If you’re dreaming of the ultimate coastal staycation, look no further than Merchants Manor Hotel & Spa in the idyllic seaside town of Falmouth. The boutique residences part of Preferred Hotels Residences Collection has just opened two eco-friendly residences that showcase the very best in British design, oozing elegance, convenience and style.
Located in the grounds of the hotel, the residences called Landlubber and Lookout welcome visitors with spectacular views over Falmouth bay, creating an instant oasis of tranquility – ideal for couples, friends and families looking for a luxurious short break, minimoon, or getaway. Inspired by the fresh Cornish countryside, each residence offers a secluded, spacious retreat for one to four guests with two bedrooms (one super king or twin and one king) that are flooded with beautiful natural light. Each apartment also has two bathrooms complete with hand-tiled wet rooms as well as a kitchen living space and private terrace with jacuzzi hot tub.
Designed by acclaimed in collaboration with award winning interior designer Helen Hughes, Landlubber and Lookout have their own unique personalities.
Lookout’s interiors reflect the calming surroundings of the Falmouth coastline, with bespoke floor to ceiling windows allowing you to gaze out at the breathtaking sea views from the comfort of your bed. Both bedrooms feature calming tones of cool blues against bright corals. In each room there are snippets of quirky furnishings, such as antique mirrors attained at an auction from the estate of a renowned artist in Helford, or antique hooks recovered from the private quarters of Queen Mary when she sailed around India and Asia as part of a coronation tour with King George V. Lookout’s bathrooms showcase contemporary elegance with handmade tiles and brass taps as well as a wet room with large rain head showers from Bert & May and Temple Spa products.
After a long day exploring everything Falmouth has to offer, return to your spacious living room and chill-out with a book as you curl up on one of the antique chairs or cuddle up to your family watching a blockbuster hit on the smart TV complete with Netflix. Lookout’s kitchen is fully equipped with statement black concrete surface, pitch stained pine doors and hand finished brass furniture all with A+ rated appliances. For ultimate extravagance enjoy a home-cooked meal prepared by the hotel’s Chef Patron, Hylton Espey before ending your evening with a glass of fizz as you gaze up at the stars from your own Jacuzzi hot tub.
If you love the outdoors why not immerse yourself with an overnight retreat to Landlubbera tropical haven inspired by Edwardian plant hunters who travelled far and wide to bring exotic botanical treasures to the Cornish coast.
Drop off your bags and venture into your very own sanctuary in the form of a 30-metre private garden complete with hot tub jacuzzi. Landlubber has a contemporary finish, softened with comfortable furnishings, reclaimed timber cladding and artisan hand tiling allowing you to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. The kitchen living area offers plenty of space to relax with bespoke seating as well as a rustic farmhouse dining table sourced from a local antique shop in the town that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends. Bedrooms provide ultimate comfort with handmade beds, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and large double doors that lead out onto your own private terrace.
For the utmost indulgence, treat yourself to an in-room treatment available from the hotel’s acclaimed Linen Room Spa.
The team at Merchants Manor will ensure you arrive to a home away from home with added touches including a welcoming hamper that provides you with everything you need to begin your relaxing break. You’ll be greeted with lavish goodies including freshly baked sourdough bread and manor made butter, provisions from the kitchen team as well as treats from Temple Spa for instant tranquility.
Tipped as one of the UK’s best seaside towns, Falmouth is a beautiful setting for visitors looking for the ultimate staycation. Make the most of your time exploring the bustling harbor with a visit to Pendennis Castle or Trebah Garden a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. There’s also a plenty of local events to enjoy, from the International Sea Shanty Festival in late June to the Oyster Festival in October which is famous for its speed-shucking contest.
Guests will also be able to enjoy all of the facilities in the main hotel including the outstanding Rastella restaurant, swimming pool, Technogym and indulgent Linen Room spa.
The apartments are available to book immediately for £300 per night (minimum 3-night stay) and from £1,900 for a week stay.
For more information visit www.merchantsmanor.com or call 01326 312 734.