Just a note to say.. In these unprecedented times it is important to follow the advice that it has been provided to us. I will continue to be writing blog posts to offer a form of escape and entertainment throughout this time but it is also important to be aware of the rapidly changing situation and to take things day by day. My most recent posts are about our wonderful trip to Devon and Cornwall of times when things were happier and healthier! It is important not to be tempted to visit at this time but please take the time to reflect and make exciting plans to visit this wonderful part in the future when things start to return to normal. This lovely part of the world will need your visits more than ever and there are so many fantastic places to travel to in order to help their local economy. In the meantime, I hope you are keeping safe, mentally and physically healthy.
The Plume of Feathers is located in Mitchell, near Newquay in Cornwall. We had opted to stay there as part of our two week Summer holiday and stayed for six nights. It was the ideal location for our exploration of Cornwall.
The rooms at The Plume of Feathers were absolutely stunning. Our room was one of the highlights of our holiday, particular for its beautiful décor and peaceful surroundings with views at both the front and back of the property. The buildings were only recently constructed in Spring 2019 and were so beautifully modern and spacious. Although we used our room very much as a base for our trip, it did become especially useful when a storm swept across Cornwall and we didn’t risk taking step outside for the fear of getting blown away or absolutely drenched! We opted for the Deluxe Double which had comfortable furnishings and a gorgeous bright, airy bathroom with standalone bath and large shower. The room was located in a separate building to the other parts of the hotel which limited noise at night ensuring a peaceful night sleep! The surroundings were so peaceful and it was lovely to walk to breakfast and say hello to the resident cat who was often lazing in the sunshine on the winding paths.
We enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the restaurant for the majority of our stay. We were required to book for dinner every evening that we stayed at the hotel which was easy to do by either calling the reception or popping down to the reception desk. This is definitely recommended as we did decide to risk it one evening by not booking in advance and they were fully booked when we arrived at our usual time. There were lots of different options for breakfast including a full Cornish breakfast, pancakes and scrambled duck egg on sourdough toast – delicious! We did particularly enjoy the discount voucher we would receive if we chose not to have our room serviced. This was such a great initiative and helped the planet too!
The staff at The Plume of Feathers were absolutely wonderful. They showed us personally to our room upon arrival and insisted on helping us with our bags. They also advised on the most accessible place to park which was closest to our room. The service by the staff in the restaurant was great, and everyone was so friendly.
The location of The Plume of Feathers was perfect for visiting all areas of Cornwall. We had opted to visit both Lands End and The Lizard, the most southernly tip of England on this trip and we could easily access both. It was about a 15 minute drive to the local town of Newquay which had lots of shops and local attractions suitable for all the family. We visited on a couple of occasions as this was where my sister and her family were staying. It is also worth noting that Mitchell is fairly isolated as a location and there are no local shops nearby. This was fine for us but it may be worth noting if you like your morning newspaper!
The Plume of Feathers also has a equally stunning sister hotel located on the cliffs close to Newquay called Lewinnick Lodge. This hotel also looks ideal with every room having an amazing sea view. It is definitely somewhere we are keen to visit on our next trip to Cornwall.
*This review is not gifted or sponsored. We just absolutely loved it!
Becky at Pretty and Petit