When Cathy and I are in the U.K. we love to escape to Cornwall and more specifically the town of St Ives. We usually head there in the off season (June or October) as it can be very busy on the English Riviera from July through to September. Our perfect home away from home is always the Boskerris Hotel.
Our home away from home in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
When Cathy and I are in the U.K. we love to escape to Cornwall and more specifically the town of St Ives. We usually head there in the off season (June or October) as it can be very busy on the English Riviera from July through to September.
Our perfect home away from home is always the Boskerris Hotel.
Welcome to the Boskerris Hotel
Enviably positioned in white sandy beach, Carbis Bay, Boskerris is a scenic 20-minute walk from St Ives along the South West Coast Path. The lure of the furthest reaches of west Cornwall make the hotel an ideal base for exploring.
Visit the New Craftsman, the oldest established gallery of the town, or the modern Tate gallery. The nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum is also worth a visit, as is the Sculpture Gardens—a hub of artist studios, boutiques and eateries.
Sample St Ives gin, a blend of 13 botanicals gathered from the cliff tops of the Cornish coastline, or experience laid-back fine dining at the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café. If the walk is too much, take the train a 5 minute, one stop ride along the beautiful curving coastline.
The Boskerris Hotel aesthetic
The clever and thoughtful renovations of this family-run hotel have introduced modern, light-filled interiors, with floor-to-ceiling glass, whitewashed shutters and floorboards. The tasteful design feels New England, with hints of the Mediterranean.
Farrow & Ball grey, cream and blue hues with bright accents are designed to lift the large open lounge. Designer Guild fabrics, William Yeoward linens and cushions, sisal rugs and original artwork by various local artists are featured throughout the hotel.
Service and Facilities
The hotel offers a warm welcome and attentive service. Enjoy intimate dining in the restaurant with sea vistas, a light-filled breakfast area, bar/lounge, terrace and treatment room.
Boskerris also adds practicality to the detail. Find Tesla chargers, Netflix, places to hang your wetsuits, beach towels, even bags to borrow for the day ahead. At the entrance you’ll find a massive OS map of Cornwall, covering an entire wall, marked up with local tips and places of interest across the county.
All fifteen bedrooms are designed for comfort, with beds aptly positioned to make the most of the sea views, light and fresh palettes and large pocket-sprung mattresses made up with Egyptian cotton linen.
They combine Standard and Superior suites, including a Celebration room with sunken bath and wet room. Waffle robes, Nespresso machines and a selection of teas are also provided.
Bathrooms are sparkling clean and spacious—the largest kitted out with double-ended tubs, twin basins and walk-in showers, all with toiletries by The White Company. And of course you want a room facing the ocean.
Breakfast before the day ahead
A Boskerris breakfast won’t leave you hungry. Help yourself to fresh fruits and juices, natural yogurt with honey, a vast selection of cereals, homemade honey roasted granola and Da Bara Bakery bread. An extensive cooked menu includes French toast, ricotta hotcakes or a full English breakfast.
Getting to the Boskerris Hotel
We either fly into Newquay Airport and pick up a rental car or take the train from Paddington on Great West Railway to Penzance and collect our car there.
The flight is quicker but if you choose the right train you can sit back and enjoy the pullman dining service—it’s worth the 5 hours.
In summary, Cathy and I love the attention the staff give to each and every guest. Make your next stay at the Boskerris Hotel in Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall.
For Andrew, travel is so much more than just learning history or taking photos. Rather, the value of travel is witnessing a lifestyle, bonding with locals, and gaining rich cultural experiences. That’s why he founded the Luxury Wanderer; a place to share itineraries, offer advice, swap stories, and foster a like-minded community of curious travellers.