36. 8 in coach house, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, library/snug, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), creche, games rooms, civil wedding licence, spa, 12-metre indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds (trampoline, zip wire), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in main house bedrooms (£15), not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £140–£750. Set dinner £33–£43, a la carte £43. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A Victorian baroque showstopper, this manor house stands on a steep hill in gardens above the Fowey estuary. Part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, ‘it ticks all the luxury boxes’, yet is entirely child-friendly. Lofty public rooms filled with antiques display many original features. Bedrooms range from standard doubles (classic in the main house, contemporary in the annexe) to large family suites and interconnecting rooms with seating area and two bathrooms. A reader found many pleasing touches: ‘A shoe-cleaning service – amazing! Lovely log fires in the drawing room. Loads of wellies in the porch. Delicious nibbles with drinks…’ Children’s meals and light snacks are served all day. There’s a spa for adult indulgence, while toddlers are entertained in the Ofsted-registered crèche, and older siblings use the indoor pool and games room, walk Bramble, the dog, or feed the chickens. Once small children are tucked up with the baby-listening device engaged, chef James Parkinson takes over in the fine-dining restaurant, turning locally fished and farmed produce into such dishes as Cornish catch of the day, sautéed potatoes, seasonal greens, herb velouté. ‘An outstanding place.’
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