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Penwarne Lodge

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (Ref. 959392)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Karyn

    “I’d like to say we had a lovely restful stay and would happily have stayed longer.”

    The pluses far outweighed the negatives. A downstairs bathroom proved to be less troublesome than anticipated but we missed an extra toilet. ...

    The pluses far outweighed the negatives. A downstairs bathroom proved to be less troublesome than anticipated but we missed an extra toilet. The following I hope should be viewed therefore as constructive criticism . The window in dining room was 60% covered by a hydrangea, a lovely plant in the wrong place. This really needs moving or severely trimming. If you’d stayed as we did you would have found it immensely frustrating. Many door handles were extremely stiff and difficult to operate, particularly the bathroom one which obviously one needs to close. I thought I might spend my holiday marooned in there until dispensed with locking! More cups needed please and cutlery just about managed. I hope this helps you to correct the odd glitches we experienced..

    - Karyn, June 2022

The property

Surrounded by a large tranquil woodland garden 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
  • Fibre Broadband, Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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, 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.

Note: The garden at Penwarne Lodge is private and enclosed by fence and hedging on all sides. Please be aware, this will not provide an absolute escape proof boundary for adventurous dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter