The view across the gardens to the house.
The sitting-room.
There is so much space for guests within the grounds.
The blue bedroom.
The open fire in the first floor sitting/dining-room.
Just off the conservatory/dining-room is a doorway through to the snug.
The dining-area of the sitting/dining-room.
The well-equipped kitchen leads to the conservatory dining-room.
The summer-house and lawn - the perfect setting for a picnic or barbecue.
St Michael's Mount at nearby Marazion.
Enjoy a warm welcome.
The dining-area within the first floor sitting/dining-room (you can just see a doorway to the left which leads through to one of the twin bedrooms).
Bedroom 2.
Lovely grounds for guests to enjoy.
This is the beautiful dining-area within the conservatory.
The snug.
The view across the gardens from the house.
There are lovely views out over the grounds from the conservatory/dining-room.
The main house.
This is the main bathroom with the shower-room just across the hall.
A view of the house from across the lake.
The tent room.
The twin bedroom.
The hallway.
The master bedroom.
The ground floor sitting-room.
The drawing-room.
Porthcurno is just eight miles away.
The beautiful Cornish coast.
Wonderful walks on the coastal path.
Mousehole harbour is a short drive.
A local fishing cove.
The lake.
Penzance harbour.

Nancealverne House


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September 2020

Stayed for a week in September. The house was as we expected and the history quite remarkable. Views across the ha-ha to the meadows, with fine breed cows, gave a feeling that Constable may have passed this way. Swallows & Amazons on the lake and evenings in the Snug with a glass or two. Heaven!!

October 2019

This is a wonderful property (spacious, well equipped, interesting pictures and antique furnishing) in amazing grounds in a lovely part of Cornwall. Good location and easy to access from the A30. Close to supermarkets, fast food outlets etc, to Penzance itself (a possible walk but we used cars), and to lots of beautiful places like Marazion, Mousehole, Porthcurno, Sennen and Lands End. It was perfect for our party of four adults, an eight year old and a dog. We would recommend it and would definitely stay there again.

June 2019

A very interesting house with lots of history within lovely grounds and good central location.

June 2019

Nancealverne House is a beautiful place to spend time in. We can’t wait to come back!

May 2019

It is rather like staying in a National Trust property surrounded by ancestors!

April 2019

It was a wonderful opportunity to stay in this historic house surrounded by family history and portraits within easy walking distance of Penzance and its restaurants, pubs, galleries and walks but stay in comfort and warmth with two dogs.

December 2018


October 2018

This is an amazing place for a holiday. Nancealverne House is very grand but so comfortable and relaxing, we can’t wait to return!

July 2018

Wonderful property for family and friends to enjoy . A privilege to share in its history

June 2018

Grand and historic, Nancealverne is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. After days out, it’s always a treat to return here.

May 2018

great house for catching up with family, plenty to do in the area

July 2017

Grand property if you like loads of space and history.

May 2017

Cornwall, Penzance, Nancealverne is our perfect holiday!

December 2016

The property is a wonderful journey to days gone by but with very well-equipped, modern facilities. The atmosphere cannot be described, it must be experienced first-hand! The splendid Christmas tree in the formal sitting room was an especially festive touch. Although the weather was grey and damp for the most part, the house was warm and cosy. We would love to visit again in the summer so we could make use of the lovely grounds.

September 2016

What a beautiful, comfortable historic house in such a picturesque setting. We never want to leave.

June 2016

What an amazing place for a family holiday. Absolutely magical,steeped in history and utterly beautiful.

May 2016

If you like something a little unusual then this is the place for you. It's full of family portraits and comfortable furniture and although you get the impression of bring in a country house with its own parkland and lake it is a very short walk into Penzance.

May 2016

Staying in Nancealverne was a fantastic, unique and memorable experience. Wonderfully spacious and the ideal location for a murder mystery party (the butler didn't do it!). The boat was a great addition and added a different dimension, (it deserves a bit of TLC though, poor old thing). Dood the Labradoodle just loved the garden. Two of our party travelled by train and taxi and thought the house so well located that you could enjoy a holiday in Cornwall without a car at all, which is unusual. All in all as wonderful a holiday as we had hoped. Lovely weather did help! Thanks to you all for making it possible. Thanks also to Gwen the housekeeper for letting us know that Dood had left his dog comb and towel, and for sending them on!

May 2016

this is a fantastic house. lots of space and privacy. it is well equipped and really is a gem of a find. this house really made our holiday perfect

September 2015

Nancealverne House was once again the perfect holiday house for us. Very comfortable, clean and full of history. We enjoyed everyday especially watching the serie poldark. They should really film at nancealverne house!!! Thank you family Armstrong for making this house on of the best in Cornwall!!

August 2015

Nancealverne is so impressive - enchanting would not be too strong a word! I doubt there is any other holiday home like it!

August 2015

Just add people and food for a great holiday! There were 7 if us, 3 children and 4 adults. We all had a fab time. The kids loved the grounds, pretending to be lord & ladies of the manor.

August 2015

House description and photos excellent. Description of grounds understated - much bigger that expected with wonderful wood ( we hope it won't be tidied up too much) and lawns for just guests to enjoy. Wonderful!! A lovely, very spacious, historic old house, full of character with an accompanying woodland, pond and lawn areas that were a delight to walk around. Boundary trees ensured the adjacent A30 remained completely unobtrusive and it was excellent to have the easy parking and privacy afforded by the grounds. The large conservatory with rocking horse and grapevine immediately adjoins a good kitchen area and was a delight to use as our dining room. Having two sitting rooms and a drawing room was wonderful! All aspects of the accommodation were very acceptable and comfortable. The ancestral and house links with Nelson were fascinating as were the portraits throughout the house and the photos in the tent sitting room.

July 2015

Nancealverne is a unique holiday property full of history and charm. We felt like we were on the set of 'Downton Abbey'! Beautiful house and grounds. Very relaxing. Perfect location for exploring Cornwall.

December 2014

Our visit to Nancealverne House over new year was absolutely fantastic. The house and its grounds are really special so while we were in complete comfort, it still felt like a special occasion in a beautiful old buikding with lots of character.

Both the owner and the team at Classic were an absolute pleasure to deal with, so helpful and quick to respond. I would happily book a stay through them in future as that level of customer service is not always guaranteed.

We would love to stay again as a group and I would fully recommed it to any group of adult friends or families.

Thank you!

October 2014

Truly excellent property which was comfortable and accommodating for a large family gathering including grandparents and babies.

September 2014

We as a german family had a wonderful stay at Nancealverne House. The historic atmosphere and the beautiful gardens have let us felt like being in the movie pride and prejudice. Also the lovely beaches, hiking trails and the tasty food of Cornwall made our stay a superb holiday.

We can recommend Nancealverne House for any family, who wants to enjoy a great holiday in Cornwall in a Rosamunde Pilcher like atmosphere.

August 2014

Nancealverne House exceeds all expectations of what a holiday cottage (even a 'classic cottage'!) will be like. It is a truly wonderful place, with the breath of history in its air.

August 2014

We have wonderful days in Nancealverne House - a place of lived history - spent. We were impressed by the stories of the ancestors, the beautiful nature, good food and the friendliness of the Cornish people. We felt immediately at home in this house and it was the ideal place to explore West Cornwall.

June 2014

I booked Nancealverne house because I wanted somewhere which would be suitable for 3 generations. The details mentioned the house was baby friendly. Our party included a toddler & a crawling baby. I was impressed with all the equipment suppled, everything had been well thought out. Most of the living space is on one floor... the upper floor, which is entered through the conservatory to the left of the building. It seemed a little odd but worked very well. Some of the family portraits frightened my 2 year old granddaughter. It was fun to be lord & lady of the manor for a week!

August 2013

Fantastic house with all the amenities that you would need. We would certainly use this property again. Had a wonderful stay.

August 2013

Beautiful house, and beautiful location. The gardens are really lovely, with lawns, woods and walkways.

Despite it's size, the house has a very homely feel, and the furniture and paintings have obviously been there for generations.

Our party comprised seven adults and a teenager, and there was ample space for everyone.

Very central location, close to many beautiful beaches and harbours, and only a fifteen minute walk to the centre of Penzance.

We would definitely like to return!

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