Luxe boutique-hotel style anyone can steal: Watergate Bay Hotel

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    Hotel: Watergate Bay Hotel

    Address: On The Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall TR8 4AA

    Price: A standard room starts at £180 per night with breakfast

    Contact: 01637 860543;


    The perfect place for a British beach holiday, Watergate Bay Hotel is located on the east coast of Cornwall, not far from the popular seaside town of Newquay.


    Each of the 69 rooms has a fresh, bright and modern feel, and range from the charmingly named Standard, Better and Best rooms (shown) to Family Suites. The décor is based on the tones of the local landscape, so expect oyster grey, porcelain, misty blue and pops of sunset yellow, while nautical accessories include driftwood lamps, rope-hanging mirrors and wide-striped cushions. Keeping things authentic, locally sourced materials are used in rustic floorboards, Cornish granite cobbles and natural slate. Coastal-inspired lighting fixtures in brass and copper, plus practical Anglepoise lamps, work together to create a relaxed atmosphere.


    Surfing is a big deal at Watergate Bay, so the ‘Surf In Surf Out’ showers and sweeping boardwalk, connecting the hotel to the two-mile stretch of sandy shores, make for an easy ride. The hotel also has a 25m-long, beach-front infinity pool, swimming and yoga clinics, a range of spa treatments and four unique dining experiences, including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.


    Although the hotel doesn’t reveal names, the area is said to be popular with comedian Meera Syal, film critic Mark Kermode and journalist Caitlin Moran.


    Switch on

    Create a relaxing mood

    Short task wall light in Putty Grey, £179, Original BTC range,

    John Lewis

    Dual purpose

    Smart enough to double up as a vanity table, too

    Watts desk in acacia, £229, Swoon Editions

    Hello yellow

    Add a pop of colour to plain white bedding

    Moss-stitch throw in yellow, £85, Joules

    Right stripes

    A subtle colour combo

    Large broad stripe canvas cushion cover in grey, £32, BHS

    Clear winner

    Use for water or flowers

    Glass bistro carafe, £3.50, Garden Trading

    Design classic

    An investment piece that will last a lifetime

    All-purpose chair painted in Oceanic, £360, Ercol

    Learn the ropes

    For a hint of nautical charm

    Round mirror with hanging rope, £35, Rose & Grey

    Ideal v Great Deal

    Get the look whatever your budget


    Picture perfect

    A snapshot of real cladding

    Wallpaper, £199 per roll, Piet Hein Eek range, The Orchard Home and Gifts


    Wood effect

    The look of distressed timber

    Wood panelling in Natural, £17.99 per roll, Albany range, Wallpaperdirect


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