Set in a large, secluded garden between St Mawes castle and the village harbour, Penolva comes from the Cornish word meaning ‘lookout on the headland’. It’s one of very few homes in the village with a private waterfront, and because of that, it has some of the best views around. It was built in the sixties by a friend of the Queen Mother, Dick Wilkins, and it’s reported that the Royal family used to visit Wilkins at the home while on excursions from HMY Brittania. That’s pretty good pedigree. The home has been done up recently, and now showcases a great selection of British art. The views, however, are framed by the windows in such a way that they might as well be the paintings. On top of that, host Amanda goes the extra mile to ensure that your stay is special. She’s thought of every possibility, from providing board games to keep you entertained on rainy days, to running a bespoke concierge service. Everything from a private chef or a picnic hamper, to baby-sitting, to a full massage can be arranged.
Home truths: *Host Amanda is available to organise all manner of activities and experiences, but they won’t be included in the base price
*Both the home and the garden are set over several levels
Holiday with friends,Family holiday,Self Catering,Short Stay,Luxury,Kid friendly (1-12 years),Infant friendly (under 12 months old),Coastal,Village,Views,Walking distance to lake/sea
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