About Penmere Manor

Originally known as Penmere House, Penmere Manor was built by a Captain of one of the Cornish Packets – ships that transported mail around the world and played an important role in Falmouth’s history. The doors to the Library are said to be from one of the packet ships of that era.

The house remained in private occupation for most of its life.

During the Second World War the then owners, members of the well-known Cornish Bolitho family, vacated the house and it became a home for injured officers, followed by a periodical spell as a teaching convent for girls.

Penmere House was transformed into a hotel in the late1950s and has always been very much a family owned and run hotel.

The comfort of guests and feeling of welcome is paramount; the Moore family along with their friendly staff offers you a very warm welcome.


Falmouth boats the world’s third largest natural harbour, and has grown into a busy port over the last 400 years. Falmouth is a hugely popular sailing and leisure destination, rich in history, great atmosphere and beautiful scenery.

The town is also home to Falmouth University. In 2015 for the second year running, it has been officially ranked the Number 1 Arts University in the UK by the Sunday Times.

The Hotel

The Penmere Manor Hotel offers an ideal base for business or pleasure and is perfectly located to use as a base to explore the whole of Cornwall. The hotel is only one mile away from the A39, and Falmouth Town Centre a five-minute car journey. The city of Truro and the major towns of Helston and Redruth are all only a 20-minute drive away.

Each of the 37 en suite bedrooms are well appointed, have free Wi-Fi, the latest flat screen digital TVs, hairdryers, ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, and free car parking.

"We want your stay to be as comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable as possible so please, let us know if there is anything you need to make this the perfect place for your stay."

Hotel facilities


This charming Georgian house has been elegantly maintained and boasts a three star grading by the AA and is rated at 80%, one of the highest ratings for a three star hotel in Falmouth.


Penmere Manor Hotel lies close to Falmouth’s centre but you don’t have to leave to enjoy a full day. We’ve have an on-site leisure complex that includes a gym and swimming pool and a bar and restaurant to refuel afterwards.


We have on-site parking at Penmere Manor Hotel as well as dedicated space for coaches and larger vehicles.


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Penmere Manor Hotel and its facilities. A computer with High Speed Internet is available for guests use and located at reception and is available for use between the hours of 7am – 9.00pm.