Boutique Hotel in Cornwall

Driftwood, independently owned with sweeping sea views – one of the best boutique hotels in Cornwall

Experience coastal escapism on an endless horizon. Relax with ease, accompanied by the sea view serenity of Driftwood’s boutique Cornwall hotel. An independently owned retreat with an exclusive feel on the south coast of Cornwall.

Wake to sea view sunrises and soak in Driftwood’s relaxed atmosphere as one of the best boutique hotels in Cornwall. Located in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula, close to St Mawes and Portscatho, there’s no better place to drift into coastal bliss.

Indulge in exceptional dining in our sea view restaurant, headed by award-winning Head Chef, Paul Green. Allow his dining artistry and passion for quality local produce to treat your tastebuds to a showcase of Cornwall’s finest flavours. With a flair for fresh ingredients comes the delight of seasonal menus, all for your pleasure at our Roseland Peninsula hotel.

As a relaxed, boutique Cornwall hotel, you’re free to do as much or as little as you please. Embrace the joy of spontaneity with a walk along the beautiful coast path or bask in simple pleasures with a good book enjoyed in our cosy lounge.

Explore Driftwood’s seven acres and follow the woodland footpath to discover our hidden beach, the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

Alongside sweeping sea views overlooking the turquoise waters of Gerrans Bay, delicious a la carte menus and beautifully styled coastal rooms, it’s Driftwood’s reliable warmth and welcoming team that makes us one of the best boutique hotels in Cornwall.

Stay with us

Stay with us

Dive into seaside bliss with coastal rooms at Driftwood’s Roseland Peninsula hotel, all stylishly decorated to reflect the beauty of our sea view location. Ocean-inspired and coastal chic, our 14 rooms offer the perfect retreat to relax and recharge.

When staying at our boutique Cornwall hotel, your room is your sanctuary. With plumped pillows, cloud-like mattresses and our comfort-first approach, you’ll drift into relaxed dreams and enjoy soundless sleeps by the sea.

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Dine with us

Dine with us

Taste the freshness of the Cornish coast at our Roseland Peninsula hotel.At Driftwood, dining is a relaxed affair. A restaurant dedicated to gracing your plate with only the finest ingredients and local produce, where every dish is accompanied by sweeping sea views overlooking Gerrans Bay.

Sit back, relax and sample the seasonal flavours of our wonderful county, all from the comfort of our boutique hotel in Cornwall in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula.

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Offers & Breaks

Offers & Breaks

Find tranquillity and relaxation on the Cornish coast. Whether you’re searching for a romantic weekend with breathtaking views, a week’s getaway to discover Cornwall’s hidden gems or a foodie break with exceptional dishes, you’ll find your dream break at Driftwood.

At our boutique Cornwall hotel, our offers and breaks are thoughtfully created so you can experience the best of the Duchy. From Summer to Winter, our stunning county has an abundance to see, do and enjoy for all.

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About us

About us

Our boutique hotel in Cornwall is located on the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: a walker’s paradise and a must-visit for nature lovers. As an independent hotel owned and run by locals, our passion lies in sharing our beautiful part of the country with you.

With one trip to our Roseland Peninsula hotel, you’ll find yourself head over heels for Driftwood’s breathtaking views, hidden beach and welcoming atmosphere. It’s our love and dedication for what we do, where we are, and what we offer that sees our wonderful guests return time and time again. It’s why we’re proud to be one of the best boutique Cornwall hotels.  

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Driftwood Hotel

 

 

"Afternoon Tea"
I went with my friend for afternoon tea. It was absolutely amazing! The hotel has such a cozy, relaxing, peaceful ambience. The owners are really good with the interior design. The views are stunning, ...
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"Superb"
We had lunch here with friends to celebrate my 75th birthday. What a find. I think it deserves a Michelin star, or bib at the very least. Every course was superb, well explained and presented. The secluded...
Valerie Taplin
"Very special place and a fabulous stay"
We will absolutely be coming back to this hotel. Staff, service, views and food were all perfect, thank you! We had a really excellent dinner, the wine list was interesting and very well done. Breakfast...
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"Delightful stay in this lovely hotel!"
The hotel is situated in a beautiful location with stunning views and its own beach. Our 2 night stay with family for a special birthday celebration was faultless. The service was friendly and relaxed...
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"A Little Gem"
This hotel is excellent! The hotel and gardens were tastefully decorated/maintained and created a lovely relaxed vibe. The tasting menu (and wine flight) was outstanding and was a match for any Michelin...
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"Perfect for a sunshine break"
This is a delightful hotel in a stunning location. The extensive gardens run down to the sea and the views are breath-taking. The service was outstanding and my husband pronounced breakfast "the best ...
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"Exquisite short break"
A wonderful short holiday here to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We arrived exhausted after a long drive and a breakdown on the M5 but were soon revived by a warm welcome and a walk down to...
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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
"An absolutely brilliant 4 nights in this boutique hotal"
Driftwood has the most magnificent position on the cliff top with views to die for. The room, a family room with 2 bedrooms was perfect, the staff were friendly without being obtrusive and the food was...
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"The perfect place for a weekend getaway."
A hidden gem…the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Everything about this place is just superb, from the moment you arrive you instantly feel relaxed.The food is amazing, along with the views...
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"What a wonderful discovery "
We were meeting up with some very dear friends and were looking for somewhere a bit special for lunch. After browsing the internet I came across the Driftwood Hotel, loved the look of it so booked a table...
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"Relaxing hideaway"
My husband and I have just come back from two nights winder get away to The Driftwood Hotel .The location of the hotel is spectacular even in winter as it outlooks gardens, beach and the massive expansive...
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"A slice of Paradise"
Our second visit in two years and hopefully won't be the last. Amazingly beautiful hotel set in the most idyllic setting imaginable. Breakfast that are just fabulous and extremely comfortable rooms all...
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"What a find!"
What a find! Tucked out the way from the usual crowded places, here you have peace and relaxation without any hassle. Just book in and let the price and tranquility of the area wash over you. No other...
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"Fabulous welcome"
We were walk in's, fabulous welcome from the moment we entered asking for a room. Every member of staff was brillant, great wine list. The Ox tail was the best ever eaten, would have been happy to have...
Steve Burbidge
"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
"The nicest hotel I've ever stayed in in the UK"
I think this is the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in in the UK. I feel like I could write a novel about how relaxing and idyllic it is to wake up overlooking stunning gardens and ocean views, enjoy a ...
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"Cuddle-inducing retreat "
Charming, atmospheric…There can be no more cuddle-inducing retreat in Cornwall than this......
London Evening Standard
"Superb lunch in an idyllic setting"
My husband and I had lunch here with friends, to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect - the food, the atmosphere and decor, and the lovely waitress. The 180-degree view along the coast is outstanding...
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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
"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
"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
"You need to go here"
Where to start? The bedroom view? (Jaw-stopping sea view from all three windows.) Service? Perfection itself and really friendly, too. Decor? Absolutely stunning, warm and comfortable. But it's the food...
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"Dream location "
Very nice dream location with direct access to the beach. Very nice warm welcome at the hotel...The breakfast was exceptionally good and freshly prepared. Cream tea was lovely. The dinner would have earned...
Peter H Google Review
"Definitely one of my favourites"
 This place in Portscatho is not necessarily unknown, but its definitely one of my favourites..."...
Nathan Outlaw, The Times
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