Boutique Hotels in Cornwall

Hands up… Cornwall is only the second most popular county in the Historic UK office. It would be #1 if Devon didn’t have its beautiful and relatively untouched northern coastline, but nevertheless we are all agreed that Cornwall is the home of boutique hotels in the UK!

With miles of lovely sandy beaches and an interior of idyllic rolling hills, it’s not hard to see why Cornwall is the most popular holidaying county in England. However, what if you’re after a more relaxing and romantic break in the county? Perhaps you’d like to relax in a spa, or dine in a restaurant overlooking the sea? Luckily, we think we’ve found just the places.

Top 5 boutique hotels in Cornwall

The Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey, PL23 1AQ.

This boutique hotel must have the best position in Fowey, right on the waterfront! The restaurant is just the place to enjoy these stunning river views – whilst savouring a delicious meal of local seafood perhaps…

Fowey itself is a lovely small fishing town situated at the mouth of a river. It is full of pubs and restaurants, and has a boutique feel all of its own. The town comes alive in the summer when the Fowey Regatta takes place in August.

 Dining al fresco at the Old Quay House

The Atlantic Hotel Newquay, TR7 1EN.

Boasting amazing coastal views, this four star hotel dates back to the latter half of the Victorian age and is within a short walk from Newquay town centre.

From the grand marbled entrance, sweeping staircases and chandeliers, this iconic building blends classic glamour with modern luxury. Relax beside the sun-trap pool before dining in the award winning AA Rossette restaurant.

With every bedroom offering sea views, let the sound of the crashing waves below lull you to sleep.

Atlantic Hotel Cornwall

The view from the Atlantic Hotel

Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Newquay, TR7 1PT.

Overlooking Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach, this adults only hotel offers a range of beautifully designed rooms and luxurious suites, some of which come complete with a private hot tub and ocean views.

The restaurant uses fresh local ingredients to create the finest seasonal menus, and the surfside bar provides the ideal place to unwind and relax.

Boasting a mood enhancing swimming pool, the hotel’s luxury spa features a sauna, hot tub, and beauty salon.

The Bay Hotel, Cornwall

The lovely swimming pool in the Fistral Beach Hotel

Hotel Penzance, Penzance, TR18 3AE.

For more of a ‘home away from home’ experience, try the Hotel Penzance. Situated in (surprise, surprise) Penzance, this four star townhouse hotel is extremely customer focused and offers 25 individual bedrooms, many with far reaching views over the harbour and Mounts Bay.

Set in a Mediterranean-style garden, this delightful Edwardian building, originally two merchant houses, blends traditional elegance with modern style and comfort.

Afternoon tea is complementary, perfect after a day of exploring or simply lazing by the beach. The hotel’s restaurant offers an award winning menu, and in the summer there is a small outdoor heated swimming pool.

Hotel Penzance, Cornwall

The swimming pool at the Hotel Penzance

Artist Residence Cornwall, Penzance, TR18 4AW.

We have perhaps saved the quirkiest for last, as at number five on our list we introduce Artist Residence Cornwall in Penzance.

Boasting “Eccentric Seaside Charm…”, this revitalised Georgian pile now offers 22 eclectically decorated bedrooms, whilst downstairs The Cornish Bar smokehouse uses fresh locally sourced meat and fish to create hearty feasts.

The unique and original rooms are each individually designed and decorated by local and British artists, some of which feature statement bathtubs and log burners.

Just a short stroll from Penzance’s historic port and the granite causeway that leads to the legendry world of St Michael’s Mount.

Artist Residence

Disclaimer: The properties listed above are only suggestions from Historic UK, and Historic UK takes no responsibility for any facilities and descriptions that may have changed since the writing of this article.