Cosiest, Tastiest Eat and Sleep Deals in Cornwall This Winter
It’s not often that we go out without one of us being the designated driver. That’s why eat and sleep options in Cornwall are brilliant because we get to enjoy a tasty dinner, get tipsy together AND enjoy a night in a cute hotel (all for the price dinner and a taxi would cost).
I’ve long been feeling the need to create a list of some of the best places in cornwall to feast and sleep. Whether you’re interested in doing something romantic for Valentine’s day – or just for a little treat – these are a few of my favourites.
Artists Residence, Penzance
Deal: Three course dinner, bed & breakfast for two from £125
Dates: From now till March 31st 2017
Jackson and I went here on an eat and sleep deal for my birthday in October and it was brilliant. All the rooms are individually decorated by different local artists so each have their own, distinct personality. We checked in, dumped our stuff in our room (we’d booked late so had a small room but it was really cute and cosy) and headed down to the lounge for cocktails.
The lounge is decorated with plush, soft sofas, velvety chairs, Persian carpets laid over the wooden floor and small tables for two. A big wood burning stove crackles away at the back of the room, keeping the cold night from creeping in through the windows. We had a couple of cocktails each in the lounge before making our way to the other side of the hotel to the restaurant.
The Cornish Barn is attached to the hotel. They serve dinner and breakfast to guests staying at the Artists Residence but it’s also open to anyone who can book a table. It’s a smokehouse style restaurant with an industrial American loft style feel. Hard (maybe a bit too hard) wooden benches and chairs, exposed brick walls and cosy lighting fit the food style perfectly. Jackson especially enjoyed the comedy classical portraits superimposed with the heads of dogs… so much so that we now have one of Carney!
The menu is small but filled (as expected) with delicious smoked meats, grilled cheese, fried delicacies and some seafood treats. If you want lobster you’ll have to call ahead a few days but you won’t be disappointed with the regular menu. Unfortunately, we were disappointed at first as the first three things we wanted to order were sold out, luckily what we did order in the end was delicious. So delicious that we ate way too much, couldn’t move far and fell asleep as soon as we got back to the room…
The Gurnards Head, Zennor
Deal: Dinner, B&B from £145 for two, excluding Fridays and Saturdays
Dates: From now till March 23rd 2017
This is a great choice if you fancy a blustery walk before dinner or after breakfast instead of a mooch around the shops. Make the most of this winter offer to enjoy a tasty Sunday lunch and sleep over in the famously comfortable beds in the cosy Gurnards Head. All the food on the menu from meats and fish to fruits and vegetables is locally sourced wherever possible and is driven by what the local suppliers have in stock each season. This makes for a nicely changing menu that rotates with the seasons.
The rooms are classic and cosy with a modern touch that rejects the popular floral decor in so many dated Cornish pub and hotel rooms. Pair a visit to the Gurnards with a walk around the Tate Modern or a good coastal stomp.
Lewinnick Lodge, Pentire Headland
Deal: £145-190 for a room and breakfast, not including dinner. There’s also a 3 nights for 2 offer at the hotel.
Dates: From now. Prices go up in March.
Lewinnick Lodge is a restaurant and B&B with some of the most stunning views in Cornwall. Looking out over Pentire Headland, it doesn’t matter if it’s stormy or sunny as you can enjoy the dramatic views and gorgeous surroundings no matter what the weather is doing.
The bedrooms are all beautiful, clean and modern, yet still feel warm and comfortable. Most have sea views from window to window and are kitted out with luxurious open plan bathrooms featuring enormous waterfall shower heads and elegant baths. You’ll get a pair of binoculars (which I used to spy on the sea birds whilst sat in my complimentary waffle dressing gown) on the window sill to make the most of the view.
It’s hard to prize yourself from the room, but when you’re hungry enough for breakfast in the morning, you won’t be disappointed with the perfectly cooked eggs, sausages and bacon (or pancakes, hash, tomatoes… whatever, they have it). You can also get breakfast in your room which is my favourite thing to do. Just make sure you order it with a member of staff in the early evening before your stay.
The restaurant decor is modern, cosmopolitan coastal with a light and airy restaurant commanding the same gorgeous views as the rooms. The bar next door is warm and cosy, perfect for sitting after or before dinner with a seasonal drink, or glass of wine. As Lewinnick specialises in seafood, this is the best choice for dinner if eating here during your stay.