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Cornwall Blog

Sea temperatures reach record breaking heights

30th July 2014

The seas around Cornwall have reached record-breaking temperatures. Waters have been recorded at temperatures as high as 20 degrees celsius last week and over the weekend, making them almost as hot as the Mediterranean.

Charles and Camilla visit Looe

18th July 2014

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were just a few miles from The Cormorant Hotel this week after paying a visit to nearby Looe. Thousands of people headed to the small fishing port on Monday, when the royal couple paid their annual visit to Cornwall.

Three Fowey river trips

18th July 2014

The beautiful Fowey estuary offers plenty of ways to witness its beauty, but one of the best surely has to be from the water. With the sea having such an important role in shaping life around Fowey, Golant and Looe, it seems only right to take to the water to get around the area and see its sights. So we thought we'd take a look at three of the best river tours, which will take you past our hotel with river view in Cornwall.

Cornwall aims for sixth year as best UK destination

10th July 2014

Cornwall has been nominated as the best holiday destination in the UK in the annual British Travel Awards and if it wins will have held the title for a sixth year in a row. The county has held the title of Best UK Holiday Destination since 2008.

Polperro outdoor pool among best in Britain

3rd July 2014

A national newspaper has labelled the outdoor swimming pool at Polperro, near Golant, as one of the best outdoor pools in Britain. With temperatures having soared during June, and the hottest June recorded since 1910, there's never been a better time for al fresco swimming. Which is why the Daily Telegraph has decided to list its best ten outdoor swimming pools and lidos.

Fowey hosts ex-lifeboat rally

2nd July 2014

Any non-swimmers who fancy learning to swim on their own and at sea could have chosen a worse time and place to do so than in Fowey this weekend. That's because the town's harbour was full with dozens of lifeboats, in town for an annual RNLI ex-lifeboat rally. The boats flocked together just a few miles down the River Fowey from The Cormorant hotel, one of the best boutique hotels in Cornwall.