This place is ideal to come and find yourself a cozy corner and watch the surf role in of an evening while tucking into a legendary burger or fresh seafood dish. The Hotel contains a comfortable bar area ideal for a cream tea as well as the Brasserie restaurant where the gifted head chief has taken the best in local produce and turned it into an award-winning menu taking its influence from across the world.
Only a short way from Watergate bay is the Merry Moor with an excellent choice of food and drink and even better service this is an ideal place to come and enjoy your day. Whether it be inside in the comfy and well decorated interior or outside in the good weather eating al fresco, your visit to the Merry Moor will be loved by every one Not only a Café it also supports a Pizzeria and fish & chip shop.
Open early for breakfast all the way through to afternoon tea the Riviera café is ideally positioned just across the road from the Golden sandy beach of Margin North. The informal atmosphere along with good food, reasonable price and brilliant service means Fire has brought a finishing touch to Margin Ports beach.
Found in the quaint village of St Margin is The Falcon Inn has traces that date back to the 6th century. The pub prides its self on the always changing selection of real ales and home cooked food, this includes a roast which is served every day though out summer and at weekend in the winter.
The authentic decorations hanging from the walls and open log fire create an atmosphere that shows Cornwall off for what it really is. The light and airy restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful decor makes this one of the best places to eat in Cornwall.
Based in the village of St Marry this splendid Bistro also serves take away pizzas or light lunches if you don't fancy a sit down meal. Seating approximately 24 this cozy restaurant has a modern British style and is in keeping with the village of St Merry which is contained.
This 5-star hotel includes a Michelin award-winning restaurant with the head chief Ben Tunnicliffe leading the team. It may be British beachside but the cuisine at the Beach Hut Watergate, is truly an international fusion of Mexican, Asian, Italian and more combined to create contemporary British cuisine, using local ingredients, while catering for an array of tastes.
The Beach Hut is vibrant, lively, energetic, where conversation is said to rival the noise of the sea. Right on the sand, it is one of the best beach-side hangouts, I am relaxed atmosphere with views from floor to ceiling, attracting family and friends groups, dog-walkers and people straight from the beach.
We’ve got the bright lights of London, the historic lure of Edinburgh and even the rustic charm of the Cotswold's that draw people near and far. My friends who studied and/or lived in Cornwall however did and raved on and on about how special Watergate is, how amazing the hotel is… etc (you get the picture).
Needless to say, after their rave reviews of it (and after seeing photos online), this very quickly became a holiday I was looking forward to for months before visiting. The easiest ways to get here is actually to fly in New quay airport, which is a really short ride away from the hotel.
The sun was shining and holidaymakers were out and about, which was nice enough (and the perfect opportunity to try out my new drone) but if you ever want to do some prime people watching at the beach, it’s the surfers you need to look out for. Well, the very next morning, we would be attempting to learn how to surf on the very same spot and I very much doubted my ability to even paddle board, let alone look as collected as slick as they did.
We met with some friends for dinner and started off with ham hock terrine, salmon and spicy prawns (the latter was definitely the star of the starters)… Lloyd swore it was Egyptian cotton or something equally outlandish (I remember as I write this now that I totally forgot to ask) but it was absolutely amazing.
Thing is, it was fairly warm despite the drizzle, but I thought I would be cold in the water but that never happened thanks to those wetsuits. We headed down to The Extreme Academy on the beach where our teacher Josh (a future Navy man) awaited us.
It’s worth noting, one of my biggest fears of surfing here was not being able to handle the waves and flailing around but the beauty of the beach at Watergate is that it’s actually fairly shallow for hundreds and hundreds of metres, so you can walk in a fair bit to where the waves are and still be able to stand (waist deep) if/when you fall off your surfboard. This took a great deal of worry off my mind when Josh explained this and meant that I was able to keep challenging myself and actually enjoy learning how to surf instead of being distracted by fear.
The sun, by the way, has been out since the early afternoon and was scorching by this point, which again was perfect drone weather! Eventually, we headed off to the indoor infinity pool (the aptly titled, Swim Club) where we watch the sun slowly starting to dip through the sky in its daily attempt to hide underneath the horizon.
The taxi would be coming to pick us up for the direct train back to London in less than an hour so the rest of that time was spent walking down Watergate beach and promising to return again very, very soon. North Cornwall’s WatergateBaynear the village of Gregorian, is a two-mile stretch of golden sand looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.
See the children experience the rush of freedom from this glorious family holiday home and all it has to offer. Browse the library for your next holiday read while Grandma links on the piano and the children flee to the snug to think-up new games.
Leaving little ones to play, gather in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and let conversation flow into the evening. Sat within 12 acres of gardens overlooking the north Cornwall village of St Margin, Butterfield House flaunts opportunities en masse for both leisure and play.
Lie in the hammocks under the shade, while those with energy to spare can tear around the swings and zip wire. With oodles of seating for lounging and a large barbecue, the sheltered sun terrace is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
We love how much character the village has, with its old cottages, wooded slopes and the 16th century Falcon Inn clustered around the cricket green. The house itself was designed in 1858 by the distinguished architect William Butterfield, who used the local red-streaked Dekamole slate.
Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Watergate with an insider’s perspective. To See Cornish Gardens The world-renowned Eden Project is a short drive away and offers an educational day out for all ages.
With roaring fires to enjoy in winter and an award-winning garden for summer, it proffers a wonderful spot to tuck into home-cooked fodder. Other than Margin North, there are numerous beautiful beaches dotting the north coast, with nearby St Merry offering ´seven bays for seven days´.
Butterfield House is close to some of the finest golf courses in the South West of England. Merlin is the closest course, while Trevor and St Endow are around a thirty-minute drive but well worth a try.
Butterfield House sits in absolutely stunning grounds in a beautiful part of Cornwall, the gardens are a delight. The kitchen is well-equipped and the library contains many excellent books and our eleven-year-old granddaughter spent many hours immersed in her reading.
The house was beautiful and well-equipped, we were well looked after and spent a lot of time hiding from tourists at the property. We had a lovely week staying at Butterfield House and all the family enjoyed it very much, especially since the pool had been made ready for our arrival.
It’s a gorgeous house in a beautiful setting, the gardens were stunning and the children also enjoyed the zip wire and swing.