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Penwarne Lodge

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (Ref. 959392)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Miss Cook

    “The cottage was situated in a beautiful setting, but the cleanliness was a little off.”

    When we arrived I had to give the bathroom a scrub as the toilet hadn't been cleaned & I could tell you what the last guest had for their dinner the night before. ...

    When we arrived I had to give the bathroom a scrub as the toilet hadn't been cleaned & I could tell you what the last guest had for their dinner the night before. Also the bathroom was situated downstairs, so If you have to visit the loo in the night.......was a mission. And the place was a little damp, although we were there on the hottest bank holiday weekend of the year. Also there wasn't enough water in the tank for three of us to shower, so the last person had a cold one!!!! Caused a bit of friction. But in saying that we didn't spend a lot of time in the cottage and made the most of our surroundings, which were beautiful. The village of Mawnan Smith was beautiful. The village pub Black Lion did us a lovely lunch and was dog friendly, and we found a couple of stunning little beaches on our walk.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Penwarne Lodge. We have always achieved high marks for cleaning and therefore are very sorry that some elements fell below our normal standards on this occasion. Our housekeepers are available 7 days a week and had we known sooner we would most certainly have dealt with this problem for you. Despite the points raised we are pleased you enjoyed the setting of the lodge, it really is a beautiful part of the world. Owner relations

The property

Surrounded by almost an acre of tranquil woodland gardens within the grounds of the Penwarne Estate on the outskirts of Mawnan Smith, this cottage offers a naturally beautiful setting for a truly relaxing break and is conveniently located just a short distance from a spectacular coastline; golden beaches at Maenporth, Swanpool and Gllyngvase and Trebah Gardens and National Trust owned Glendurgan Gardens.

Just to the west is the enduringly popular Helford River, with its serene landscape, tree shrouded tidal creeks and waterside pubs, which make it intriguing to explore on foot or on water by hiring a self-drive motor/rowing boat.

Falmouth is within a 10 minute drive and is an excellent location for all ages with its fabulous choice of shops, restaurants, old inns, a golf course and the National Maritime Museum.

Passenger ferries operate scenic harbour crossings from here to Flushing and St Mawes and upriver to Truro.

Highly recommended in the 'Good Gardens Guide', the Penwarne Estate (shared only with the owner's and neighbouring groundsman's residence) extends over 12 acres of sub-tropical gardens, which include one of the county's largest collections of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Camellias.

Not usually open to the public, guests staying at Penwarne Lodge can by special arrangement enjoy a guided tour of the garden.

There is an irresistible romance attached to Penwarne Lodge, a detached white-washed double fronted cottage with a country-style interior, wood burning stove, plump settees, comfortable mattresses and soft furnishings made in vintage floral fabrics.

The two spacious bedrooms have scenic views over the garden and countryside.

The master bedroom is furnished with a super king bed and the second bedroom can be presented as a double or twin (although it is not a zip and link).

Parking for two cars.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king double
  • 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen.
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker and hob
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £25 per week by prior consent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop/pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: Tour of the gardens can be arranged
  • Note: One dog accepted by prior arrangement.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 miles ; Helford Passage 1.5 miles ; Helston 12.5 miles

Located near the mouth of the Helford River in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mawnan Smith is a pretty little village. It is home to a traditional pub overlooking the water, a restaurant, a church and a handful of shops. The surrounding area is perfect for ramblers, with an abundance of creekside and woodland walks, and subtropical gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah. The Helford River also offers opportunities for kayaking and sailing as well as fishing. The nearby maritime town of Falmouth is a popular resort, with a range of shops and restaurants, bowling alley and the National Maritime Museum…. Or why not catch the ferry from Helford Passage to Helford Village and explore the picturesque South Helford? Enterprise Boats offer trips up the River Fal from Falmouth to Truro, passing iconic maritime locations and landmarks as well as several ocean-going vessels which anchor in the river.

Note: Tour of the gardens can be arranged. Note: One dog accepted by prior arrangement.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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