Hotel Tresanton

1. Pinuccia

From May to the end of September, our skipper will take you sailing around Falmouth bay. This area, which includes the estuary of the Helford and the Fal rivers, is one of the most beautiful and safe areas for sailing and boating in Britain.


2. Great gardens

TrelissickCaerhaysTrewithen and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are nearby; Glendurgan and Trebah are a short drive away on the Helford River.

3. Walk to St Just-in-Roseland church


The best walks are along the coastal paths. There is a delightful three-mile stroll past St Mawes castle, built by Henry VIII in 1542 and through the fields beside the sea to the 14th Century church of St. Just-in-Roseland, which John Betjeman called ‘the most beautiful churchyard on earth’. A regular ferry during the summer months will take you to the other side of the harbour where there are longer walks past the lighthouse, to Porthscatho and beyond.

Walking map


The hotel shop

5. The Treatment  

Two of our therapists, Sarah and Alex, have been inspired by the mystical nature of the waves to choreograph a four-handed massage named Apollo Awakening. It captures the energy and serenity of St Mawes’ bay as the two therapists work together in a wave-like flow that induces a profound awakening of your senses.

Treatment list

6. Go West


Explore Penwith which inspired many of the artists who lived and painted in St Ives. Zennor, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove and the moors in between St Ives and Penzance are all a must.

Lunch? The Gurnard’s Head.

7. St Mawes Castle

Our next door neighbour

8. The Eden Project

The huge greenhouses contain a tropical rainforest. It’s Winter and the ice rink is back.

9. The book

Rising Ground, a Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden. Follow his voyage through time and place, from the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin Moor to the Arthurian traditions of Tintagel, from the mysterious china-clay country to the granite tors and tombs of the far south-west.

10. The Lizard

The most southerly point of the British mainland.

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