Historic Hotels in Cornwall

Welcome to our selection of historic country house hotels in Cornwall. From the imposing Tredethy Country Hotel near Bodmin (pictured above) to the stunning clifftop location of Porth Avallen Hotel near St Austell, we’ve searched high and low for the finest hotels across this beautiful county. If you’re looking for more options, be sure to try out our selection of country house hotels in Devon, as many are situated near to the county borders.

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The Horn Of Plenty

The Horn Of Plenty, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JD.

With its award winning restaurant and elegant, luxurious rooms, this privately owned, beautiful country house enjoys panoramic views over the Tamar Valley. Rich in historic character and original charm, it offers a warm and friendly personalised service.

  • 19th Century

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Priory Lodge Hotel

Priory Lodge Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2BN.

Set in its own gardens overlooking the beach and town, this converted old vicarage now boasts an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium. With spacious en-suite rooms, the hotel’s bar and restaurant offers fine views of the Cornish coastline.

  • 20th Century

Pier House Hotel

Pier House Hotel, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ.

Dating from 1794, the Pier House Hotel’s spacious rooms blend traditional charm with modern en-suite bathrooms, many enjoy scenic views across St Austell Bay. Overlooking Charlestown Harbour, the hotel’s restaurant serves a modern British menu.

  • 18th Century

Hotel Penzance

Hotel Penzance, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 3AE.

Originally two Edwardian houses, the hotel now offers award winning cuisine and elegant, boutique bedrooms, some with views across St Michael’s Mount. Set in large leafy grounds with magnificent sea views, relax in a lounger by the swimming pool.

  • 18th Century

Merchants Manor Spa

Merchants Manor, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4QJ.

Featuring a modern leisure club, heated indoor swimming pool and award-winning restaurant, Merchants Manor is set in sub-tropical gardens. With far-reaching view over Falmouth Bay, this impressive period building offers traditional en-suite bedrooms.

  • 20th Century

Tredethy House

Tredethy House, Tredethy, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4QS.

Dating back to Tudor times and later extended, Tredethy House is now an elegant country house hotel. Four star rated, the bedrooms are spacious and many offer views over the surrounding gardens and countryside.

  • 14th Century

Arundell Arms

Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA.

Offering 20 miles of exclusive fishing rights on the Tamar River, the Arundell Arms is a premier country hotel with an AA 2 Rosette restaurant. The 21 luxurious en-suite bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style with antique furniture.

  • 18th Century

Penmere Manor Hotel

Penmere Manor Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4PN.

An oasis of gracious living, this family run Georgian country house is set in five acres of beautiful surroundings. The leisure club features an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, jacuzzi and gymnasium.

  • 18th Century

Budock Vean Hotel

Budock Vean Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LG.

Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, the four-star Budock Vean features private, luxurious accommodation, an indoor pool, nine-hole golf course and Natural Health Spa. Close to the Helford River, boat hire and watersports are all available locally.

  • 18th Century

Porth Avallen Hotel

Porth Avallen Hotel, Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3SG.

The Porth Avallen Hotel is set in a wonderful clifftop location overlooking Carlyon Bay. 28 well appointed bedrooms and delightful cuisine. Also perfect for walkers as the SW Coastal Path is just yards from the hotel.

  • 19th Century

The Jamaica Inn

The Jamaica Inn, Altarnun, Cornwall, PL15 7TS.

Made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name, this legendary coaching inn now offers 16 en-suite rooms and 2 cosy bars. Full of character with its beamed ceilings, open fires and real ales, the beautiful gardens overlook Bodmin Moor.

  • 18th Century