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From locally-sourced food to the must-see attractions in Falmouth, our blog will guide you through the best bits of a stay at Merchants Manor.

Yoga with Emma Roughley

Whilst we were all tucking into our turkeys this Christmas our yoga pro Emma spent a month in Goa, completing a 300 hour of study in Ashatanga and Vinyasa Yoga. Emma’s knowledge now proceeds 500 hours of Indian teachings including Ashtanga …

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Voted Number 1 by Trip Advisor

We are proud to be part of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle collection. Even more so this week as we celebrate being part of the first hotel chain to be awarded Number One by TripAdvisor as their Global “Most Excellent” Large Hotel …

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London Calling

On a misty Cornish evening we set off for the bright lights of London via the A30 as our flight was cancelled due to the North Coast fog. Arriving after midnight we had the roads to ourselves as we made our way past Harrods, Buckingham Palace …

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Lowen

Early on in this balmy Cornish summer we set sail on Lowen, our 1978 Westerly Centaur, navigating in the direction of the Helford river. The crew for this voyage being my family and our Staffy Sally who proudly boasted her life jacket barking at …

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A Proper Cornish Scone

Try Chef Hylton’s Cornish gem of a recipe. Spread with a thick layer strawberry jam, lashings of Clotted Cream and a pot of tea.  Guaranteed to taste even better packed as a picnic and served at the beach. Scones Makes 12 480 g …

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Slow Food

We are proud to be members of Slow Food, an organisation that I have known of since I first started cooking. For me there has always been a connection to nature and food beyond the obvious. Food harvested and eaten on a beach will be the best …

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Powering our way to a greener future

Embarking further into our mission to create a green and more efficient approach to the way we travel. The  recent installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) unit will run the baseline energy (electric and heat) demand using the natural gas …

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100,000 pieces of plastic saved from landfill

  Smother yourself in delicious temple spa products whilst helping us take steps in saving the planet. We’ve updated our in-room products from 30ml bottles to 300ml in a bid to rid ourselves of plastic waste.  This means that each …

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On the water

Living in Falmouth it is hard not to get into Sailing, the town has such a rich sailing heritage with near perfect conditions for the novice and experienced sailor alike. As a surfer I have spent a fair chunk of my lifetime in the sea and have …

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