Last week we headed down to stay at Bedruthan Hotel and Spa in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. We were last there a couple of years ago (you can read the blog post about that stay here) and we had such a great time that we couldn’t wait to go back. One of the highlights for us last time was getting to spend a couple of hours in the spa whilst the kids were in the childcare session so when we heard there was a new outdoor spa for us to check out we were super excited.
I think our return to Bedruthan has made us love it even more, Cherry cried all the way home because she didn’t want to leave and I know that Matt and I could have easily stayed on there, maybe forever 😉 It’s one of those places that provides the perfect balance of being enjoyable for both parents and children. I usually like to give some constructive criticism if I can but I honestly don’t have anything negative to say, our entire stay from start to finish was perfect.
The hotel is absolutely huge and there is so much to do so even if the weather is awful, like it was during our stay, you don’t get bored. We didn’t actually spend any time outside but we never ran out of things to do. They run activities for kids throughout the day, then there is the soft play, swimming pool and childcare sessions. When your kids are over 8 you can put them into the kid’s club for 6 hours a day for free too, we definitely noted that for the future 😉
There was an aquarium craft activity running on the day we were there so we stopped off to do that.
We also spent lots of time in the soft-play which is great, really big and not just a novelty one. It was empty for most of our stay too, the benefits of going mid-week in term-time! This was just half of it, there is another smaller area behind the red board.
During our last stay we were in a room upstairs which was great, a really good size and we had no complaints but this time we were in a villa which was amazing. SO spacious and I have to say it was much better now the kids are older as they had their own room so we didn’t have to worry about keeping them awake while watching the telly or talking. The villas also have patio doors that open out on a little area which overlooks the park and beach. Due to the rain we didn’t manage to go out there but during the summer this would be amazing as the parents could relax on sun loungers while keeping an eye on the kids playing in the park. We also had our own bathrooms, ours with a giant bath and there was lots of drawers and cupboard space. I didn’t manage to take any photos but I give a little tour in the video at the bottom of the page. The kids had two bunkbeds in their room so you can sleep 4 children in there making them a great option for larger families. Our bed was huge and so comfortable too, as I mention all the time this is something that is SO important to me. They have lots of different options when it comes to rooms, from villas to interconnecting rooms.
There are two restaurants, one for adults only and one for families. The menu is great and there was a vegetarian option which could be made vegan by missing off one of the sauces. It was honestly the best falafel I’ve ever had too, sometimes they are bland and dry but this had so much flavour. The pickled cabbage was amazing too. I guess if I had to give any feedback then I would love to see ‘vg’ added to the menu as well as ‘v’ so that you could order without having to double check ingredients. The staff were very happy to go and check though.
The breakfast is amazing too, I can remember it being a highlight from our last stay which was before we were vegan but it was just as enjoyable this time. We took our only dairy free spread and milk as we usually do (there is a fridge in the room big enough to keep it in), the staff did inform me that they had dairy free spread though. I didn’t actually check about dairy free milk but I’m sure they have that too.
On the Tuesday morning we left the kids in the childcare session, which they loved. The staff are so great with them and even though the kids aren’t used to being left anywhere (due to us homeschooling), they waved us off without any problems and had a great time playing with the lady looking after them. I think there are four different rooms ( for different ages) and they are all big, clean and full of things to do. When the weather is nice the older ones go outside to do activities. I couldn’t rate the childcare highly enough and I had no concerns about leaving Cherry and Tiger.
While the kids were in there Mr C and I got to check out the new outdoor sensory spa garden which was just too good. These photos are a bit rubbish as they are screengrabs from the video at the bottom of the page but they give you an idea of what it’s like. You go around the garden doing each part of the experience including a dry scrub, wet scrub, sauna, cold bucket of water on your head and hot tub (my favourite part!) before sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea and bowl of hot water for your feet. It really was heavenly and definitely worth doing during your stay. It’s worth going just for this alone!
Bedruthan Hotel is only 30 mins from The Eden Project too so if you are there for a week or so then I would definitely say it’s worth a visit. We stopped off there on our way down and met up with Adele (Beautiful Tribe) and her family who have recently moved down to Cornwall. We also got to go in before it opened to take part in a photoshoot for a new bridge opening in the rainforest biome which was very exciting.
I honestly couldn’t recommend Bedruthan Hotel enough, we all only have good things to say about it and I could happily have spent a full two weeks there without getting bored. You can find out more over on their website.
I also made a little video of our stay…
Thanks to Bedruthan for inviting us to stay. All words and opinions are my own.