For anyone with aspirations of a country house retreat with a comfortable modern twist, this spacious ground floor apartment (bottom right-hand side of main picture) within the impressive Nancealverne Manor may be just the ticket. Recently refurbished, but with careful attention paid to the period surroundings, the apartment enjoys sizeable rooms with south-facing Georgian windows overlooking the grounds of this magnificent country house.
Admiral's Den (so-called because of the historical association with both Admiral Nelson and Admiral Peyton) has two comfortable bedrooms, one boasting a king-size bed, the other a choice of twins or a luxurious super-king size bed. The well-equipped kitchen has an informal breakfast table and overlooks the central courtyard. The piece de resistance is the sitting/dining-room with its huge roaring wood-burner, comfortable furnishings, elegant dining-table lit by a chandelier, and views across the grounds - this is the perfect space to host a special family meal or alternatively relax with a book or film and recharge your batteries.
Across the driveway is your own spacious enclosed garden where you can run with your dog, play games and just enjoy the space; perhaps a glass of wine in the evening sunshine, or an al fresco brunch before heading out for the day to explore the clifftops and countryside made more familiar in recent years by BBCs Poldark.
The manor itself was partly funded with proceeds from the Battle of Nile in 1798 when Admiral Horatio Nelson commanded the English Fleet to victory over Napoleon's navy. Admiral John Peyton was a family member, and he and another ancestor fought in the battle. On their return, an annual dinner was hosted in the sitting/dining-room of Admiral's Den, attended by former comrades to celebrate the great victory.
The location of Admiral's Den is perfect; enjoy nearby sandy beaches such as Marazion and Sennen or seaside towns such as Mousehole and St Ives. Countryside walks and the coastal paths are also close by. The centre of Penzance is an amble away, so forget the car and wander into town to peruse the galleries and enjoy the restaurants and bars.
If you are looking for a hideaway for a family get-together or a wedding, parties of up to 17 can be accommodated as Nancealverne House (1895) (sleeps eight) and Apple Loft Cottage (3017) (sleeps five) are here too, along with acres of gardens, a lake and woodland all to be enjoyed.
Entrance hall with freezer
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 18 months old only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- 5 NS heaters
Welcome to Admiral's Den, a single storey, ground floor apartment (right-hand side) within this magnificent period house.
Light pours in through the south-facing windows.
Bedroom 1 has a really comfortable king-size bed.
Your huge garden.
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
The comfortable and warm sitting/dining-room.
The modern shower-room.
A huge wood-burner will keep you cosy and warm on cooler evenings.
The kitchen has all you need.
Welcome to Admiral's Den.
St Michael's Mount is nearby.
St Ives is a short drive away.
Mousehole, just a short distance.
Pendeen lighthouse is a great trip out.
The Tate gallery in St Ives.
A swim in the open-air Jubilee swimming pool in Penzance.