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Landaviddy Manor  Polperro, Cornwall.

A beautiful Manor House with extensive gardens and views to the sea. Standing above the valley of Polperro and surrounded by National Trust Land.

8 beds all with their own facilities.


"Having the run of an institution gave the week a pleasing anarchic edge..........a game of sardines could last an hour with children scurrying through the arched doorways to peer under grand pianos and snooker tables in search of relations"
The Observer Travel Review.


Legend HolidaysSurroundings

The house is built of Cornish stone and 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 olde world charm. The coastal walks in both directions are breathtaking.

The Manor is set in peaceful grounds of 2 acres and commands beautiful views to the sea and surrounding countryside. The gardens feature an interesting and wide variety of shrubs, plants and trees which are surrounded by National Trust Land. Outdoor seating and a barbeque are provided.  The summer house with BBQ and outdoor seating is the ideal location to take in the views of the surrounding countryside and makes an ideal changing room for the large Hot tub.


The house is central heated throughout except the games room and bar which has electric heating.There are 6 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms all individually furnished, many with antique furniture. All have an ensuite or own shower room, Most of the bedrooms have digital televisions. many of the bedrooms are decorated with William Morris wallpapers of the period of the house and furnished with antique furniture. One of the double rooms with ensuite is situated on the ground level for easy access for the guest who finds stairs difficult. A highchair, toddler seat and cot are always available and an additional travel cot is also provided all with bedding, plus 2 toddler beds with bedding which can transported to a room of your choice. Infants in cots go free of charge.


The House                                                                      


Kitchen - The large traditional farmhouse kitchen

With its freestanding oak units and slate floor, this kitchen is superbly equipped with an aga along with a conventional oven. Other kitchen utilities include microwave, double toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge etc. A very wide range of cooking utensils are provided. Crockery is of a very high standard with 2 dinner services one being Wedgewood. You will find all baking trays and roasting dishes etc of a high quality and in abundant supply.

Utility Room – At the back of the Manor, there is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, large freezer.



All Quality percale linen/towels are provided at no charge.


Lounge – A large comfortable lounge superbly equipped with a TV/Video recorder /digital TV/DVD & CD/tape machine, plus a cosy large log fire for those cooler summer evenings, views over the garden. Snug/bar room adjacent, ideal for socializing away from the children. Furnished with bar benches and copper tables.

Dining room - Can easily seat all guests and has a grand piano for those musically minded (the piano however is an antique straight string and does not produce the sound quality of a more modern instrument) Has a log fire.

Play/games room which contains a games table and a playstation II with games which has proven most popular with our younger guests. Cloakroom.


The Foster Room

New Carpets throughout all bedrooms. All mattresses are of excellent quality.

Ground Floor - 1 Double bedroom with views overlooking the gardens, ensuite.

1st Floor:
Foster Room – A beautiful double room tastefully decorated with antique furniture, ensuite.


Evans Room - A lovely large double room with a four poster bed and antique furniture. Beautiful views over the garden and to the distant sea.  decorated with William Morris wallpaper. Ensuite.


Derx Room - The ideal family room. This room is furnished with antique furniture a Super king 6ft size bed. This room has a cot and there is space for a small child’s pull out bed. Digital TV. Ensuite. Lovely views over the garden and to the distant sea.



Gilbert Room – A lovely newly furnished double room,light and airy. Decorated to a high standard, Silk Curtains, Digital TV and furnished in quality pine, plus lovely views over garden. Ensuite

Hocken Room - A lovely newly furnished double room with William Morris wallpaper with double bed and canopy, digital TV, plus own separate shower room.


Donzelli Room - A lovely twin room with antique furniture, silk curtains, William Morris Wallpaper. Digital TV, sink unit and a separate shower room.


Thorne Room - A good size twin room with quality furnishings, William Morris Wallpaper, digital TV with ensuite.

1st floor family bathroom - A lovely Victorian style bathroom with roll top bath, elegantly decorated.


This house is for the guest who appreciates original buildings and wishes to stay in a house of the period unspoiled by unsympathetic modernising, knocked down walls, painted brick work, fitted melamine kitchens and spot lights. Yet, modernised with all the comforts of modern living such as central heating, modern utilities, and light and airy living.



Tourist attractions and activities

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. For Full listings please contact the office.

Rates and Availability - Landaviddy Manor is open all year and sleeps up to 16 plus children in cots. Costs are based upon minimum party of 10 people are between £1295 and £3040 per week depending upon season. Supplement charged per person (infants excluded) of between £60 and £140 for parties of over 10 people.Linen included. Shorter breaks available. Call Coral on 0785 4243923 for details or email us.



No pets, no smoking.


Legend Holidays                             The History

Landaviddy Manor was built in the mid to late 18th century by Richard Foster, banker of Liskeard and magistrate and wealthy land owner.



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