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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Halzephron House, Cabin And B&B Gunwalloe, Cornwall