At this relaxing Cornish retreat a love of the environment comes with an equal love of great design, as Simon Hertson discovers
Built by three sisters with a family heritage in hotels (they also own the child-friendly Bedruthen Steps up the road), the Scarlet pulls off a great trick of being as conscious of the environment as it is of good design. But it has something even more special and that’s the ability to make guests feel relaxed instantly on arrival.
There’s always a process of decompression after the inevitably fraught Friday evening rush to get away. This just seems to happen more quickly and easily at the Scarlet. The staff seemed tuned in to our needs, were lovely to the dog and we are all soon settled into the calm, relaxed, unflappable swing of things. The quality of drinks served on the huge terrace within no time helped.