The first thing that must be noted is that Merchants Manor’s location is really quite something. For those who haven’t visited Falmouth before, this corner of the world is spectacularly beautiful and perfect for walkers and surfers. The hotel meanwhile takes that sense of paradise one step further. Leisure facilities include a gym, a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, a hand-crafted Nordic barrel sauna and an aromatherapy steam room.
After a work out, it’s all about retreating to the Linen Rooms Spa, which is housed in the historic manor’s converted linen rooms. A light and airy space filled with neutral colours, it is the very embodiment of tranquillity, while therapists use natural elixirs along with the latest technologies to treat body and soul. Bespoke treatments are tantalizingly named things like Explorer’s Rest and Merchant’s Return, all using beautiful organic product lines.