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“Awful, never again !” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Landewednack House
Ranked #8 of 12 The Lizard B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Awful, never again !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2010

We stayed in THE COACH HOUSE/SUNDAY COTTAGE part of LANDEWEDNACK HOUSE and our experience was not a pleasant stay at all.In total contrast to the reviews i have read here, we found chef/Antony very rude and incompetent.Parading as a hotelier/manager and not very good at either.We never had the pleasure of meeting the owners, they stayed out of the picture.Which we think was probably a bonus for us if chef/anthony was anything to go by.

The deciding factor for our booking was the use of the outdoor swimming pool, which upon arrival we were informed was not available as it was full of leaks.Antony told us that the following week he was having someone come to look at it.Quite frankly we don't believe a word of that story as our week booked was the last week for the pool season.It's hardly worth getting the pool fixed for winter so the local CROWS/DUCKS CAN TAKE A DIP !!

Our accommodation was not exactly comfortable or enjoyable.There was one "CLAPPED OUT" sofa that seemed to have an iron rod that jabbed you every time you sat on it.The woodburning stove did not have one tool to go with it, nothing to facilitate making a fire.No poker, no tongs, no brush.BIT OF A NIGHTMARE.
What we found most annoying was the hot water issues.Basically when you filled the bath with hot water you had to wait a couple of hours for th water to heat again.THERE WAS NO HOT WATER TO THE SHOWER IN THE TWIN ROOM IF YOU HAD USED IT IN THE BATH ALREADY!!
NOT MY IDEA OF LUXURY AT ALL.

There is a couple of positive things we can say about the place.It was extremely clean and i thought the pug dogs were brill, BUT THOSE TWO THINGS DON'T EXACTLY MAKE FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY.

UNFORTUNATELY OUR LASTING MEMORY OF LANDEWEDNACK HOUSE IS, NOT WORTH THE MONEY AND WISHED WE WENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

PS
We did not partake in any fine dining for obvious reasons.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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sussex
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2010

We went as a family party of 8 to celebrate my 60th birthday.Sue and Antony did everything possible to make our stay memorable. The rooms were lovely, the food and wine delicious, and we were made to feel very much at home. The conastal wlks from the hotel must rate as some of the best in the country.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lhf402Sussex
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UK
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2009

Yes, its a wonderful house, in a wonderful location (there are lots of those around) - but its the special people here that turn this place into a wonderful home and a unique place to stay. It is amazing how quickly one feels at home here - and that is purely down to Sue, Antony & Sean (not to mention Harry's brigade)... The reviews below really say it all very eloquently (except for the strangely isolated 2 star review by Rich - that we read before we we booked. After our time there over the last four days we can only assume he was under some kind of medication...)

The house is immaculate throughout, the food was sublime - from breakfast to the world class dinners created by Antony. My partner and I have stayed in many of the worlds great hotels and eaten in some of the worlds finest restaurants, but NEVER will you taste such lovingly created food as this - food that Antony is proud to serve you to his own considerably exacting standards. Where taste reigns supreme. Make sure you ask for his signature pudding 'AAC' (Antony's Apple Crumble!) - Trust me, I am a Northern boy and have been served this dish by three generations of expert, fantastic Geordie womenfolk in my time - but nothing I have ever eaten comes close to this delight. Accompanied by his own fresh English Vanilla Custard - it is a dish you will surley never wish to end..... And his famous Green Crab Soup is an amazing cacophony of taste - and that from a non-seafood eater.......(who tried not only this, but fresh crab and a main course of Plaice - due to a little gentle arm twisting by Chef.) Nothing broken though.

In summary - I would urge you to read these reviews, of course. But in order to truly understand what they say, for words can only go part of the way - you must go there and be welcomed, cared for and treated with warmness, respect, trust and an attention to detail that is so very rarely found these days. We loved it and we sincerely send our thanks and best wishes to everyone there..... Tony & Miranda.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lowthert
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manchester
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

It was a last minute break for four ladies in Cornwall. We wanted to walk, talk, eat, enjoy some sunshine, and have a good time. Landewednack House was everything we could have wished for. The beautiful house and wonderful food were fantastic. The other guests were very tolerant of our chatter and great fun and Anthony - your food was amazing.

Thanks Sue for sharing your beautiful house with us. We all hope we can visit again soon.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dodge57
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Bristol UK
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2009

Shortly after we book our week in the Coastal Coach house, the owners give us a ring to see if we want them to stock up the fridge for us! We knew then that we were in for something pretty special, I guess that's what 'luxury' means. We phone ahead before we get there to book a meal for the first night as we don't think we'll have the energy to cook for ourselves after the long drive down. Although Anthony sounds a little disappointed when I say I don't eat seafood or fish of any kind, I am assured that he will think of something.

The Coastal Coach house is a very cosy little cottage tagged on to the side of the main house, so you have your privacy with cooking facilities but there are always people on hand if you need anything. The staff are very friendly, and Anthony's passion for cooking is extremely beguiling and he is open and honest. He does have a funny sense of humour but it is very similar to ours so we got on really well. We couldn’t get the hot water to work, so were invited into the main house to use their Jacuzzi bath, which is in a room with a large window at the front of the house facing the sea. I could imagine some people never leave that room!

We have three meals in the end, the first night, the second night because the first was so good and the last night because we couldn't bear to go home without being spoilt rotten one more time! The dining room is full of antiques with a huge fireplace and as we are the only people staying we really feel privileged to have the large table all to ourselves. The gardens are lovely, all looking a bit sparse this time of year and we didn't get to try the swimming pool (a couple of weeks early!), but I'm sure later on in the springtime the gardens are amazing. It's only a short walk to the sea and a mile or so round the coast to Lizard Point.

So to the food: On the first night we have soup to start, Anthony manages to sneak crab into my wife's and I get the vegetable base. It is perfectly seasoned, something which all of the dishes are - I never find myself reaching for the salt during our stay. The bread is hot, light and fluffy and delicious. Anthony asks me if he should treat me like a vegetarian since people come down to Cornwall for the lobster and crab. I manage to stifle the scream and note that most other meat products are perfectly acceptable thank you very much! We let Anthony recommend the wine, we are not big connoisseurs but the house wine is delicious. The main is steak and chips - but not as you know it! Local steak, Asparagus and the most amazing chips you've ever tasted. "Steamed, put in the fridge for an hour, then blanched, then deep fried for 30 seconds each" Anthony tells us with delight. The mayonnaise is home-made and equally fantastic. The steak just melts in your mouth, cooked to perfection. Desert is a Chocolate Pudding - with 7 duck's eggs don't you know! Incredibly soft and fluffy with a rich molten chocolate centre. Anthony assures us we won't eat it all. We do. Then we can't move.

The next evening we have some sort of tasty quiche/tart (sorry Anthony, I’m sure it had some clever French name!), the mains are plaice with a hollandaise sauce for her, (apparently very tasty) and lamb shanks with new potatoes and mange-touts for me. Desert is crepes suzette - very, very nice. We have a different house wine and the meal is all topped off with a coffee and complementary brandy.

We have a couple of days off finding out just how closed everything in Cornwall is this time of year (very), but decide we couldn't leave without having one last delicious meal, so we ask what kind of game is around this time of year. Anthony asks around and we end up with a roasted pheasant each, and served with delicious home-made crisps, tasty gravy and a bit of cabbage. For starters we have celery soup - again, perfectly seasoned - and that amazing bread. We toke Anthony's recommendation for wine and again, were not disappointed. It was a rich treacle pudding to finish off a perfect culinary experience, which I’m sure the owners were also enjoying the rest of in the kitchen.

To sum up, we had the best time, with such a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, we got on really well with Anthony and the food was absolutely to die for. We certainly felt incredibly spoilt by the end of the week! Will certainly try to get back soon!
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  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SkipTheBudgie
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Stockport
Level Contributor
86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2009

This is quirky, but delightfully so. We had a fantastic night with Susan and Anthony. We loved it all, couldn't fault it, but you have to like chintz, clutter and lashings of style...we do! From the tea in the garden on arrival we relaxed, completely. The location is almost unbelievable and the house feels very friendly. Anthony's food was superb, his crab soup was to die for and his lemon posset with homemade biscuits was divine. When I asked for fresh fruit for breakfast that too was superb. Susan's style is unquestionable. The cherry on the cake for us was the fact that they have pugs and we were allowed to meet them! Finally, be prepared for the most comfortable bed you've ever slept in with beautiful sheets and fabulous pillows. Yes, it's expensive by b and b standards but for me it was more like a terribly special hotel. We will return.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank justoneluke
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St Louis
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2009

Quite simply, the nicest B&B I've ever seen.
Rooms Beautiful.
People incredibly friendly and go-out-of your way helpful.
Breakfast was good, but they also served dinner - not included in the price, but very much worth trying. We were four, and all of us found the food to be among the best we'd ever had.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brna
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Additional Information about Landewednack House

Property: Landewednack House
Address: Church Cove, The Lizard, The Lizard TR12 7PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > The Lizard
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in The Lizard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Landewednack House The Lizard, Cornwall

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