Housel Bay Hotel

Sarah Richardson
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The property came under new ownership in spring, 2018, and has since been refurbished
  • This Victorian hotel has a private beach and direct access to the South West Coast Path
  • You can take a scenic walk, discover secret coves and then head back to the hotel and warm yourself by the roaring fire
  • The restaurant offers a taste of Cornwall with local and seasonal cuisine

Enjoyed This
"The staff are particulary welcoming. Food is fantastic."
18. Feb 2019 - Chippenham, UK
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Housel Bay Hotel is close to Lizard Point, the most southerly point of the British mainland, and is next to the South West Coast Path, a spectacular coastal trail that attracts thousands of walkers every year. This stretch of coast has "dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history", according to the National Trust.

The wildflower-strewn cliffs provided the backdrop for the BBC's "Poldark", and also inspired author Rosamunde Pilcher's novels.

Poltesco is 15 minutes' drive away. The Poltesco Valley is notable for its ruined medieval mills, 17th-century pilchard cellars and 19th-century serpentine factory.

The picturesque harbour at Mullion Cove is approximately 20 minutes away by car, or it's a moderate 7-mile walk along the clifftops. If you're lucky, you will spot flocks of migrant warblers and swallows.

The restaurant sources local and seasonal ingredients. Rooms have countryside or ocean views. King Panoramic Rooms, the largest room type, also feature a bay window.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No infant bed/cot or extra bed is available, nor allowed.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Housel Bay Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Nice Staff. Good Food. Excellent location.
A E 18. Feb 2019 Beaworthy, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff are particulary welcoming. Food is fantastic.
Jeanette 18. Feb 2019 Chippenham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The views and how close it was to the south west coastal path!
Emma 18. Feb 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel and staff were lovely. The food was very good. The only negative for us was the bar prices. £16,00 for a glass of wine and a pint of beer was too much in my opinion
Verity 17. Feb 2019 Torquay, UK
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
Not pleased to find it cheaper on booking.com!
Karen 16. Feb 2019 Bow, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room 23 with bay window overlooking the ocean.
Other Comments
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was of high quality with delicious pannacotta for dessert. Looking forward to returning for another stay.
Colin 15. Feb 2019 Penzance, UK
Enjoyed Most
Delicious food
Other Comments
Lovely views
Carol 13. Feb 2019 Taunton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location/views food staff and bedroom
Other Comments
Provided an excellent break at a very fair price
Barry 08. Jan 2019 Wadebridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly welcome, lovely food, great views, and the room was super!
Margaret 07. Jan 2019 Plymouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
Mandy 07. Jan 2019 St Kew, Bodmin, UK

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