The Cornwall has a wide range of rooms to choose from. Whether you enjoy an indulgent, traditional four-poster type of room, or prefer something more calm and contemporary, we can offer both. We can even find you a luxurious wooden house in the woods…
There is a wonderful selection of individually-designed rooms in The White House. The hotel’s main building, this was the original manor house, built by Edward Coode in 1834. Its original and rather humble name was “Moor Cottage”, and it was the summer home for Mr Coode, a successful banker, and his family. In true nineteenth-century fashion, the surrounding estate was, and is, a mixture of parkland, woodland, and formal gardens.
In homage to the House’s first family, some of the guest rooms in The White House are named for various Coodes. Have a look through The White House’s selection of rooms, and see whose room best suits you… If you fancy being “master of all you survey”, try the suite named after Edward himself. It is an extremely light room, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling dual-aspe
ct windows, and the views across the estate are truly stunning. To really feel like you’ve stepped into a period drama, there is the Clementina suite, lavishly decorated with rich Victorian-style fabrics.
For something quirkier, the Gwendolyn Room is named after Gwendolyn Coode, who grew up in Moor Cottage. Young Gwendolyn Coode wrote her name and the date on the stable walls every year from 1883 to 1890. Her childhood inscriptions were uncovered a century later, and inspired the fairy story “A Rainy Day at Moor Cottage”.
To celebrate Gwendolyn, the story is written on the ceiling above the bed. Lie back and read the magical tale of a small girl and her encounter with the “little people”. Specially-commissioned murals along with Gwendolyn’s own etchings illustrate the story.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Moor Cottage was run as a boarding house. Matilda Smith, widow of estate gardener Charles, was at the helm. Ahead of her time where it came to hotel marketing, one of Matilda’s adverts promised accommodation that “stands in its own extensive Wooded Grounds, with lovely Forest surroundings.” In homage to her love of the estate, the room named after Matilda has a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling window.
When Matilda retired, her daughter Maud took over. She ran the boarding house from the 1940s until about 1960, and seems to have been a strict hostess. There was a strict “no smoking, swearing or drinking” rule (we’re a bit more relaxed these days!). The room named after this “perfect lady” was Maud’s own bedroom – and like her mother’s room, the views are lovely.
Stay at the hotel on a Friday or Saturday and get the Thursday or Sunday for just £60.00 (based on bed and breakfast for two people). Have a look at the Cornwall Mini Break offer for a lovely package that includes accommodation in a gorgeous Victorian room.
If Victorian grandeur and history aren’t what you look for in a hotel room, try a room in The Woodland Hotel. Although it is connected to The White House, The Woodland Hotel takes a different approach to comfort. Fresh and modern, these are the perfect rooms for those who like their hotel rooms stylish and contemporary. The 56 rooms all have fully-glazed elevations, capturing those gorgeous parkland views. The balconies are the perfect place for breakfast, a long, lazy lunch or an evening drink – Mediterranean living, in Cornwall. Stay for three nights for the price of two until 24 March, in either a Luxury or a Superior Room.
Not all our rooms are in the hotel buildings. Those seeking an escape (but who can’t quite bear to be too far away from amenities…!) should have a look at our Woodland Homes. Best described as a small hamlet in the woods, the self-catering, Scandi-style houses combine independence with luxury. One of the smaller homes is a great alternative to a conventional hotel room, with the added advantages of more space, and a fantastic kitchen. There’s a great offer on at the moment. Stay for four nights in a Woodland Home, and pay for just three, making sure you really get the chance to unwind.
The lucky few can book a break in The Cornwall Cottage, an appealing Arts and Crafts house that used to be the residence of the estate’s Head Gardeners. Naturally, it has a lovely garden (and perhaps more importantly at this time of year, a very cosy open fire). This is worth considering for a different sort of hotel break – you’ll still get the use of all the hotel and spa facilities, while enjoying the privacy of the Cottage.
From families to business travellers, there’s a room to suit everyone. For more information about our accommodation, or the special offers that we’ve mentioned, please get in touch. We’ll help you find the perfect room.