An overview for visitors from the USA

Welcome to The Nare - a luxury 5 star country house hotel on the south coast of Cornwall, South West England

Venture beyond London and visit Cornwall for a classic British holiday by the sea


Cornwall is known for its natural beauty - picturesque rural landscapes, stunning sandy beaches and dramatic coastal scenery. Explore cobbled streets of its tiny fishing villages that meet the sea with idyllic harbours, or explore the world famous South West Coastal Path which offers spectacular views along its 430 miles of coastline. Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate offers mild days and lush gardens, including the world famous Cornish Gardens as seen below.

A bridge spanning the pond at Trebah Garden.
Trebah Garden - one of The Great Gardens of Cornwall
Port Isaac in Cornwall, as seen from the coastal path.
Port Isaac - photograph by Adam Gibbard

Cornwall also offers visitors the chance to enjoy a rich taste of historic England with its 13th century churches, medieval castles and thatched cottages. In fact Cornwall has more historic sites than anywhere else in the UK and has plenty of the traditional charm of old England.

St Michael's Mount at low tide.
St Michael's Mount - a medieval castle with subtropical gardens

Cornwall also has a rich industrial heritage and was once the mining capital of the world. Visitors can literally go underground to explore the 18th century Poldark Mine, as featured in the hit TV drama filmed in Cornwall, which has been fully restored and provides fascinating tours.

Captain Ross Poldark and Demelza stood on a Cornish cliff top
Captain Ross Poldark and Demelza from the hit TV drama
Poldark's Mine overlooking the sea on the Cornish coast
Poldark's mine - a symbol of Cornwall's mining past

It was along the banks of the mysterious Fal River that General Eisenhower and his US troops secretly camped during the Second World War. They departed from Cornwall to join the historic battle on Normandy beach in what became known as the D-Day landings.

Smugglers Cottage on the mysterious Fal River
Smugglers Cottage on the mysterious Fal River

Finally the landscapes and seascapes of Cornwall have stirred the imagination of artists for generations. Travelers will find numerous wonderful art galleries to visit across the county, including the Tate St Ives, the cousin of the famous Tate Modern in London.


The Nare is a 5 star, and quintessentially British, country house hotel by the sea. The hotel is steeped in tradition, elegance and seaside charm and enjoys a beautiful position in a secluded oceanfront bay. Surrounded by rolling hills and sub-tropical gardens, The Nare has the feel of a countryside retreat but with stunning sea views. The hotel overlooks the long and sandy Carne beach, with direct access to the beach and the South West Coastal Path from the hotel grounds.

The entrance to the Nare hotel, perched above Carne Beach.

Privately owned and with a continual proprietorial presence, The Nare has been Cornwall’s top rated hotel for over 30 years and is the only hotel in south west England to be part of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World® consortium.

Sea views from The Nare hotel lounge.
The Nare has stunning sea views throughout the hotel
The drawing room at The Nare, with a fire blazing in the fireplace.
The Drawing Room

Rooms and Suites

The hotel has 37 rooms and suites that are individually decorated in a traditional and elegant country house style. All are luxurious and comfortable, and most are very spacious with sea view balconies or patios. All rooms and suites contain the comforts one would expect to find in a well-run English country house, including armchairs, books, sherry, magazines and fresh flowers. 

A sea view hotel room at The Nare.
Best Sea View Room

Some rooms are on the ground floor making them easily accessible and a lift is available to access rooms on the first floor. The Nare has accommodation to suit families and children and single rooms for those traveling alone. The Nare has all the refinements expected of a classic English hotel; help with luggage and valet parking, full evening turndown service, hot water bottles in the winter, proper shoe cleaning, daily in-house laundry and 24-hour room service.

Dining at The Nare

Dining is a luxurious experience at The Nare. The hotel’s reputation for fine dining has been established over many years with both Nare restaurants receiving recognition for culinary excellence. There is a fine dining Quarterdeck Seafood Restaurant and a traiditional Dining Room, both of which boast wonderful views of the sea.

The Quarterdeck restaurant at The Nare in Cornwall, with sea views.
The Quarterdeck Restaurant with nautical theme
The Nare hotel dining room, with tables set and panoramic sea views.
Classic grandeur of The Nare Dining Room

The Nare has an extensive wine cellar with classic and interesting wines from around the world selected and laid down with the experience and insight of the hotel proprietor, Toby Ashworth. 

Other Facilities

The Nare has a comprehensive range of leisure facilities including heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, an outdoor sea-view hot tub, a health spa with relaxing treatments, a sauna and steam room, a tennis court, a croquet lawn, a long sandy beach and a 38ft classic motor launch for guests' private use.

Someone swims in The Nare's outdoor pool.
The heated outdoor pool has stunning views across Gerrans Bay
The Nare's motor launch sails past St Mawes castle
The Nare's motor launch sails past St Mawes castle


Travelers can fly through to Newquay Cornwall airport from numerous American cities via London, Manchester or Dublin. Alternatively The Nare's private Range Rover Chauffeur Service can meet guests kerbside in London or at any other air or sea port in mainland Britain by prior arrangement.

The Nare works with carefully chosen travel advisors, often introduced through our USA representative, Rebecca Recommends. Please make a booking directly with The Nare or through your trusted travel advisor for the very best available rates.

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The country house hotel by the sea