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With an enviable position above Porthallow, this beautiful farmhouse stands about half a mile up the hill from the enchanting, traditional Cornish seaside village of Porthallow. Sympathetically refurbished to provide superb accommodation for up to 11 guests plus a cot, this old farmhouse is superbly equipped and has views across the wild Lizard landscape to Falmouth Bay beyond. Its warm colour schemes give a relaxed, informal feel, the huge kitchen/dining-room with its cosy wood-burner being the focal point of the house. There are two flagstone-floored sitting-rooms, one with another wood-burner set inside the original stone inglenook fireplace. Upstairs the bedrooms are all light and spacious. The two front bedrooms have fabulous sea views and the family bathroom includes a luxurious jacuzzi bath and the fourth bedroom has versatile 'zip and link' beds and an additional single bed. The wheelchair accessible annexe offers a further bedroom with either a super king bed or two single beds and en suite wet-room, ideal for single level living. Outside there is a games-room, hot tub and gardens. Roskorwell Manor offers something for guests of all ages.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: Main entrance into the main hallway leading to the large dining room and kitchen with fully fitted oak kitchen with granite work surfaces and Neff appliances. An island unit creates fabulous amounts of work surface. A wood burning stove in the dining area together with a large oak dining table seating 10 with a further 2 dining seats at the island breakfast bar creates stacks of atmosphere for group meals - a particularly welcoming place to be all year round. Two flagstone-floored sitting-rooms, one with another wood-burner set inside the original stone inglenook fireplace. Staircase to
First Floor: Main bedroom with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Second bedroom with a 6' super kingsized bed and TV. Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Twin bedroom with twin beds and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. There is a fourth very sizeable family bedroom with either a 6' super kingsized bed or 2 3' single beds plus a further single bed.
Annexe: The wheelchair accessible annexe offers a further bedroom with either a 6' super kingsized bed or 2 3' single beds and an ensuite wet-room. There is also a games room with pool table and TV.
Exterior: There is a grassed garden, enclosed via stock fences and a Cornish dry stone wall so you might have to watch an escapee dog. A patio area with seating and a hot tub. There is a BBQ but you will need to provide your own charcoal.

Facilities & Services
There is oil fired central heating throughout, heated towel rails in all bathrooms and a wood burning stove in the sitting room and the dining room. The kitchen has an electric hob, electric oven, microwave with grill, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, separate washing machine and drier. The sitting room and lounge both have separate TV and DVD systems and the lounge also has a sound bar and subwoofer system. WiFi is available throughout the property. There is an iron and ironing board. A travel cot & a highchair is available (please bring bedding for travel cot).

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen (apart from cot bedding) & towels are all included but please provide your own beach towels also for use in the hot tub. An initial basket of logs is provided for your stay; thereafter further supplies can be purchased from the owner or from the local shop. Off road parking is available. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week. Additional dogs may be permitted on application. Please bring towels for the dogs and do not allow them on the furniture or in the bedrooms at anytime. Regrettably no smoking is allowed.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£500 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
A 40% discount is available for groups of 6 or less using 3 bedrooms of the main house staying for 7 nights during off peak weeks. A 20% discount is available at all times for groups of 9 or less not using the annexe and staying for 7 nights. Please note that if you have a group of 9 or less and wish to use the annexe, you will not be entitled to the discount.

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The Lizard has been designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ as it justifiably deserves. It’s teeming with diverse wildlife and beautiful coves, stunning cliff paths, sandy beaches, fishing villages and spectacular scenery. The Nanfan Barn cottages are perfectly set up by the Owners to ensure a relaxing, tranquil holiday in spacious accommodation and superb views. It has a remote feel, but it is only a short drive to Helston and much of south and western Cornwall is within easy reach. There are lots of footpaths both inland and coastal, and the Coastal Path at Poldhu is close by. The beaches of Poldhu – a mile away, and Church/ Dollar Cove, and the beach Church at Gunwallow (it’s a Medieval Church -Poldark and Doc Martin film there) are close. The Lizard is England's most southerly point. The Lizard point is famous for shipwrecks and the area highlights include early Spring flowers –including beautiful yellow daffodils everywhere, the Lizard Lighthouse, swimming and surfing from many sandy beaches, and delightful fishing coves. At the heart of the Lizard village stands a 13th century church, famous for it’s ornate woodwork decorating the end of the each pew and depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. Outside in the water, two, thick sea walls, built in the late 19th century, protect the harbour from the worst of the wind. Local fisherman still work in the harbour to land fabulous fresh seafood, some of which is then served in the local pubs and restaurants.

There is sailing at Falmouth or on the beautiful Helford river and it also has picturesque village and lovely pub with the ferry across to Trebah Gardens, and Frenchman’s Creek (Daphne du Maurier- ‘Rebecca’). There are heather covered moors unique to the area with autumn also a great time of year to visit and many open gardens and National Trust areas, pretty harbour lights at Christmas, friendly pubs and good, fresh, local food (several restaurants are Michelin recommended)! There are loads more places to visit on the Lizard and highlights include walks along the coastal path and cliffs, the famous Victorian holiday destination of Kynance Cove with the beautiful rare Serpentine rocks and cafe, a visit to Trelowarren Estate, and the fascinating Goonhilly Earth Station and its Segway course. Flambards is great for the kids and you can step into Cornwall's mining heritage at the Poldark Mine.

Mullion is the largest village situated on the Lizard Peninsula and boasts a number of quality pubs, cafes and restaurants among it's various attractions. Four beaches – the towering cliffs of Mullion Cove- a fishing harbour, Poldhu Cove with café (and Marconi Centre), isolated Polhurrian Cove and amazing Church Cove - are conveniently nearby and easy access to the South West Coastal Path offers visitors the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding cliff scenery. The coastal path goes to the miles of sand at Loe Bar and Pool (Cornwall’s largest lake and wildlife haven) and on to the Penrose parkland.

?There are so many activities to choose from locally. You can take a boat trip across the beautiful Helford River and explore the gardens at Trebah. There are sea fishing trips from Porthleven and beach fishing from Loe Bar. There is great diving on the Manacles from Porthkerris and coasteering is available for the really adventurous. The Lizard is home to the Cornish Chough if you like a spot of bird-watching. The coastline has many pretty coves and beaches to discover, but you can find great surf at Porthleven and Poldhu. Canoeing and bard surfing are popular on the protected Eastern shores

2.7

Out Of Five

Not Recommended

Cleanliness: 2

Service and Staff: 1

Comfort: 3

Condition: 3

Location: 4

Value For Money: 3

Review Date:2018-08-13

Guest from Guildford stayed for 14 nights.

Beautiful property, great location but a few issues that could be fixed

Review of Roskorwell Manor The property is well located as a base for days out. Porthallow is down the hill and is a steep ish walk but doable for most legs. There is a lovely pub there - the Five Pilchards - which is dog friendly and serves fantastic food. It is therefore very popular and small so do book. Fresh takeaway Pizza is available from a kiosk next to the pub - good Pizza. There is little else in Porthallow - it would perhaps benefit from somewhere to buy an ice cream. The beach itself is stoney and water is crystal clear. The kids enjoyed a dip and a few attempts at fishing off the rocks. Regarding Roskorwell Manor itself - the house is lovely - it has been restored very well and tastefully decorated, in keeping with the age/style of the property. We used just the main house as we didn't need the annex. It is situated next to other properties owned by the same company - these are more recently added/converted and more modern inside (our lovely holiday neighbours let us take a look!). The gardens around the property are nice - however it would take very little to make the garden secure to enable it to be more dog friendly - our dog made a couple of quick dashes through garden to next door's and also, of more concern, under the gate and into the road outside. The kitchen is well equipped and modern. However there were a few cupboards that smelt a bit damp and could do with some attention. Overall we felt that the housekeeping of this property was not up to the standard we would expect for the premium price paid. Some examples of this were that We did feel that the house wasn't particularly clean - examples of this were that drawers and cupboards were quite musty, the rug in the living room was smelly and dirty. We were on a two week holiday and the bedding was not changed once! We were only offered new towels after one week. We therefore washed our own sheets - where we discovered that the mattresses were quite old and dirty and therefore gave them a good vacuum ourselves before putting the sheets back on. The Hot Tub was not attended to regularly - at previous holiday properties it has been checked every 2/3 days. When we asked for it to be attended to (as it was going green) we were met with a response of 'well that happens with constant use'- we had used it only occasionally but even if we had used it all the time - it should be looked after properly. The couple who were 'housekeepers' were initially friendly but we found them to be quite grumpy and rude as the time went on. They had told us that they had experienced some nightmare situations with previous guests - we sympathised of course but did not feel that we deserved to be tarred with the same brush - we are a reasonably quiet and respectable family (my 79 year old dad, three middle aged adults and 4 children between 9-14). Other than these comments, we did have a lovely time and really enjoyed the area. Here are a few recommendations: We loved Coverack - a nearby small beach town where there is a fabulous paddleboard/kayak hire place in the harbour - so friendly and helpful. Coverack has a few places to eat / buy ice cream and a pub and dogs are allowed on the beach on leads. Kennack Sands is also great - it has a fairly easy to access dog friendly beach as well as two cafes at the main beach. Kynance Cove - lovely and incredibly picturesque but way too busy - it's a National Trust place. We walked down (a long way) to the beach - the beach was so packed that you were stepping over people to get through. It made the South of France look quiet! However on another day or out of season it would be a stunning place to go. The café there was amazing and we highly recommend the pasties! The café is dog friendly - the beach isn't. We did attempt to get to the 'dog friendly' beach but it was not feasible for us to climb down to it as the steps have eroded too much. Porthleven is also beautiful with it's little seaside town, great gift shops (no tacky nonsense) and stunning harbour. Great fudge too! We visited twice as we liked it so much. The beach there is not dog friendly but worth a visit if you are dog free. Poldhu Beach - great for surfing and our kids had a fab 2 hour lesson there at Dan Joel's surf school. The beach isn't dog friendly but the café is which is most helpful. It also has excellent food and seems to be managed very well - food is freshly cooked, fast and yummy (chips are stunning!). Be warned - the pasties are so popular that they sometimes run out!

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2018-04-06

Guest from Sturminster Newton stayed for 7 nights.

Amazing house.

My family enjoyed every minute in this amazing house, it had everything we needed, it was very clean and warm, the welcome tray was very much appreciated, the only down side was the WiFi. We received no signal at all.

Reply from Cornwalls Cottages on behalf of the Owner

We are delighted that you and your family had such a lovely stay at Roskorwell Manor House but sorry to hear about the lack of WiFi. The owner apologises for this but has confirmed that this temporary fault has since been fixed by BT and everything is now working satisfactorily.

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