In Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', the narrator is travelling up a drive that had been returned to nature to the trees. Indeed that is the case travelling up the drive to Nanscawen Manor house. Our host greeted us warmly and showed us to the room.
Our hearts sank further. A vase of dead carnations were waiting for us on the dressing table, in a vase that had not seen fresh water for many days.
we tried to be positive and took up our hosts offer tea after our long journey. The tea was presented in lovely china complete with a plate of bourbon biscuits, hungrily we bit into them! Alas like the dead flowers the freshness had long gone.
The bedlinen was old and thin, the valances had not been washed for many months!
Breakfast promised fresh fruit and promises were all we recieved. The coffee however was freh and hot. This B&B promised top end facilities and charged a top end price. What was offerred was tired outdated and sad.
The only positive was its nearness to the Eden Project a mere 5 minute drive. The only other good point was leaving knowing we never have to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nanscawen Manor House is a delightful country house set in an idyllic location. Only 2 Miles from The Eden Project. It stands in 5 acres of grounds & gardens with lovely views Southward over a valley. There are Four luxury en-suite rooms all bathrooms have spa baths and 3 with showers. The elegantly furnished drawing room leads into the conservatory, Where breakfast is enjoyed. Gardens and Swimming Pool You are welcome to enjoy the peaceful, tranquil beauty of the gardens. The large outdoor swimming pool is heated and has wonderful views to the South over unspoilt country side. This is available from Mid May through to Mid September. Our guests may luxuriate in the hot spa tub, which is beside the pool and is heated to 97f, this is available in the summer months. We look forward welcoming you to our home. Many good restaurants are within easy reach. An ideal base for touring all of Cornwall. Places to visit- Heligan garden 8 miles, Fowey 5 miles, Lanhydrock House 6 miles ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nanscawen Manor Hotel
- Nanscawen Manor House Par, Cornwall