Lyonesse

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In the Area
Blissfully exquisite and charming, this luxurious 16th century Cornish escape is simply divine and lies on the Lizard, the most southerly point of the UK and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

At a Glance

From £1,062 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Family friendly Rolling gardens Sandy beach nearby Off the beaten track Coastal Sea views Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking Lower Occupancy Rate Super King Bed
Tucked away down a quiet hedgerow-lined country lane, this glorious retreat for six is so peaceful, with breathtaking views over rolling fields across to Mullion Cove. Originally the Mine Captain's cottage, it's blissfully quiet and a designated Dark Skies area, the house is set within a pretty cottage garden, where delicate flowers nod in the sea breeze. This lovely granite clad retreat is much bigger than it first appears - step through the front door and you'll find stunning interior-designed rooms which are warm and welcoming; totally contemporary in design yet wholly in keeping with its heritage and gorgeous original features. Lyonesse just perfect for a family holiday, a group of friends or a couple wanting lots of space and quietude - and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reportedly stayed here too, so you're in good company!
Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupance rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. The 'just for two' couples rate is 40% discount, for four guests and under the discount is 20%. Call the office on 01872 553 491 to book.

Living

Country meets coastal in the calming, well-appointed living space - the oldest part and the heart of the home with bags of character. With a low beamed ceiling, inglenook with large wood burning stove, wooden floor and thick, whitewashed walls you can really see the history behind this home. Coupled with luxurious velvet Loaf sofas, geometrically-patterned rug, fabulous art work and well thought out finishing touches, this is a room that's cosy in winter and blissfully cool on the hottest of summer days. You'll find an additional snug/TV room or den tucked away to the back of the house - ideal for kids wanting their own space to catch up with a film or two and play games, or for someone wanting a quiet hour or two by themselves. We just love the wood burning stove which lies between the snug and the small office space - a perfect spot if you need to catch up with work or homework.

Eating

Experienced and amateur chefs alike will love the kitchen at Lyonesse. With a fabulous black Aga to keep you super-warm during winter months (it's switched off in summer), there's also a sturdy range gas cooker, huge Smeg fridge/freezer and all the other essential equipment you'll need to whip up meals in this incredibly spacious kitchen with marble worktops and cool tiled floor. Next door there's a handy utility - great for storing wetsuits and surfboards. There are two excellent dining spaces - one in the pretty conservatory overlooking the garden and the other in the main living space. The conservatory is perfect for breakfasts and lunches, whilst the grand, metal-topped table in the living area is made for long dinners over candlelight. Of course, during the summer months you can make the most of the warm weather with a spot of alfresco dining.

Sleeping

There are three stunning bedrooms to choose from at Lyonesse. The master bedroom is en suite and has dual-aspect windows looking out over the countryside and out towards the sea and Mousehole, whilst the huge super king bed is incredibly comfy and will guarantee an excellent nights' sleep. The original fireplace, travelling case and eye-catching artwork are a real highlight. The second en suite bedroom, also with dual-aspect windows, has a king size bed, original fireplace, gorgeous window seat overlooking the countryside and towards Mullion Cove whilst the lovely third en suite bedroom has twin beds, large roof windows and impressive vaulted ceiling.

Bathing

Each bedroom is en suite with the master bedroom boasting a bathroom with roll-top freestanding bath plus a large walk-in shower. The second and third bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. In addition, you'll find a loo downstairs next to the snug/office space.

Outdoor space

The outdoor area is just gorgeous, with a traditional cottage garden to the front (complete with garden gate) - perfect for sitting in with a morning coffee. Adjacent to the house, accessed by crossing the public footpath, is a lovely spot slightly raised at one end with a terrace, table and chairs so you can lunch and gaze out to sea at the same time - just perfect! Little ones will love looking for the hidden well (don't worry - it's completely safe!) whilst adults will enjoy this peaceful little corner of paradise.

Parking

There is private parking for up to three cars at Lyonesse to either side of the property.

Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.

WiFi

Lyonesse is fully WiFi ready so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Being situated on the Lizard, the UK's most southerly point, you're set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meaning you have paradise on your doorstep. Lined with picturesque Cornish coves and villages galore, such as Mullion Cove, Kynance Cove, Church Cove, Cadgwith, Coverack and Helford, there's plenty of coast to explore. Nature-lovers will love the inland nature reserve, famed for its flora and fauna, whilst walkers must take to the South West Coastal Path. Check out Roskilly's for an ice-cream, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station for an insight into space and Trelowarren Estate for its galleries, spa and the ancient site of Haliggye Fogou. Further afield, Porthleven is a lovely harbour village with more than its fair share of fabulous eateries, whilst you're not far from bustling Falmouth and the pretty Roseland Peninsula. Head to the North Coast and you'll find St Ives and the huge beach and sand dunes of Gwithian. Head West and you'll find the iconic St Michael's Mount, the fishing villages of Newlyn and Mousehole and all the way around to Sennen Cove - a must for amazing sunsets.

Reviews

'We really enjoyed our short stay at Lyonesse. The house was in a great location and was beautifully presented. We thought that this was the nicest holiday house that we have stayed in (and we have stayed in lots)! We will be booking again early next year." - November 2018

'What a beautiful find ths cottage has been. The website does not give away how big and speacious it is. We love everything about it. It's well equipped with quality appliances and other mod cons. We've been to many luxury seaside destinations before, but none of them have made us feel like we are home like Lyonesse. It's so cosy, welcoming and all the beds and bedding are good quality so you get a great nights' sleep, you can't beat that. We've had both fireplaces on every night and it's been simply magical. Our 4 year old spent hours outside looking at grazing cows (he's farm mad) and the nice and secure gardens assured us he was safe outdoors. After every day out he would ask to go back to the house so we could get cosy - that's how much he liked Lyonesse. We're in love. The surrounding villages and towns are beautiful - and the beaches. We've booked another stay in December' - October 2018

'A beautiful, luxurious getaway in a fabulous location - perfect for exploring the Lizard. Warm and welcoming, lights were left on to greet us when we arrived in the dark which was a lovely touch. The interiors were just stunning and the beds so comfortable! It was nice to be able to walk the coastal path without getting into a car. We even picked sloes to make sloe gin! We recommend walking to Muliion Cove, having a cream tea in the cafe then walking back along the cliffs where we spotted seals and ravens. A perfect weekend, thank you' - September 2018

'A wonderful and relaxing August fortnight in the Lizard, Beautiful beaches and the breathtaking coastal path. And what a stylish and elegant house. We've really enjoyed relaxing here and will be back. Thanks' - August 2018

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2018
2019
Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 11 Jan £2890
  • 11 Jan - 8 Feb £1415
  • 8 Feb - 22 Feb £1711
  • 22 Feb - 29 Mar £1515
  • 29 Mar - 19 Apr £2319
  • 19 Apr - 24 May £1982
  • 24 May - 19 Jul £2789
  • 19 Jul - 13 Sep £3150
  • 13 Sep - 27 Sep £2793
  • 27 Sep - 25 Oct £1632
  • 25 Oct - 1 Nov £1511
  • 1 Nov - 20 Dec £1415
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £2947
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 & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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