Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $110.15 (£88), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include breakfast, which includes bread and pastries from a local bakery, homemade granola pots and preserves, and honey from a beekeeper just outside the town. Hot dishes, including full-English breakfasts, waffles and omelettes are made to order.
While you can count on the warmest of hospitality and a polished finish, the Sandy Duck is a B&B run by a very small team, so you won’t be waited on hand and foot. Instead, it’s the sort of place where you can let your hair down, kick off your shoes and do as you please.
The hotel is closed from 15 November to 2 January.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV; Bluetooth speaker; Revo radio; tea- and coffee-making kit; free bottled water; bath products by Meraki.
Our favourite rooms
If we’re pushed to pick, we love room five, with its curved cane chairs, super-king-size bed and freestanding bath tub with a bay view. The best sea gazing, though, is to be had from the window seats in top-floor rooms seven and eight. Room six is as stylish as the rest, but it’s worth noting that it’s the only one without a sea view.
Beachwear if it's hot; throw on a thick Scandi-styled jumper if it’s not.
This historic townhouse has steps at its entrance and no specially adapted rooms, so it’s not suited to wheelchair users.
Pets can stay for £10 a night, but there’s only one pet-friendly room, so be sure to let the hotel know when booking. Bowls and towels are available on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall.
All ages are made to feel very welcome, though there aren’t many specific kid-friendly facilities. There are no extra beds, but room eight has a single sofa bed. Cots (free) are available on request and can be added to most rooms, but numbers are limited.