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Nanceglos House


Penzance, Cornwall

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Set on the boundary of the garden at Trengwainton, Nanceglos House is a large cottage with original features including an historic well. Today, tucked away in a wooded clearing and with its own large garden, Nanceglos House makes a beautifully serene hideaway amongst the exotic shrub and plant collections from around the world. How often do you get the chance to stay in your own little piece of paradise?

There is plenty to explore nearby including St. Michael's Mount to the north and the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole to the south to name just a few highlights.

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here. Or, if you're looking for a place to gather your friends or family you can find out more about our large cottages

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Front porch, dining room, main sitting room with multi-fuel stove, rear entrance lobby, kitchen, utility room, shower room with lavatory, twin bedroom.
First floor
Four bedrooms (1 master double with 5' bed and en-suite bathroom, 1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin, 1 large single), bathroom, separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating.

Parking: There is parking for four cars.

Garden: There is a large informal garden.

Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception.

Extra care-taking and cleaning available during your stay at an extra charge.

Babysitting: CRB checked child minder/babysitter available during your stay at an extra charge.

Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Barbeque – provided on request.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School,

Cycle Hire: Porthleven Cycle delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Fridge
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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  • cycling
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • golf.
National Trust places to visit
Trengwainton Garden
Trengwainton Garden Sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Levant Mine and Beam Engine Unique steam-powered Cornish beam engine in action
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
Godrevy High cliffs and sheltered coves with sandy beaches
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery


Comments from past visitors

  • Paul Reynolds
    • August 2016
    • Kent
    Good size and seclusion

    Our stay was made enjoyable by.. the location of the property. Close to a number of beaches and local amenities. It's size and seclusion/peacefulness.

  • Mrs Frost
    • August 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Lovely house

    Very lovely house and furnishings but a relaxed NT attitude.

  • David Sheers
    • July 2016
    • Gwent
    Lovely relaxed feel

    We all loved the relaxed feel of the house and the games that were provided.

  • Mrs Mitchell
    • January 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Warm and cosy cottage

    The cottage was bigger and better equipped than had expected. The location was beautiful. The cottage was warm and cosy - again to a higher standard than had expected. The cottage was clean and the linen to a high standard.

  • Mrs Parnaby
    • November 2015
    • Devon
    Made enjoyable...

    peace and tranquillity of location. lots of space and lovely warm sitting room thanks to unlimited supply of logs

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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