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Bell Cottage

(Ref. 959318)

Gulval, near Marazion, Cornwall Show on map


Tourist Board rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our fourth stay at Bell Cottage."

    And definitely won’t be our last. Perfect for us in every way.

    Thank you! And we look forward to welcoming back to Bell Cottage anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay!"

    Very last minute booking but so glad we found this amazing listing. Such a comfy stay with everything we could need. House was immaculate and the decor was fab! Communication pilsner have been better with the property owner and made us feel very very welcome. Will definitely be booking again very soon!:)

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "It’s been over 25 years since we last stayed at Kenegie Manor and to be honest we were looking for somewhere to stay in St Ives with our dog but were not willing to pay the prices being charged so when we saw Bell Cottage was available we thought ‘why not’?"

    We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was well equipped with everything we needed - a good place to stay. The bonus for us was how peaceful and relaxing it was and no crowds.The one thing I would say that slightly let the overall experience down was the sofa. It could do with a clean as it smelt of dogs and had stains on it. A spray of Febreeze and a couple of air fresheners did the trick in the short term. Thanks for the welcome milk, fizz and biscuits. Much appreciated. We will definitely stay again

    Thank you for your comments Russell and I’m delighted to hear you had a relaxing time staying at Bell Cottage. I can confirm that all the soft furnishings and carpets are professionally cleaned at the end of every season but I have forwarded your comments to my cleaner who will address the sofa in the short term. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bell Cottage again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell3.8Sep 2023

  • "As always bell cottage was a lovely relaxing retreat which we thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend to everyone who can take the time to go away."

    The owner is always so friendly to speak to and we look forward to the next time we can come and stay.

    Thank you so much for your comments Laura - it is always a pleasure to welcome you back to the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "We understood that Bell Cottage was situated within a Holiday Park and that the property was in a terrace, what was not made clear was that this cottage although privately owned was one of a considerable number of similar cottages."

    I doubt we would have made the booking had we realized this. There was no privacy to sit outside and the garden furniture needs replacing. We noted your advice to park thoughtfully - it was a shame other residents did not and on a number of occasions when returning after a meal out we had to park in the main car park. A big advantage was that the cottage was cool in the living room and the sofa was very comfortable and was throughout very clean. It was a nice touch to have flowers and the biscuits and fruit juice. We lost WiFi on the Thursday and the owners were really kind and helpful and arranged for an engineer to visit which we really appreciated. The downside for us was the location, parking and we felt the price was somewhat steep. However this was Cornwall following a pandemic and in the height of season but we do feel your description of the cottage is not truly reflective.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry you felt the accommodation was not as expected. The listing does state the fact that the property is situated in the Kenegie Manor holiday park, and mentions the communal facilities, the nature of the property and surrounding areas. We are also sorry to hear of your experience with parking, we have not received comments about this previously and it is not usual. It was good to hear your positive comments though, together with our housekeeping team we do our best to ensure that our guests enjoy their holiday at Bell Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location ."

    . the site itself was not too big which meant it wasn’t noisy and having the restaurant there after a day on the beach was ideal and it was very reasonable priced. My teenage boys loved the pool and activities. Would definitely recommend Bell Cottage ..

    Reviewed by sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property, with lots of space and very comfortable and clean."

    ..a real home from home with a great deal of care and attention to detail from the owners. Good location to explore- dog friendly beach is about a mile down the road but it is a steep road on foot if you don't want to drive. Quiet grounds with ample facilities for any immediate needs.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "It is a lovely cottage well looked after and equipped."

    A lovely location. It is a shame the site was not maintained in the same way. The pool needs maintenance and the bar restaurant was closed or restricted for 3 of the days.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying at Bell Cottage, it had all the home comforts we needed."

    Will definitely be returning again. All the staff at Kenegie Manor were very friendly and helpful. You do have to pre-book the swimming each day and currently food isn’t served every day in the Old Forge.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2022

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location was perfect near to the town but in a quiet location.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2022

  • "The description of the cottage was, "Delightful stone holiday home in grounds of a former Manor house."

    " What you failed to mention was that it was situated in the middle of a holiday camp. We have stayed in many cottages and the accurate, truthful and complete description of the cottage, grounds and surroundings are what we need to make our choice. By omission of all the facts we rented a cottage in, for us, totally unsuitable position and that, of course, marred our holiday. We were expecting this to be a private conversion with some homely touches in it. as we usually find, such as books, maps. local information, salt and pepper in the kitchen. maybe some cards and games. We rent cottages frequently and have come to expect a truthful and accurate description of the property and a less bland and uninteresting interior.

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We do hope you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry you felt the accommodation was not as expected. The listing does mention the communal facilities, the nature of the property and surrounding areas. Due to Covid owners were advised not to leave such items as salt, pepper etc in the properties and of course they do not need to provided anything in a self catering holiday home. We hoped you found the pdf which was sent to you by the owner containing information and restaurant suggestions helpful. We aim to show by photos the interior of properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline2.2May 2022

  • "Lovely lovely accommodation yet again beautifully presented."

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely clean, modern and comfortable cottage with the charm of a barn conversion but the comfort of a cosy home."

    On a family friendly holiday park with access to the facilities it was the best of both worlds, quiet peaceful country retreat but with pool and restaurant nearby when needed. Lovely location to explore the Cornish coastline.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2021

  • "Perfectly placed cottage that was more than adequate for a family of 4."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely holidays, we will be back"

    Reviewed by Chantal4.7Sep 2020

  • "Really nice place with lots of room for my 5 person family, kitchen well stocked but onsite delivery really nice."

    Also locally there are lots of takeaways if needed. Local beaches stunning - we had good weather, so was a perfect holiday. Onsite didn’t use the swimming pool, as still shut with gov rules.

    Reviewed by Demelza4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week, excellent location and lovely cottage."

    Could not have asked for better.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2019

  • "Bells Cottage is a nice equipped property."

    You should mentioned that it is part of a holiday park with very impersonally Service. We expected a little cottage near a little village to walk around a bit, but were disappointed, because we had to take the car everytime we wanted to have a look around.

    Reviewed by Astrid3.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage on was brilliant and exceeded our expectations, but the facilities on the park were a bit shabby and disappointing."

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jun 2019

  • "The house was more than we expected in view of the magnificent surroundings !"

    ! The only downside is no internet which meant a trip up to the reception at least twice a day ! Even though Bell Cottage is a n individual property it is a shame that that there is no mention of the use of facilities at the reception unless I missed something in the small print !!! The bar for food and drinks and the swimming pool and table tennis would be great add on's in the literature for a fantastic holiday Alastair Buchanan

    Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave this feedback. I am sorry you had difficulties with the Wi-Fi during your stay, we will of course look into this to avoid future occurrences. Apologies for our affiliates site not mentioning the sites facilities. The information we provide on these sites are only basic and we advise all of our customers to visit our own websites for more up to date information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is on an excellent location to explore Cornwall."

    It has plenty of parking. The cottage has a lovely cosy lounge , great kitchen facility and very comfortable large bedrooms. It was perfect for one dog and a family. It’s quiet with a great outdoor space at the front and back of the property to relax on the table and chairs provided. It has fast WiFi, good 4G and a tv dvd and selection of DVDs to watch. Highly recommended for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7May 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was good easy to drive to st Michaels mount, Penzance, Newlyn, mouse hole, Lands end - St Ives."

    we covered as much of the coast line we could. The facilities on site i.e. swimming pool, play area & shop was great to entertain the grand children. plus the selection of DVDs left in the cottage. Very safe environment for the children. Loads of parking places & the bar was a pleasant place to have a drink in & play pool. Would recommend to more family members and friends. Kind regards Martin Green

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage lovely furnishings highly recommend will definitely return in the future"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    There was no telephone reception and no wifi. It got a little chilly in the evenings but the electric fire sorted this ok. The cottage had been unused for a couple of weeks prior to our visit and we noticed a number of cobwebs and spiders in residence there were also cobwebs behind the furniture. The facilities on site were nice and the staff very friendly The food in the bar was good and reasonably priced. The pool and sauna were a nice extra but i think they would be over crowded during busier seasons, as they are quite small. overall a nice quiet week which we both found very relaxing we have agreed we would both be happy to return

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Oct 2018

  • "Very good space & facilities to relax & enjoy our holiday."

    The bed was very comfortable, as was the lounge furniture. Easy parking & good central location to explore the area. Only comments for changes would be to check the key codes, & wifi in the cottage would have saved us having to sit in reception area to connect. The owner did have a note that she is trying to have wifi connected already. , so that’s good. The reception staff at front area were extremely helpful & friendly. Thanks for a great stay with time to rest & relax. Mark & Char

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Perfect accomadation for my family and the dog excellent service from cornish ..."

    Perfect accomadation for my family and the dog excellent service from cornish cottage holidays always going to have a wonderful week in cornwall but you made it a perfect week thankyou

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage, really well equipped except for the fridge which was far too small for a family of 4 who wanted to self cater!"

    The lounge was really comfy and cosy, some really nice touches such as the blankets. Loved the big corner sofa. Bedrooms were lovely and big and beautifully simply decorated with some great finishing touches. This cottage has lots of thoughtful touches such as the storage unit in the bathroom, the basket of board games, the pile of DVD's and the gorgeous scones and clotted cream on arrival. The only slight downside is Kenegie Manor itself, it's all a bit run down, the shop opens erratic hours as does the restaurant. The one night we went to use it they had stopped serving food early as they were too busy..... They did helpfully supply us with numbers of takeaways that delivered to the Manor though!! Amazing area to visit would highly recommend Mermaid pleasure boats - we went out and saw seals and dolphins. Also the Minnack Theatre had a great children's show - fabulous fun for everyone. Would also recommend Tremenhere Landscape Gardens just minutes from Kenegie Manor, we had a lovely lunch there and beautiful and interesting gardens.

    Reviewed by E4.1Aug 2018

  • "The location of Bell Cottage was perfect for visiting safe beaches and local attractions, or walking along the coast, but it was also a relaxing haven if you didn't want to venture far."

    It was superbly equipped and we particularly loved the spacious end bedroom. Everything was clean and well maintained, and we felt very much at home for the week. This was a perfect holiday cottage for us!!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was nice and well equipped."

    There were a few maintenance issues that had been reported in the Visitors Book on several occasions but had not been corrected but apart from these issues we liked the cottage. We were NOT impressed with Kenegie Manor (the site). The pool was very small, the bar was scruffy and we were unable to get any WiFi.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.1Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, really well equipped and we felt at home straight away."

    I want to mention three things though. 1. The toilet seat was broken and this had been mentioned a number of times in the visitors book going back 12 months. It still hadn't been sorted 2. The cottage was very clean apart from a large number of cob webs in every room and harvestman spiders attached to them. Again this had been mentioned in the visitors book 3. The fridge needs replacing. Food was either frozen or warm Having said all this we would definitely go back. We loved our week there.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2018

  • "Excellent location near fantastic beaches and Coves."

    St.Ives only 15 minutes drive away. Facilities at the Manor o.k. shame everything has time restrictions e.g. swimming pool only open twice per day. Bell Cottage was comfortable, clean and had everything in the kitchen needed to prepare a meal. Shame there was no Wi-Fi anywhere on the complex

    Reviewed by Takya3.8May 2018

  • "Loved everything about the cottage and the location, it was ideal, will definitely be looking to book again."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a great stay in Bell cottage."

    It was ideal for travelling around that part of Cornwall. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Nov 2017

  • "Bell Cottage was a delightful property to stay in."

    On arrival the property was very clean and tidy. The Forge Bar on site provided very good food and was excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean, well equipped, good sized rooms, beds extremely comfortable."

    Unfortunately the on-site club service was generally very slow especially for meals and bar choices were disappointing. No convenient doggy walks.

    Reviewed by Michael4.6Sep 2017

  • "Lovely location, close to all surrounding villages & shops."

    Reviewed by Phillip4.4Aug 2017

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  • Ground floor sitting room, kitchen/diner
  • Flight of stairs to first floor with three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, heated mirror and wc
  • Electric thermostatically controlled radiators, Electric oven and hob, fridge - freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • 40'' Smart TV, Bluetooth Speaker, WiFi, Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Two patios with garden furniture
  • On site heated swimming pool and bar open February to October inclusive
  • One well behaved dog welcome free of charge.

The property

Bell Cottage is a privately owned attached residence within the grounds of Kenegie Manor holiday park - a grand and elegant building built over 500 years ago - and is just two miles from the beautiful coastline.

From February to October, guests have unlimited use of a range of on-site facilities that include an indoor heated pool, Nordic sauna, hot tub, tennis courts, pitch and putt, wireless internet and Club house.

Bell Cottage is quietly positioned within the grounds and makes for a relaxing break and is conveniently placed for visiting the coast.

The living room has a modern corner sofa and chair, coal-effect fire and French doors that lead to a sunny patio and there is a kitchen with dining table and chairs.

Upstairs is a large master bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom as well as the family bathroom.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Note: There is no washing machine. Laundry facilities on site 24/7
Note: Timed Pool use may be booked online. Obtain password from Reception

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season