Six new luxury beach lodges have opened at Carbis Bay Hotel in Cornwall, following a £15m, decade-long project.
Boutique Hotelier was given an exclusive look inside the new additions, which come complete with their own hot tubs and direct access to the hotel’s privately-owned 25-acre beach below, that have been ‘extremely popular’ since launching this summer.
Staff at the resort told BH that ‘more was to come’ from the family-operated four-star property, with a bid for five-star status ‘almost definitely’ on the agenda. They also said that business has been good this year with strong trade coming from the wedding market.
Two more beach lodges and a 15,000 sq ft multi-use event space with dining and retail facilities are still under construction, due for completion within the coming months.
The two- and three-storey beach lodges have either a rooftop garden or beach gardens, with three or four bedrooms, a large open-plan living space and dining room, kitchenette and a private garden.
The interiors were designed by co-owner José Baker using fabrics from GP&J Baker under the guidance of their design manager, Robin Daines and comprises Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sands of Carbis Bay.
All guests are treated with a special Cornish hamper on arrival, with homemade cakes and goodies, and a kitchen home to a Nespresso machine and fully-equipped appliances.
The complete portfolio owned and operated by the Baker family includes The Gannet Inn, Carbis Bay’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant Sands, an award-winning spa and the more casual Beach Club eatery overlooking the beach.
Father and son owners Malcom and Stephen Baker took on the business in 1981 and it still remains in the family today. Earlier this year, they said that the launch of the new accommodation was seeing their ‘vision come to life’.