The main house.
The open fire in the first floor sitting/dining-room.
This is the main bathroom with the shower-room just across the hall.
There are lovely views out over the grounds from the conservatory/dining-room.
This is the beautiful dining-area within the conservatory.
The sitting/dining-room.
The summer-house and lawn - the perfect setting for a picnic or a barbecue.
Just off the conservatory/dining-room is a doorway through to the snug.
The snug.
A Cornish cream tea in the conservatory.
Bedroom 4.
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.
Bedroom 4.
Lovely grounds for guests to enjoy.
The well-equipped kitchen leads off of the conservatory dining-room.
There is so much space for guests within the grounds.
The view across the gardens from the house.
A view of the house from across the lake.
The view across the gardens to the house.
The dining-area of the sitting/dining-room.
The sitting-room.
The tent room.
St Michael's Mount at nearby Marazion.
The blue bedroom.
The house in the distance.
The twin bedroom.
The dining-room.
The dining-room stables a full-size rocking horse.
Even youngsters will have a fabulous holiday.
Looking towards the house from the driveway in off the main road.
The master bedroom.
The drawing-room.
The hallway.
The ground floor sitting-room.
The kitchen.
The tent room.
The sitting-room
Wonderful walks on the coastal path.
Porthcurno is just eight miles away.
The beautiful Cornish coast.
Mousehole harbour is a short drive.
A local fishing cove.
The lake.
Penzance harbour.

Nancealverne House


Penzance / Sleeps 8 + cot

7 Nights from £650 - £1780

Step back to an era of grandeur! Nancealverne House is a Grade II Listed (starred) manor set within 14 acres of parkland with a lake and rowing boat. The accommodation (sleeps eight plus a cot) consists of the first floor of the house and the majority of the ground floor.

A front porch leads to the ground floor drawing-room and the stairs sweep up to the first floor accommodation with all rooms looking out over the parkland and lake.

There is a sunny conservatory/dining-room which stables a full-size Victorian rocking horse. Also at this level are the television snug and the sitting-room with an open fire and four bedrooms. Apple Loft Cottage (3017) is situated to the rear as well as three privately rented apartments.

Once the Georgian home of tin mine owners who were pioneers at St Just next to Poldark's Wheal Leisure, part of the 18th Century house was built with prize money from Nelson's battle of the Nile.

Two ancestors fought alongside Admiral Nelson at the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and another served with the Duke of Marlborough. You can explore this history through the many books and pictures at the house.

Family members were involved in the early tin mining endeavours in Cornwall in the 1700s. They were engaged in the perilous tin mining explorations at Wheal Owles and Wheal Hermon which were situated next to the mine depicted in the recent Poldark television series.

The house itself combines easy relaxed comfort with a taste of the grandeur of the past. Generations of the Armstrong family give you the warmest welcome into their family home which has been rated highly by the many families who have stayed there. The wonderful Victorian rocking horse is a hit with all children, teenagers appreciate the well-equipped snug for watching television, grandparents can find peace and quiet in the elegant drawing-room, leaving others time to drink coffee in the conservatory under the vine leaves or sip wine in the sun by the summer-house.

Children have always been part of the lifeblood of the house and from the baby bath to the seat on the terrace the needs of all ages are well and truly catered for.

Nancealverne House has so much to offer for families that you may not wish to stray far. The house however is perfectly situated for exploring the coast and beaches of west Cornwall and the many Cornish attractions such as the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre (carved into the cliff at Porthcurno) and St Ives.

First Floor

Entrance porch


Sitting/Dining-room with CD player and open fire

Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher


Snug with TV and DVD player

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC, bidet and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')

Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')

Ground Floor

Drawing-room with TV, DVD player and ornamental fireplace

Take care with children near the lake. Apple Loft Cottage (3017) sleeps five plus a cot and can be booked alone or in conjuction with Nancealverne House for larger parties.


  • Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 18 months old only)
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH
  • Logs for open fire
  • Meals to order (At cost)