Mesmerising castle views and mouth-watering cuisine – The Wordrobe’s Sophie Ritchie discovers a rejuvenating stay at Mount Haven, a boutique hotel nestled on West Cornwall’s coastline
Secluded, tranquil and serene – meet Mount Haven. A petite boutique hotel located just outside the quaint village of Marazion, this 19-room hideaway is ideal for those looking to escape and unwind.
Perched above the nearby hustle and bustle, there’s a sense of calm from the moment you check in. It’s luxurious and elegant, but has a relaxed air about it too – the welcoming team are only happy to help with directions, requests and Cornwall recommendations.
Service throughout is excellent – the team of friendly staff will have you feeling at ease from the moment you’re offered a welcome drink to settle in to the surroundings.
As well as a treatment room offering a range of massages, Mount Haven also has its own restaurant and terrace bar for guests to to enjoy. Plus, for the adventurers looking to do a spot of exploring at the village’s array of galleries and shops, civilisation is only a stroll away.
The hotel offers a quartet of room categories to choose from – Snug, Comfy, Garden Haven and Blissful Bay. I stayed in the latter, a beautifully light room on the hotel’s top floor. Not only spacious, this also came with its own wooden balcony.
Delicately patterned wallpaper, sleekly artistic cushions and plenty of closet space all made a good impression – but it’s the view stretching out across the water that really charmed. You can keep your city skylines and mountain sunrises – the mesmerising view of St Michael’s Mount sitting pretty across the water is endlessly stunning, especially in the sun.
One of Cornwall’s treasures, St Michael’s Mount is a rock-clad island crowned by a medieval church and castle – and the room’s balcony offered the ideal way to sit outside with glass of wine in hand and simply bask in the enchanting landscape.
As well as the ocean view, our room also came with creature comforts such as a king-sized bed and handy Nespresso machine. After a long day spent eating our way through a local food festival, the luxury details were a welcome sight.
Ideal for relaxing, Blissful Bay rooms also offer Egyptian cotton linen, luxury feather duvets, heaps of tea and coffee making facilities and lavish bathrobes (which I wasted no time in getting acquainted with).
Championing seasonal ingredients with his creative menu, Head Chef Ross Sloan conjures his own culinary magic with a range of tempting dishes at the hotel’s contemporary restaurant.
Located downstairs with red banquette seating, guests can feast here from as little as £25 for three courses. Sloan’s modern dishes are inspired by nature and the surrounding Cornish landscape. Expect food that’s beautifully presented (without an air of pompousness) and just as easy to devour as it is to admire.
The butternut squash gnocchi is a particular must-bite, whilst St Michael’s Mount fans will enjoy this spring’s slow-roasted beetroot starter (which bears a stark resemblance to the historic attraction with its circular shape and chia seed shards).
Laid-back and charming with views worth drooling over. If you’re after a gourmet getaway with a sense of enchantment, it’s time to make a beeline for the Mount Haven hotel.
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Where: Turnpike Rd, Marazion TR17 0DQ
Wallet: Blissful Bay rooms start from £170 per night based on two people sharing.
Bookings: Phone 01736 719937 or click here to make a booking