The Scarlet pulls off the impressive trick of being as conscious of the environment as it is of good design. With designs and artwork just right for the location (explained by much of the art and furniture being sourced from local craftsmen), the Scarlet offers one of the UK’s most relaxing spa experiences. Perhaps it’s enough to mention cliff-top hot tubs overlooking the beach, and the natural outdoor swimming pool and leave it at that.
Eat: Head chef Tom Hunter excels in making the most of excellent market-fresh fish and seafood, but he also delves into the other delights Cornwall has to offer. Dog owners can leave their pooch in their room to visit the restaurant, order room service, eat in the Retreat Lounge (not ideally set up for this) or in better weather enjoy the amazing outdoor terraces.
Sleep: Only four of the 37 rooms allow dogs (two Just Right rooms and two Unique rooms), so it is worth booking well in advance. Summer may be the busiest time on the local beaches, but it is also when the Scarlet's substantial outdoor spaces come into their own. These are a delight and help make the hotel more flexible for dog owners in nice weather. Dogs get their own beds, as well as delicious organic dog treats made to the same standards as those applied in the main kitchen. So expect your pooch to be spoiled with the best seasonal, fresh ingredients.
Walk: The hotel dog, Jasper, who is always happy to take you to the beach, just a few minutes walk down the coastal path. The beach at Mawgan Porth is extensive and often quite empty and has no dog restrictions at any time of year. It is a joy, especially out of high season. For a change take the coastal path in either direction. The walk to Carnewas and Bedruthan steps or Watergate Bay (also with no dog restrictions) is a must on a sunny day.
South West England
SW 85104 67565
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: In the Retreat Lounge and terrace, restaurant terrace and grounds
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
A: Yes, in the Retreat Lounge and on the terraces (when it's fine)
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?
A: £15, with towels, blankets, bowls and homemade biscuits provided