Of this particular Pig Robin Hutson says, “This is amongst the very best coastal settings anywhere in Cornwall with immediate access to a beautiful and immensely sought after part of the North Cornish coastline with some of the county’s most celebrated beaches a stone’s throw from the hotel.”
The Pig at Harlyn Bay is one of Cornwall’s most historic houses with 16th-century origins and plasterwork plus other features from Medieval, Jacobean and Georgian times. This Grade II Listed mansion has far-reaching sea views from the first floor of the main house and sits at the end of a long driveway surrounded by almost five acres of gardens. Just a short stroll from the village of Harlyn, Constantine Bay beaches and Trevose golf course, this Cornish gem is set to be a fabulous addition to the existing collection of Pig hotels.
The front entrance of The Pig at Harlyn Bay leads into the Map Room where there will be sofas, chairs and a cosy wood-burning stove. Hang a left and guests will find themselves in the bar, one of the most important rooms in the house.. And through the rear door of the Map Room, next to the main staircase, is the reception area. The door to the right of the Map Room leads to the main restaurant which consists of three walk through rooms all full of Cornish character giving guests a real sense of place.
Further into the heart of the ground floor there’s a snug which sits opposite the hotel’s wine store – a dangerous combo – and beyond that a private dining room beyond which is a residents’ snug. Upstairs in the main house the 11 bedrooms are all generous in size with many of them basking in sea views. They come with either a shower or bath (or both) and some with freestanding baths in the bedrooms.
There are a further 15 bedrooms in Stonehouse, a separate building that sits to the left of the main house. The rooms fall into recognisable Pig categories and, for the first time, we have a Snug with terrace, a Little LookOut and Even Bigger Comfy Luxe.
Finally there are 4 of the largest, most comfortable, sexiest Shepherd’s Huts on the planet. These uniquely designed huts are placed on the way to the kitchen garden and are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers. As with other Pigs, Judy Hutson designs each and every room in the style that guests have come to know and love. No one room is the same and Judy skillfully incorporates details that are particular to that building’s soul and location – in this case, the moody weathered stone building in the wilds of Cornwall.
As ever, the kitchen garden is the beating heart of The Pig at Harlyn Bay and this large garden is being restored to its former glory in the coming months. Everything grown within the beds will dictate the style of the seasonal menu. At the end of the main kitchen garden are two Potting Sheds where guests can escape for an array of massages and facials. And last but by no means least, a unique addition to this particular Pig, we have The Lobster Shed, a separate alfresco food offering in the gardens of the hotel. The grill and wood oven will be housed in a shed made from reclaimed materials with a terrace with tables for outdoor drop-in dining. It will serve local simple seafood as well as flatbreads and drinks. With salty surfers returning ravenous from the beach, this new area comes complete with an outdoor shower. Guests can peel themselves out of sticky wetsuits, shower and then settle into food galore, a glass of rose and enjoy the unbeatable setting of The Pig at Harlyn Bay. An image of The Pig at Harlyn Bay can be found here
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