Fowey Hall

Fowey, Cornwall

A new ‘cool contemporary look' combines with 'a huge sense of fun’ at this Victorian mansion on a hilltop with 'beautiful views' over the Fowey estuary, fondly believed to have been Kenneth Grahame's model for Toad Hall. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A new ‘cool contemporary look’ combines with ‘a huge sense of fun’ at this Victorian mansion on a hilltop with ‘beautiful views’ over the Fowey estuary, fondly believed to have been Kenneth Grahame’s model for Toad Hall. ‘Period features such as baroque plasterwork and wood panelling are offset with light, modern decor and lovely details everywhere.’ Rabbit figurines peer from lamps, the games room has a dramatic blue vaulted ceiling, and cloth dog heads hang on bedroom walls. Run by Luxury Family Hotels (see also Moonfleet Manor, Fleet, and Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon), it is ‘perfect for multi-generational visits’. Everyone is happy as clams with flexible dining, family rooms, a crèche, cinema, Wind in the Willows-themed playground, a spa and pool. Start the day with ‘a delicious full English on the terrace’, then explore nearby Readymoney Cove. In the dining room, menus feature a wide choice of dishes, with good vegan options. ‘The crab linguine oozed flavour and freshness.’ Smart bedrooms have restored antique and bespoke furniture. ‘I was delighted to find a teapot as well as fresh milk in the fridge, delicious shortbread shaped like a crab.’ (JK)

Hotel details


Hanson Drive
PL23 1ET


01726 833866


36. 8 in courtyard, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


2 lounges, library, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, billiard room, games rooms, civil wedding licence, spa, indoor pool, 5-acre grounds, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar, lounge, restaurant.


all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds.


allowed in house bedrooms (£15 a night), in lounge, not restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £179, family from £319. Dinner à la carte £42. 1-night bookings refused some weekends.

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Special offers

Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

This two night weekend break includes breakfast on both mornings and an a la carte dinner on the Saturday evening
There is a unique Sunday Breakfast Club which runs from 8am – 9.30am for children aged 2 years and over, so you can have a relaxing lie-in. (This needs to be booked at Reception, by 6pm every Saturday). Rates start from just £343 for a two night break on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner on the Saturday evening. Terms and conditions:
The Fowey weekend is subject to availability until further notice, supplements apply to larger room categories, children’s breakfast is included, however all other meals are charged as taken. Dinner inclusion to the value of £37.50 per adult on one night. 30% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking.

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