Lanyon Holiday Cottages
Lanyon Holiday Cottages Cottages, Self-catering
Situated down a country lane just a few miles from a sandy beach on Cornwall's stunning north coast, these three properties occupy a peaceful position on a 225-acre arable farm. Each property has a Visit Britain `5 Star' rating. Lanyon Manor still bears its family crest over the porch with the date 1668, and retains many of its original wooden floors, wall panelling and open fires, this is an elegant place to stay with guests of up to 12. Coswyn Barn makes a spacious and comfortable base for a large group up to 14 guests; it exhibits panelled walls in the hallway, and oak floors. The delightful detached Coach House offers charming accommodation for a much smaller group up to 4 guests. Boasting wooden floors to the main rooms, it makes a cosy retreat at any time of year. In addition each property has its own secluded private gardens, alfresco dinning area and shares the use of an outdoor heated swimming-pool.
There is easy access to both north and south coasts. On the north coast Lanyon is just a 15 minute drive from Godrevy light house, The Towans and Hayle Estuary all made famous by the artist John Miller. Just a few miles away is the popular fishing village of St Ives, with its art alleries, including the prestigious Tate, craft shops and sandy beaches. Along the coast are wild and remote headlands at Zennor and Cape Cornwall, with spectacular views out to sea, and further still lies Sennen, with its famous surfing beach and a footpath leading on to Land's End. To the south, the road leads to Marazion, looking out to St Michael's Mount. Standing on a causeway island in Mount's Bay, magical St Michael's Mount has an abbey, which was originally a monastery - later absorbed into a coastal fortress, and becoming a private residence. Penzance (8 miles), offers good shopping facilities and numerous museums including the Penlee House Gallery and Museum, which holds the biggest collection of the works of the Newlyn School. Newlyn itself, Cornwall's largest fishing port, lies immediately south of Penzance and is home to Newlyn's Art Gallery, which concentrates on contemporary art. Penzance also provides ferries to the Isles of Scilly, a compact group of approximatley one hundred islands 28 miles south west of Land's End, however only five of them are inhabitated - St. Mary's, Tresco, Bryher, St. Martin's and St. Agnes.
The islands offer a remarkable variety of landscape and the beaches are irresistable with small coves and untouched strands. The island of St Mary's is easily the most populated and offers many beautiful bays and beaches, shopping, bike riding and the Isle of Scilly Museum. Tennis, golf and riding are available within 5 miles, and a theatre at Truro (10 miles). Pub serving food 1 mile.
- Swimming pool