We (3 of us) stayed here for 4 days the first week of September. We had two rooms & both were lovely. This is an excellent boutique hotel - everything is first class! The rooms are comfortable and very nicely decorated. And the bathrooms are a real treat - they are very updated. The room I stayed in had a fully glassed-in shower, which is so unusual for England! (Not the half-glass showers that make you spray water on the floor) And there are face cloths(unusual for Europe) as well as fluffy towels on a towel warmer.
Everything in your room is well thought out for your comfort - - a tea service in your room with biscuits, a wall mirror in the room (very thoughtful), comfortable bedding and a comfortable chair, books and magazines for you to read, and even a box of real tissues! (very unusual for most hotels in the UK) There is also a TV in the room. The room is truly a haven in which to relax.
But that is not all, there is a main sitting room downstairs which we put to use often. There are comfy sofas and chairs, games to play, plenty of books, and even a CD player to listen to. Each afternoon the owner, Gill Charlton, serves guests tea and cake - delicious!
The grounds of Ennys are beautiful, too. There are various garden areas (including her vegetable garden), there is a heated outdoor pool, and a grass tennis court, and the view behind the parking area is lovely.
Gill is a most helpful and attentive host. If she gives you sight seeing ideas, you can believe that they are worthwhile to visit! Every recommendation she gave us to see or do turned out to be wonderful.
The breakfasts at Ennys are simply wonderfully delicious. And Gill tries to accommodate most special diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) Just let her know in advance.
Though the roads are narrow to get to Ennys, it is very centrally located for seeing all of Cornwall. We covered a lot of the area during our 4 day visit.
www.ennys.co.uk I would definitely go to Ennys again!
I have to tell you that I am only writing this review because I liked Gill so much, and want her to continue to have business - - otherwise I'd keep this jewel of a place to myself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful Georgian country house between Penzance and St Ives. Bedrooms are stylish with big beds, sparkling new bathrooms and artworks from the owner's extensive travels. Enjoy the heated swimming pool and rare grass tennis court sunk deep in the sub-tropical gardens. Sumptuous sitting rooms, award-winning breakfasts, complimentary afternoon tea, and free wireless Broadband access. There's a riverside towpath all the way to the sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ennys St Hilary, Cornwall