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Next to West Wales, Cornwall is our favourite staycation destination in the UK. In the past, we’ve always looked for the perfect Cornish sea view but, on this occasion, thought we’d try a little luxury accomodation inland at the beautiful Clowance Estate near Camborne.

Clowance Estate is part of Luxury Lodges, renowned for their hotel-quality self-catering accommodation in some of Britain’s best loved holiday destinations – from Cornwall up to the Lake District, with a new property launching in Laugharne this Autumn (the Welsh link). Luxury Lodges, which includes Clowance Estate, is owned and managed by Sharon Hurley, and it is Sharon who has been the driver behind the group’s investment in Clowance and its expansion to Laugharne.

Clowance sits in fifty-five acres of beautiful grounds with ancient woodlands and lakes just outside Camborne. For Sharon, who grew up in Wales, the recent refurbishment and investment surpassing £5 million is the realisation of “a truly monumental season”, and means guests have a new restaurant, bar, and pool facilities, designed with inspiration from the on-site historic manor house and a concept that echoes its elegance and the surrounding meadow land.

We stayed in one of the cottages which are absolutely beautiful inside and out and are a credit to Sharon and her design team. Sharon says, “I believe that you should not have to compromise on style and quality just because you have a family to cater for. We want to offer all the luxuries of hotel-quality accommodation, but with the freedom and flexibility of self-catering. Our range of properties offer something for everyone and cater for the whole family in every stage of life, whether just starting out as a couple or celebrating milestones with multiple generations.”

Everything about Clowance is five stars, including its location. It is perfectly positioned at the base of the Cornish peninsula meaning all the very best locations are easily accessible; St Ives, Penzance, Porthcurno, Padstow, Newlyn and Mousehole plus the usual south coast favourites (we even managed to squeeze in dinner at Rick Stein’s in Porthleven). On our third day, we took a leisurely drive down to Sennen Cove, just around the headland from Land’s End. Absolutely beautiful.

Our evenings at Clowance were rounded off nicely with drinks in the bar followed by a relaxing spell in the jacuzzi outside our cottage, sipping a little night cap under the stars – total bliss.

As I mentioned earlier, later this year will see the opening of the newest addition to the portfolio, Luxury Lodges Laugharne and Milkwood Spa. The resort will be the first resort of its kind in the region, welcoming guests following an investment of £30 million plus. We’re really looking forward to visiting. In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about Luxury Lodges, take a look at their gorgeous website at

Clowance Estate & Country Club
Camborne TR14 0PT
01209 833100

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