Hotel Tresanton is a cluster of houses on the edge of St Mawes, one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall. Formerly a yacht club, it feels like an almost Mediterranean getaway. In 1997 Olga Polizzi bought Tresanton and spent two years completely redesigning and restoring it. All 30 rooms have stunning sea views looking out towards St Anthony’s lighthouse, while the hotel itself boasts a restaurant, bar, sitting room, cinema, playroom, popular Beach Club, and a private yacht.Check availability
- 30 individually styled bedrooms, all with magnificent sea views.
- Rooms enjoy private terraces, antique furnishings, and cornish art.
- All rooms come with wifi, air conditioning, a tv, a safe, and a hairdryer.
- Treatment room with a large selection of treatments including massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, pedicures, and manicures.
- 8m private yacht, cinema, playroom, and children’s garden.
- Private event spaces for weddings, meetings, or cocktail parties.
- Undoubtedly the Tresanton highlight: Their master suite in rock cottage comes complete with wood burning stove, underfloor heating, and crow's nest terrace overlooking st Anthony's lighthouse.
Wine & Dine
- Tresanton's restaurant serves up the freshest locally caught seafood and works with local farmers and butchers to provide only cornish meat. Romantic candlelit suppers can also be arranged on their secluded private terrace just above the sea.
- Seaside chic. Shorts, boating shoes, and cashmere.
- Rates start at GBP 290 per night.
- The Watch House, best for seafood, local ambiance, and walking distance from the hotel. The Old Watchhouse Restaurant, 1.
- St Mawes Hotel, authentic, quality dishes that showcase the best locally sourced Cornish ingredients. Harbourside, St. Mawes.
- Hotel Tresanton has its own 8m yacht built in 1939 to race for Italy at an international competition. From Easter to the end of September, their skipper will take you sailing around Falmouth bay. This area, which includes the estuary of the Helford and the Fal rivers, is one of the most beautiful and safe areas for sailing and boating in Britain.
How to Get There
- The best way to reach St Mawes is by train or car. A five-hour drive from London or four hours by train to St Austell. First Great Western also offers an overnight sleeper train. with private one or two-bed compartments. Avoid using King Harry Ferry which is not in service at night.