2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) House in Lamorna

South Wing, Boskenna Manor, an historic idyll, 10 minutes walk from the sea

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, EV Charger, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: David Wilson
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Property Type: House
Location: Lamorna
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: £700
High season price per week: £1200
Average price per week:£900
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


The South Wing is a completely private and self-contained part of a large family house with its own entrance and garden. Downstairs there is a large kitchen/living room with access into the garden. There is also a utility room and downstairs loo. Upstairs there are two large, light-filled bedrooms with accommodation for up to six people as well as ample living space. There are also two bathrooms, both with good showers and one with a free-standing, claw-foot bath.

Boskenna itself is a manor house and its associated buildings, all set in a spectacular and secluded location surrounded by gardens, woodland and cliffs. It is located between Penzance and Land’s End on the south coast of the Penwith peninsula of Cornwall, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The main house is a treasured family home that dates from the 17th century and looks out over the rocky bay of St Loy and to the sea beyond.

The rocky bay of St Loy is a short 10 minute walk from the South Wing, from where the South West coast path takes you over National Trust land to Lamorna cove in one direction and Penberth cove in the other. Both are charming and characterful bays, steeped in Cornish history. There are many beautiful sandy beaches and attractions all within a 15 minute drive: Porthcurno beach, Pedn Vounder beach, the surfing mecca of Sennen, the famous Minack theatre, the idyllic Cornish village of Mousehole, the fishing port of Newlyn, Penberth and Porthgwarra coves, gardens at Trewidden and Trengwainton, and of course Land's End. Within a 30 minute drive are St Michael's Mount, Tremenheere gardens and the art galleries, shops and beaches of St.Ives.

The manor has a colourful and artistic history. It was the setting for Mary Wesley’s novel 'The Camomile Lawn' and hosted Newlyn school artists such as Alfred Munnings, Laura Knight and ‘Lamorna’ Birch. It is supposedly the inspiration for the setting of Nancherrow in Rosamunde Pilcher’s books: "a long wooded driveway [...] the surrounding trees thinned and fell behind them, the road turned a final corner and the house stood revealed. It was of local granite, and slate-roofed, like any traditional farmhouse, with long windows on two floors, and a line of dormer windows above these." - Coming Home.

The South Wing

The South Wing is a completely private and self-contained part of the main house.

Kitchen/Living room:
The kitchen/living room in the South Wing is the old ‘smoking room’; a large wood-panelled room about 30m2 with mullioned windows on three sides which fill it with light. A door that leads out to the garden. There is an electric cooker, a fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The living area has 2 sofas, an armchair and a large table with chairs. There is fast, unlimited broadband and a streaming-only television (no antenna or satellite).

Blue bedroom:
This is a beautiful - and huge (>40m2) - bedroom. The walls are hand-stencilled, the ceiling is vaulted and beamed, the room is furnished with antiques that provide storage space as well as character. There is plenty of living space in which to relax. A tall mullioned window looks to the south-west over the gardens and towards the sea. There is an extremely comfortable super-kingsize Vispring double bed. The room can also comfortably accommodate up to 2 further single beds on request.

Red bedroom:
Another beautiful, large bedroom with a vaulted and beamed ceiling which also provides plenty of living space. Antique furniture, armchairs and a desk add character. It is a light-filled room with mullioned windows on two sides facing south and west overlooking the gardens. There is an extremely comfortable super-kingsize Vispring double bed which can be made into twin beds on request.

The master bathroom has underfloor heating, a freestanding cast iron, claw-foot bath in the window, a separate shower, heated towel rail, mirror, electric sockets and loo.
Shower room:
The shower room has underfloor heating, a heated towel rail, large mirror and electric sockets. There is an adjoining loo.
Utility room:
Includes washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and separate loo.
The South Wing has exclusive use of its beautiful south- and west-facing garden. This is accessible directly from the kitchen/living room. It is partly walled with views out to woodland (and to the rest of the manor gardens which are private). There is a bench, chairs and table. A path leads through the trees to a public footpath down to the sea.
Access is down a private drive, shared with the owners and other properties on the estate. There is parking for 1 car, or 2 on request, from where it is about 50 yards through cobbled passageways to the private South Wing entrance. EV charging is available on request. The property is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs.

Check in & check out

4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday
7 day bookings only

Getting here

By Car: Boskenna is 5-6 hours from London, 4 hours from Bristol (at off-peak times…), 1.5 hours from Newquay airport. There is parking for 1 car, or 2 on request.
By Train: The nearest station is Penzance, a 15 minute taxi drive. Trains take 5+ hours from London Paddington, 4 hours from Bristol Temple Meads. Car hire is available at the station. It is not easy getting around this very rural area by public transport - but it is possible!
By Air: Boskenna is 80 minutes from Newquay airport


There is no mobile reception on any network but there is excellent broadband for wifi calling or Whatsapp etc.
A well-behaved dog is welcome but is not allowed upstairs and would need to be on a lead in the garden as we have our own animals.


Payment terms are a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance 8 weeks before the start date, also non-refundable.


2 bedrooms, each with super king size beds (or twin beds on request).
2 further single beds on request
Egyptian cotton linen and towels
Central heating
Fast, unlimited broadband wifi
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Ceramic hob
Electric oven
Games & puzzles
Ironing board and iron

7 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Perfect dream getaway

By Polly Roberts on 18-May-2023

We had the most wonderful stay at Boskenna. The house has an air of calm that made us feel right away at home and offered the perfect place to relax, recoup, and find inspiration. The room was absolutely gorgeous - so authentic to the history of the house and we loved how I transported us back in time. And the views! Stunning! There was so much space both indoors and outdoors to read, write, walk, eat, drink, bathe; which makes it ideal for whatever the weather, and we appreciated the books and games supplied. There are fascinating stories in the history of the house and in the surrounding villages and cliffs that make for an inspiring artist getaway also. I highly recommend staying here. We left feeling like we'd been gone for weeks and longing for our next stay!

A beautiful,, hidden-away retreat

By Wendy on 12-May-2023

We had the most delightful stay at Boskenna Manor. It’s a real treasure of a property, hidden away in glades and woods, We saw green woodpeckers, a great-spotted woodpecker, and a host of other wildlife within only moments of our arrival. The hosts were kind and courteous, respecting our privacy in the South Wing, but making sure that every need was met, and we were able to relax in a way rarely possible at home. Boskenna Manor is a magical place that we can’t wait to return to.

Such a beautiful place

By Elen on 20-May-2023

I had such a fantastic, relaxing time! I'd gone, hoping to find somewhere peaceful to get on with some writing and I found it in spades! The wing is brilliant, full of charm and cosy nooks. The garden is beautiful and the walk Anna showed me through the woods was glorious. Would return in a heartbeat!


January - March Winter 700
April - May Spring 900
Easter holidays, June Early Summer 1000
May half-term, July, August Summer Peak 1200
September, October Autumn 900
November - December Winter 700



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
EV Charger
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board


Away from it all
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