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Roskennals Mill

(Ref. 1014567)

Penzance, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday home would highly recommend staying here."

    Secluded beautiful area but only a few miles from a beech.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautifully renovated mill building converted to three bedroom accommodation."

    The living area is open plan, bright and airy, Ideal for socialising as a family, and adequately equipped for a self catering holiday. The bedrooms were as described, clean and fresh. A blind over the small window in the double bed room would be a good addition but we were able to improvise satisfactorily.. The gardens are huge with a lovely little lake which, when we visited, had waterlilies in bloom and damsel flies flitting about. There are places to sit and contemplate or read or just chat. The location is down a private road near a small stream and is very peaceful. The host was very welcoming ( Cream tea! thank you!) on arrival , showed us around and was available if we needed anything but left us to ourselves otherwise which was perfect. I am sure if there had been a problem he would have been on it straight away. The location is ideal for visiting some lovely little coves for swimming or surfing or for walks along the South West Coast path. There are gardens at Trewidden and Tanglewood which are worth a visit and others which we didn't have time to get to. Mousehole is quant. The Minack isn't far but book in advance of your stay. Only had a week , had a lovely time and wish we had had longer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the location and the character of the mill, and really appreciated that it was cool in the heat."

    We found the bed was uncomfortable as it was very firm and the lack of a blind/curtains in the small window in the main bedroom meant we were woken with the sun every morning until we improvised some cardboard to cover it. We enjoyed being able to use the garden but whilst it was great to have the picnic benches in different spots we really missed having some comfortable chairs or loungers. The cream tea on arrival was a nice touch but we were surprised that there were no tea bags/coffee and it would have been good to have spare toilet roll and some handwash or soap in the property. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Thank you for your feedback – it is always welcome. However, we were extremely surprised to hear that you found the bed uncomfortable…We can honestly say that you are the first guests to have ever commented on this! In fact, a great many of our guests tell us how much they appreciate both the comfort and quality of the mattress, which is a Vi-Spring. Regarding the garden furniture…Our grounds, which extend to around 5 acres, make it rather difficult to position ‘loungers’ or ‘steamers’. However, the overwhelming majority of our guests seem to appreciate the benches that we provide, which we try to position to maximise the peaceful tranquillity of Roskennals. We are pleased that you enjoyed your homemade cream tea, and we provide milk, jam, cream and tea bags to accompany this. Regarding hand-soap: In our experience, we have found that ‘post Covid’ many of our guests would rather supply their own. With regard to toilet rolls…Whilst we do provide toilet rolls for each of the two bathrooms upon arrival, as a provider of a 'self-catering' holiday, most guests appreciate that they will need to buy their own should they need to (along with other supplies such as tea and coffee). However, if the two of you needed another toilet roll, then I would have been more than happy to have obliged - you only needed to ask! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie3.8Jul 2022

  • "SMASHING with very approchable ,helpfull and cheerfull owners."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved our time in Roskennals."

    The Mill is well situated, comfortable and sits in lovely surroundings. Our party of four all know Cornwall well but not this area especially. We had a great time in unseasonable warmth but the usual Cornish Mizzle. The owners were welcoming and we can definitely see a return visit coming.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous 2 weeks - idyllic oasis was a perfect base for exploring West Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Liubov5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Mill is beautiful, clean and comfortable."

    Very well equipped with everything you can think of. The beds are very comfortable with quality bed linen. The weather during our stay was not the best but the cottage was warm and cozy. Our 2 spaniels loved the gorgeous gardens, especially the stream, they had such a good time jumping in and splashing about. Most of the pubs and restaurants are dog friendly and we had no problems eating out. Verity met us on our arrival to explain everything and we were greeted with a lovely cream tea with freshly made scones and a bottle of wine, a lovely touch and very well received after a long day. We had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again, thank you Verity and Matt, we hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Roskennels Mill was an incredible stay."

    My wife and I chose to have it as a place for us and our family to stay either side of our wedding and it was a lovely venue with fantastic grounds. Matt and Verity are fantastic hosts and helped make sure we had a fantastic stay there!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, very comfortable, very relaxing setting in beautiful surroundings."

    Very welcoming hosts Matt and Verity. Exceptionally clean with good Covid-19 practices in place. Thoroughly recommend and would/hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very impressed with all aspects."

    The size of the well kept grass area was very large and great for the dogs, especially as the stream running along the border of the property was very clear and easy for them to access. The appliances were high quality and everything worked as it should. The owners were friendly and helpful. The Covid-19 precautions were very good.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Roskennals Mill, so peaceful."

    The garden is great if you are taking dogs plenty of room for them to run around. Sennen and Hayle beaches are superb.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x double with king size bed, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan living area with sitting area, kitchen and dining area
  • Elec central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Two medium sized well behaved pet accepted, sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, beach 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is a large lake and several streams in the grounds, children should be supervised

The property

In an idyllic setting, in a wooded valley with pretty meadows bordered by a stream is Roskennals, a small, exclusive development of cottages in the grounds of a former mill.

Roskennals Mill is the superb, original cent 17th water mill, beautifully restored with exposed stone walls, handsome wooden floors and exposed beams.

The living area is open plan and features a bespoke kitchen, stylish sitting area and large dining table and chairs, ideal for everyone to sit together - plan your day over breakfast, or re-count your adventures over dinner.

Three bedrooms are peaceful and tranquil with wooden flooring and cool whitewashed walls.

Outside, a neat terrace is the ideal spot for enjoying a glass of wine, and you have exclusive use of the Mill Paddock as well as the extensive grounds and lake - perfect for picnicking.

Close to all that's good in Cornwall, nearby you've a host of excellent attractions to choose from including St Michaels Mount, The Minack Theatre and a number of sandy beaches and stunning walking routes.

The historic harbour town of Penzance can be reached within a short drive as can Mousehole and Porthleven some of the prettiest villages in the region.

With so much to see and do, Roskennals Mill will provide you with a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


St Ives 8 miles. Helicopter to Isles of Scilly - 30 minutes

Penzance hosts Golowan, the Midsummer Carnival, and The Literary Festival. There are also The Exchange, Newlyn and Penlee Art Galleries. One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday areas is the spectacular sweep of Mount’s Bay, from the cliffside fishing village of Mousehole through Penzance and around to beautiful Marazion, the coastline hides a wealth of sandy beaches, rocky coves as well as winding village streets and other places to visit and explore. Connected by a causeway to the shore at Marazion is the National Trust’s stunningly beautiful St Michael’s Mount with its hilltop castle and Mediterranean gardens. Walk across at low water and take one of the ferry boats back when the tide is up. Penzance with its winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and harbour is a must as it is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Isles of Scilly as well as being the harbor. The South West Coast Path passing through Penzance winds its way along the clifftops towards Land’s End. On the way, stop off for a coffee and a rest at beautiful Lamorna Cove, explore the open air Minack Theatre and marvel at the cliffs as you approach Gwennap Head. A stunning walk for those seeking solitude, exercise and some of the UK’s best coastal scenery. Penzance is the perfect holiday base. Ideally placed for exploring this land of Celtic myth and legend and with enough to do and see in the immediate area to keep all the family occupied.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season