cornered the market in laid-back luxe, and latest in the litter on the majestic North Cornish coastline beyond Padstow is no exception. Yes, it’s posh but it’s friendly and warm, and above all, wants you to relax and enjoy the many, many comforts.
One of Cornwall’s most historic houses dating back to the 15th century, THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay has far-reaching sea views, oodles of quirks and character and stacks of original features woven into the Medieval, Jacobean, Georgian and newer stone buildings. 11 bedrooms can be found in the main house, fifteen more in the Stonehouse plus four garden wagons can be found as you potter up to the kitchen garden – which guides the seasonal cooking in the two restaurants.
The Scullery inside has several areas including a wooden panelled dining room, what used to be the stone garage now converted into a fine looking breakfast room, and as you pass into the older part of the main house, a huge dining table with backdrop of the smoker used for the meats destined for your table – which seats 10 (or, in these new Covid times, one large household). Speaking of new times, the tables are all discretely distanced from each other, with plants and Bramley hand sanitizer stations between each one, so the overall effect is, as with all the other Pigs, like stepping into your very well-to-do friend’s posh country house.
A winner with the locals as well as the glamorous down from London clientele, the outside restaurant The Lobster Shed nestled in the wildflower meadows, with sea views across Harlyn Bay, is an excellent place to drink a glass of rose, or a local fizz or beer, tuck into a lobster fresh out of the sea, and watch the light slip away over the water (see our review here). The gorgeous rustic looking spa, The Potting Shed, tucked away at the end of the kitchen garden, is residents only at the moment.
Harlyn Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8SQ
The Pig at Harlyn Bay
0345 225 9494
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