Pengenna Manor basking in the Cornish sunshine.
This really is a very special house.
From the grand exterior, step inside to a warm and welcoming home.
There are five individually styled bedrooms.
Pengenna Manor nestles in 300 acres of Cornish countryside - 20 of which are yours to explore and enjoy!
The kitchen has a modern, more contemporary feel.
Plenty of storage space for all your holiday catering needs.
In true country-house style the kitchen has a Rayburn along with an electric cooker for those unfamiliar with range cooking.
Mealtimes will be a real celebration in the dining-room.
The dining-room has the mother of all fireplaces.
The drawing-room is a wonderfully relaxing room.
The drawing-room is packed full of character features, with mullioned windows, wood-burning stove, parquet and flagstone flooring and granite archways flooring.
Your four-legged friends are more than welcome to enjoy this wonderful home as well.
Even the cloakroom is impressive!
There are beautiful wallpapers throughout Pengenna Manor.
Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor, ideal for those who are less mobile or require a little more privacy
Bedroom 1 even has a wood-burner effect gas stove - how romantic.
There are lovely features throughout.
Being Listed Pengenna Manor retains many historic features - including the small spiral staircase.
Bedroom 2 is a shrine to everything Art Deco and is truly fabulous.
The furniture has been carefully sourced - just take a look at that dressing table, totally unique.
Trinkets and historic family photos are displayed throughout, evidence that this was a real  family home.
The care and attention to detail is evident throughout.
The Art Deco theme continues in the en suite shower-room but things have moved on from the Art Deco era with double sinks and a stylish shower.
You'll be pretty in pink in Bedroom 3.
Lovely touches throughout.
Each bedroom has its own style - you are sure to have a favourite - Bedroom 4 has a super comfy king-size bed.
And the final bedroom is Bedroom 5 - the twin bedded room.
Even with all the history there are still some modern additions.
The family bathroom on the first floor - there is also a shower-room on the ground floor.
There are wonderful woodland walks to discover.
The gardens are quite stunning at any time of the year.
This stretch of coastline is littered with great beaches- Polzeath is a surfer's paradise
Picture perfect Port Isaac of Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends fame is well worth a visit
From Michelin starred restaurants to award winning pubs - the foodie offering in this area is first class!

Pengenna Manor

4241

3.6 miles E of Port Isaac / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The White Hart St Teath (1 ½ miles)

A traditional village pub offering a warm welcome and good food. Children and dogs are welcome and there's even dog biscuits available from the bar. You'll find ample parking available.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

A great Pub

Thsi is a really nice local pub , the landlord was very welcoming and made sure you were ok.
The dog loved it because she got a Boneo from him.
In this day of apps it was nice to have old fashioned service and the staff were very good, friendly and quick.
The food was lovely but huge portions the smaller appetite menu was great.
In the end we ate there 3 times it was so nice!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

December 2020

Local pub

Very friendly but food was less than mediocre.

Nearest beach

Minehousedoor Cove (3 ¼ miles)

Aptly named because of the mine located directly above it, this beach is mainly sand and rocks. It forms part of the Tregardock beach area with Trerubies Cove at the southerly end. With limited parking this beach is rarely crowded and offers a wide sandy area at low tide. Whilst not recommended for swimming, there are some great rock pools and dogs are allowed year round. Do watch out for the tide!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great walk but not for the faint hearted

We had a van and be waned the parking is very limited , but well worth it.
You follow the path down to the cove, but be aware that the last part is over boulders marked in yellow arrows, at one stage we could not work out where to go but locally a surf boarder showed us the way.
The beach is lovely at low tide but you must be aware of when high tide is, so worth a visit even if the walk back up makes you puff.

Nearest walk

St Kew Round Walk (2 miles)

Take this five and a half mile ramble from St Kew to the villages of St Endillion and Tregellist. The walk takes in a woodland path and country lanes. Pop in to Trevathan fruit farm en-route. Take a look at the iwalkcormwall website for further details and other lovely walks in the area.

Nearest town

Port Gaverne (3 ¼ miles)

This sweet harbour village is a near neighbour of the better-known Port Isaac; it has just as much classic Cornish character yet remains relatively free of crowds in the summer. At low tide a small sandy beach is revealed along with rockpools that trap countless crabs, shrimps and tiny fish, providing hours of entertainment for children. Away from the beach, the whitewashed Port Gaverne Hotel tempts visitors with local seafood cooked to perfection.

Also nearby

St Kew Inn (2 miles)

This 15th Century village pub was once home to the masons and craftsmen who constructed the nearby church of St James the Great. Today, you will find a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter, and a large beer garden for those balmy Cornish summer evenings. Look out for the resident ghost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haywood June 2021

Sue

Due to COVID, we booked the St Kew Inn well in advance of our stay at the Carriage House.
The pub is within walking distance from the Carriage house, down hill all the way, but consequently up hill all the way back!
The food was delicious, service extremely good, and a bonus for us was meeting our waitress, Faye, who happily gave us some suggestions as to what to do whilst visiting Cornwall. The first was to cycle the Camel trail from Wadebridge to Padstow. It was a truly stunning way to visit Padstow. And on our second visit to the pub Faye suggested we could visit Charlestown. Again, we are so grateful for that advice. We wouldn’t have experienced either had it not been for Faye.
The ‘fish of the day’ was well worth it too!
We felt very safe, and all the measures to ensure that guests met the government guidance were in place. Thank you to all at the St Kew Inn.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2021

Hidden Gem

We had two meals at St Kew Inn whilst on holiday in Cornwall and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was absolutely delicious and there is a good choice to choose from. Good beers and good prices too, if we go back to Cornwall we will definitely be booking a meal at St Kew Inn.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

St Kew Inn

Excellent food and friendly service to our party of six. Would recommend fish meal of the day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

P Boorman

excellent food very friendly staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Close January 2020

Very good food

Lovely food. Service was a little slow at lunchtime but they were aware of this, apologised and tried to resolve.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Howlett August 2019

So good we visited twice

Superb food, varied menu, good service. We were a group with 4 vegans and 2 carnivores and we all thought this Inn was top notch.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Roberts July 2019

A must visit

Fantastic pub, great menu for veggies, beautiful garden and loads of space


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

Excellent Food

The St Kew Inn does excellent food. It is not cheap but very good value for money. My wife said that the hake she had one evening was the best fish she had tasted for many years - cooked to perfection. You need to book early to get a table in the restaurant, but can also take pot luck in the bar where the tables are not reserved. The staff are very friendly and helpful.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Best pub in the arae

Excellent pub food. Best in the area. Good real ale and great pub food consistent performance and very popular so need to book in season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

idyllic country pub

A warm welcome and helpful staff. The food was great - the haddock kedgeree was worth the trip alone.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Great country pub

Great atmosphere and food. Nice seating inside and outdoor summer barbeque.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful and Atmospheric

Picturesque 15th Century village pub serving beer from wooden barrels and excellent homecooked food prepared to order by hosts Paul Ripley and Sarah Allen. One of the most beautiful and atmospheric pubs in Cornwall.
- Mr and Mrs Whitten

St Kew Pottery (2 ¼ miles)

Feeling artistic? Try your hand at some pottery, still life or life drawing classes with potter Jon Whitten. Jon, whose work can be found in collections in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and the US, specialises in contemporary, wheel thrown pottery, a large collection of which is on display here, and is available to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2017

If the weather is not so good!

I should have said whether the weather is good or bad an interesting couple of hours learning the art of pottery with your host Jon. Can even take your works of art (or otherwise!) back home with you. Thank you, Jon.

Port Isaac (3 ¼ miles)

When you think of a Cornish seaside destination, images of Port Isaac will come to mind. A quintessential Cornish fishing village, it is a popular holiday destination so there are plenty of self catering cottages in Port Isaac to choose from. With fisherman’s cottages forming narrow winding streets leading steeply down to the stone walled harbour, dotted with colourful vessels of all shapes and sizes. In fact many of the streets here are so traditional and narrow, including the aptly-named ‘Squeezebelly Alley’, a car is not an option so leave it behind while you take to exploring the architecture by foot. Many of the old buildings are listed as being of historical importance and certainly add to the ambience. The fishing industry is still at work here, left over from its days as a busy coastal port in the mid-19th Century.
Port Isaac cottages and Harbour Coast path near Port Isaac
The inspiration for many a painting, there are plenty of photo opportunities to be had with the lobster cages and wooden rowing boats along the harbour wall. Set down on the seashore, the surrounding area is very hilly and steep, which allows for far reaching views, and several pretty streams wind their way down to the waterfront. Take a boat trip for a spot of sea fishing or just a scenic float-along during the holiday season or walk along the coastal path for panoramic sea views and dramatic cliffs.

The village of Port Isaac, is now most recognisable as Port Wenn, thanks to being chosen as the setting for the television series, Doc Martin. However, many other movies and tv programs have been filmed here such as ‘Saving Grace’ (again, starring Martin Clunes) and ‘Amy Foster’ with Sir Ian McKellen. It was also frequently used as a set for the Poldark series. The locals are very welcoming and are a tourist attraction in their own right with the formation of Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends - a group of Cornish shanty singers with a strong following.

A holiday in a Port Isaac cottage will be an excellent way to explore the north coast as there are many good beaches nearby such as the surfing beach of Polzeath and the family-friendly wide stretch of sand at Daymer Bay, which is also dog-friendly. It’s only a short drive to bigger towns such as Padstow, famed for its Rick Stein dominated restaurants, and Tintagel with the historic castle ruins. Being on the north coast, it is close to the Camel Trail which follows the River Camel to Padstow, an excellent cycling, walking or horse riding route.
The coast around Port Isaac

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell September 2012

Just like it is on the telly!!

Port Isaac is truey lovely to visit whether you are aware of the Doc Martin show or not, but if you love the show a visit here is a must!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Doc Martin Filming in Port Isaac

They are presently filming a new series of Doc Martin in Port Isaac so keep your eyes open for Martin Clunes and the rest of the cast and crew. And when you get home it's great fun to spot the scenes you saw being filmed!

Port Gaverne Cove (3 ¼ miles)

Due to its sheltered nature this narrow cove is very safe for children offering a small sandy beach with rock pools to explore at low tide. In a peaceful beach-front village around the headland of Port Isaac, the beach is overlooked by high cliffs on either side with amenities close to hand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Beckett July 2021

Great for family members of all ages.

A relatively sheltered and safe bay with its own pub, restaurant and water sports centre. Great for Stand Up Paddleboarding and Coasteering, or just paddling with the kids or fishing off the rocks.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Compton August 2019

Pretty

We loved this little bay. Lovely to explore the little beaches and caves when the tide is out. Great place to hire paddle boards and kayaks. Can get very busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reinhartz June 2019

Lovely views

Port Gavern with Doyden Castle is a magic place. From here you can start your walk to Port Isaac or to Polzeath. Or just enjoy the surroundings and have a delicious sandwich from the salt pig.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Pretty and safe beach for children

We spent a lovely day on the beach at Port Gaverne - exploring rockpools at high tide and paddling in the safe shallow sandy waters at low tide. Finished off with a beach barbeque and grilled some fresh mackerel landed from a friendly fisherman's boat. Perfect.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens (9 ½ miles)

Explore the magnificent Lanhydrock House. Steeped in history and encompassed by flowing grounds, the castle allows visitors a sneak peek into the lives of both the aristocracy and the servants who lived there. Bikes can be hired to explore the ancient woodlands and peaceful riverside paths, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walters June 2021

Beautiful and interesting

Well worth a visit. The National Trust as usual have brought this lovely house and gardens to life making it an interesting place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Hands September 2020

Very interesting visit

Excellent for walks and bike trails .
Close to Bodmin but unless you like the steam railway nothing there.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great place, nice house

Top!!!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

A good day out

Lanhydrock House and Gardens are well worth a visit. The house is interesting and well presented and the gardens were a mass of colour when we visited. There are also plenty of woodland walks for those who like to be energetic


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

So good we went twice :-)

We're NT members so usually visit nearby sites when on holiday. Highlight of this property was the amazing mountain bike trails. We'd brought bikes with us, but did hire mountain bikes for some. Friendly and helpful staff and well marked trails made it the highlight of my 7yo's holiday! We also enjoyed gardens (including Easter egg trail) and house


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Jewell September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the historic Lanhydrock House. First we used the cycle paths which the children (aged 5 and 8) really enjoyed. We then visited the house and gardens and were taken back in time. The children loved following the trails and it kept them entertained. The staff were extremely helpful. A great place to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sharpe November 2014

Well worth a visit

Lanhydrock has something for everyone. The house is really interesting and the friendly guides are knowledgeable about its history. Although I didn't visit the formal gardens on this occasion, I did join an organised estate walk, which was led by rangers who were most informative and, again, very friendly. We had lunch in the restaurant, which was tasty and fairly priced. We would certainly recommend a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hayes and Mr Crawley March 2013

Lanhydrock House and Estate is between Bodmin and Lostwithiel The National Trust House provides a wonderful insight into local history and you can also walk the estate, free of charge, by parking in the car park down by the river, close to Respryn. River side footpaths take you through wooded areas which are covered with wild flowers.
After a good walk you can drive towards Lostwithiel, on the back lanes, to the Duchy Nursery for lunch. Not only is it a pleasure to wander among the plants and trees but the shop and restaurant are designed to add ambience to the whole experience. 5 star


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

The house and grounds are beautiful, quite a sight as you walk down the drive from the car park. The grounds themselves offer lots of different walks, but the one that goes down to the river then back through the woods is my favourite.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Lanhydrock

Magnificent late Victorian country house with expensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate near Bodmin.
Visiting this house entails a drive, but it will provide you with a full day out. The house itself is fascinating, mostly because it has been wonderfully Victorianised in every detail - the kitchens, dairy and pantries are extensive - and the history of house, as well as that of the last generation of Robartes to live at Lanhydrock, gradually unfolds as you move around the house (with, of course, the help of National Trust volunteers). There are various options for lunch (picnic, cafe, restaurants) and the grounds are a joy to wander around afterwards. There are quizzes for children and the option of driving right up to the gate if a member of your party can't manage the walk down the drive.

- J Wallwork


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Popular Lanhydrock

Well worth a visit for the grounds as well as the house. The kitchens are a real eye opener with all the old utensils. Walk down through the grounds to the River Fowey and the beautiful old Respryn Bridge. If you prefer you can drive down and park beside the bridge. Lovely walks beside the river.


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