Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, half a mile from the beach at Porthallow, Roskorwell Manor is a classic, detached period farmhouse. Reached through leafy Cornish lanes and situated on the grassy cliffs set above the village of Porthallow to the east side of the Lizard peninsula, with stunning views across fields down the St Keverne valley and over the sea to Falmouth Bay and the English Channel.
This spacious and comfortable house offers plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy. The large hall with slate flagstones throughout lead to the two fabulous sitting-rooms, both with cosy wood-burners to keep you snug in winter. One is set within a huge inglenook fireplace and the other is the centrepiece of the sitting-room which has far reaching views to the south. The large open plan kitchen/diner is the perfect place for a fun filled evening. Why not join the cook at the granite topped central island, perhaps with a glass of wine, or enjoy a meal around the huge oak table where there is ample seating for ten – what a wonderful place to create memories!
Climb the original Victorian wooden staircase to a bright and large open landing, with four bedrooms leading from it. With polished floorboards and stunning views, each light and airy bedroom is just fabulous. Two of the bedrooms both have views of the sea, and the further two bedrooms look out over the peaceful hills and farmland. There is a family bathroom with jacuzzi bath on the first floor as well as an en suite bathroom to bedroom 1 and an attractive en suite shower-room to bedroom 3.
There is a separate annexe where the fifth bedroom can be found, slightly offset to the rear of the main house with access directly into the garden through double doors. The annexe consists of a very large, light bedroom which provides flexible accommodation with a super-king bed that can also be set up as twin beds, and a large en suite wet-room which is set up for single level living and suitable for disabled access – the perfect place for a bit of peace and quiet, away from the rest of the party.
The fully enclosed garden surrounding the house is mainly down to lawns flanked with flowering shrubs and trees. There is plenty of space for children and dogs to play, and you are able to sit and breathe in the fresh sea air and look at the sparkling waters of the sea beyond from the top of the garden. Alternatively, there is a raised sun terrace at the back of the house, sheltered by granite walls, tall trees and shrubs – a perfect place for dining al fresco, or an early breakfast in the sun. Your only neighbours are the barn conversions next door.
Please note the changeover day for Christmas and New Year is Tuesday; Tuesday 22 to Tuesday 29 December for Christmas guests and Tuesday 29 December to Monday 4th January 2021 for New Year guests.
The South West Coast Path is just moments from your door, leading up to Nare Head which is only a 15 minutes' walk away. You may even find a deserted, hidden cove to enjoy a picnic and a swim. Half a mile down the hill is the traditional Cornish fishing village of Porthallow. It is a dog-friendly, shingle beach looking eastwards, with grassy headland to either side which the coast path threads its way through. Roskorwell Manor is situated on the Lizard peninsula, renowned for its beauty and spectacular clifftop walks, and is largely influenced by the Gulf Stream and enjoys mild, frost-free winters.
Porthallow Beach is privately owned by all the villagers of Porthallow and was purchased 30 years ago, allowing all the homeowners to moor a boat on the beach for an annual fee. Fishing trips along the coast can be obtained by agreement with the locals and from the beach, small inshore boats can be seen catching lobsters and crabs on the reefs surrounding this part of Falmouth Bay. Sailing and mooring facilities are available at St Anthony and at Helford, where The Shipwrights Arms provides a delicious lunch or evening meal. The market town of Helston is 12 miles away and provides three large supermarkets as well as a traditional high street, but local shops and pubs are to be found closer at Porthallow or St Keverne, at the top of the valley.
Sitting-room 1 with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room 2 with TV/DVD player and wood-burner
Boot-room with tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6') and TV
Bathroom with jacuzzi bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Outside Access to
Bedroom 5 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, TV and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (up to 2 dogs only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 0.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome to Roskorwell Manor.
A fabulous kitchen/ diner is great for a family gathering.
The annexe is lovely and light, the bed can be set up as either a super-king or twins (Bedroom 5).
The front sitting-room is lovely and cosy with far reaching views over the countryside.
Enjoy sea views from the top of the garden, with a chilled glass of wine perhaps.
Roskorwell Manor has a lovely big garden - here you can see the annexe with Bedroom 5.
The island provides the perfect food prep place, if you are not distracted by the outlook.
The kitchen is very well-equipped for all your culinary needs.
The perfect place for a long relaxing meal.
The new owner is redecorating the house with calming tones and fabulous furnishings.
Bedroom 2 has views over the valley and the sea too (the owner is in the process of redecorating in more neutral tones).
The stunning sea view from Bedroom 2.
Stunning sea views can be enjoyed from both bedrooms 1 and 2.
The view from Bedrooms 3 overlooking the converted holiday barns and the valley beyond.
The annexe is set away from the house, perfect for peace and quiet, and also has easy, step-free access.
Roskorwell Manor has step-free access in to the annexe.
There is a walk in wet-room in the annexe.
Look out into the garden from the super-king bed in the annexe.
Perhaps enjoy a moment of tranquillity in the annex, away from the main house.
The walk in wet-room in the annexe.
Roskorwell Manor can be see in the top left of the photograph, with Porthallow beach in the foreground.
The twin bedroom also has an en suite shower-room (Bedroom 3).
The en suite shower-room in Bedroom 3.
Even the family bathroom has wonderful views.
There is plenty of parking at Roskorwell Manor.
The front lawn is the perfect place for a game of boule.
Time to unwind with good friends.
Glimpses of the sea can be seen from the raised sheltered terrace behind the house.
Perhaps enjoy a cup of tea in the sunshine with a good book in this little nook.
The steep narrow lane leads down to Porthallow from Roskorwell Manor.
Porthallow is a pretty village with a dog-friendly beach all year round and is only half a mile from Roskorwell Manor.
Coverack has a pretty sandy beach at low tide and very tasty fish and chips.
Kynance Cove is stunning at any time of year and certainly worth a visit.
The Helford is very pretty and has lots of walks to discover.
The pretty Cornish lane from Roskorwell Manor.