Welcome To The Summer House


Set in a quiet mews, 50 metres from the sea, The Summer House is an enchanting Grade II Regency House, stylishly converted into a small hotel and restaurant…..

…..fresh flowers, polished wood
…..tropical walled garden
…..and innovative Mediterranean food

The philosophy of the owners is simple – great food, aesthetically beautiful surroundings and an informal happy atmosphere.

Reception at the Summerhouse Restaurant
Main rooms are a happy marriage of sunshine yellows and blues – squashy sofas rub shoulders with pieces of pure gothic carving – and a curving glass tower floods the house with light.

Spacious bedrooms are individually furnished… but it is the addition of small touches, fresh flowers, beautiful collectables and an eclectic mix of family pieces that sets them apart.

And the restaurant continues the theme….
It’s elegant room spilling out into a walled garden alive with terracotta pots and palm trees…

where shady corners for afternoon lazing become a romantic backdrop for evening dining

Cornwall Boat Tours & Water Sports

The best way to see Cornwall is from the water and there are a wide variety of boat tours available. Choose from cruises up the breathtaking coast line or beautiful river ferry runs. The boats available range from small to large and have many amenities such as a marine stereo system to provide an excellent soundtrack to your tour. If you prefer to pilot your own vessel, boat rentals are also available. If you like to water ski, boats are available with wake towers equipped with waterproof speakers.

When you visit Mousehole make your holiday very special by taking a trip aboard “Cormorant” where you will be able to see the Cornish coastline from the sea. Mike the skipper will delight you with tales of days gone by and more up to date events involving fishing boats, lifeboats and helicopter rescues. Head along the coast to see Lamorna Cove and the children especially love trying to spot seals on Mousehole Island. Recapture those good old fashioned holiday moments when everyone took “a trip around the Bay and back in time for tea”

The Area

Cornwall needs little introduction, a breathtaking coastline, subtropical vegetation and picture book fishing villages
…images which come easily to mind.

But it is in the Far West that the intangible “something special” happens, wild and unsullied the Land’s End Peninsular, with its clarity of light and elemental landscape, has always been a magnet for the creative soul…

Walk thirty metres from the hotel and stare out into Mount’s Bay…

– on your left

St Michael’s Mount, an unbelievable fairytale castle and gardens only reached by causeway at low tide.

St Michael’s Mount

– or look right

to the fishing village of Newlyn: for more than a century home to the renowned Newlyn School art colony.

– go a little further

and you will find the Minack Theatre – a spectacular ampitheatre carved into the cliff face and offering nightly open air performances with the sea as scenery. Minack Theatre

– and in a couple of miles

you are at Land’s End with it’s awesome sunsets and the fabled sunken land of Lyonesse

……still more…..
…yes…

Wonderful Cornish Gardens in bloom even in winter

Hundreds of galleries, from the world renowned Tate St Ives to the tiny “artist in residence” studios

Soaring cliffs and stunning white beaches,

Timeless villages and quaint pubs…..

….come and see….