Top 50 Boutique Hotels


The Idle Rocks

St Mawes, Cornwall

Perched perfectly on the rocks in the heart of St Mawes sits this luxury hotel

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We can’t even begin to describe the beauty of the idyllic Idle Rocks in St Mawes, South Cornwall, which is a stunning bolt hole by the sea.

Imagine waking up each day with the beautiful Cornish coast in front of you after drifting off to sleep to the sound of gentle waves the night before.

The first coastal venue on the Top 50 Boutique Hotels 2021 list is well worth your time. Featuring 19 individually designed bedrooms, Idle Rocks is a place to relax, unwind and be at one with yourself in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

St Mawes is a picturesque village that sits prettily on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall, which offers unrivalled coastal scenery.

You will be surrounded by secluded coves, natty creeks, luscious countryside and of course quiet beaches and dramatic cliffs.

Idle Rocks itself has been part of the St Mawes community since 1913 when it was built on the site of a former bakery. It has attracted visitors since, but in 2010 its current guardians David and Karen Richards took on the site before refurbishing and reopening it in 2013.

Hungry guests won’t be disappointed by the bounty served in the restaurant led by executive head chef Dorian Janmaat, whose style is influenced by British cuisine with dots of French and Far East cookery techniques.

Of course, you’ll be sampling some of the freshly caught seafood from the surrounding waters, but also produce sourced from specialist growers and farmers from nearby.

Once you’ve explored the village and the surrounding coastline and countryside, you will certainly want to come back inside to take advantage of the onsite Reef Knot Retreat spa.

Choose from body massages; wellbeing focused treatments such as those designed to imbue inner strength and resilience; and skin treatments such as the Rose Indulgence and Aroma Polish.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 18
  • PRICE RANGE: £££
  • DINING: ) Award-winning Michelin recommended restaurant led by Executive Head Chef Dorian Janmaat
  • AMENITIES: Chidren's playroom, Dog friendly rooms, Reef Knot Retreat treatment room, luxury hidden cinema
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 01326 270270
  • ADDRESS: St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AN