History of Merchants Manor

If these walls could talk

Merchants Manor was built in 1913 by George Newby Carne, descendant of a long line of shipping merchants, wine distillers and beer brewers, with rumoured ties to Ithal, King of Gwent.


Garras - House on the hill

Originally called Garras, Cornish for ‘House on the Hill’, the building now makes a virtue of its prime location between the town’s cobbled high street and sandy beaches. Owners Sioned and Nick have returned the manor to its roots, transforming it into the perfect setting for exploring our local area, delving into a mercantile history or indulging in fine food, drink and worldly wellness.

The grounds

Palm trees bending over daffodils and freshly cut grass. A fresh sea breeze with a hint of lavender. A secluded summer house. Our award-winning sub-tropical gardens offer a serene selection of places to enjoy a glass of wine, stretch out in the sun or take the perfect photo.

    While away the hours -

    "You can’t go wrong. In fact, you will come back relaxed, pampered and recovered after having had an enchanting stay which restores all your senses."



    Experience Cornwall

    Fill your senses with the spirit of Cornwall and indulge in one of our specially-tailored breaks and offers. We look forward to seeing you soon.

    10th October 2018

    Christmas Getaway 2020

    Step into Christmas with this four night festive break. Crackling logs, mountains of board games, live music, our festival table groaning with …

    View offer


    Manor Moments

    Take a moment to relax, unwind away from kids and decide how you want to spend your time and money. Stay on a two night bed and breakfast rate …

    View offer

    11th January 2019

    Do Not Disturb

    This is the one for some serious me time. Splash in the pool, soak up the heat, and untwine with a massage or facial. Then cosy up with a …

    View offer

    Get 10% off room prices