In the heart of the Cornish countryside, with stunning views across the River Fowey across to the little town of Polruan, sits the delightful Fowey Hall, one of the last great stately homes to be built in England.
Dating from 1899, the Hall was built by Charles Hanson who was originally from Fowey (pronounced Foy). He had emigrated to Canada as a young man and became wealthy through working in the lumber trade and then in the financial markets. He eventually married an heiress and returned home to Cornwall with his family to build Fowey Hall, overlooking his hometown, as his family home.
Over the years, the Hall has been home to several generations of the Hanson family, to US Naval officers in WW2, and a refuge for hikers and birdwatchers in the 1960’s.
Since 1998, it has been a luxury hotel, but the recent renovations and expansions have turned it into one of the best hotels in Cornwall. Fowey Hall is both relaxed and elegant, the staff are friendly and unobtrusive, and with a range of different lounges and games rooms on the ground floor, with cocktail bar and elegant restaurant, it is all easily accessible.
Ideally located on the coast, within a short distance of the Eden project and St Austell, Fowey Hall is perfect for stays of any duration.
This hotel has found a way to be welcoming to children of all ages, while ensuring the hotel never feels overrun. The tiny cinema is a delight, with Disney/Pixar films shown at set times throughout the day – there is even popcorn! With a heated pool, spa, country walks and fine food, with a roaring fireplace to sip an after-dinner brandy, you may not be as wealthy as Charles Hanson, but for a weekend getaway you can certainly experience the height of relaxing luxury.