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Carn Du Reviews

“Wonderful clifftop house...perfect for a large group”
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Housekeeper Loraine cooked us a splendid meal for our arrival night as it was a Big Birthday event. She was so helpful from the start of our booking/planning right through until we left. Jules, the administrator, was also extremely pleasant and helpful.
The property itself is beautiful, full of character, books and lovely things. There is plenty of space and the kitchen is well equipped to cook for a crowd. The Aga was a great feature. The infinity pool was fabulous; unfortunately the Cornish weather meant we couldn't use it as much as we had hoped.

“Stunning location and peerless sea views”
Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have had an amazing family break in Carn Du. The décor of the house is beautiful and all our family have found it a place of inspiration both because of the wonderful living space and the simply stunning sea views. Even on days when the weather has been more inclement the house provides ample opportunity to relax and find space and the pool is fantastic. We love Mousehole, the little ones have a ball on the beach, crabbing around the corner and there is usually time for a pint with the teenagers or grandpa before heading up the hill! Walks along the coast path are also fantastic and there are plenty of local things to do. North shore beaches are not too far away for surf. Spare a thought for Lorraine, she does an amazing job keeping the house looking like the home we would all dream of having. The place is immaculate and is quite rightly kept so. The worst aspect of all this? Telling this to anybody who may book instead of us.

“A lovely old house in the perfect location - an ideal getaway.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We spent two weeks before Christmas at Carn Du, so that we could host family we had not seen for some time. We all loved it! The house was well heated with lashings of hot water.

The location was amazing and we were able to travel around Cornwall visiting numerous attractions. We were lucky enough to be in Mousehole for the turning on of the Christmas lights which were spectacular.

There wasn’t anything we needed that wasn’t provided; if you wanted a sharp knife, there was a Sabatier in the draw! There are some signature pieces dotted around the house, such as the really old bath and the leather chair in the sitting room, for example, that are special. There were a few breakages, but this was written off as wear and tear.
What we liked best about the house was its soul. It was so welcoming and user friendly, it loved being lived in. It has become a family favourite. There was no downside to our stay at Carn Du.

The house keeper, Loraine, is available at the end of a phone, and couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you Loraine, greetings to Badger.

“Stunningly beautiful inside and out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 stayed in October

The house is as wonderful as the photographs. It is luxurious and characterful at the same time. I stayed in the main bedroom with the bath. We all took turns to use it as the views were incredible. The house floods with light even on a dull day and you can watch the weather come and go from practically every room. There is so much space that you never feel over crowded. There are lovely extras such as the flowers Lorraine provided on arrival and coffee table books and magazines. There was nothing extra that we needed. 

I had my 50th birthday partyat the house. The ground floor goes seemlessly from room to room allowing different activities to happen in each and yet not separating everybody. 
The pool was warm even in October and we used it everyday. 
The house is very private and yet it is a short walk to Mousehole and has brilliant access to coastal walks

This is a wonderful find which we were all very sad to leave. I hope to return
Thank you to Loraine 

“Stunning location!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We thought this house was just beautiful and you could not ask for a more stunning location, perched high up overlooking the bay of Penzance. Always something to look out at out sea, and on 2 occasions we were lucky enough to spot 8 or so dolphins.

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