Spa & Leisure
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.
Hotel & Accommodation
In a country house by the sea, in the beautiful area of Fowey, Merchants Manor is all about high quality and friendly service on the coast. With elegant contemporary style, the rooms have all the luxurious finishings you could want – beautiful linens, plush towels and the perfect combination of design and comfort in an array of room types. For something really special, stay in one of the Old House Master Rooms complete with views of Falmouth Bay.
The hotel’s restaurant Rastella uses local ingredients wherever possible, including Falmouth Bay lobster and foraged greens from the surrounding area. Afternoon tea is a total treat here (being in its native Cornwall). In fact, such is the prevalence of their food that they even tailor some holiday experiences to visiting foodies.