A quirky and luxurious hotel tucked into an idyllic bay between Looe and Polperro.
Porthallow Cornwall PL13 2JB 01503 272 667
Bang on the South West Coast path, the Talland Bay
Hotel is all about pure relaxation. Forget the trappings of spa treatments,
indoor pools and sports facilities – here the focus is on glorious
sea views, sub-tropical gardens, fine Cornish cuisine and lounging around in a
quirky, luxurious environment. The 22-rooms have been individually decorated –
there’s a roll-top bath in one, a sleigh bed in another – and the hotel has a
vast collection of local and international artwork in the rooms and around the
gardens. As well as a fine dining restaurant, there’s a swanky brasserie in the
sea-view conservatory (where the dishes are a little lighter but no less
divine), and a very comfy bar too, which like the rest of the hotel is
dog-friendly. Just as well: this is prime territory for strolling with your
faithful hound, a short walk away from glistening Talland Bay – childhood
haunt of Dame Judi Dench – from where the South West Coast Path fans east to
Looe (3.5 miles) and west to Polperro (2 miles). Sweeping up a grand tally of
awards, including 'Best Small Hotel in Cornwall’ a few years ago, and best Southwest restaurant in 2017, this former
family home proves that location, style and cuisine are all you need to relax
and embrace the natural beauty and lifestyle this part of the world
offers. The fab clifftop location and ocean backdrop would also look pretty good in wedding photos...just saying.
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Food for Thought
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Don’t be put off by the relatively high prices, this is probably the best dining experience to be had in Fowey
Pinky Murphy’s Café
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Sam’s on the Beach
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A family-friendy, beachfront restaurant serving great seafood, pasta and wood-oven pizzas
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A stylish restaurant serving Cornish seafood with a French twist.
Things to see & do nearby
Polkerris Beach Company
The Pilchard Store Polkerris Beach Par PL24 2TL
Don’t just sit on the beach, get out on the water and do something more active on Polkerris
The Hall Walk
A 4-mile walk taking in breathtaking views of the estuary and woodland
Walk the Saints Way
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The 27-mile Saints Way travels across Cornwall from Padstow on the north coast to Fowey on the south
The Boatshed Golant Cornwall PL23 1LW.
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Jo Downs Glass
21 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
The gallery of one of the world’s most successful fused glass specialists
37 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AH
A great fishmonger’s, with lovely fresh fish, bought daily from the fish market in Looe
Fowey River Gallery
38 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AQ
An exhibition space with a shop selling artwork, gifts, jewellery, ceramics and leather goods
Middletons of Fowey Fudge Shop
15 Fore Street Fowey PL23 1AH
Any visit to Cornwall has to involve a taste of local clotted cream dairy fudge
Mr Kittow’s Butchers
1–3 South Street Fowey PL23 1AR
This fantastic butchers and deli has been run by the same family for five generations
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Luxury woodland family cabins in deepest Cornwall.
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Double rooms from £120–£245 B&B, £190–£295 DBB.
- Dogs Welcome
- DVD Players
- Gardens & Grounds
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding/Party Venue
- Remote Location
- Sensational Views