Oh we do like to be beside the seaside.
The great British seaside break doesn’t have to be all donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and amusement arcades. This month sees the opening of Gara Rock, one of the UK’s most hotly anticipated hotels. Close to trendy Salcombe, on the rugged and unspoiled cliffs of South Devon, the hotel promises world-class views, unrivalled culinary experiences and superb spa facilities – making it the ultimate retreat for city dwellers seeking fresh air and space.
Formerly the site of the local coastguard’s cottages, accommodation comes in the form of suites, sea view apartments and cottages, with interiors designed by Jojo Barr of House Nine. Inspired by the breathtaking natural surroundings and the ever-changing elements, Jojo has incorporated real wooden floors, raw linens, brass ship lights, rope handrails and a colour scheme of earthy neutral tones to bring the raw nature of the landscape into the interiors.
With a restaurant and bar offering all day dining, a private cinema room, an indoor as well as a cliff-top heated outdoor pool, beautiful treatment rooms and its very own beach, it is hard to see why anybody would want to leave Gara Rock, but should guests wish to, the hotel will also offer boat and Land Rover transfers to and from Salcombe. Take us to the beach…
Introductory rates start from £150 per night inclusive of breakfast (gararock.com)