Travel // Cornwall {Part Two - Bedruthan Hotel & Spa}

July 03, 2018

Part Two of our dreamy quick little trip to Cornwall a couple of weeks back. We were lucky with the weather, bright blue skies but imagine being down there this week with this heatwave! {you can find Part One with our stay in St Ives here}

This is one of my favourite views in Cornwall, the road winding down to Watergate Bay. I have a similar photo when we were hiring a vintage VW camper van {although that split screen view photo was SO much cooler than this one}. It feels so surfy around here. As close to Australia as you'd get in England perhaps?

Wild flower OBSESSED. Especially with these cloudless skies.

We drove up from St Ives to Bedruthan Hotel where we were staying for our second night.

And then walked along the coastpath to Bedruthan Steps, probably our favourite part of coastline in the UK.

Dress online here. Denim jacket online here.

I've never seen Cornwall this pretty before! June is definitely a gorgeous time to visit.

Walks with this guy.

A steep walk up and down the coastpath but worth it for the views. I could have watched the waves roll in all day.

Turquoise sea!

Long time readers of this blog might remember that we got engaged in this spot almost six years ago. {remember this proposal post?} after we spontaneously stopped here in the National Trust car park, not knowing just how beautiful it would be. It was so unplanned yet so perfect.

So whenever we're in Cornwall we love to go back there.

You have to be careful with the tide times here though as the beach gets cut off at high tide! There are some really steep steps down to it and at low tide, it's magical. 

The tide was fast coming in when we visited this time so we stayed up the top admiring the view.

How is this England?! I feel like this is our equivalent to Cali's Big Sur or Melbourne's Great Ocean Road.

Our next stop, after walking back to get the car, was Constantine Bay. We'd heard so many great things about this bay over the past few years but up until now had never got to visit. 

We took a little picnic lunch there to eat on the sand and were stunned by how beautiful it was. The most perfect sandy crescent shaped bay with a sparkly sea. 

You have to visit if you're nearby in Cornwall! 

Ben pretended the water was warm to get me in haha, but it was freezing! 

Total photo overload sorry but this beach! It reminded us of Camber Sands in Rye with the dunes behind. Or somewhere in the Ile de Re?

No clouds, just seagulls.

In between Constantine Bay {near Padstow, which we didn't get round to visiting this time but is always a favourite of ours} and Bedruthan, just outside a little bay called Porthcothan sits Berryfields Farm. Which we stumbled across 4 years back when we hired that campervan and were desperate for a cream tea. Little did we know, it would be the BEST cream tea in cornwall and with heart shaped scones! We always try and visit when down and I was so ready for some scones after our beach walks. 

Run by a really sweet couple, this summer's scones didn't disappoint. I just wish we lived closer. We always share a strawberry cream tea with fresh strawberries, we find one scone each enough. Although this time I was so tempted to order another once we'd finished as it was SO delicious. But the big question is, do you eat it the Cornish or Devonshire way with cream or jam first?! Debate over on this Instagram photo here.

Back at Bedruthan Hotel, we had a date with their Sensory Spa Garden.

I've shared the full review on Bedruthan over on this post on So You're Getting Married.

We were amazed by the facilities, it's like a mini village with the two outdoor pools, spa garden, fire pits and indoor pool. Along with two restaurants and bedrooms.

Holiday heaven right there.

I'd heard so much about the spa garden. You book a slot through the hotel {and can visit as a day guest if you're not staying there} and you turn up in your dressing gown with a towel and sarong set before being met with your spa guide for the hour long session.

It's been inspired by the elements so you have a fire pit, hot tubs, saunas overlooking the waves rolling in on the beach below and outdoor showers along with buckets of ice cold water to pour onto yourself. It's so invigorating yet also relaxing, set in a beautiful herb garden.

The hotel sits up on the cliffs above Mawgan Porth {also home to sister hotel The Scarlet, where we stayed a few years back - see this post}. Whereas The Scarlet is adults only, Bedruthan is very family friendly. Yet we still found enough solitude to enjoy it as a couples retreat.

Designed around the dreamy sea views below, every vista has been captured with big glass windows. 

And I couldn't stop staring at the view from our room {make sure you ask for a sea view!}

The spa garden was amazing, my favourite parts the homemade scrubs made from garden oils and sitting in the sauna looking out of the cute porthole window to the sea below. Ben loved it too, I think Men always enjoy a spa?! 

Then it was time to get ready for dinner, all refreshed from our spa afternoon.

We ate in The Herring, Bedruthan's fine dining restaurant. I really love a small menu that changes daily and is inspired by local seasonal produce and this was no exception. The lobster stuffed courgette flower garnished with heritage tomatoes. My kinda food.

Followed by lemon sole, samphire and baby shrimp.

And then a ridiculously delicious chocolate sea salted caramel dessert.

Finished by a walk to the beach before sunset {the day after the longest day of the year, England at it's very finest}. 

The tide was out and the beach seemed endless. It was so quiet, definitely a magical evening to remember.

The sunset views back at the hotel will take some beating.

THAT sky.

We went for breakfast, make sure you have a chocolate banana muffin at Bedruthan Hotel which are made fresh everyday, before leaving early for our day in Bristol {see this post} on the way home. 

A whistlestop trip, just two nights, but always SO worth the journey. Oh Cornwall! Like California but with less of the cheeseburgers and more of the scones. Can you beat England in summer?!

R <3 xx 

You can find more on Bedruthan Hotel & Spa on their website here, and my review will be on SYGM here this afternoon.

{I was a guest of Bedruthan Hotel but all opinions are 100% my own}

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