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Manor house with gardens, hot tub & sea views, sleeps upto 16 or 21 with cottage

Bedrooms 11
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

8 Bedrooms with ensuite/private showers plus adjoining 3 bed cottage in Polperro

A beautiful Manor House, set in secluded grounds with views to the sea, & surrounding National Trust countryside & 5 minutes walk to Polperro. Perfect for family get-togethers & celebrations, it can be booked along with Manor Cottage (ref 67447) for larger parties. The gardens are magnificent with BBQ area, summer house & large hot tub. The bedrooms are all individually furnished mostly in William Morris style. 6 Doubles and 2 twins in total in the manor house and there are 2 doubles and a single in the cottage. All have ensuite bathrooms in the manor house & 1 is at ground level for easy access for a guest who finds stairs difficult. The large farmhouse kitchen is excellently equipped, includes an aga & conventional oven. There is a utility room, a games room with games table & playstation. The large dining room seats up to 21 guests in comfort & has a piano & open fire. The Living room has views over the gardens to the sea in the distance also with open fire, next to the Bar/snug room. Central heated throughout. Awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain Tourist Board. Broadband throughout and cot/ toddler beds available. This lovely 17th Century house built of Cornish stone is beautifully situated on the hill to the west side of the ancient and picturesque fishing port of Polperro with its restaurants and historical public houses. The village is renowned for its quaint narrow lanes and whitewashed cottages and still retains its old world charm. The coastal walks in both directions are breathtaking.

Place to visit include Looe, Fowey, Mevagissey, Lansallos, Talland Bay, Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Liskeard, & Truro. There are lovely beaches to explore, plus a selection of adventure parks and wildlife attractions for children. The South West Way coast path is easily accessible from the grounds. Fishing, golf, sailing, canoeing, and many other activities are available nearby. This is Daphne Du Maurier Country and the annual literary festival at St Austell is a must for enthusiasts.

A 5 minute walk down Landaviddy Lane (longer coming back up) is the pretty harbour and pubs and restaurants of Polperro. The coast path can be joined close to the property and there are also other bridleways across the fields.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Cathryn

The Family bought this lovely house 15 years ago and we spent time there regularly. There is a yearly maintenance program and over the years we have restored this house to its former glory - sympathetically decorated, we ensure its in keeping with its heritage and at the same time modernising this lovely house to ensure it has all mod cons and is very comfortable.

Cathryn purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Cathryn chose South East Cornwall

It was love at first sight - beautiful architecture, large spacious rooms, fabulous gardens and views with peace and quiet yet close to the village of Polperro with its historical Inns, restaurants, harbour and independent shops and cafes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house has 8 bedrooms all with en suite so is the ideal house for large family gatherings. Over the 15 years hundreds of families have loved staying here and I think that adds to the atmosphere and is why our guests call it Lovely Landaviddy. We love this part of Cornwall as it is so accessible to all Cornwall has to offer and very beautiful - close to beaches and coast and yet ideally located for a day trip to Eden Project or Heligan Gardens..

Guestbook comments from the manager

We all feel that your Landaviddy website needs to be upgraded. Most places look better on the internet and are a disappointment when you actually see them

but Landaviddy was the complete opposite. We were blown away by the charm of the house and the loveliness of the gardens and we don't think your website does

them justice.
Jul 2011
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Manor house with gardens, hot tub & sea views, sleeps upto 16 or 21 with cottage
average rating of 4.642857 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful house in Polperro

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for a weekend stay in November with a group of 16 for a 40th Birthday celebration and had an amazing time. The house is full of character, we particularly liked the bar! The kitchen is lovely and loads of space to all eat together in the dining room. The bedrooms were also really great with most having an ensuite or a private bathroom. Polperro is a lovely little village, nice shops and great pub the Blue Peter. Went walking along the coast path from the village and found a lovely little beach at Talland Bay. Would highly recommend Landaviddy and hope to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Lovely manor house, great for large families

  • 5 of 5

Four generations of my family stayed in the manor house and the cottage to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. We had a lovely time, the house is well equipped and very comfortable. The aga in the kitchen kept lovely and warm, Dougie is on hand if there are any issues or if you need more wood. The bedrooms were lovely, all with their own bathroom most of which were en-suite. A handy downstairs bedroom with a four poster bed for my mother which she loved. The cottage was well equipped too and very comfortable. We enjoyed the hot tub even in the rain.

Polperro is a lovely place, very hilly with tiny narrow roads. The sat nav will take you through Polperro which is quite difficult but you can avoid this by checking a map. The walk into the town was down quite a steep hill but you can drive to a car park on the edge of the town and catch the tram to the centre.

I recommend Landaviddy Manor to those wishing to stay in a picturesque location in Cornwall but be aware that the walk although quite short into Polperro is quite steep so you need to be reasonably fit or drive to the car park.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Didn't live up to our expectaions

  • 3 of 5

I have recently stayed at Landaviddy Manor with a group of 21 of my walking friends. We had a really good time and enjoyed the space the Manor had to offer, particularly the beautiful gardens which were so well cared for. Unfortunately, I am sorry to say, the Manor itself lacked the same attention.

Firstly everywhere, including the Cottage is in dire need of a professional deep clean. The windows, frames, doors and paintwork (inside and out) looked like they have not been cleaned for years. There were cobwebs throughout the whole of the Manor and cottage. The bedroom on the ground floor had a terrible smell of urine so we had to put in a de-humidifier, which did improve it slightly. The kitchen, although well equipped was not particularly clean. We washed all the pots before we felt we wanted to use them, and gave the table and surfaces a thorough clean with hot soapy water as they looked and felt sticky and unclean.

Unfortunately there were no cleaning products other than washing up liquid. The sink needed bleach, as did some of the toilets. A soiled bikini bottom was found in a draw in one bedroom, and dirty tissues, sweet papers and other things were found under beds, as well as a thick build-up of fluff. One of the group spent 3 hours cleaning her room as she felt she could not stay in there due to the accumulated grime. There were no basic soaps, or shampoo - as advertised - in any room or bathroom and some of the showers had just a trickle of water, due to the heads being clogged up - the water pressure was fine.

On the positive side - although some beds were rather hard, the bedding was clean.The rooms were mainly a good size, the lounge was big enough to accommodate us all, the bar was very useful, and the Manor was a perfect size for our requirements.

If you require the oil-fired Aga to be working, then I suggest you request that before you arrive, as the only cooking appliance we had was a 4 ring electric stove. We, as a group do our own cooking for the majority of the time so definitely needed the Aga to be working. After a phone call to Dougie, he did come over to light it the following day, but it took 12 hours to heat-up!

On a final note… Apart from the cleanliness and one or two other things, that could fairly easily be rectified, the majority of our group really liked the Manor. So come on Landaviddy, with a little more attention given to this lovely property, it could be a beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Amazing place fantastic for large gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed her for my hen weekend, 12 adults 2 kids and a baby, everybody love the place and we had a brilliant weekend, a short down hill walk into polperro (Quite steep for the walk back) which is lovely as well,

Cathryn was amazing and answered any questions promptly when I emailed her, when we arrived (we were early)I think his name Dougie anyway he was the groundsman was lovely enough to show us a different way out avoiding polperro centre, let us all follow him so we all knew the way,

Thank you Landaviddy for making my hen weekend enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Charming house in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Landaviddy Manor was perfect - the house is incredibly charming with beautiful gardens and every amenity you could require for a wonderful weekend in one of the most quaint villages in Cornwall. The house is located on the hill above the village just far enough to feel like you have peace and isolation, but close enough to be a short (but admittedly steep) walk to the village.

The house itself is incredibly charming. Many bedrooms and bathrooms. A well equipped kitchen and loads of seating for dinner. The house even has it's own little bar and mini pub that connects to the garden.

Cathryn was extremely responsive and lovely to work with. She made sure everything was perfect for our arrival and very accommodating to our group.

I would recommend the house for large groups for a weekend retreat, weddings, or anyone that appreciates the charm of a country mansion in a beautiful cornish village.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Unforgettable Family Christmas

  • 4 of 5

Our first family Christmas together with 3 generations !

We were all so excited about getting away from London and spending some quality time together in THE MANOR.

The property is perfect for Christmas , with all the food and drinks and the amazing fireplaces !

I truly believe as soon as I saw the words Fireplaces , Hot tub and sea views .. I was sold.

The property was easy to find with a Sat Nav , just stick to the directions and you will be fine!

The rooms were perfect sizes and facilities were good. Beds were nice and comfy , no complaints!

It couldn't have been easier getting information that was needed to book , organise extra cots for the babies and sorting out the temperature of the hot tub! Bless him , the gardener / groundsman Dougie was so patient and helpful , any thing we needed , he would do his best !

I think it would be amazing in the summer as they have great facilities.

Cathryn , the manager was so helpful from the beginning right through to the end.

My highlights were sitting in front of the fireplace with a glass of Champagne , dipping into the hot tub and making good use of the dining room !

Don't think too long about it, JUST BOOK!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Looe Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

This 18th century Manor is situated on the hill to the west side of the picturesque fishing port of Polperro with its restaurants and historic public houses. The village is renowned for its harbour, whitewashed cottages and independent shops, fabulous historical Pubs, renowned restaurants - think pirates and smuggling! The village has a fabulous choice of restaurants and Inns. Many of the public houses are famously old and have true authentic charm. The coastal walks in both directions are breathtaking, and the Manor is ideally located for day trips to many famous attractions e.g. Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, and places such as Fowey, Looe, Mevagissey, Daphne Du Maurier Country, Looe, Lansallos, Truro and Liskeard. The Eden Project , Heligan Gardens and Knightor Winery are all within reasonable distances.There are a wide selection of beaches, sports and adventure parks and wildlife attractions to suit all ages and interests. A truly beautiful part of the world where you have an enviable choice of things to do and see.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Please note for parties of over 16 guests you will need the cottage together with the manor house so a fee per person per night is added for groups of 17 or more. There may be a lower off-peak rate for smaller parties, subject to exact number so we will confirm our best price when you contact us. Babies in cots and toddlers in futon beds are free. Note for winter bookings (November to February) a £100 heating surcharge applies if you wish to use the hot tub.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Polperro in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Washhand basin
    Cloakroom - Toilet , On ground floor, Washhand basin
    Foster - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
    Evans - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
    Derx - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
    Gilbert - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
    Hocken - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washhand basin
    Donzelli - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washhand basin
    Thorne - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
    Reseigh - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite, Washhand basin
  • The En suites are with showers and are decorated with a light fresh contemporary feel. and The large family bathroom has a lovely free standing roll top bath and is decorated to a high standard. Ideal for washing tired, sandy children or relaxing and taking in a busy, fun packed day, or simply looking forward to the forthcoming days and the rest of your holiday. The ideal location to appreciate you have got away from it all and can spoil yourself with time.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Foster Room - 1 Double Bed
    Evans Room - 1 Double Bed , child futon avail
    Derx Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Gilbert Room - 1 Double Bed , Child futon avail
    Hocken Room - 1 Double Bed
    Donzelli Room - 2 Single Bed
    Thorne Room - 2 Single Bed
    Reseigh Room - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 (cottage) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 (cottage) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 11(cottage) - 1 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have ensuite or private shower rooms & are furnished & decorated to a high standard, most with their own TVs.The ground floor bedroom & the Evans room feature four poster beds. 2 x Child futons for small children are available plus travel cot. All the bedrooms are decorated to a high standard & in keeping with the house. The large airy Derx room has a 6ft bed and a cot. The romantic Evans room has a four poster double bed with lovely views over the gardens & out to distant sea. The Foster Room is furnished to a very high standard with lovely antique furniture. The Gilbert room is light & airy furnished with country pine & has views over the lovely gardens. The twin rooms are spacious & are decorated to a high standard. Reseigh Room is situated on the ground floor with its own ensuite & views over the garden, ideal for the guest who finds stairs difficult. High quality percale linen provided & excellent quality firm mattresses.Welcome to a good old Cornish nights sleep
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Manor is set in peaceful grounds of 2 acres & has views to the sea and surrounding National Trust land. The gardens feature an interesting & wide variety of shrubs, plants and trees. There is a raised decking area with a summerhouse BBQ and a hot tub and outdoor seating . In the house there are 6 double rooms and 2 twin rooms individually furnished. A cot is always available plus a travel cot. The large farmhouse kitchen has an aga plus a conventional cooker and is very well equipped. The dining & living rooms have real fires for the cooler summer evenings. The whole house has central heating. Ideally located to visit all the major tourist attractions including the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are lovely beaches and coastal paths to explore. The ideal family holiday home with history plus all modern conveniences

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