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Overview

In a jaw-dropping cliff-edge location on rocky Pentire Head with stunning ocean and headland views, Lewinnick Lodge is the hidden gem on the North Cornwall coast. This cool, contemporary and very stylish inn may only be a stroll away from surfy Fistral Beach, yet it's a world away from the lively hub-bub of Newquay.

Perched right on the edge of the Atlantic, just yards from the South West Coast Path, a stay at this coastal retreat is all about the sea, the dramatic views and the glorious sunsets. The fabulous cliff-top terrace and huge picture windows in the open-plan bar and restaurant ensure you can't escape the sea and the captivating coastal views.

The building has been transformed from a single-storey cafe-restaurant into a boutique inn over the past 10 years, with six rooms created on the cliff edge in 2017.

Rooms from

11 doubles: £130

Good to know

All credit cards accepted

Disabled access (lift)

Alfresco dining

Meeting room

Parking available

Dog stay £20

Water & waves

If you can prize yourself away from the terrace and views, follow the coast path around the headland and down to glorious Crantock Beach, which is much quieter than Fistral Beach, Cornwall's best surfing beach.

Dog-friendly

Dogs are allowed in five bedrooms (£20 a night) and a basket, blankets, bowl and treats await canine guests.

Rooms

Expect to be 'wowed' from the moment you step into your room - where else can you fall asleep to the beat of the waves on the cliffs and wake up to spectacular sea or headland views.

All but one of the rooms (the family suite) have magnificent sea views. The pick of the seven upstairs rooms are Sunset and Sunrise, special double-aspect corner suites, while the six spacious and very private Superior suites downstairs offer dramatic views of the waves crashing on the cliffs below.

All have been beautifully designed with a quirky, open-plan feel - you'll find deep tubs or walk-in showers and double sinks tucked behind glass screens (some baths have sea views) - and all share the same classic, uncluttered style. Think, soft Farrow and Ball hues, big beds draped with Cornish blankets, leather or upholstered easy chairs, carefully positioned so you can savour the views, books and local magazines, Roberts radios (tuned to Classic FM on arrival), Smart TVs, binoculars, plus fresh coffee and milk, homemade biscuits, bathrobes and posh Bramley soaps and lotions. Special indeed....

Restaurant & bar

Light floods through picture windows into the buzzy, informal bar and airy dining room, a cool, contemporary space with wood floors, lightwood tables, upholstered benches and tub chairs, and walls lined with modern artwork.

Seasonal all-day menus trawl the globe for inspiration and champion Cornish produce, notably locally landed fish and seafood for the likes of steamed Fowey mussels, fish stew, and shellfish linguine. The menu may also offer small plates of Moroccan lamb or masala roasted cod and main dishes like Cornish rib-eye steak with triple-cooked chips, and the delicious smoked haddock and leek risotto we enjoyed for lunch on the terrace. There set lunch menu is a steal.

In fine weather, grab a table on the deck and sup Cornish ale from Sharps, Lost or Atlantic breweries, or try Tarquin's Cornish gin, or a glass of fizz from the Camel Valley.

Things to do

The world-renowned Eden Project near St Austell is about connecting plants, people and the environment; it's a living demonstration of regeneration, housed under a series of spectacular geodesic domes.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan at Pentewan span eighty acres, with a complex of walled gardens, including a Georgian walled flower garden and a huge vegetable garden. The stunning Northern Summer House has views to St Austell and St Michael's Mount. Don't miss Flora's Green, originally used by ladies for dancing, with the biggest rhododendron in the world.

Trerice is a delightful, small, secluded Elizabethan Manor House built in 1571, with fine fireplaces, ceilings, furniture and clocks. Famed for its barrel roofed Great Chamber, it also has lovely flowering gardens and an old Cornish apple orchard, as well as an experimental Tudor garden.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest railway station: Newquay

Taxi from station: 8min

Drive: Bodmin 35min; Truro 29min

Address

Pentire Headland, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1QD

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm.

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