Porthallow is a quiet, traditional little Cornish seaside village, its shingle beach looking eastwards across Falmouth Bay towards the beautiful Roseland peninsula. The spectacular coastal footpath runs through it, past the friendly Five Pilchards Inn, and St Keverne's village shops and two pubs are within a short drive. Half a mile up the hill leading out of Porthallow stands fabulous Roskorwell Manor, a detached period farmhouse sympathetically refurbished, superbly equipped and with views across the rural landscape to the sea beyond. Its warm colour schemes give a relaxed, informal feel, the huge kitchen/dining-room with its cosy wood-burner the convivial heart of the house. There are two flagstone-floored sitting-rooms, one with another wood-burner set inside the original inglenook fireplace. Upstairs the bedrooms are all light and spacious, the two doubles with fabulous sea views. Two bedrooms are en suite, the family bathroom includes a luxurious jacuzzi bath and the fourth bedroom has versatile 'zip and link' beds and an additional single bed. The wheelchair accessible annexe offers a further double bedroom with a wood-burner and en suite wet-room, ideal for single level living. Outside there is a games-room, hot tub and gardens. Roskorwell Manor offers something for guests of all ages.
Sitting-room 1 with TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, dishwasher and wood-burner
Sitting-room 2 with TV/DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (6') and TV
Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with ‘zip and link’ (double or twin) beds and single bed
Access to Games-room with TV and pool table
Ground Floor Annexe
Bedroom 5 with 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds, TV, wood-burner and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: Manor Arvor (2833), Manor Fletching (2834) and Manor Farmhouse (2835).
- Dogs welcome
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 4 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Roskorwell Manor is a lovely period farmhouse set on the hill just outside the seaside village of Porthallow, on the eastern side of the Lizard.
The fabulous kitchen/dining-room is the heart of the house.
Looking back at the house from the top of the garden.
The fabulous view across to Roskorwell Manor (top left), from the coastal footpath where it crosses a field on the other side of the village.
The main sitting-room has a soft rug covering the slate floor.
The main sitting-room overlooks the front garden and the countryside beyond.
The front garden.
True craftmanship was involved in the recent refurbishment of this lovely old house.
The kitchen work surfaces are a gorgeous gleaming black granite.
Another view of the spacious kitchen.
The kitchen is beautifully fitted and equipped....
....including an American-style 'hose' tap - much more fun for rinsing the dishes off for the dishwasher!
The dining-area, with plenty of room for everyone at the table, has a wood-burner at one end.
The kitchen is equipped with all you may need - including an extra large fridge!
The second sitting-room includes a wood-burner in the huge original stone fireplace.
The second sitting-room leads through to the boot-room and handy downstairs loo, and out to the back garden.
The back garden's patio.
The welcoming entrance hall.
The large landing at the top of the stairs.
The largest double bedroom (Bedroom 2) has a television and a luxurious 6' bed.
Through one window, there are lovely sea views....
.....and the other window looks out across the rural landscape around the house.
The spacious family bathroom includes a jacuzzi bath.
Even the bathroom has a lovely view!
Bedroom 1 also has a television, and wonderful views from both windows.
The en suite bathroom to Bedroom 1.
The twin bedroom (Bedroom 3).
The twin bedroom also enjoys far reaching countryside views.
From the side window Bedroom 1 looks across the garden towards the sea.
The twin bedroom's en suite bathroom.
Looking across the landing towards the twin bedroom and Bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 has versatile 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds as well as an extra single bed.
The house has a front garden, a rear patio and a larger lawn to the side.
There is plenty of parking space at the side of the house.
Looking across the top of the garden....
....from where you can see the sea!
The front of the house is painted, but the rest displays the granite blocks with which it was originally built including the annexe (on the right).
The seating-area behind the house is sheltered and very private.
The annexe is detached from the main house but close by.
Part of the annexe is a games-room with pool table and wide screen TV.
The main part of the annexe has a large double bedroom with French doors onto the garden and a second door onto the courtyard.
The room has a large en suite wet-room.
The room is furnished with solid wood wardrobe and side tables.
The large wet-room is fully tiled.
Light, spacious and exclusive to the annexe bedroom so no need to share!
The rear courtyard where you will find the hot tub and room to sit on the raised terrace.
The view from the bathroom over the barn rooftops and beyond.
The lane leading back down the hill towards the village.
There are lovely rural views inland along the way....
....and to the sea to your left.
Heading on down the hill into Porthallow....
What to do next? A bracing walk along the coastal footpath - or a pint in the local hostelry?
Or perhaps spend some time on the beach....
....you can park your car there and do a spot of wave-watching whatever the weather!
The road leading into the village from the St Keverne side.
The village pub is right beside the beach.
St Keverne's village square, where there are two pubs, a butcher and an excellent little general store.
The pretty seaside village of Coverack is just a short car journey away.
Looking across the bay from Coverack's scenic harbour towards the other end of the village.
Coverack's beach is sandy at low tide.
Picturesque Cadgwith Cove.
The family-friendly beach at Kennack Sands.
A view of the Helford River from up above the little village of Helford.
A view from the other side of the estuary,with Trebah and Glendurgan gardens along the river's edge on the right.
The garden backs onto farmland.