My wife and I decided to spend our first anniversary in Cornwall and chose this place for a long weekend stay. Some factors that influenced our decision were its close proximity to Eden project (30 minute walk or £4.50 on the cab), hotel rating, breakfast menu and the countryside location. I must admit that we were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on this website.
Highland court lodge is a small family run establishment and it has its own pros and cons. On the plus side, each room is well designed and catered for. We opted for the luxury deluxe suite (£170 per night) which is a tad too expensive for a room of its size and given the location of the lodge. The room was very spacious, came with an equally large bathroom with its own jacuzzi and some small nice personal touches. We had a restful nights sleep during our stay and were pampered in the morning with a sumptuous and delicious breakfast. Both of us are vegetarians and we were very nicely accommodated.
Breakfast is normally served between 9 and 10 AM and this could be a little restrictive. We were fairly relaxed with our schedule and hence were not too bothered by it. Eden project is pretty close and we spent an entire day there and returned late in the evening. It is worth mentioning that there aren't too many choices of restaurants. We did visit a pub (Brittania Inn) close by and were thoroughly impressed with the ambience and quality of food served. We felt that our mobility was a little restricted as we drive and were reliant on public transport.
We checked out on a Monday morning and made our way to Heligan Gardens (£18 by cab). On the whole, we had a very enjoyable stay.
- Also Known As:
- Highland Court Lodge Cornwall/St Austell