Here is our only single room, but at least it compensates by being fully en suite with bath, shower, w.c. and hand basin.
Looking out over the front of Chymorvah, the view is limited, but we have set the room rate with that in mind. Of some interest is the lower-than usual ceiling in the en suite. It’s noticeable at Chymorvah because all the rooms used by the original family are higher than this one. The reason for this was because Chymorvah in the 1850s was unusual in that in this space was the first in-door bathroom in Marazion. Above this en suite was a giant rainwater tank that fed the whole house, even down to a massive tank built of Cornish Delabole slate on the lower ground floor, (just outside our bedroom window!) used by the servants for their daily tasks. In 1986 we were told of folk calling at Chymorvah back in the day, with any excuse to take a peek at the copper and brass boiler, bath and pipework which thrilled and amazed the local townspeople. Sadly the story goes on to say that in the mistaken interests of modernising, it was all ripped out between the wars and dumped `down the shaft’ which was a favoured Cornish pastime for the disposal of anything unwanted even in my day. We know from old plans where the likely local shaft was – three fields away to the east as it happens! Too deep and too dangerous for even the most adventurous of detectorists, though.
So, West Hundred may seem like a regular single room, but there’s more to it than meets the eye!
Concerning the non-sea view rooms……. remember that the lovely views are seen from all the reception rooms, from the garden and all around the outside as well. Having said that, please try to understand what’s coming next. Sometimes we might gently say “ Sea views from the bedroom are a treasure, of course they are; but something will have gone very wrong with your day and indeed with your holiday if you spend the whole day in your room looking at one view when Cornwall is bursting with one fabulous vista after another waiting to be discovered.” After all, a bedroom view is truly only seen for a few moments before we’re blinded by the shower, towelling like mad, checking through the wardrobe, climbing into clothes, staring into a mirror and finally searching for our room key before we make our way downstairs, drawn onwards by the smell of a real full Cornish breakfast dancing on the air. Let’s be honest – how much of the outside view have we looked at whilst that has been going on? “