Bedruthan opened in 1959 with furniture from the iconic designers of the era – Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia and Terence Conran – alongside vibrant purple carpets and astounding orange rugs and bed spreads – this was the 60s, after all!
The building is inspired by the architect Richard Neutra, and is a classic example of the architecture of that time.
From the beginning, we celebrated our family’s love of art with all sorts of exhibitions of local artists, championing the then little-known Patrick Heron and Roger Hilton, whose paintings now grace the Tate galleries in London and St Ives.
After 50 years in our family, we are really excited to be restoring Bedruthan to its place at the forefront of contemporary design. Outside, its simple brick form is enhanced by the natural environment around it – flowers, grasses and rustic oak posts. Inside, the hotel is a mixture of iconic pieces of original mid century furniture, amazing local art and the best of colourful, contemporary design. We are also working with local artists to show their work, so guests and visitors can enjoy some of Cornwall’s new artistic talent.
Holiday, a short film by Bedruthan Hotel
At Bedruthan, we’re inspired and driven by our amazing childhood memories created on Cornish beaches, as well as our passion for new adventures and making new memories. We hope we’ve managed to capture that passion in this short film.