Trip Report: The Nare

The Nare

The Nare truly is as described, a country house hotel by the sea. Located a scenic four hour train ride from London, or a quick one hour flight, this is the perfect warm weather destination for hitting the beach or exploring the famous gardens in the area.

In the winter months, The Nare is a quiet and relaxing place to rest and recharge. During this season some guests enjoying visiting when they know a large storm will be coming in from the Atlantic; an activity appropriately called storm watching. Cozy up in front of one of the many fireplaces with a good book and a glass of wine and be awed by the power of Mother Nature.


I stayed in February and I loved that during turndown service they put an old-fashioned hot water bottle in your bed. It was so cozy to crawl into a warm bed every evening. This small detail is reflective of the kind of hotel that The Nare is – charming, approachable, and exuding a relaxed casual elegance. Many of the guests here are repeat, some coming several times a year. Everyone feels like family from the moment they arrive, and that homey yet elegant service and atmosphere continues throughout your stay.


Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of England, and the climate is temperate enough for palm trees. We visited numerous sites, including Lanhydrock HouseEden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Caerhays Castle. It’s also a wonderful place to simply explore as you drive among the hedgerows past picturesque villages and gorgeous views of the sea.

A very special thanks to Toby and the entire staff at The Nare for their warm hospitality. Thank you also to Rebecca Recommends for giving me the opportunity to visit Cornwall.

I would love to help you plan a week touring the gorgeous gardens of Cornwall. Or perhaps you would prefer to visit London for an extended weekend city break, and then spend several days at the beach at The Nare.

It’s time to start making memories. Contact me today for assistance with planning the perfect Cornwall itinerary for you.


Trip Report: England from London to Cornwall

Big Ben

When was the last time you visited London? When I ask my clients I usually receive one of two responses. One, not since I went with my family when I was a kid. Two, not since I went on my college backpacking trip across Europe.

It’s a wonderful cosmopolitan city that truly offers something for every age and travel interest. Plus, one of the great things for those of you living on the East Coast is that London is close enough to visit for a long weekend.

The truth is, I had not visited London since 1997! Therefore, I elected to travel in England for a total of ten nights while doing a several traditional visitor type activities. Quite the trip!




  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Fashion Walking Tour
  • Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley
  • Shopping: Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Alexander McQueen
  • The Shard
  • Lanhydrock House
  • Eden Project
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Caerhays
  • Hampton Court Palace

Stay tuned for updates! I will be writing up my experiences and offering more details about each of these items.

In the meantime, please get in touch with comments or questions about London and Cornwall.