If you’re looking for a Fowey Hotel that everyone will love then Fowey Hall Hotel will tick all your boxes. We love our trips to Cornwall, there’s something about the county which is perfect at helping to re-centre us, no matter what’s going on. Spring in Cornwall in particular is such feel-good time. It seems that even when the weather is grey and damp elsewhere you arrive in Cornwall to gentle beams of sunshine, brightly singing birds and colourful flowers bobbing on the calm breeze. Even as we arrived into Fowey we could feel stresses fall away. Fowey isn’t somewhere we have visited before so it felt wonderful to take a spring trip there for fish and chips on the beach, bags of fudge in hand and a blast of that wonderful salty sea air. If you’re looking for a luxury family friendly hotel in Cornwall then Fowey Hall Hotel really does fit the bill. Sat proudly gazing out at the harbour below it exudes charm and comfort whilst being as family friendly as they come.
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall, England
Fowey Hall started life as the elegant home of Charles Hanson in 1899. An elegant home that was at the cutting edge of luxury of the time with heating and electric lights. It must have been quite the sight in Fowey and indeed it still is. There is something grand and yet understated about Fowey Hall Hotel, it manages to blend the perfect combination of comfort with class making the ideal seaside retreat.
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – Sleeps:
We stayed in one of the hotels numerous family friendly suites. We had a main master bedroom that exuded grand country house charm.
There were lovely details such as a period light fitting, beautiful antique furniture mixed with modern touches including a Nespresso machine and my favourite Orla Kiely mugs.
The bedroom had its own little seating area which was ideal to retreat to when the kids went to bed and sit with a bottle of wine and some TV. The children had their own bedroom with a bunk bed and another bed brought in for our third child. They loved this space with a little rocking chair and fun beanbag.
There was a separate loo and then another bathroom with shower, some gorgeous Elemis products (all in eco-friendly re-usable bottles) and the best bit, a beautiful roll-top bath.
The space was perfect and plenty of room to relax. It actually felt more like an apartment and with distant squawks of seagulls and a view down to the cove beyond it was like a seaside retreat from yesteryear (but with enough luxury features to keep everyone happy).
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – Food:
We ate breakfast every day in the main dining area. There was a lovely spread of cereals, fruits, some delicious yoghurts, breads and pastries, along with a few hot buffet items. There was also a hot food menu which you could order some really well-priced extras off including some wonderful waffles with berry compote and creme fraiche and smoked salmon and scrambled egg. Only the avocado on toast was a bit of a miss, it’s one of my favourite breakfast dishes but it came more as a super smooth guacamole piped on to the bread with fiery chilis. Otherwise we loved breakfast, a really relaxed meal with plenty to keep us all full until lunchtime.
I love how Fowey Hall offer a series of dining options in the evening, there’s a kids tea at 5pm if you want the children to eat and the adults to eat later, for example. There’s family dining from 6pm and from 8pm onwards it’s an adult only space. The perfect mix to keep everyone happy.
We opted for the family dining and had a great meal with delicious and fresh pan-fried sea bass fillets packed with flavour, a generous mushroom wellington from the a la carte menu, and a special order of veggie fajitas made specially for our eldest. Like much of our experience at Fowey Hall, the dishes were perfectly suited to every member of the family and nothing was too much trouble.
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – The Spa:
Fowey Hall Hotel has a wonderful on-site spa with a range of treatment rooms and a lovely indoor pool complete with views across to Fowey and the sea.
The children loved the pool with plenty of pool toys and a fun, bright space.
While they were there I took the time to have one of the spa’s mini facials which was 30 minutes of pampering for my poor dehydrated skin. It was lovely to have the time to relax and my skin to feel rejuvenated and I really enjoyed the time.
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – The Best Bits:
There’s so much about Fowey Hall Hotel that we loved. I really liked the fact it felt a luxury, period house break, a beautiful building, kitted out perfectly but so relaxed that I wasn’t worried about the kids breaking anything.
It felt like the perfect mix of adult space and child friendly, they really did have the balance set perfectly. I loved that there were lounges, with roaring fires for when we visited in April, ready for relaxing.
It was so nice to be able to wander down to Fowey, such a sweet picturesque little fishing town packed full of pasty shops, little artisan craft boutiques and fish and chips. The perfect excursion out (and if you’re feeling more adventurous you can also get the ferry over to Polruan).
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – Worth Bearing in Mind:
It’s worth noting that we found the wi-fi particularly flakey in the rooms. There was wi-fi in the lounges if you wanted to use them.
A Fowey Hotel everyone will love – Fowey Hall Hotel – Child Friendly?
Fowey Hall Hotel are as child friendly as they come. There’s so much here to enjoy and the kids clubs are wonderful – set according to age and with so many activities going on from crafts to adventure hunts.
There are plenty of activities within the grounds themselves too from a fun zip wire to a trampoline and football.
I love how you stumble across little areas too, like the gnome garden.
The hotel is kitted out with baskets of fishing nets, buckets and spades, and lines of wellies to borrow.
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We were guests of Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall but as always all opinions are our own.