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The main house and estate buildings of Penrose overlook a valley of gentle parkland, studded with old oak trees, rolling down towards Loe Pool. The old U-shaped stable block, with its distinctive clock tower, was built in the mid 18th century for the Reverend John Rogers, Squire of Penrose. The first-floor of this fine building has been converted to a holiday apartment. The Stables benefits from its own small decking area and rockery garden.
Reached via a private drive, the Stables is a serene sanctuary in the grounds of this historic estate. The path that runs around the perimeter of the Loe Pool passes the front of the building, offering a variety of different walks around the estate, woods and lake, whilst market town, Helston and harbour town Porthleven are nearby.
Penrose estate is home to three other cottages, overlooking Loe Pool and just a few hundred metres away is Helston Lodge, further through the woodland and on the seafront is Bar Lodge, Whitstone Cottage is on Penrose Hill.
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.
Heating: wood-fired central heating included.
Parking: There is a parking area for two cars.
Entrance is at the rear of the building via a 50-metre surfaced path and decking area.
Garden: There is a small decked area and rockery garden at the rear of the property and the cottage is situated in open parkland.
Accessibility: Due to access issues the cottage is no longer considered appropriate for guests with a disability.
The cottage is situated over a working Estate Office, which operates during normal office hours and a small cafe which is open from 10am -4pm from Easter to end of September, weekends and school holidays.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Offers: All National Trust car parks on The Lizard are free to guests on production of their booking information.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School www.danjoelsurf.com
Cycle Hire: Porthleven Cycle delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.
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!
The far west of Cornwall has a unique atmosphere. The most southerly point in Britain, the Lizard, with its turbulent seas, treacherous reefs and towering cliffs, has an unusual quality which sets it apart from the rest of Cornwall. Yet, with its unique flora, tiny fishing villages and fascinating caves and coves, this quiet corner is ideal for the visitor who appreciates untamed natural beauty and many dramatic views. Land?s End Peninsula, also known as West Penwith, has equally magnificent cliffs and turbulent seas, but is very different in character to the Lizard. Here, granite moorland meets the sea: an ancient haunting landscape of small, rocky fields, isolated farms and hamlets and an extraordinary wealth of archaelogical remains. This tiny corner abounds in places to visit and the Trust manages or owns many of these including St Michael's Mount and the nearby Trengwainton Gardens, Levant Mine at St Just, the ancient house of Godolphin and Lizard Point. Aside from the wealth of National Trust properties other attractions include the famous seaside town of St. Ives, beloved of artists over the years and now the home of the Tate Gallery, the underground tour of Geevor Mine, St Just, Penzance, with its helicopter and boat links to Isles of Scilly, RSPB site at Marazion, the pretty harbour at Mousehole, Penlee Gallery in Newlyn - the list is endless! For the more energetic, outdoor activities abound with wonderful sandy beaches, watersports, walking, horse-ridnig, fishing, golf and cycling.