There are a few things that sometimes surprise our guests so, to make sure you know exactly what to expect, we pop them here.

Child Free

The Scarlet was designed for adults, whether they be couples, friends, siblings or mother and daughter, so it’s rare to bump into a guest who is under 18. Our team will always be happy to discuss any exceptions should one of your party be lucky enough to have been born less than 16 years ago. Our sister hotel, Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, is fantastic for all ages. See for details.

Large Groups/Stag or Hen Parties

One aspect of the Scarlet of which we are most proud of is our utterly calm, restorative and Zen-like atmosphere. We want every guest to be able to enjoy this atmosphere, and this combined with Scarlet’s design generally only lends itself to hosting informal small groups (six people or less) to stay, dine and enjoy the spa. If you have a larger event please see our celebrations page for our offerings and please contact us for bespoke enquiries, but generally we feel larger groups will not find us suitable.


The hotel is set into the cliff overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach offering unparalleled sea, cliff and sky views. Mawgan Porth is not a private beach and we share our lovely cliff with neighbouring properties. The Scarlet is utterly private, but is accessed by a residential road, which sometimes surprises our guests.


As our car park is compact and parking can be tight we offer a parking service during peak seasons. Our parking hosts know the space like the back of their hand and can swiftly and masterfully stow your vehicle for you. Please ask on arrival.

Open Plan Bathrooms

Our bathrooms were designed to keep the connection with our fantastic view, even when brushing your teeth. In most cases, this means the bath is open to the bedroom and the loo and shower are behind an opaque glass screen that is not quite floor-to-ceiling.