A small harbour town that overlooks the Fowey Estuary, Fowey is a quintessential Cornish town. With the Eden Project and Readymoney Cove right on its doorstep, there’s more to see and do than you can pack into one weekend. Whether you’re looking to explore the local landscape or indulge in the excellent local cuisine on offer, we’ve picked the best hotels to stay at in Fowey, Cornwall – bookable on Culture Trip.
With views over the sprawling Fowey Estuary, this manor house hotel has enough space for even the most energetic kids to run around. It’s perfectly set up for families, with complimentary childcare services, kids’ clubs and activities, such as zip-lining and swimming, all available on-site. It’s not just for children, though. There’s an on-site spa offering facials and massages as well as a hot tub with a sea view. The rooms are sophisticated too, with plush red carpets, gilt mirrors and antique velvet sofas; they offer a little slice of luxury to return to after a long day out in the fresh air.
Who doesn’t love a cracking gastropub downstairs from their hotel room? At Havener’s, you can enjoy a bowl of freshly caught mussels over a glass of crisp white wine and a view of the harbour before heading up to one of the boutique rooms where the nautical theme continues. Wood panelling, fishing hooks and blue colour schemes echo the pub’s surroundings without feeling gimmicky, and everything from the fluffy white towels to the soft bed linen showcase the luxury finish of the space. It’s a perfect spot for a weekend away.
If you like to be on the doorstep of all the action but still want a bit of peace and quiet, this little bed and breakfast is a perfect stop. It’s just a couple of minutes from the shops and galleries of Fowey Harbour but far enough away that you won’t hear the revellers spilling out of the pubs in the evening. There are four ensuite guest rooms, and each one features a unique style, whether that be a four-poster bed and chandelier or a simple double with nautical decorations. Breakfast is served daily from 8am and includes the Fisherman’s Breakfast, which must be ordered the day before.
The Fowey Harbour Hotel is done up in almost every shade of the ocean, with midnight-blue pillows reminiscent of its shadowy depths, chalky-white walls inspired by its foamy waves and bright-turquoise throws reflecting its rippling surface. The sea isn’t the only ecosystem represented here; the lobby has jungle-like wallpaper dotted with monkeys. Meanwhile, the manicured garden is a bucolic spot to sip a local craft beer and gaze out across the estuary. If the coastal winds are particularly blustery, hole up in your room and break out the complimentary gin and sherry, or wander down to the restaurant for locally sourced seafood dishes.
Chloe Byrne contributed additional reporting to this article.
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