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Family-friendly hotels in Cornwall

Fantastic places to stay which kids and grown-ups will love in equal measure
Family-friendly hotels in Cornwall, Carbis Bay

Whether you’re planning a summer break, half-term getaway or festive staycation, Cornwall is full of fantastic places to stay which kids and grown-ups will love in equal measure. Check out a few of our favourite family-friendly hotels in Cornwall

Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate, St Ives

There’s no need to use your car once you arrive at Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate as everything you need for a wonderful holiday is right on the doorstep: a pristine sandy beach, a kids’ holiday club and enough food and drink options to appease even the fussiest eater. All you need do is unpack your bags and relax.

The St Ives hotel offers the full gamut of accommodation options – from self-catering cottages and apartments to family suites in the main hotel – so it’s easy to create an experience to suit your particular set-up.

For casual family eats, head to the Beach Club where crowd-pleasing favourites like burgers, pizzas and salads equal empty plates and full tummies. In the evenings, take advantage of the estate’s babysitting and childminding services and book an adults-only visit to Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling for its exquisite tasting menu and wine pairings. 

Read more about Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate here.

The Rosevine, near Portscatho

Enjoy a home-from-home at this coastal bolthole on the Roseland Peninsula. The Rosevine has all the trappings of a boutique hotel but, rather than traditional hotel rooms, guests get their own self-contained apartment, making it ideal for families who want a bit more space.

Each apartment is equipped with a microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge, so you can feed youngsters as and when they’re hungry. The restaurant also serves family-friendly fodder; its extensive kids’ menu features faves such as fish and chips, mac ‘n’ cheese and toasties.

With indoor and outdoor play areas, a swimming pool and large enclosed gardens, there’s plenty to keep kids entertained while you sip a G&T or devour a paperback. In addition, Porthcurnick Beach is just a ten-minute stroll away.

Read more about The Rosevine here.

Fowey Hall Hotel, Fowey

At first sight, Fowey Hall‘s grand exterior might suggest a Victorian manor house off limits to rambunctious little ones, but appearances can be deceptive.

Family is at the heart of this luxury holiday experience in Fowey: parents get 90 minutes of free childcare for every night of the trip, while listening services, sensory rooms and bottle-sterilising facilities are all on hand.

Kids can go wild in the grounds, raid a library of 700 children’s books, play on vintage arcade games, swim in the indoor and outdoor pools and watch movies in the cinema. For the ultimate family experience that’ll delight all ages, book a Matilda Afternoon Tea and feast on treats inspired by Roald Dahl’s children’s classic.

Read more about Fowey Hall Hotel here.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth

While sister hotel The Scarlet offers adults-only escapes, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is very much a family affair.

Situated on the coast above Mawgan Porth Beach, it offers families the opportunity to experience action-packed days on the shore and evenings feasting on fabulously fresh food at The Wild Cafe. Kids can enjoy dishes like breaded Cornish plaice and Marsh Farm marinated chicken, while adults can indulge in more creative plates such as beetroot- and gin-cured sea trout with rocket and lemon.

After a day of adventures and buckets of sea air, sleepy heads will find guaranteed slumber in spacious family rooms featuring epic clifftop views.

Read more about Bedruthan Hotel & Spa here.

St Enodoc Hotel, Rock

For a family holiday without the hordes, head to this beautiful hideaway in Rock where laid-back luxury is effortless. Book a family suite (with two bedrooms accommodating two adults and two children) and spend a summer holiday lounging by the outdoor pool or exploring north Cornwall’s rugged coast. Situated just a stone’s throw from the big blue, St Enodoc is perfectly positioned for those who want to get stuck into water-based activities such as wakeboarding, surfing and wildlife-spotting boat trips.

Summer weekenders will enjoy the Saturday lunchtime barbecue served at the Brasserie which features the likes of beef short ribs, Korean chicken-thigh skewers and tandoori gurnard. Or, for a more intimate and grown-up dining experience, book a table at Karrek restaurant and indulge in a very sophisticated tasting menu which celebrates the best of the local coast and countryside.

Read more about St Enodoc Hotel here.

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