Fowey Hall - a luxury family hotel
Child friendly hotel, Cornwall – Hanson Drive, Fowey
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About Fowey Hall - a luxury family hotel
Fowey Hall, an extremely child-friendly hotel, is a glorious building with stunning views overlooking the port of Fowey in Cornwall and the river estuary; this place purportedly inspired Graham’s Toad Hall and you can almost imagine Ratty admiring it. The 5 acres of original walled (safe) gardens offer loads of scope for the children to explore and have pirate, smuggling and damsel-in-distress adventures – inspired perhaps by a stroll to the beach at Readymoney Cove; 10 minutes to get to, more on the way back due to the incline, but certainly worth it. It’s the Cornish holiday that you might remember – except perhaps a little more luxurious - and this time the parents get a break too!
Fowey has a lot to offer: spa, pool, outdoor space, outdoor play area, trampoline, supervised Ofsted crèche, games room for older kids, fantastic restaurant, comfortable luxurious lounges, children's menus, gorgeous views, a general feeling of opulence and as a Luxury Family Hotel an incredibly friendly welcome.
The lovely coastal town and the local sandy cove at Readymoney are just a short walk from the hotel, which is also within easy reach of the many superb attractions in Cornwall, including The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Within the hall are 15 traditionally decorated rooms. Rooms range from double through to large interconnecting; suites are available on both first and second floors. Those on the first floor are extremely spacious; mine could comfortably have accommodated 4 children, as well as a couple of travel cots! The second-floor turret rooms are smaller but have loads of character, as well as enviable views across the estuary. 12 contemporary rooms are in the Garden Wing connected to the main house; all have estuary views. There are a further eight Court rooms in the original coach house. All are equipped with families in mind, hence lots of baby equipment (cots, sterlisers, changing mats and nappy buckets), TV, DVDs, comfy robes, space to move/crawl and fresh flowers - essentially whatever your room taste or requirements Fowey can probably provide.
Mealtimes, you will be pleased to know, are easy. The breakfast buffet, served in the relaxed conservatory consists of homemade muesli, cereals, freshly baked pastries and a full Cornish breakfast. High tea, served at 5pm or 5.30 pm (2 courses for £7), is again served in the conservatory though weather permitting you might take either out on the lovely terrace or veranda. Children under 12 are not allowed in the main restaurant for dinner, but families may eat together after 18.45 in the Conservatory. BBQ parties are organised some evenings during the summer.The qualified nannies are on hand to arrange juice and food but parents are asked to stay with their children - pre-book your sitting before leaving for the day.
Should you wish to enjoy a family meal together a Children's menu is also available during dinner service hours. This menu is available from 6.15pm to 6.45pm for children not needing the nanny supervision.
Grown up dinner is served in the elegant wood paneled dining room. Our food was beautifully presented, tasted superb and was impeccably served - I even made sure there was room for a pudding that was so worth it. It's always a treat to finally get some 'me' time. And when Aggie decided to waken mid-way through, all the parents realised that the baby monitoring system works a treat!
The Aquae Sulis Retreat is available for a deserved treat during your stay. The recently refurbished swimming pool and changing area and a fabulous hot tub with sea views on the new decking area add to the desire to get in there!
And the Four Bears Den provides the opportunity. More suitable for under 8s, the Den is free of charge and open every day from 10.00am to 4.45pm. Children are not expected to be left for more than two hours at any one time, which is ample to indulge in a spa treatment or just some quiet time under a tree reading. "The Beach Hut", located by the Den, is ready to occupy the older kids and is generally supervised in the early evening during busier times. There's a pool table, table tennis table, table football, TV and DVD and a stereo available. In The Gun Room in the main house there are also two Xboxes and a Gamecube with games available from reception. Films are also available from reception.
Terms & conditions
Please note that these are ‘from’ prices and may vary depending on the day of the week and the hotel’s occupancy levels.
All rates are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.
Rates are per room, per night, based on two adults sharing a room. Interconnecting room rates are for a pair of rooms, per night for up to four adults.
Children up to the age of 16 stay for free in their parent’s room – subject to the suitability of the room to take extra beds. Rates are inclusive of breakfast for two adults and children staying in the same room.
30% non-refundable deposit to be taken by credit/debit card at the time of booking.
50% non-refundable deposit to be taken during school holidays.
Check in & out
Check in is 2pm, check out is 11am.
For individual reservations during school holiday periods or for weekends between 24th March and 31st October 2016, we will charge an additional 70% of the quoted rate for the entire stay for any cancellations within 14 days of arrival.
For individual reservations during any other periods, we will charge an additional 70% of the quoted rate for the entire stay for any cancellations within 72 hours of arrival.
Group bookings are defined as five or more rooms. For group bookings cancelled within 28 days of arrival, we will charge an additional 70% of the entire stay.
Single Occupancy of a double/twin room: a discount of £25 applies for single occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis, and £50 on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Should you wish to bring your dog with you, there will be a supplement of £15 per night. Please note that not all bedrooms are suitable for dogs and therefore this option is strictly subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
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