Some exciting hotel and restaurant changes to look out for in 2019.
The Pig Hotel chain has bought the Grade II-listed Harlyn House near Padstow, Cornwall. This 15th-century house (pictured above) has gorgeous views of Constantine Bay and, all being well, will open its doors in the autumn/winter of this year. Set in five acres and with a walled garden it promises to be a perfect spot for the hotel chain for whom it’s all about good food from its own gardens and easy, relaxed glamour. This will be the second ‘piglet’ in the region, joining The Pig at Combe near Honiton, east Devon.
Gara Rock’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ suites should be opening around March. The hotel near Salcombe underwent a big revamp in 2018 and its one-of-a-kind Secret Suite, Signal House and Penthouse (sleeping 2, 4 and 6 respectively) promise something quite special. Bookings are being taken for later in the year.
Fowey and Padstow will see completion of work on two landmark hotels this year. The Metropole at Padstow and The Fowey Hotel were bought by the Harbour group of hotels last year and will join the group’s existing hotels at Salcombe, Sidmouth and St Ives. The public areas of the hotels have been refurnished and work on the rooms should be completed in April.
Crocadon Farm at St Mellion is a 120-acre organic farm at St Mellion, Cornwall and the farmhouse is let for holidays. The farm is being taken on by Dan Cox, who used to be head chef at the Michelin-starred Fera restaurant at Claridges Hotel, London with the help of Sean O’Neill of the Modern Salad Grower whose organic farm is near Looe and who already supplies a number of top restaurants and hotels in the region.