Good Hotel Guide Review
‘An eligible, self-contained gentleman’s residence, very unique… with every modern convenience.’ So Kenneth Graham describes Toad Hall, which he modelled on this Victorian mansion, a baroque extravaganza with sumptuous interiors, overlooking the Fowey estuary. Now part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, it ‘ticks all the luxury boxes’, while being as child- and dog-friendly as you please. Family and interconnecting rooms sleep up to six. Mansion bedrooms are traditionally styled, those in the courtyard annexe more contemporary. ‘A large mansion room had all the comforts, a super big bathroom, all lovely and warm.’ There are shrimp nets, buckets and spades at the door, a zip wire and trampoline in the garden; a crèche, baby-listening, an indoor pool, a games room, cream teas, high teas; for adults the spa and a choice of family meals or fine dining. New chef Wesley Pratt uses produce from trusted local suppliers in such dishes as Cornish bouillabaisse with chive crème fraîche; crispy duck leg salad; vegetable and braised lentil curry – for children toad-in-the-hole and Mr Toad’s shakes. At breakfast there is a ‘groaning’ buffet, ‘fabulous’ cooked dishes. ‘We loved it so.’
36. 8 in coach house, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, library, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, games rooms, civil wedding licence, spa, 12-metre indoor pool, 5-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in main house bedrooms (£15), in public areas on lead, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £139–£249. Set dinner £30–£38, à la carte £43. 1-night bookings refused weekends.