Driftwood Hotel

A bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
The dining room at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
The piano at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A driftwood lamp at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
The dining room at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
The piano at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A driftwood lamp at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England
A bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, EnglandThe dining room at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, EnglandA bedroom at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, EnglandThe piano at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, EnglandA driftwood lamp at the Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, England

The cliff-top Driftwood Hotel is one of those places that might be hard to find but even harder to leave behind its endless charms.

By JAY KAY
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Location
  • Many hotels in Cornwall enjoy an enviable cliff location but few will truly built on that privilege.

    At Driftwood you’ll be spoiled rotten with the stunning views from almost every angle and bar one, from every bedroom of which there are 14 plus a private cabin. All come designed in the quintessential Cornish palette of blues, creamy white and natural wood, and exude homely ambience.

    Beyond your bedroom, a Michelin starred restaurant is ready to challenge your taste buds with some unusual critically acclaimed combinations. After a satisfying feast the best things is to take your better half’s hand and stroll through the acres of garden, perhaps claiming one of its secluded, shady spots or taking the path down towards the private beach.

    Good to Know

    If the weather is keeping you indoor, explore the hotel’s attractive bar, pick a good read in the library or relax with a drink on the decked terrace. Once the sun is out again, ask the staff to organise a hamper and take your other half for a beach picnic.

    The hotel closes down between December and February.

  • Accommodation

    14 rooms – Standard, Superior, Family, Large Double, Deck Room, and a self-catering Cabin.

    Top rooms – Room 10 for its sea views and room 11 for the vista from the French windows.

    Ground floor bedrooms have their own decked terrace and the two-bed Cabin overlooks the sea.

    Prices started from £170 (low season) including breakfast and newspaper.

    Eat & Drink

    Though small, The Driftwood has a Michelin-starred restaurant turning out modern European menu, created from organic ingredients.

    Next door to the restaurant you’ll find a tiny bar, serving drinks until late. On a warm evening you can step out onto the deck or the lawn to enjoy the views as well.

    Activities

    Nothing on the premises but the hotel has a private beach – part of seven acres of heritage coastline.

    Relaxation

    Take a leisurely walk on the beach and then come back for an old classic from the DVD/video library

    Essentials

    Parking – available on premises.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – Not as such but drinks and snacks are available.

    Children – welcome but babies and small children not allowed in the restaurant. There is a charge of £15 (under-12s) and £20(for over-12s) for kids sharing their parents’ room.

    Pets – not allowed.

  • Driftwood Hotel
    Rosevine
    Cornwall TR2 5EW

Updated: 8 September 2015