Need To Know
45: 15 smaller doubles, 15 king doubles or twins, 15 suites.
11am; Check-in, 4pm. Both can be flexible, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $180.75 (£121), excluding tax at 20 per cent. ⓘ
Rates include full English or Continental breakfast.
Be sure to book dinner and any spa treatments well in advance – both the restaurant and Cowshed are local hotspots and can get busy.
At the hotel
Cowshed spa with nine treatment rooms, pool, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi and gym. Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, board games, minibar, Cowshed toiletries. Suites have full kitchens and DVD players.
Our favourite rooms
All the first-floor Suites have sea views: we particularly like the vista from 107a; 108a has a slightly bigger balcony. At the end of the building, room 110b has lots of space and two cosy armchairs.
There's a mosaic-tiled indoor pool at the hotel's Leisure Club, and an outdoor pool (open in good weather) that's surrounded by hammocks and sunloungers.
The wherewithal to dress for four seasons in one day.
Wellies are provided. You can buy Cowshed products from the spa, and Cornish deli items in the restaurant.
The kids' room has a Wii. The hotel has a deal with a local surf outfit to offer beach sessions, included in the room rate. Children under 13 can stay on Z-beds in your room for £35 B&B. Cribs for babies are free, but there's a one-off £5 charge for linen.