The Great Hall, Kenegie Manor
About the home
Set in about 11 acres, Kenegie Manor is an exclusive 400 year old, Grade II Listed Tudor Manor, near Penzance. The Great Hall is a luxury, ground floor, 2 bedroom apartment which is ideal for those looking for a base from which to explore the delights of Cornwall. It is situated in the village of Gulval, 1.5 miles from Penzance and 6 miles from St. Ives. The peaceful grounds surrounding the Manor offer spectacular views of Penzance and the very popular St Michaels Mount and a dedicated dog walking area for that first morning walk.
The newly restored luxury apartment is at the front of the Manor, looking south towards the sea and has dual aspect views of the front and courtyard gardens and plenty fo space for that relaxing drink and bbq.
The Manor is about 15 minutes walk, and 5 minute drive, to the beach and Penzance. It is also ideally located for access to the County's stunning part of the national coastal path and for general walking amenity.
There is a wonderful beach dedicated to dog owners at Long Rock, with free car parking, but also plenty of other dog friendly beach walks such as Carbis Bay on the north coast. You can walk your dogs on other beaches before 7.00am and after 7.00pm.
The apartment is a perfect base from which to explore. Gulval is just a few hundred yards down the hill, from the Manor, and has a post office and limited general store. The local pub, the Coldstreamer Inn, opposite the church, is now one of the most popular restaurants in the area based on serving an interesting 'bistro' menu using local produce.
There is a Morrisons on on the main road approach to Gulval, which has an excellent fresh, locally sourced fish counter and also a 24 hour Tesco at the bottom of the hill in Gulval, about 3 minutes drive away, from the Manor.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Long Rock, 2.4km|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
As you pass through the stone pillared entrance to Kenegie Manor, an avenue of trees leads you to a fabulous secret. Hidden away is a captivating fairy-tale house in golden coloured granite stone. This grand period property has been completely renovated with great style and warmth and mixes period detail with contemporary glamour and a family friendly vibe. It has all the luxury of light, space, lovely views and complete privacy so as to enjoy its 11 acres of sunny landscaped gardens, along with an indoor heated pool and tennis courts, all within a delightful rural setting and only 5 minutes to Penzance centre by car.
The Great Hall is a beautifully designed, self-catering, apartment that has an abundance of character expected from a listed building - with high ceilings and striking features such as The Great Hall's window, authenticated to date from 1680. Decorated in a luxury contemporary style, the apartment's most striking feature is a huge, light and airy integrated living space with dining area, looking out through the Elizabethan window, where if you look carefully you can see original Elizabethan graffiti. It is quite something to think that Queen Elizabeth the First was on the throne when this apartment started it's long history.
The Oak front door leads to the entrance hall, where the owner's Cornish ancestors family tree is proudly displayed. Here there is a cupboard with not just utility items but also a table and chairs for alfresco dining. The entrance hall leads into the travertine floored sunroom, with its beautiful beach scene painting setting the holiday mood. Here you can sit with a book or glass of wine to relax looking out over the landscaped front gardens.
A glass door, which maximises the light airy feeling of the apartment, leads into The Great Hall, offering an integral, marble floored kitchen, dining room and living space. The décor is contemporary but in keeping with the Listed building's stature.
Here you will find the beautiful, huge Elizabethan window, authenticated by English Heritage, to date from 1680. The outlook, through this magnificent bow window overlooks the sheltered, exotically, planted Court Yard, which can be accessed through the 'back' door, when you can take a table and chairs out to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or glass of cooling wine, at the end of a day exploring the delights of the surrounding area.
There are two comfortable contemporary sofas and an arm chair set on an oak effect floor. For your entertainment and relaxation, there is a sound system, wide screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. For those who enjoy an intensive board or card game there is a table with four stools that slide underneath.
The dining area is illuminated by a beautiful, contemporary 'shower' of butterflies chandelier, and the solid oak table can accommodate up to 10 people for great 'get togethers'.
The Master bedroom is entered via the hallway from The Great Hall. Its clutter free environment is calming, with the green of the landscaped area outside the window, reinforcing the atmosphere. The Master bedroom has ample storage and a digital TV with integrated DVD.
The second bedroom offers a bunk bed with a standard double bed on the bottom and standard single bed on top accessed by a ladder. Again, there is ample storage space.
Both bedrooms are serviced by a marble floored, high specification family bathroom, with power shower and heated towel rail.
Night Storage Heating is included.
Further details outdoors:
The Manor and grounds are completely private and between March - October guests benefit from the use of the heated indoor pool, which is only 30 meters from the apartment's front door. The pool has a baby pool and pool attendant, and includes a sauna. The weekly family pool pass charge £14.50 2012, must be paid on reception.
There are also 2 tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course and small children's play area. There is also an area with picnic benches at the front of the apartment where you can set up a bbq to make the most of alfresco dining.
The Old Forge also offers a fully stocked bar, which serves light snacks during the day and bar snacks and children's meals in the evening. There is also a pool table and an internet terminal in the bar. There is also a comfortable internet lounge with complimentary wifi available courtesy of John Fowler Holidays.
This grand period property has been completely renovated with great style and warmth and mixes period detail with contemporary glamour and a family friendly vibe. It has all the luxury of light, space, lovely views and complete privacy so as to enjoy its 11 acres of sunny landscaped garden, all within a delightful rural setting and only 5 minutes to Penzance centre by car, which has a vibrant cafe and restaurant culture.
The Manor House apartments share a private garden at the rear and front of the house, which provides ample space to sit and enjoy the sunshine, particularly the courtyard at the front of the Manor, which acts as a sun-trap. There is a dedicated dog walking area and dogs can be walked, on leads, throughout the entire 11 acres.
There are many country walks, including one of the top 10 most popular walks in the UK from Mousehole to Lamorna along the cliffs, from your doorstep. There are OS maps and guides in the apartment.
Welcome pack provided on arrival including flowers, red and white wine, tea and coffee and fresh milk, and a really special Cornish cream tea. Special occasions can also be arranged, by request.
Swimming pool, with pool assistant, is available March to October. A weekly charge of £14.50 will be payable to John Fowler Holidays, who are responsible for the pool's maintenance, but this can be paid on Reception.
The Gardens are shared with other holiday makers and residents.
Dog bed, lead, bowls and bed available just in case you forget to bring them!
Special deals available for 2 available October through to March, excluding Christmas.
50% of rental fee due immediately to secure booking.
Considerate dog owners are very welcome.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed but sorry, no cats. Dogs must NOT be left in the property for any significant length of time. All damage must be paid for.
Strictly no smoking inside the apartment but smokers are welcome to smoke outside in the Courtyards.
The West Country / Cornwall region
Last year saw Cornwall, once again, fight off the competition from across the UK to be crowned 'Best UK Holiday County or Region' in the British Travel Awards, widely known as the 'Oscars' of the travel industry. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can download a free app 'Resort Cornwall on the App Store. Cornwall is well known for its 'micro-climate' resulting from it's close proximity to the Gulf Stream and because it is is effectively a peninsula. So, when the forecast in England is poor it is often lovely weather in Cornwall, and even when it has'soft' Cornish weather (missling rain), it soon passes and the sun comes out. West Cornwall area is consequently a premier holiday destination and offers something for everyone. Take your time to relax and bask in the sunshine, enjoying many of the golden beaches that adorn the West Cornwall coastline or take a relaxing walk through the lush moorland or a more energetic hike through the clifftops which will give you access to amazing scenery and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the Ocean on the famous National Coastal path. The walk between Mousehole and Lamorna is one of the top 10 most popular walks in the UK, and has to be recommended because it is completely stunning with an amazing variety of environments in a short distance. The Spring flowers are spectacular and summer butterflys exceptional. Picturesque and historic villages can be discovered everywhere and there is always something happening in the summer months that range from local festivals, such as Golawen in Penzance held between 20 – 27 June, fish festivals, to outdoor activities including the famous outdoor Minack theatre, through to surfing and diving schools. How's this for a comment from a Cornwall visitor to the world famous Sennen Cove "For and ideal day out, I would arrive at Sennen Cove and park outside Chapel Idne surf shop. Soon we'd be in the pristine sea, with dolphins, seals and basking sharks, riding waves and chatting with the regulars. As the sun sets over the Isles of Scilly, there's no better place to be". There is an abundance of culture, heritage and spirit in this area, including the famous Newlyn Art Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate Gallery in St Ives. Sample the wonderful Cornish cuisine in one of the many traditional English pubs or watch the sun set whilst enjoying a cream tea and cakes in one of the many cafes. This area is also a must for shoppers with its mix of big name retail outlets and smaller eclectic shops. Whether you are looking for an action packed holiday, family holiday or somewhere to get away from it all, West Cornwall is an ideal destination for any type of holidaymaker.
The Penzance / Gulval area
The apartment is a perfect base from which to explore the delights of West Cornwall, because everything is within such easy reach. Gulval is just a few hundred yards down the hill, from the Manor, and has a post office and limited general store. The Church, dating from the 14th century, is surrounded by a unique exotically planted graveyard, where you can find the Pirate's Grave and a magical well. During the Summer months church goers offer home made Cornish cream teas in the church to raise funds to maintain the property. The local pub, the Coldstreamer Inn, opposite the church, serves an interesting menu based on local Cornish produce, and is currently widely known as one of the best restaurants in West Cornwall. Sitting on the shores of Mount's Bay an dominated by the majestic island castle of St Michael's Mount, is Penzance, a town surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. Crystal clear waters and award winning beaches, ancient moorlands and sub-tropical plants, secluded coves and cliff-top walks make this most westerly borough of Cornwall a true delight to visit. Penzance itself is a fascinating historic, arty and seafaring town which has now developed a vibrant cafe and restaurant culture. It also 'boasts' having one of the only outdoor Art Deco lidos, the Jubilee Pool, opened in 1935 - the year of King George V's silver jubilee. You can be sure this will be a focus of attention during our Queen's Golden Jubilee celebration in 2012. And, with other popular towns, top beaches and the "hidden" corners of the peninsula never being more than 10 miles from Penzance it makes an ideal centre from which to explore the west of Cornwall. From the grand entrance and long sweeping drive of Kenegie Manor you will see the fairytale St Michael's Mount Castle, the centre piece of stunning Mounts Bay and located just 2 miles from the Manor is a helicopter port where you can experience a day trip to the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Land's End, and the picturesque fishing villages of St Ives, Mousehole and Newlyn, with it's fish festival on the last Monday in August, are all close at hand. St Ives is a very popular Cornish resort town and is approximately 6 miles away and offers the world famous Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum. Holiday Haemodialysis is available in Penzance at a satellite hospital unit but you will need to book very early as it is understandably popular. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org The beautiful sandy and blue flag acclaimed beaches of Sennen and Gwithian, Hayle are both also within a short distance of the property. The area abounds with Theme Parks and holiday attractions such as Flambards, The Eden Project, Minack 'open air' Theatre and Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary. Great local events include the Helston Flora Day on 8th May and the Golawen Festival in Penzance between 21 - 30 June, with Maizey Day being on 29 June. 26 August is the Newlyn Fish Festival. An exceptional event is the Penzance Montol Festival between the 14 - 22nd December.
How to get there
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Road access: through the West Country has been greatly improved with most of the journey now being either motorway (M5) or dual carriage-way (A30 via Launceston or A38 via the historic naval city of Plymouth). There are many excellent attractions to visit if you want to break your journey on the way into Cornwall or on your return home such as the Eden Project, The Seal Sanctuary and Heligan Gardens.
Rail access: The Manor is also easy to access by train and coach with Penzance station being just a 5 minute taxi ride away, or 10 minutes from Enterprise Car Hire which is at Long Rock. Tel no. 0800 800 227.
The nearest airport is Newquay which is about 45 minutes by car. For more information visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com
Gulval is also where the helicopter port is for day trips or short breaks to the Isles of Scilly taking 20 minutes either way. The ferry to the Scilly Isles, the Scillonian III is also a 10 minute drive away in Penzance harbour and takes approximately 2.5 hours when you can view the beautiful, Cornish coast, including Land's End and then see the stunning Isles of Scilly come into view, with the its miriad of islands and azure blue sea. For more information about travelling to the Isles please visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
Activities near Penzance
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
30 Nov 2012
Staying in Arundel wing at present, due to my brothers Wedding in Penzance on 1st Dec.
Beautiful apartment, felt so welcomed, milk, tea, coffee etc. Clean and crisp linen. Lovely... more
04 Mar 2012
This is a great find - a really beautiful apartment and furnished to a very high standard. The rooms are lovely and spacious and the huge open-plan kitchen/lounge/diner is gorgeous.
The kind of place where you soon feel at home - welcoming atmosphere and immaculately maintained throughout.
I have stayed in many flats/cottages over the years - and this is definitely one of my Top 3!
To make things even better, Mary (the owner) is so helpful and pleasant to deal with - and her "extra touches" of the lovely flowers, cakes and bottles of wine are so thoughtful.
Very highly recommended!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Hazy Days||4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Flower Power||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|Here Comes Summer||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|British Summer Time||29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Mad Dogs and Englishmen||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|Indian Summer||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 622||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Escape||28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 478||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Colours||19 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|Calm Before the Storm||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 345||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas Cheer||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 710||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Special deals for 2 guests available on request October - March
Late deals always possible.
Please add £25.00 for one dog and £35.00 for two dogs. Please enquire if you have more than 2 dogs.
Special occasions can be arranged such as Anniversaries to include flowers, champagne, chocolates etc
John Fowler Holidays own the shared facilities on site and have responsibility for their maintenance. They charge a weekly swimming pool charge of £14.50 per family which can be paid at Reception.
50% of letting fee required to secure booking.
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