Visitors to the Scarlet often say that The Angel – the iconic sandblasted and lime-washed wooden figure that stands in our entrance lobby – is an important part of their Scarlet experience. Her serene countenance seems to cast an air of calm over the entire hotel. Guests tell us, time and again, that her harmonious presence when they arrive and check in sets the tone for the rest of their stay. Read More
Whole Roast Sea Bass with Orange, Bay Leaves, Pink Grapefruit and Fennel
This fish dish by Scott and Babs at Woodfired Food in Mawgan Porth is great for sharing – and you can dunk fresh bread into all the tasty juices. Give it a try at the weekend; it’s the perfect dish for when you have friends and family around. Read More
Cornish fairings are sweet and spicy ginger biscuits that have been enjoyed in Cornwall for over a century and are a firm favourite with coffee at the Scarlet. Fairing used to be the name for any edible treat bought at a fair and the Cornish version became famous in Victorian times.
“Probably the most special moment was when Tim and I stood at the top of the stairs on our own and looked down at our friends and family, all together, enjoying themselves in this wonderful setting.
“We had this immense moment of how special it all was. Everyone had come together to celebrate us being together, and there was all this love in the room.
“It was extremely humbling and touching.”
Photograph by Anil Tohani
Our #ScarletMoment is that Narnia-like experience we’ve had every time we’ve passed through the hotel’s outer sliding doors, turned left and walked into the Scarlet’s completely different world of calm – all framed by the stunning view that is in front of you. Rain or shine, winter or summer.
“It really does feel like the weight of the world is lifted from you as you enter this new, secret and special place that feels as though it’s just for you.
“I remember the first time, arriving after a long drive, walking in to be greeted by the amazing view and the great smell. It being Christmas, it was a mixture of what I now know and love – and can place immediately as the wonderful relaxing Scarlet aroma – along with the tree and the sweet smokiness of the fire.
“I’ll always remember having a leisurely stroll on the beach, coming back up the hill and dropping onto one of the bean bags. Whilst there was a cacophony of sound from the sea, the people on the beach, the gulls it was so serenely quiet and totally relaxing.”
“It is so easy in today’s world to focus on everything else but each other.
“At the Scarlet, we found the peace to do this without the constant assault on our senses of technology, traffic and man made noise. Our room became a haven but we also took advantage of the other spaces in the hotel to read or watch the world go by down on the beach.
“We sat on the hill and revelled in the landscape, but importantly, we did it together and we had a lot of fun!
“We’ve made a pact with each other to recreate a little piece of the Scarlet at home: no TV – just music, conversation and laughter and giving ourselves the time to do so.”
“Our wedding at the Scarlet was all blazing sunshine, gorgeous food, lots of bubbles and – of course – a magical ceremony.
“But our favourite memories are all about seeing our dearest people come together in our favourite place to relax, share and be completely spoiled.
Our best moment was when we returned from having our photos taken on the beach and we sneaked out to have a peek at what our guests were up too.
“They were all lounging out on the terrace sofas in the sunshine chatting, drinking champagne and taking in the views – we chuckled that they were all still wearing the flip flops we had provided for them to wear down to the beach.
“The guys had their jackets and ties off and the girls had discarded their heels and clutch bags and everyone was just chilling out.
“It was exactly what we had dreamed of when planning our day: luxurious and indulgent, but completely relaxed and carefree!”