Godolphin House

Helston, Cornwall
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A double bedroom at Godolphin House, Cornwall
A double bedroom at Godolphin House, Cornwall
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 011108

About Godolphin House

Combining 17th-century luxury with modern décor, this large manor provides a memorable stay.

Enjoy a luxury stay in this hugely atmospheric 17th-century manor. Enter through a pillared portico that runs along the façade to a large six bedroom house where fine historic detailing meets modern luxe interiors. Linenfold panelling, a grand formal dining room and a contemporary stand-alone bath are just some of property’s highlights. To the rear of the house, there is a romantic garden with large lawns and an outdoor dining table. 

As a guest you’re invited to explore the main gardens of the estate as well as the wider countryside. Stroll along the river, through the woodlands and out towards Godolphin Hill, where views over St Ives Bay and St Michael’s Mount emerge.
You’ll also find the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine.

Godolphin is just a 15-minute drive to Praa Sands and its coastal village. Loop onto the South West Coast Path, for walks along the headlands to Porthleven. Or head in the opposite direction to St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle.
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Grand entrance hall, double bedroom, shower room with lavatory, wood panelled dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen with breakfast area, utility room. 

  • First floor

    Two staircases lead to the first floor: elegant saloon running across the front of the house with large windows overlooking the woods and hills. Second smaller sitting room with a wood burning stove.

    Five bedrooms (one double - The Withdrawing Room - with a 5' feature bed, one double - The Godolphin Room - with a 5' feature bed and one of the walls retains some of the original 15th-century wallpaper, one double with 5' bed and a Venetian glass chandelier, one double room and a twin bedroom that can be converted to a 6' double on request), bathroom with shower over bath, one shower room with lavatory and one large bathroom with feature bath and lavatory.

Notes for guests

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge (7 days notice required). If you would like to order any options from the attached menu, please contact our catering manager on 01872 863486. View menu options.

Heating: Gas central heating electricity and logs included in rental.

Parking: Parking is via the main visitor entry route which will bring guests to the rear of the accommodation with a path to the apartment via the private garden.

Garden: Enclosed private garden, with lawns.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

All National Trust car parks on The Lizard are free to guests on production of their booking information.

Free entry to Tregwainton Garden and Godolphin on production of booking details.

Extra caretaking and cleaning during your stay available at an extra charge.

CRB checked child minder/babysitter available at an extra charge.

Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Logs: Logs are provided at the house.

Weddings: Godolphin is ideal for your wedding guest accommodation for up to 12 people and pre and post wedding celebrations for up to 20 people however a license is not held for civil ceremonies on the property.

Local suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School

Cycle hire: Porthleven Cycle Hire delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.

Conservation Project:

Please note that from September 2018 to December 2018, an exciting conservation project will be taking place at Godolphin. Details are below:

Come and see how your money is spent at Godolphin.

In mid-January our conservation programme continues with the start of the Shippons restoration work. It will last approximately 6 months.

Shippon is Old English scypen, of Germanic origin. It simply means ‘cattle shed’. The southern part is to be restored, i.e. re-roofed and consolidated. We would like to assure you it will not be a noisy site as most of the work is of a carpentry nature. There will be no drills or heavy machinery used on site.

Work will take place Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. Vehicle access will be strictly monitored but there will be lorry deliveries to the site, again kept to a minimum.

The work site itself will be enclosed and a secure protected path will be provided for guests to enter and exit the House. If you are interested in the project , we can arrange a guided tour of the conservation work to show and explain all the intricacies of this unique place. Please call Godolphin on 01736 763194 prior to your holiday to arrange this.

The cattle shed is to the rear of Godolphin House and this restoration will affect guests in the following ways:

·         Where guests could park up at the gates to the private garden before, they will now be asked to drop off luggage etc and park in one of the four allocated spaces in the nearby disabled parking area. 

·         Guests coming in on Saturdays may arrive at the usual time of 3.30pm but weekday arrivals will not be able to unload until after 5pm. You can still come early, enjoy a walk or a cup of tea, explore the House and choose your bedroom.

·         Please do not arrange any supermarket deliveries for before 5pm on weekdays.

Every effort will made to keep noise and disturbance to a minimum. Please report any problems or concerns to the holidays team who will be in regular contact with the Shippons Project Manager.

And finally, may we thank you for coming to Godolphin House and supporting this project. Without you these conservation projects could not happen.

If you have any queries or comments please contact us on 0344 800 2070.

 

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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