Trereife

Penzance, Cornwall

At the south-western tip of Cornwall, with views to the sea, this handsome manor house, wrapped in parkland and formal gardens, gives a taste of country house living. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

At the south-western tip of Cornwall, with views to the sea, this handsome manor house, wrapped in parkland and formal gardens, gives a taste of country house living. Run by the Le Grice family (seventh generation), the house with its Queen Anne frontage feels more like a private stately home than a B&B. ‘The sitting room, like the dining room, is full of antiques, lovingly cared for and creating an atmosphere of bygone days.’ There are panelled walls hung with portraits, a parquet-floored hall, and an oak staircase leading to the largest bedrooms. The others are on the ground floor, each with an individual entrance from the courtyard. Done out in country house style with polished wood furniture, dressing table and perhaps a coronet bed or window seat, most have a bath as well as a shower. The vibe throughout is relaxed, with guests encouraged to ‘treat the sitting room and the grounds as though they were our own’; the latter include a lovely parterre. Breakfast is ‘the highlight of the visit’ with cooked dishes ‘full of good local ingredients’ plus Lizzie Grice’s medlar jam, courtesy of the walled garden. (Michael Bourdeaux)

Hotel details

Address

Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8TJ
England

Telephone

01736 362750

Bedrooms

4. 2 on ground floor, plus 
2 self-catering apartments, and bell tent for glamping.

Open

1 Mar–end Nov.

Facilities

sitting room (honesty bar), dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds (parterres, walled garden, woodland), parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in ground-floor bedrooms, not in public rooms 
(£15 per stay).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £100–£160. Min. 2-night stay June–Sept and for self-catering.