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Halzephron House, Cabin and B&B
Ranked #2 of 4 Gunwalloe B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We thought on setting off from London that a place called Halzephron House in an area called Gunwalloe, situated on a Cornish headland, couldn't be anything but great..... this expectation was blown out of the water.
We stayed for six nights at the Halzephron Cottage situated next to the main house and a hop skip and a jump from the coastal path. You know when a bog standard rental place says "sea view" and you have to stick your neck out of the toilet window to look between two houses to glimpse a tiny slither of blue, well at Halzephron Cottage the sea view is a sea, smell, taste and hear view!
We were greeted by Lucy and Roger on a stormy Cornish evening and shown our new home for the week. The wood burning stove had been lit, the piles of logs were stacked high, the chalk board in the kitchen had a friendly welcome, little jars of wildflowers adorned all the window sills and we were thrilled with our cosy bedrooms and spectacular views!
The week unfurled into a splendid array or weathers and activities with our Halzephron base camp catering for our every need. The barbequed sea bream that we devoured while sitting on the wall outside the cottage and watching the sun set over the dark blue horizon was one of those pinch yourself moments.
I hope to come back to the white castle of Halzephron in Gunwalloe, a beacon on the headland and home away from home!
Thanks Lucy, thanks Roger, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed in the cabin for a couple of nights to finish off our honeymoon and it was perfect. The room is clean, fresh and comfortable. The fresh flowers and homemade biscuits were a lovely touch. Lucy and Roger were friendly, attentive and cook the most amazing breakfast. The location is out of this world, over looking the sea and right on the cliff path, perfect location of you enjoy walking. Also just a stones throw to a great pub with lovely food. I would highly recommend this beautiful place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank abby s
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We went to Halzephron House as a last minute escape from it all. And were completely relaxed from arrival. The tower room was a stylish room with its own sitting room complete with velvet sofa and the most amazing balcony overlooking the coast. The bedroom was decorated all in white adding to the traquility and had a luxurious french bed. Then a nice large shower.

The breakfast was simple with good quality produce and lovely fresh fruit salad to start.

If you need to relax this is the place to go. With friendly owners and no pretentiousness. Just a nice break .

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Traveling is as much, perhaps more, about people as places. Halzephron House brings the best of both together. As residents of Oregon in the United States, my wife and I have viewed a lot of to beautiful coastal scenery -- from the Baja of Mexico to the glacier-sided Prince William Sound in Alaska. But we were unprepared for the stunning and fascinating Cornwall Coast. We hiked about 100 miles of the South Coast Path in September 2012, which was as rugged a journey as any we've undertaken in Britain (Dartmoor, West Highland Way, Coast to Coast, etc.) One blustery and drizzling evening as dark clouds rolled overhead, we found ourselves exposed and weary. Though we carried a tent, sleeping bags and cooking gear, the thought of pitching a camp in another downpour wasn't appealing. That's when we walked past Halzephron House near Gunwalloe and noticed a small sign offering a room.

A biblical rain began to pound the roof of the House soon after we were greeted by Roger and Lucy and invited inside. This gracious couple accepted our muddy, disheveled appearance with good humor and guided us to a beautiful, cozy room, where we enjoyed warm showers and hot drinks. We fell asleep giving thanks for Halzephron House and the gracious and lovely couple who live there.

The next morning we woke to clear skies, a wonderful breakfast, more miles to walk. As the days and weeks passed, we traveled on to the Czech Republic and Germany for more adventures, but we've not forgotten the magical night at Halzephron House. Thank you so much, Roger and Lucy.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We stayed two nights in the Tower room and were bowled over by the charm of the house and it's wonderful surroundings. The perfect place to explore the Lizard and all it has to offer.
Great, healthy and wholesome breakfasts in a lovely environment.
The Tower room has a large spacious lounge and the separate bedroom has fabulous views of the sea on three sides, a wonderful place to wake up in.
The house sits on the coastal path (try and spot the secret garden from the coastal path..that's why it's secret!) and is a short walk from several lovely beaches. You also have your own entrance so you really feel like you have your own proper space.
Wander down the road to the wonderful pub, you don't have to ask which one.
This house really is a treat you have to try.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Following a romantic week long stay in The Cabin in February 2012 (inc. Valentine's Day), which was everything we had hoped for and more, we reserved a number of rooms in Halzephron House for 11 members of my family on the occasion of my son's wedding in Gunwalloe. My husband and I stayed in The Observatory, my daughter, husband and two children were in the family room, my other daughter, husband and a 6 yr old and 5 month old stayed in the Tower Room and another guest was in Rose's room. Lucy and Roger made our stay so comfortable and pleasurable that it was more like a holiday for us all and all the preparations including taking care of the baby's needs, my daughter and my special dietary conditions - we are coeliacs, as well as the smallest bridesmaid on the day, ensuring that four of us were through breakfast so as to be at the hairdresser in Helston by 9. a.m. was no mean feat. Every last measure was carefully thought out and delivered, breakfast was wonderful - the 6 yr old has ordered smoked salmon and scrambled egg for his breakfast ever since! and our near 'taking over' of their cafe for a lovely lunch which included a pre-wedding celebration with my son the Groom and his Best Man, not only made our stay more memorable but was handled without any fuss and with total ease.We could not have felt more relaxed and so well prepared on a very great day. With all things taken into consideration, the care and attention to detail, lovely decor, comfortable beds and luxury linen/duvets, special hospitality treats and super meals, plus all that is available inc. the cafe and shop! as well as the most perfect setting and surroundings, we are inevitably as a result, booked in once again in The Cabin in a few weeks and are so looking forward to what we know will be a lovely break with lovely people taking care of us.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stayed for two nights in the tower room with a 6 week old and a 2year old and the entire experience was superb. Yes the bedroom is 'cosy' but that just adds to the experience of being in the tower overlooking one of the best views we have seen anywhere and the lounge area provides easily enough space to relax and gaze out over the ocean. Our two year could run out of the lounge doors onto the large lawn overlooking the sea to find a trampoline and safe space to play in the fresh air. (I also did the same!) The breakfast was excellent served in the large, light dining area with beautiful flowers and yet more lovely views. How anyone could not feel there experience to be good value is beyond me. Lucy and roger are excellent hosts who are friendly and relaxed. So many generic hotel chains are over the £100 mark and offer little more than the basics, Hazelohron house will leave us with long lasting memories and we will certainly return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Halzephron House, Cabin and B&B

Address: Gunwalloe TR127QD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Gunwalloe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gunwalloe
Price Range: £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Halzephron House stands on an unspoilt stretch of Cornish headland with views across the ocean and next door to the Cornish lifestyle shop and cafe, Barefoot Kitchen. The house is designed in a contemporary, relaxed style, each of the three rooms come with fresh flowers and luxurious mattresses. The village gastro pub and sandy beaches are within walking distance. The Tower Room suite comes with it's own private balcony and upstairs drawing room, perfect for watching the sunset over the ocean. The Observatory is right beside the coastal path, also overlooking the ocean. The Cabin was recommended as one of the 'best beach villas in the world' in the February 2010 edition of Conde Nast Traveller. ... more   less 
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