The Great Hall, Kenegie Manor
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 during February half-term, with lots of lovely beach walks, rock-pooling and many other free activities
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 2.4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 64 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, 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 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.
In the main living room 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 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.
There is a washing machine but no dryer. However, there is an excellent laundry just outside the apartment with very efficient dryers.
Electricity, including Night Storage heating, is included up to £35 per week between Oct - Mar inclusive. Any additional energy usage will be deducted from the Security Deposit.
|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 £18.00 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, wine, tea and coffee and fresh milk, and a really special Cornish cream tea. Special occasions such as flowers or chocolates 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 for 2 available October through to March, excluding Christmas.
50% of rental fee due immediately to secure booking.
The West Country 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 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.
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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.
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22 Nov 2013
"Perfect get away for our little family."
We arrived to find a fantastic cornish cream tea welcome pack and a bottle of wine for us humans, and even a welcome jar of doggy treats for our 4 legged friend.All that we could have wanted had been … More
Wow! What an outcome to a holiday? That is a first! Congratulations to you and I am just so delighted that The Great Hall was part of that, allowing you all to spend really relaxing and enjoyable time together. Many thanks for your kind words and I really hope we see you again in future, when you can carry on your journey of discovery in beautiful Cornwall.
22 Aug 2013
"An unforgettable experience at an affordable rate"
I recently stayed here for a fortnight with my family. We loved our stay and couldn't fault anything.A truly magnificent apartment, in an old Tudor building, that pays attention to the finest det… More
WOW! What a simply wonderful review. You have made me very, very happy knowing that you and all your family had a truly memorable and happy stay in beautiful West Cornwall. I am so pleased you really enjoyed The Great Hall and that you were comfortable and it met all your needs. Thank you very much indeed for booking and I sincerely hope I shall hear from you again when you are next considering a holiday in Cornwall, so that I can spoil you all on your special holiday. I am sorry I have taken to long to respond to your lovely review but I have been 'up to my neck in alligators' at our new B&B in Gunnislake, East Cornwall.
11 Jul 2013
"Uitstekend apartement met goede ligging"
Enige nadeel dat je de heuvel op en af moet wat ongeveer een half uur lopen is naar het centrum van Penzance. Verder is er een grote supermarkt onderaan de heuvel (Tesco). Met de boodschappen en aan h… More
6 Jun 2013
"Top Class Accommodation!"
Just returned from a week's holiday in the The Great Hall and it really is a beautiful apartment! As stated on a previous review, on walking through the door you Immediately feel at home and thi… More
30 Nov 2012
"WSe felt special, flowers, cream tea, wine all for us on arrival! Stunning apartment, stylish finish."
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 surroundings.The owner… More
4 Mar 2012
"One of those very special and relaxing places - will be back!"
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!
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