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The Penthouse

Gulval, Cornwall (Ref. 972699)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The Penthouse is a fantastic place to stay in Cornwall."

    Its peaceful, decorated to a great standard and its just a home away from home. I will certainly be coming back here in the future. Thankyou Anne / Sykes.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in The Penthouse."

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed even with bits you wouldn't expect. It was a home away from home. The welcome basket was very thoughtful and very welcome after our long journey. The weather was also kind to us on our week which is always a bonus.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2019

  • "Outstanding accommodation - ideal location"

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2019

  • "The apartment was very clean and well presented, with the addition of welcome pack of Cornish fare."

    The Manor House is situated in a small holiday complex but this did not impinge on the tranquility of the main house and our accommodation, The Penthouse.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "The Penthouse apartment is lovely."

    It is spacious and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Good communication from the owners and a lovely welcome pack of local goodies. Easy to get to St Ives which is 6 miles away and lots of local stores for groceries. I would recommend this to friends and family and would happily go back again. We visited some great places in particular the Minack theatre and Porthcurno beach which We’re fabulous!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "The apartment was a real home from home experience and the owner had really thought of everything down to providing lunch boxes for picnics, pizza cutters and many other ad hoc things which are often not thought of until you need them!"

    The apartment was very clean and tidy and set in a beautiful location. The grounds were very well maintained and the apartment was very peaceful and away from everything. We did try out the onsite pub for a meal which was not the best but edible! The views from the apartment were amazing and despite being a bit unfortunate with the weather, the whole setting is beautiful. The owners sent us emails with really clear directions and the information they provided regarding local attractions and places to visit was really helpful to us as this was our first time in Cornwall. The owners did not bother us at all during our stay but we knew how to contact them if we had needed to. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment and if we ever venture back to Cornwall we would be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "Renter has no control over the heating."

    Cold early in the morning and when we had got wet one evening. Limited opening hours for the swimming pool would gave been useful to know in advance.

    Thank you for staying at the Penthouse and sharing your feedback with us. The heating currently comes on at 6.00am and regulates the temperature throughout the day however, we will certainly monitor the situation to see if an earlier time is preferable. The swimming pool is owned by Kenegie Manor Holiday Park and they do vary their opening hours depending on peak or off-peak times however, we are more than pleased to answer any enquiries made prior to arrival. We are sorry if any of these issues impacted on the enjoyment of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RozMay 2019

  • "The penthouse was amazing, clean in fact spotless, a welcome hamper full of Cornish goodies, views to die for looking over rolling countryside, for a family of 4 this was a more than big enough apartment, it was a home from home."

    Plenty of games to have family fun in the evening along with comfy sofas and massive smart tv. Access to praa sands and Hayle beech within under 10 mins by car, st ives also the same. Perfect base with access also to Penzance for shopping at Tesco or sainsbury and a amazing fish and chip shop called Lewis fish and chips best in town. Thanks to the owners and Sykes for a amazing home from home for the week would of moved in liked it that much.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2018

  • "The apartment was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed, and a lot of things we though we didn't."

    The welcome hamper was fantastic, even down to the pint of fresh milk left for us in the fridge, and with tea and coffee in the hamper, we could gave a welcomed cuppa after the long drive. All in all excellent. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2018

  • "We had such a lovely time, the penthouse was a lovely place to stay and the gift box on arrival was a lovely touch."

    Would visit again.

    Reviewed by PhilippaMay 2018

  • "The directions to the property provided by Sykes were not accurate in contrast to those given in an email from the owner which were fine."

    Sykes said that takeover time was 3pm whereas the owner said it was 4pm. In the event it was ready by 3pm after I had explained the situation to the owner. Operating the TV was a nightmare.Kept getting ' no signal ' and it took an age to get anything. We went in mid May and the restaurant does not open until 6pm so no chance of even a sandwich on arrival. The nearest facilities are a mile away. At the end of May the restaurant is open all day. On the plus side, the owners left the most generous welcome pack we have ever had and they met us on arrival to help carry our bags up the 30 steps to the penthouse. The manor is in glorious countryside and was a perfect base for exploring this part of Cornwall. We had a marvelous holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

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  • Two lower floor bedrooms, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x child bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, 3 x SmartTVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and one hand and bath towel inc. per person
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking
  • Access to well-maintained gardens
  • On-site facilities are provided by Kenegie Manor, weekly leisure passes can be purchased on arrival, this includes access to a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • On-site shop, and on-site bar offering evening meals, with pool table and dart board
  • Note: Maximum 3 adults, 1 child and 1 infant; this property cannot accept more than 3 adults

The property

A lovely apartment in a converted Tudor manor house set in 11 acres of well-maintained gardens on the Kenegie Manor Holiday Park.

Situated close to the village of Gulval, our apartment is just a short drive away to one of Cornwall's most famous destinations St Ives, a working harbour surrounded by fantastic beaches, art galleries plus great restaurants.

Our proximity to Penzance, St Michaels Mount, Lands End, Minack Outdoor Theatre and many more iconic attractions means it is the perfect location to explore the best of what Cornwall has to offer.

Boasting far-reaching rural views, overlooking the courtyard garden with stunning Cornish sunsets The Penthouse has open plan living with a spacious and a comfortable set-up, this retreat is perfect for a small family or couples wanting to get away from it all.

Extremely spacious with exceptionally high-quality furnishings and fabrics, the apartment has a real “home from home” feel.

Together with a collection of seating and a neutral colour scheme comes together to create an all-round relaxing ambience.

A dining area and contemporary kitchen complete the formation, well-appointed for a social evening with your loved ones.

Follow the stairs down to the bedrooms; the first being a double and the second a bunk room.

Both look out over the countryside which lies in the distance, so you can wake up to the refreshing landscape each day that goes by.

The family bathroom is a modern suite, including a bath with an overhead shower for a great start to your morning.

All-in-all an excellent cottage and location.

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About the location


Penzance 1.5 miles.

Gulval is a village in the former Penwith district of Cornwall. Although historically a parish in its own right, Gulval was incorporated into the parishes of Penzance, Madron and Ludgvan in 1934, and like Heamoor, is now considered to be a suburb of Penzance. Gulval, however, still maintains its sense of charm and parts of the village church date back to the 12th century. Other features in the village include the 1910 granite drinking fountain in the centre of the square and the Coldstreamer Inn, allegedly one of the oldest. A charming collection of Victorian houses and cottages are also dotted around what was the village square. Why not wander into the centre of Penzance, appreciated for its abundance of palm trees and gardens full of sub-tropical plants, a sure sign that you have arrived somewhere unique.

Region Information

Note: Maximum 3 adults, 1 child and 1 infant; this property cannot accept more than 3 adults.
Pass can be purchased on site for pool and leisure facilities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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