The Lugger, Portloe, Cornwall
Surrounded by the windswept headlands of the Roseland Peninsula, this 17th-century smugglers inn is right on the water's edge of the peaceful fishing port of Portloe, offering a stylish yet homely retreat, with more than a sprinkling of Daphne Du Maurier-style charm. Step inside the Lugger's old-world exterior and you'll discover why it's Cornwall's only five-AA star inn - an award-winning restaurant and 24 coastal chic bedrooms add luxury to this characterful bolthole. Suited to those looking to relax with a backdrop of stunning sea views, walk the rugged South West Coastal Path, and enjoy fresh local produce - it's hard not to fall for the charms of this ancient inn.
Your expert reviewer
Being so close to the sea, the air is salt-fresh; think invigorating coastal escape in a historical, romantic setting.
The Lugger is right on the seafront in the charming fishing village of Portloe, with the popular South West Coast Path starting nearby.
By car: The hotel is 5 hours from London, 4 hours 15 mins from Birmingham and 1 hour 40 mins from Exeter. There is a small car park for guests.
By train: London Paddington to Truro takes around 4 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
By plane: Newquay airport (21 miles)
Style & Character
The hotel is suited to anyone looking for a restorative coastal escape at a luxury bolthole, with the backdrop of the unspoiled Cornish coast. You'll love the dreamy coastal hues that create a bright calming space, with the odd pop of colour adding a modern vibe.
Service & Facilities
Ensconced on a large sofa next to the log-fire, with a Cornish gin, you won't ever want to leave!
- Beachfront property
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
Utterly dreamy Deluxe rooms offer either a direct sea view or a private terrace with views over the harbour. Gazing out to sea in such a beautifully tranquil space allows you to unravel your thoughts and completely unwind.
Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with bath and overhead shower, bathrobes, slippers, towels, toiletries, TV, fridge, desk
Food & Drink
Breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the harbour, is a memorable experience in a blissful stay. Our favourite a la carte dish is steamed monkfish, tomato and fennel salad with crab bisque. It ticks all the boxes for a winning main course!
The restaurant: 2 AA Rosette dining, fresh fish and seafood, world cuisine with Cornish ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rooms available from £119 per night
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