Merchants Manor – Falmouth, Cornwall

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The inspiration of dynamic young couple, Nick and Sioned Rudlin, Merchants Manor is a seaside country-house style hotel in the town with a focus on wellness. The Rudlins bought Merchants in 2012, since when they have breathed new life into the house, creating an environment that is chic and contemporary, but encourages guests to kick off their shoes and make themselves at home. Downstairs, light floods in through the large windows to rooms dressed with an interesting mix of vintage and locally made furniture. Two new timber-clad residences, Landlubber and Lookout, provide the ultimate in tranquil, stylish accommodation for one to four guests, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private terrace with Jacuzzi and magnificent views. Further attractions include the Linen Rooms Spa, yoga classes, a Technogym, sauna, steam room and indoor pool, as well as the exceptional Rastella restaurant. Chef Patron and ace forager Hylton Espey follows the mantra, ‘what grows together, goes together’, and uses it to quite outstanding effect.

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Discover Trebah Gardens a stunning subtropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop as well as Lost Gardens of Heligan a 200 acre garden and estate awaiting your exploration. There’s also Pendennis Castle one of Henry VII’s finest coastal fortresses.


For food check out The Wheel House on Upton Slip, Olivers on the high street as well as our own restaurant, Rastella.


Falmouth is full of boutiques brimming with unique gifts our favourites include Cream Cornwall, Vintage Warehouse 13 and Willow & Stone


The original casts (as in 30 years ago) of many shows including the original cast of Poldark stayed at the hotel

Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.

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