Just a short drive from the famed Cornish fishing town of St Ives, in the pretty village of Carbis Bay, lays the Gannet Inn; A family friendly boutique hotel, offering, like any good inn should, a full belly, a fireside drink and warm bed for the night.
The sister hotel to the Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate – a four star seaside retreat on the award-winning planes of Carbis Bay Beach- the Gannet Inn is the more relaxed, more intimate and dare I say (whispering), more stylish younger sibling.
Providing a range of simple yet tasteful bedrooms under the guise ‘Cosy’, ‘Quirky’, ‘Family’ or the ‘Spot the Gannet’ rooms (complete with gorgeous sea views), it’s the Gannet’s welcoming staff and home from home attitude that’s really at the heart of the hotel and what set’s it apart from the rest.
Designed to be a relaxing and friendly place for a bite to eat or catch up, the cosy bar area with its warm inviting atmosphere and extensive drinks list makes the Gannet Inn an ideal retreat following a day exploring the streets of St Ives or a blustering walk on the must see blue flag Carbis Bay Beach.
The restaurant doesn’t disappoint either, scoring highly with its scrumptious hearty menu packed full of locally sourced Cornish produce; Think British recipes with a modern twist such as cured & lightly smoked halibut with kohlrabi, orange and pine oil, guinea fowl breast with pearl barley and celeriac, and my personal fave, butter nut squash dumplings.
If all the exploring gets too much the award-winning C Bay Spa is just a hop skip away at the sister Carbis Bay Hotel. Boasting panoramic sea views, the spa feature a heated outdoor pool, hydrotherapy pool and sauna pod, not to mention a range of treatments including lava shell massage, scrubs and bath rituals from organic brand VOYA and calming facials from Aromatherapy Associates.
Welcoming, family friendly and provider of great grub, The Gannet Inn is a welcome addition to Southern Cornwall’s boutique hotel scene.
Rooms start from £160 in low season. For further information on The Gannet Inns latest offers visit www.gannetstives.co.uk