2 miles NW of Lamorna Cove

Velansaga

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Set in the gloriously untouched paradise of West Penwith, Velansaga is an outstanding retreat offering peace, luxury, and an escape from the everyday. Set within a private estate of 79 acres that provides its own spring water, this home has been built with locally sourced materials including oak timbers and flooring, lime render walls, and beautiful shell and limecrete flooring. Step inside and you'll discover a modern rural masterpiece, offering a spacious, luxurious escape with stunning views, plentiful living space and four exquisite bedrooms, two of which are en suite. With underfloor heating throughout and two large wood burners, this is a wonderful escape whatever the weather, whilst glass bi-fold doors bring the outside in during warmer months. Perfect for families or friends alike, this wonderful homestay is perfectly located to explore the far west of Cornwall, from St Michael's Mount all the way around to St Ives and beyond, whilst its central, inland location makes it gorgeously tranquil and away from the crowds.


Living

This extraordinary home has lots of fabulous living areas, making it a wonderful home whether you want to congregate together or find your own peaceful space. At the centre of Velansaga lies the sumptuous sitting room, in deeply patinated woods, corniced ceilings and rich, earthy tones. With a gloriously huge wood burner at its centre, this is a wonderful place to gather at the end of a busy days' exploring.

At the furthest end is a bright and beautiful sunroom. Flooded with light, this is a lovely space for yoga or meditation, or simply a more peaceful and private spot to relax and read with French doors leading on to the second terrace. In addition, there's a further seating area nestled around the wood burner in the kitchen.

If you need to make your stay a bit of a workcation, there is also an office with WiFi-enabled printer, desk and chair.


Eating

The incredibly spacious, oak-framed kitchen is truly spectacular. Fronted by a large oak dining table that seats ten, the room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows with panoramic views across the lawn and fields, with bi-fold doors that open on the large terrace.

The slate-topped kitchen itself boasts a stunning reclaimed Victorian ironmongers cabinet with massive glass fronted illuminated shelves, but don't be fooled - it's also equipped with all the integrated mod cons needs to create fabulous feasts, from the induction hob and oven, dishwasher and all the other essentials to the all-important Nespresso coffee machine.

To add extra cosiness, there's an Esse iron heart wood burning stove and cooker, plus three sofas and an armchair for extra comfort - the perfect spot for post-dinner coffee.

In addition, there's also a pizza oven on the terrace behind the sunroom and ideal for a creative gathering - younger ones especially like to create their own pizzas!

There's also an utility room which is home to the washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a boot room that's handy for stowing boots and a downstairs shower room for rinsing off and storing wetsuits.


Sleeping and bathing

There are four gorgeous bedrooms to choose from, all on the first floor accessed via the stunning oak staircase.

The master bedroom lies on the first floor to one end and has fabulous, 180-degree views over the countryside and Lamorna Valley towards Mount's Bay and Lizard Point lighthouse - which at night provides an ever-flashing reminder that the Atlantic Ocean is so very close at hand. With a sumptuous 6ft super king bed, night times are blissfully luxurious whilst the en suite bathroom with Victoria + Albert freestanding bath is made for long soaks. There's also a fabulous secret walk-in wardrobe - can you spot it?

Situated at the other end of the first floor lies the stunning, spacious guest en suite with its own entrance hall and the same epic views. Step inside and there's a comfy 6ft super king bed, gorgeous chaise lounge, dual-aspect windows, plenty of storage and en suite shower room.

In between these two rooms lies a super-sweet twin bedroom - perfect for little ones - and a pretty double bedroom with gorgeous tapestries and original artwork. These two bedrooms share the family bathroom which has a contemporary freestanding Victoria + Albert bath.

In addition, there's a further wet room on the ground floor with shower, long Villeroy & Boch rinsing sink and loo.


Outdoor space

Step through the glass bifold doors in the kitchen and you'll find yourself on a sun-soaked terrace, overlooking the large lawned garden with a natural pond (this is fenced off). On the terrace are rattan armchairs with coffee tables, plus a dining table, chairs and a Chesney wood burning barbeque for alfresco meals and to keep you warm at night - what could be better than gazing at the stars and watching the flames flicker?

In addition, there's a second terrace area near the pizza oven, with its own table and rattan dining chairs to catch the last of the light and enjoy a family meal creating your own pizzas.

The lawn offers plenty of room for children and dogs to play, whilst it's flat enough for a game of croquet or football.


Parking

There's plenty of off road, private parking. In addition, there is an electric car charging point at the back door - please bring your own charging cable.


Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Velansaga. A travel cot is available on request and stairgates are installed at the top and at the bottom of the stairs.


Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.


WiFi

Velansaga has super fast WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.


In the Area

You'll be spoilt for things to do in the far west of Cornwall, from St Michael's Mount on the south coast to St Ives on the north. There are plenty of countryside walks to enjoy from the property whilst you'll find several stunning beaches just a short drive away. Gorgeous Sennen is just one of many to mention and has the most beautiful of beaches - a massive swathe of golden sand lined with houses, shops and places to eat.

No trip to the far west would be complete without visiting the incredible Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach. If you manage to catch a play (May to September) be ready to be wowed with the most spectacular backdrop - and they carry on whatever the weather, so be prepared! If you can't make a show, you can still pay this iconic landmark a visit as it is open all day for visitors to look around. After exploring, you can climb down to the golden sands of the beach.

The coastline from Mousehole via Sennen to St Ives is spectacular, so head for the South West Coast Path for some incredible walks and stunning vistas. There are delightful coves to explore nearby at Lamorna, St Loy and Penberth and dramatic cliff-top views all the way to Porthgwarra and Land's End. St Ives itself is an artistic and bustling seaside town and is home to the Tate, plus there are plenty of beaches, shops and places to eat. In summer, it's worth heading to St Erth for the park and ride, catching the train, which runs along the Hayle Estuary and coast into the centre.

Centrally located near St Buryan, Velansaga is an excellent base from which to explore the ancient sites of West Penwith including, notably, megalithic stone circles including The Merry Maidens just a mile away, and Boscawen-un, as well as Lanyon Quoit dolmen, and other standing stones such as The Pipers and Mên-an-Tol.


An exquisite symphony of glass and wood, this oh-so-beautiful home in west Cornwall is calling you to escape the everyday, where laid-back loveliness and understated luxury awaits.

At a glance

From £1,622 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Eco-friendly home

Electric car charging point

Extensive outdoor dining and seating

Family friendly

Multi Generational Holidays

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside

Travel cot

Underfloor heating throughout

Workcation Retreat

Wood Burner

Parking

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Velansaga:

Wonderful house for a family Christmas. The Robertson's and Holifields had a great time - even braved swimming at Sennen on Christmas morning! We loved the house, the design, the location and all the finishing touches. Very tempted to come back in the summer.

Great property for visiting the outstanding west Cornwall classic locations…Porthcurno & the Minack Theatre, seals at Mutton Cove, the beauty of Mousehole, and numerous great circular walks on The Lizard and Lands End peninsulas.

Amazing location and superb hospitality from everyone from moment we booked.

Ten wonderful days - great views in the morning, meals in the evening inside and out. Exploring secret beaches & local walks - many thanks.