Driftwood Hotel

Portscatho, Cornwall
+44 (0)1872 580644

A beautiful seaside boutique hotel just a mile and a half from the fishing village of Portscatho with its own beach.


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Gaze out to Gerrans Bay from the sheltered terrace where you eat breakfast in the sunshine. Wander through the gardens down a wooded path to the beach and cove below. Hampers for beach picnics and rucksacks for walkers can be arranged; the seven-kilometre circular walk from Portscatho to Pendower Beach will take you across beach and through meadow. 

There’s a fire to keep you cosy when it’s chilly and a games room for children – special high teas too. Bedrooms vary in size and all except one have sea views, three have their own terrace.

You will eat well: Olly Pierrepont heads up the award-winning kitchen. Take a digestif onto the terrace – on clear nights the sky is full of stars.

Driftwood Hotel - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Dinner in the award-winning restaurant
  • Your own beach and cove (only a seven-minute walk down a private path)
  • Panoramic sea views
View of the house and surrounding grounds at Driftwood Hotel in Portscatho, Cornwall

You should know

  • You’ll need to get in the car for shops and restaurants
  • Children are welcome
  • No dogs allowed


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
2nd – 31st January.
3 course dinner from £55, vegetarian tasting menu from £75, 5 course tasting menu from £75.


Nightly price
from £130
13 Doubles
From £130
1 Twin
From £130
1 Cabin for 4
From £245



Amazing! Our stay was amazing. The food was the best food I’ve ever eaten. Would like to say a big thank you to all the staff in particular guy, Stewart and Chris and his team. If there was any room for improvement it would be the cooked breakfast in the morning. The buffet however was also stunning. Our room was very well present and had a lovely view from the window. The bed was soooooo comfy and room wasn’t too hot or too cold. Had an amazing stay thank you.


We wanted a quiet place with excellent food and beautiful surroundings. Driftwood had all of these in abundance. The staff, room, location and outstanding service exceeded our expectations. The one meal we had (we only stayed two nights - needed longer) was simply one of the best we've ever experienced.


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The neighbourhood

On the beach below the hotel there’s an abundance of wildlife: sea birds, perhaps seals and dolphins and occasionally groups of basking sharks. It’s a mile and a half to the fishing village of Portscatho, which has cafes, art galleries and a couple of pubs, and five miles to the larger St Mawes. The Roseland Peninsula is an AONB, bordering the River Fal and the Atlantic; its sandy beaches are perfect for rock pooling and paddling with little ones.


Paul & Fiona Robinson

Paul and Fiona Robinson have owned Driftwood since 2002. Having previously lived in Kenya, London and Surrey, they were drawn to the hotel and the area. They employ a friendly team who look after you with ease.