Located in the grounds of the hotel and spa, the self-catered living spaces showcase the very best in British design and ooze elegance, convenience and style – ideal for couples and families looking for an escape to the Cornish coast.
The residences, called Landlubber and Lookout, were designed by acclaimed designers Bert and May in collaboration with award-winning interior designer Helen Hughes.
Accommodating one to four people, each apartment features two bedrooms (one super king or twin and one king), two bathrooms, kitchen living space, private terrace with jacuzzi hot tub and separate entrance.
Guests are able to still enjoy all of the facilities in the main hotel including the outstanding Rastella restaurant, swimming pool, Technogym and luxurious Linen Room spa.
“Helen wanted to create individual identities for each apartment,” says Lee Thornley, Founder of Bert & May. “We’ve used a variety of industrial materials including brass and wood as well as historic artisan tiles, when combined they all complement each other to offer a modern yet rustic feel.”
Each luxury residence provides an earthy feel with timber frames, organic shapes and quirky features all drawing inspiration from the fresh Cornish countryside. Floor to ceiling windows capture the picturesque views of Falmouth Bay and allow natural light to flood the interior spaces.
Helen Hughes added: “As part of an ongoing refurbishment aimed to establish Merchants Manor as a destination boutique hotel and spa I was delighted to work with my client again on this exciting new addition.
“Selecting individual palettes for both apartments from the beautiful Bert & May ranges was the starting point of the design process. Once defined the spaces were furnished with a stylish mix of vintage, new and found pieces that were upholstered in a vibrant mix of bold and colourful fabrics. Slight nods to the coastal location and shipping history of Falmouth complete the look.
“I’m delighted the apartments have been given a 5-star rating since completion, some of only a handful in Cornwall.”