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; watergatebay.co.uk
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.
YOU CAN BUY THE LOOK
Create a relaxing mood
Short task wall light in Putty Grey, £179, Original BTC range,
Smart enough to double up as a vanity table, too
Watts desk in acacia, £229, Swoon Editions
Add a pop of colour to plain white bedding
Moss-stitch throw in yellow, £85, Joules
A subtle colour combo
Large broad stripe canvas cushion cover in grey, £32, BHS
Use for water or flowers
Glass bistro carafe, £3.50, Garden Trading
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
A snapshot of real cladding
Wallpaper, £199 per roll, Piet Hein Eek range, The Orchard Home and Gifts
The look of distressed timber
Wood panelling in Natural, £17.99 per roll, Albany range, Wallpaperdirect
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