Last year, I compiled the Ultimate 100 British Hotels for The Sunday Times and am currently busy researching places for this year’s supplement. If you have any tips for hotels, B&Bs, pubs and spas, please do let me know. Here’s an extract from the 2013 guide
Our winner: The Scarlet
A spa that feels sincere about saving the planet, but is not the slightest bit worthy is a rare and wonderful thing. There’s a lot to love about this place at Mawgan Porth: its extravagant use of space (most hoteliers would have doubled the bed count), the floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic, cutting-edge design, eye-catching fabrics and seasonal menus. The spa offers organic treatments, chillout pods, clifftop hot tubs and leftfield activities such as singing lessons and transformational dance. Don’t knock them till you’ve tried them.
Doubles from £195, B&B, scarlethotel.co.uk