The Lugger is an original 17th-century smugglers’ inn shielded from the often-wild sea by its waterside setting in a perfectly protected Cornish harbour. Evocative of scenes from Du Maurier’s ‘Jamaica Inn’ and Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most romantic hotels ever.
This historic inn has been transformed into the new era of hotel, where the essence of the historical property is maintained, but enhanced by an interior that’s luxurious, spacious, stylish and offers all the up-to-the-minute facilities expected by today’s sophisticated guest. For those looking for more space and freedom, there’s a two bedroom self-catering cottage just across the spillway. In the 2 AA Rosette-winning restaurant, the chefs source the very best regional produce, particularly the sublime local seafood.
For those interested in area traditions, lobster and crab potting are still a part of Portloe life, and for further adventure at sea, the hotel is also close to St Mawes and the stunning beaches at Pendower and Carne. There are endless other attractions on the Roseland peninsula as well as, of course, the nearby Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.