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Roskorwell Manor

(Ref. 1119017)

St Keverne, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property as described."

    Caters well for families, from young to old. Facilities were excellent, with more than enough equipment supplied. Near to beach, pubs and restaurants. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were not aware of the need to travel miles through lanes to reach the property"

    This property benefits from a high degree of privacy, being right on the coast, with wonderful views and a relative absence of the usual crowds, noise and pollution. In fact, the peace and quiet is exceptional. It follows that to have these benefits, and to enjoy the wonderful sea and countryside views, it is not surprising that there is a need to travel through an extra two and a half miles of typical Cornish lanes with their high stone walls, covered with a myriad of wild flowers, and occasional tunnels of overhanging trees. That's the beauty of Cornwall for you! However, in fact, most of the journey to Roskorwell Manor may be made on main roads as far as the town of Helston and from there it is a relatively fast B road to St. Keverne, with its pretty cottages, shops, church and 3 pubs. From the historic town square, it is only two and a half miles of gorgeous Cornish lanes to reach Roskorwell Manor situated just above the enchanting fishing village of Porthallow, with dog friendly beach, pub and fishing boats drawn up above the tide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic family week staying at this beautiful property, summed up by our youngest member, who is six years old as 'wow, this is amazing'."

    The beautifully kept gardens and the spectacular views were enjoyed by both adults and children alike. We went on walks with the dog to Porthallow beach (dog friendly) and a second cove just a little further round (not sure of the name), also dog friendly, where the children went crabbing in the rock pools...... just fantastic. The games room, with pool table gave some evening competition, healthy of course. The house is very comfortable and was spotlessly clean. The annex was great for the less mobile member of our party, the only comment, a rail by the toilet would have made this accessible room just a little more accessible, however this did not detract from the holiday at all. Well equipped with everything a party of 10 could need and as we were lucky to have fantastic weather as well, we also enjoyed a barbecue. The welcome pack was very informative, we loved the sustainable recycling and waste collection, and the wine and cream tea was a very thoughtfully, and enjoyable, start to our holiday. We would highly recommend this property and are already planning a return stay next year.

    Thank you for such appreciative comments! - We love the house too and it is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. You may be pleased to hear there is now an optional frame with arms to be used by those with mobility needs. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Roskorwell Manor House – Feedback We had a wonderful break at Roskorwell Manor."

    The spacious property was situated in a beautiful location with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The area was so tranquil and peaceful with only the sound of birdsong in the air. The thoughtful ‘welcome pack’, was very well received and was of excellent quality. The property was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well appointed, the standard was excellent. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, the owner had thought of everything one could possibly need! The games room was an excellent addition to the property. Overall, it was a fantastic holiday in a fabulous property.

    So glad you enjoyed your time at Roskorwell Manor - we love it too! Thank you for your compliments, it is most encouraging. We hope you will return one day. Jennifer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

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  • Main house
  • Four bedrooms (fifth in Annexe - see below): 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Every bedroom has en-suite
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Cot available for babies up to 18 months
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with tumble dryer
  • Two sitting rooms both with wood-burning stoves
  • Separate games room with pool table, wall TV with connections for gaming consoles
  • Two bridge tables with cards & score cards
  • Oil fire boiler
  • 2 electric ovens and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 4 x TVs (one Smart), WiFi
  • Fuel and starter pack for wood-burning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen (100% cotton) and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for up to 4 cars, also ample off road parking adjacent
  • Wrap-around multi-level, enclosed large garden (for furry friends), with sea views over Falmouth Bay, with lawns, sun terrace with tables and seating for 10
  • Sun terrace with BBQ
  • Indian Kadai Fire Bowl with BBQ grill and sun loungers
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub and dog friendly beach 0.4 miles
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) with sea views
  • Note: There are steps in the garden - however these can be avoided
  • Single-storey annexe with disability access - studio-style layout with super-king-size bed (zip/link, can be twin on request), coffee & tea facilities, mini fridge, dining area and sitting area, wall mounted TV, wet room with walk-in shower (disability access) basin, heated towel rail, and WC, level access from the garden and car park
  • NOTE: Your welcome pack will include a bottle of wine; tea, coffee and sugar; bread; milk, and toiletries
  • Guests will be served a Cornish Cream tea and scones
  • 2 bridge tables for duplicate bridge available
  • Pretty fishing village with beach & pub

The property

St Keverne 2.6 miles.

As you drive up the hill from the fishing village of Porthallow, on the sheltered East Coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, Roskorwell Manor appears in front of you as a grand, five-bedroomed property, in this AONB, set in its own large lawned garden, with sea views to the east over the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay and to the south, over the beautiful Porthallow Valley, with the cottages of St. Keverne just visible on the distant hills.

The main house’s four double bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy views of sea and countryside, while the fifth bedroom, measuring 16ft x 12ft, with a further, large en-suite wet room, is contained in a ground floor separate Annex with level access from the private parking area, and just a few feet across the courtyard from the main house. All the rooms are light and airy, and the property has no interior steps on either floor.

The spacious, first-floor landing is accessed directly by all the bedrooms, being reached by an original period wooden staircase with turned handrail and low risers.

The spacious property accommodates 10 guests and up to two well-behaved dogs, plus there is a cot for an infant if needed. Park up on the driveway before entering the charming hallway, leading to two sitting rooms on your left, each with its own woodburning stove and traditional decor, while to your right a doorway leads to a very large, well-equipped kitchen/diner, with an American-style fridge/freezer, arching beams overhead and wood-panelled base units, topped with granite worktops, allowing for multiple working areas throughout the kitchen, in which all culinary needs are provided for a large group.

The granite-topped central island unit offers extra seating for two, to enjoy a glass of wine while chatting with the “chef”, and at the other end of the room, which runs right from the front to back of the whole house, is a contemporary dining table, giving plenty of space for four adults or children down each side and two each end, making a convivial setting for the whole family to enjoy. In the warmer months, an alfresco affair awaits on the south-facing sun terrace behind the house, where two tables and chairs with parasols provide seating and optional shade for all, and where the large Indian Kadai fire bowl with grill provides the perfect barbecue.

Play a game of Boules (Pétanque) on the front lawn while you wait for your steak to cook on the grill, or while you sip your evening drink and simply take in the views in the summer evenings. All the bedrooms have the luxury of en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms, heated towel rails, and contemporary furnishings.

In the annex, you will find a 6ft super-king zip/link bed, which separates to become optional 3ft divan beds if wished, a dining area, wall-mounted TV, a kitchenette with essentials along with an large wet room.

Throughout the whole property, the combination of efficient central heating with super thick stone walls and windows with double glazing leads to a particularly welcoming warmth in the winter months and conversely, in the summer months, the house stays cooler due to the walls and windows. There is a king-size bedroom, with bathroom and double aspect views; here, you can sit up with breakfast in bed on your lap, perhaps, and watch the boats coming and going to Falmouth and the Carrick Roads or the yachts accessing the estuary of the Helford River. There are two super-king bedrooms with optional zip/link 6ft beds, offering the alternative use as two 3ft singles, if required; there is also a twin room with en-suite shower and far reaching inland views.

There is a 6ft super-king “master” bedroom with dual aspect, showcasing the wide seascape and St Maws in the distance, and an en-suite bathroom with its own stunning views and great facilities. The landing and all the bedrooms on the first floor have the original golden yellow polished floor boards running the full length of the rooms, as well as tasteful décor throughout - the “master” and the annex also have wall-mounted TV's.

Come morning, relish a coffee on the sun terrace, before starting your Cornish adventure at Porthallow Beach, a short walk (0.4 miles) down the hill.

Wonderful walks with stunning views can be accessed directly from your front door and the famous South West Coastal Path is around 100 metres away.

The garden is fully enclosed so your furry friends may be safely let loose in it, while you are at the house, but please be sure to clean up after them using the facilities provided.

A short car journey away you’ll arrive at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary near Gweek, offering immersive experiences, such as “Breakfast with the Seals”, as also Trebah Garden, a sub-tropical oasis and Glendurgan Garden, spanning 300 acres of National Trust grounds.

There is something to keep the younger ones entertained, as well as catching up on supermarket shopping, in nearby Helston, namely Tours of the Museum of Cornish Life, or even more excitingly a thrill-seeking day out at Flambards Theme Park, home to a host of rollercoasters, go karting and adventure play.

Further afield there are many historic places to visit, including Godophin House, historically home to the founding stallion of the Thoroughbred horse, the imported Stallion named the Darley Arabian, as well as the famous Menac Theatre, carved out of the rock, near Penzance, Poldark Mine, or the bustling resort of St. Ives on the north coast, a Mecca for artists. Additionally, there is a diving school at Porthoustock and surfing school at Coverack, both a few miles south down the coastline from Roskorwell, and a Riding School further inland near Treglossick, with a challenging Golf Course at Mullion and sailing lessons available on the Helford River - all within 4 miles of Roskorwell Manor.

Close by lies the fishing village of Porthallow with its popular pub, “The 5 Pilchards”, offering delicious takeaway Cornish pasties, where they say you can hire a boat to take you fishing for Lobster or Sea Bass, maybe to be grilled, on the very same day, straight out of the sea, on the barbecue back at Roskorwell Manor? Book your next group break at Roskorwell Manor, as your well-designed property to return to after days out, or enjoying the views from the garden while cooking up lunches on the barbecue, and maybe eating out in award-winning local restaurants and pubs in the evenings, many details of which are included in the “Welcome Book” which awaits your arrival at the property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Helston 12 miles.

On the eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula, the pretty village of St Keverne, lying just 1.25 miles inland, is the focal point for this area, with its village pubs and shops surrounding the village square, and an impressive church spire, at one time used to guide the Cornish fishermen home. From St Keverne, you can easily explore the natural and spectacular beauty of the Lizard Peninsula by car, bicycle or on foot. You will find walled fishing harbours, tiny secret coves, sandy bays and dramatic clifftop walks along the South West Coastal path. Just north is the Helford River, a yachtsman's dream and home to Frenchman's Creek, and picturesque Helford village. A short walk takes you to Roskilly’s Farm, where you can tuck in to ice cream to die for. Further afield, visit Falmouth, with one of the world's largest natural harbours, Pendennis Castle built by Henry VIII, and of course you cannot miss out on a trip to The National Maritime Museum.

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