Reviews

Wonderful place to stay.Robin and Louella are thoughtful and highly entertaining hosts, nothing is too much bother and you really feel welcomed like one of the family. Breakfast is shared with them and their wonderful stories and adventures will keep you enthralled . The surrounding area is full of delights and they will make sure you make the most of it. Their suggestions for eating out were superb and we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended…

We were made to feel as welcome as any family member would be, you actually do share the breakfast table with the family, a most charming experience. This is a home first and foremost and Robin and Louella are consummate hosts.

Our Gold Standard of B & Bs.   Louella and Robin are very interesting people themselves, but they are interested in learning about YOU.  We were offered tea upon arrival; some hosts give you tea and disappear, but Louella sat down with us to get acquainted. She will call for dinner reservations, then arm you with a map of how to get there, and perhaps a different way back to Cabilla. Her cooked breakfasts are first-rate, made better because she and Robin will sit and visit over the meal. Now, each time we plan a return trip to Cornwall, the first contact we make is Cabilla Manor, to make sure the dates we want are available. There is so much more here to appreciate. The setting is at the end of a road on Bodmin Moor: serenely peaceful, with the moorland dropping away beyond the property. We seek out places to stay away from the bustle of cities and towns, and this location is superb!  Louella has decorated their stone cottage home with ingenuity and humor. Besides her stenciled furniture and stitched pillows, there are mementos from their adventures scattered through the house. Every corner is interesting and charming. Nothing is too much trouble for them when it comes to assisting you with your stay…  we look forward to returning to Cabilla the same way we would anticipate a visit with cherished relatives.
Signed, Happy Yanks

Cabilla Manor is the most special place we have ever been to. It is remote and quiet with amazing views, especially from the large conservatory where welcoming afternoon tea and the wonderful breakfast is served. Extremely comfortable, lovely old house and like – no, better than – staying with friends.

Robin and Louella are charming, generous and most hospitable hosts. We walked their moorlands, swam in their lake, read on their terrace, chatted with them over afternoon tea while admiring their beautiful gardens and scenery, ate scrumptious breakfasts with them in the conservatory and slept soundly in the luxurious bedroom after sharing an evening glass of wine. Cabilla Manor is the perfect place from which to explore the delights that Cornwall has to offer. The London Inn is a charming little pub a couple of miles away in St Neot. It has delicious pub grub. When driving to and from Cabilla Manor watch out for the cattle and horses that roam freely often along the roads…

After 45 years of travelling the world for a living, I find it hard to get overly excited by any hotel or guesthouse. They blur into each other in one’s memory. But Cabilla Manor is exceptional. Robin and Louella turned a routine few days away into a truly memorable trip. I cannot remember ever having had hosts who were so accommodating, friendly, welcoming or interesting. The house itself is a gem in an incomparable setting and our room was huge, beautifully furnished, very individual and impeccably clean. We were made to feel like family friends rather than paying guests. “Paying” is scarcely the right word since, in terms of value for money, Cabilla Manor is ridiculous. For the cost of a 3 star hotel we got the run of a 14th Century Manor House in some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The only negative was having to leave and return to Manchester.

Robin and Louella Hanbury-Tenison