Travel: The Scarlet Hotel

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London, look no further than the Scarlet Spa, located on the north coast of Cornwall, England.

A ‘grown-ups only’ escape, the focus is on holistic wellbeing and the nourishment of mind, body and soul – drawing on the wisdom of Ayurveda and adding a distinctive Cornish twist.

There is an eco ethos at the Scarlet – but that doesn’t mean this place skimps on luxury. The rooms are super plush, and each has its own individual, contemporary design (not forgetting a sea view too). All of the four ‘Unique’ rooms have their own private gardens, and rooftop lounges or pods accessible by spiral staircases.

The star spa feature has to be the two log-fired seaweed baths/hot tubs perched outside on the edge of the cliff, for total immerse-yourself-in-the-scenery serenity. Then there’s the natural reed-filtered pool, for a one-off wild swimming experience. Inside, Ayurvedic treatments are based on a consultation to determine your dosha or body type.

The Scarlet Restaurant gazes out over Mawgan Porth beach. Chefs work with organic and sustainable growers, fishermen and farmers to create dishes such as the seared hand dived scallops with celeriac puree and twice baked Cornish Crackler soufflé with caramelized walnut and Coxs’ apple salad. The restaurant also has a dedicated vegetarian menu and chefs can rustle up dishes on request if you have a food allergy.

With a wide range of treatments and incredible facilities on offer, the Scarlett promises to leave you feeling utterly relaxed and suitably refreshed.

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