Boutique Cornwall Hotel

Driftwood hotel is a beautiful, boutique Cornwall Hotel

Boutique coastal holidays and short breaks with exceptional highly-acclaimed dining in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall.

Driftwood is a true coastal retreat, a beautiful seaside boutique hotel in Cornwall. Perched on the South West Coastal Path close to St Mawes and Portscatho overlooking the turquoise waters of Gerrans Bay, it is the perfect spot to unwind and soak up some vitamin sea.

Independently owned and simply styled, our hotel offers a space to comfortably enjoy life’s little pleasures in the most breathtaking of locations.

Nestled in seven fabulous acres with its own beach beckoning at the end of a pretty woodland path, you’ll experience pure escapism and relaxation on tap from the moment you arrive.

So, if like us, you enjoy the simple pleasures in life (great food, fresh sea air, a coastal stroll, a good book...)  then check-in to Driftwood hotel in South Cornwall.

A destination like no other

Driftwood Hotel

 

 

"An exceptional hotel & restaurant "
An exceptional hotel & restaurant in a wonderful location! Relaxed and super comfortable. Fabulous staff particular thanks to Steph and a great chef in Oli! Food was amazing! Everyone made our extra...
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"Perfect"
The restaurant serves a seasonal menu which summer visitors can enjoy on the outside terrace watching the sun drip down behind the horizon - perfect....
The English Home
"My favourite hotel in the world"
My wife and I spent three nights at Driftwood on Nov 2017 and it's our fourth stay. There is no one thing that makes this hotel so amazing, it is simply a cocktail of wonderfulness. The rooms are very...
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"Relaxed atmosphere"
Last night I dreamed I went to driftwood again... there is a lovely, relaxed atmosphere... good food at a fair price always produces a smile on everyone’s face....
Jan Moir, Daily Telegraph
"Great hotel in a fantastic setting made extra special by the food and the staff"
We stayed for four days in mid July and had fantastic weather every day. We had booked DB&B as with everything just out of lockdown we felt it was easier and safer. Turned out to be a great choice...
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"Perfect Balance"
In my opinion this Hotel gets it just right, blessed with the perfect position set in sub tropical gardens on the edge of a cliff with access to a stunning sandy beach with crystal clear waters Paul and...
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"Our first visit - but we will be coming back!"
We booked a short stay here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Friends had recommended Driftwood based on the location and quality of the food. Both exceeded our expectations. Even on a drizzly December...
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"My new favourite hotel"
I've visited this amazing hotel twice now. Once with friends and our three children and once with my family. Everything is just lovely... location, food, decor, wine list, atmosphere...I could go on. ...
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"A delightful place to stay in a unique location"
The family-run Hotel does exude personal service. It is delightfully positioned with sea views from almost everywhere. The attractive grounds harbour several terraces with private seats looking over the...
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"My favourite hotel in the world"
My wife and I spent three nights at Driftwood on Nov 2017 and it's our fourth stay. There is no one thing that makes this hotel so amazing, it is simply a cocktail of wonderfulness. The rooms are very...
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"A magical visit"
We visited Driftwood to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and it was a magical experience from beginning to end. The staff were all so kind and attentive, the room super comfortable, and all the ...
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"Truly wonderful, hidden Cornish gem!"
Wow! What a beautiful restaurant and breathtaking scenery. The food was incredible especially the fish board, and we even walked down and took a dip in the sea at the beach. The staff were so friendly...
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"Romantic Cornish hideaway"
This is a fabulous, very romantic Cornish hideaway... Elegant dining with delicate dishes packed with flavour...
Tom Chesshyre - The Times
"Outstanding Service"
Staff were to a member courteous and helpful. We only went for coffee and lunch but we felt we were extremely well looked after by them! Fantastic views too. Easy access to the beach too. Overall hugely...
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" The best in Cornwall"
Outstanding food - we couldn’t ask for more. Great wine pairing and attentive staff. The tasting menu was unbelievably good. We’ll be back!...
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"Great food, great hotel"
Fantastic family break after lockdown. The hotel is perfectly situated near a lovely beach, staff were brilliant and very friendly, top class chef made for a perfect place to celebrate my wife’s...
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"Family hotel with a hidden beach"
We've stayed in the area on holiday many times over the years and always come to our favourite restaurant for dinner. This year, we weren't able to secure a holiday rental in the area, so we decided to...
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""Excellence All Round""
"Our second stay in this well located cliff top hotel on the Roseland Peninsular. Extremely comfortable rooms and first class service from a top team of dedicated and friendly staff. Similarly excellent...
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"Friendly and welcoming - amazing food!"
We stayed in Room 5, which was a good size with a VERY BIG and comfortable bed.  The staff were, without exception, welcoming and genuinely wished to make the stay a pleasure. The food was beautiful...
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"The ultimate hideaway"
Turn off your mobile and head for the ultimate hideaway, where the only thing you’ll hear is the sea lapping at the shore....
Daily Mail
"Family Treat"
A huge family treat, we had the superb taster menus and a great fun experience. Big thank you to Guy, our waiter, so efficient and kind, a great personality. Date of visit: February 2020...
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"What a gem"
We came here while on holiday and was totally blown away. This place reminded me of Barbados and I felt right at home. The food is of a very high quality and very tasty. Staff are discrete and efficient...
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"Guest Email"
We would just like to thank you and your very professional and friendly staff for making our stay at The Driftwood this week as enjoyable as it always is. In light of this very difficult and testing ...
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"Definitely one of my favourites"
 This place in Portscatho is not necessarily unknown, but its definitely one of my favourites..."...
Nathan Outlaw, The Times
"Superb!"
The wonderful weather we had certainly helped and the high point was the food which I’ll review separately but even without those we would have loved The Driftwood. Beds were huge and comfortable...
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"Sophisticated chic and style"
Relaxed ambience and youthful vibe and the food is also excellent…. Without compromising on its sophisticated chic and style, the place is very child-friendly....
Harpers & Queen
"Still Amazing"
Visited in September and were very pleased that the standard of the Driftwood has not fallen. Fab location. Fab food and the most amazing views. So relaxing. Thank you to all concerned for making our ...
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"Sublime! Still my favourite restaurant in the world!"
As usual the Driftwood did not disappoint. We had a truly wonderful evening for my partner's birthday starting with complimentary champagne on the terrace looking at the beautiful view below of the mediterranean...
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"I just wanted to say "thank you""
I don't quite know how this is possible but our stays with you just get better by the year, the month, the week, the day, the hour and the minute. As for the food, well it is truly a delight to the taste...
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"Beautiful Hotel"
We have walked past this hotel many times on our walk to the beach from the Caravan Club site at the top of the road and always said we must stay there sometime. Well now we have and it was all that we...
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"Stunning Hotel and Restaurant"
We only ate here for our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing. The views were stunning The ambience of the surroundings was perfet. The staff were attentive and highly...
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"Perfect stay"
Just returned from seven nights at Driftwood, it was simply perfect, stylish room, sublime view, every amenity you could think of, wonderfully, helpful and courteous staff, couldn't ask for more. Thank...
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"Cuddle-inducing retreat "
Charming, atmospheric…There can be no more cuddle-inducing retreat in Cornwall than this......
London Evening Standard
"Still the best"
This is my second review after last staying there 6 years ago. Our memories of the hotel and of course the magnificent restaurant were very high. Well, all I can say is that it is as good as we remembered...
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"Exceeding all expectations!"
We wanted a quiet place with excellent food and beautiful surroundings. Driftwood had all of these in abundance. The staff, room, location and outstanding service exceeded our expectations. The one meal...
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"Another wonderful visit - delicious food"
We keep coming back to Driftwood. Every time the visit is wonderful and this was no exception. The food is outstandingly good, even for its class, and we had a delicious dinner again. The staff are all...
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"Lovely location and great staff"
The hotel is superbly located overlooking the sea and has some quite dramatic views. Once you’ve wound your way through some of the pretty villages of Cornwall and arrive at the hotel you find it...
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"Great 2nd Stay"
We returned to the Driftwood to stay for 4 nights in July as our escape post COVID lockdown. The service is as good as our last visit in 2019 as was the food. The Head Chef has changed with Oliver Pierrepont...
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"So special, every time"
Thank you to the entire team for a wonderful 6-night stay at Driftwood. The reception and office team, the housekeeping team, the restaurant and sommelier team, and the kitchen team, were all excellent...
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"Superb!"
The wonderful weather we had certainly helped and the high point was the food which I’ll review separately but even without those we would have loved The Driftwood. Beds were huge and comfortable...
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"Personal touches "
Right up alongside the best seaside hotels in Britain. All kinds of personal touches – like the sea urchin shell placed on the early morning tea tray. Dinners to die for, with succulent local hand...
Brian Jackman, Daily Telegraph
Special Offers & Breaks too good to miss
Sunday Sleepover

Sunday Sleepover

Banish those end of weekend blues and join us for a memorable Sunday night stay at the Driftwood.

We think Sundays are for slowing down, reflecting and relaxing. Enjoy a chilled Sunday exploring then tuck into a 3-course gourmet Sunday lunch in our sea view restaurant. Our Sunday Sleepover is the perfect way to get a little extra luxury from your weekend.

A Driftwood Christmas

A Driftwood Christmas

Escape to the coast this Christmas...

Enjoy highly-acclaimed dining, great hospitality and festive celebrations.

Due to the success of last year the Driftwood will be open again for Christmas, leave the festive stress at home and join us for a peaceful festive break by the sea.

Twixmas

Twixmas

A Twixmas break by the coast...

Let the festive celebrations last a little longer

Extend the Christmas holidays, enjoy a Twixmas getaway by the sea. The period between Christmas and New Year can be a little underwhelming, so why not bottle up the best bits and give yourself and a loved one the best treat of all at the Driftwood.

The Ultimate Driftwood Experience

The Ultimate Driftwood Experience

Perfect for foodies.

Sample Cornwall's finest local produce in one of the county’s most breath-taking settings. Relax in our quiet corner of Cornwall – explore as much or as little as you please. Unwind with two nights in your room-with-a-view, watch the waves from our sea view restaurant whilst Head Chef Olly Pierrepont and his team wow you with a three-course a la carte dinner on your first evening and seven-course tasting menu on your second.

Last Minute Availability

Last Minute Availability

Due to two last-minute cancellations, we have two rooms available next week. A standard sea view double on Monday 28th September for 3 nights and a large sea view double/family room on Wednesday 30th September for 4 nights. Please call 01872 580 644 to book.

To keep up-to-date with our late availability please register your interest here.

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Cornwall Explorer

Cornwall Explorer

Treat yourself to an indulgent 3-night staycation with this exclusive offer. Autumn is the best time to explore Cornwall and discover its best kept secrets and beauty spots. Escape the summer crowds, see Cornwall through the locals’ eyes. The Driftwood offers the perfect base to explore by car or by foot…


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