My wife and I wanted to take a romantic break in Cornwall to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We planned on going to the Eden Project and the lost Gardens of Heligan, as well as some of the atmospheric Cornish fishing villages such as Mevagissey, Polperro, Looe and Fowey.
Our first decision was where to base ourselves, and we decided that a good central base would be the St Austell/Fowey/Par area.
Our second decision was choosing the accommodation. We try to avoid chain hotels as they can be bland, boring, lacking in character and impersonal. We generally prefer the uniqueness and personal service of bed and breakfast accommodation. However, bed and breakfast accommodation can vary tremendously, from absolute horror shows to tremendous establishments.
We count ourselves very lucky that over the years we have had the good fortune to be able to travel extensively around the world, staying in a range of hotel and guesthouse accommodations in Bangkok, Paris, London, New York, Cape Town, Rome, Barcelona, Toronto, Dubrovnik, Amsterdam, etc, and we can honestly say that we have never come across anything better than Penarwyn House.
Penarwyn House is a large Victorian property, set in its own grounds, that oozes character and charm.
A magnificent property.
Magnificent hosts. Mike and Jan are superbly caring hosts who go “the extra mile” to ensure that everyone has a truly memorable stay.
Does it cost more than the standard £60-£70 per night that most bed and breakfast accommodations seem to charge in the U.K?
Is it worth it?
Yes! Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!
You only have one life. Get out your credit card and get yourself booked into Penarwyn House.
Experience and enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Gold Star Luxury B\B In a large Victorian gentleman's residence. Free off road parking & wi fi, large luxurious rooms and en-suites with separate baths and walk in showers.Award winning Cornish breakfasts using local produce whenever possible. All served with a smile. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Penarwyn House Par, Cornwall