Your huge garden.
The comfortable and warm sitting/dining-room.
Welcome to Admiral's Den.
Bedroom 1 has a really comfortable king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
The kitchen/diner.
Light pours in through the south-facing windows.
The kitchen has all you need.
A huge wood-burner will keep you cosy and warm on cooler evenings.
Views across the courtyard from your kitchen area.
The modern shower-room.
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.

Admiral's Den


Penzance / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £398

This recently refurbished ground floor apartment has a huge sitting/dining-room with south-facing Georgian windows overlooking the grounds of the magnificent residence of Nancealverne Manor House.

Admiral's Den has two comfortable bedrooms, one boasting a king-size bed, the other a choice of twins or a super-king size bed. The kitchen overlooks the central courtyard. The piece de resistance is the south-facing sitting/dining-room, with its huge roaring wood-burner, comfortable furnishings, elegant dining-table, chandelier and views across the grounds – pick up a book or watch a film and recharge your batteries.

Across the driveway is your own spacious enclosed garden; run with your dog, play games and just enjoy the space. Here you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sunshine, or an al fresco breakfast before heading out for the day.

Admiral's Den is named after the two admirals associated with the house. Admiral Horatio Nelson commanded the English Fleet at the naval battle of the Nile on 1st August 1798, when Napoleon's navy was defeated. Admiral John Peyton and another family member took part in the battle and the accommodation reflects the compelling history of those times.

Enjoy re-living history in the sitting/dining-room, where an annual dinner was attended by former comrades each year following the battle 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.

For larger parties of up to 17, if you are looking for a hideaway for a family get-together or a wedding, 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.

Ground Floor

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 (1 only)
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Garden furniture
  • 5 NS heaters

Part of Nancealverne

Sleeps 17 + 3 cots in 3 properties