Spent a week at Kenegie Manor with my fiance in late June. Took the Guival road from Penzance and were surprised at how far we had to drive, much further than it looked on google maps! Upon arrival we found that our Gold Apartment was right above the pub - oh dear we thought, would we be kept awake by the sounds of revelry below? The apartment itself was first rate - no complaints at all about the standard of accomodation.
After a long drive we decided to eat in the pub that first evening, and we soon realised that we we not be kept awake by the noise. The pub was virtually empty and closed at 9.30 anyway. As mentioned in other reviews the bar could do with a bit of a refurbishment but was ok. However, the fact that non of the fish items on the menu were available due to 'supplier problems' was odd considering there is a major fishing port just down the road....We both ended up having the chilli - one meat and one vegi - and it was fine. We didn't use the bar again, but mainly because we prefared to eat out or cook something ourselves in the apartment.
After our meal we had a walk around the site and both thought "where is everyone?". The place was deserted. The only sign of life was the white cat (Asbro?) who would keep us entertained for the rest of the week. At this point we did not realise that many of the properties were privately owned and only used occasionally. Conversely, some of the apartments/houses seemed to be lived in full time - how many people on holiday take their child to school every morning? The site remained quiet for the rest of our stay. As for facilities, the lack of a shop was a real disadvantage, although it was only a short drive to Tescos/Morrisons a site shop makes life so much easier. The swimming pool, like the bar, could do with an update and its limited opening hours meant it was closed by 6.00 pm - just the time we wanted a swim after a day out seeing the sights!
And seeing the sights is the main reason to stay at Kenegie Manor - from there it is only a short drive to St Ives, Mousehole, St Michael's Mount, Lands End etc etc. The location is perfect - as long as you have a car. We tried walking to Penzance one day and although it only took 40 minutes it was quite dangerous as you have to walk along country lanes with no pavemant. Not wanting to do the return journey in the dark we got a taxi back.
In short there are things wrong with Kenegie Manor but the location is perfect for a holiday in Cornwall. As long as you are not expecting a busy site with lots of entertainment you shouldn't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the Hills overlooking Mount's Bay and St Michaels Mount, our 11 Acre Holiday Park is simply the perfect place for your holiday or short break in Cornwall. We offer a wide range of self-catering accommodation for guests to choose from, so there's something to suit all tastes and budgets. From beautiful barn conversions to contemporary apartments, the choice is yours ! With a grand 500 year old manor house at the heart of our Cornish country estate, our holiday park is the ideal place to stay, eat explore and have fun! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kenegie Manor Holiday Park Hotel Gulval
- Kenegie Manor Holiday Park Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall