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

 

 

"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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"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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"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
"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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"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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"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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"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
"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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
"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...
Guest Email
"Cuddle-inducing retreat "
Charming, atmospheric…There can be no more cuddle-inducing retreat in Cornwall than this......
London Evening Standard
"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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 ...
Guest Email
"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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"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
"Definitely one of my favourites"
 This place in Portscatho is not necessarily unknown, but its definitely one of my favourites..."...
Nathan Outlaw, The Times
"Romantic Cornish hideaway"
This is a fabulous, very romantic Cornish hideaway... Elegant dining with delicate dishes packed with flavour...
Tom Chesshyre - The Times
"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 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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""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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"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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"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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"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
"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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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 Availabilty

Last Minute Availabilty

Due to a last-minute cancellation, we have one room sea view room available for 1 night on Monday 31st August. Please call 01872 580 644 to book.

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