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Hello and Welcome,

If you have been here before either on business or on holiday then thank you and it would be great to see you again soon.

If you purposely looked for us or just stumbled across us on the internet then let me introduce us.

Many, many years ago I fell in love not only with my husband, Paul who is Cornish but also with this beautiful part of the world. I am originally from Bonn in Germany and we met while I was here on holiday.

Mandeley became our home almost 30 years ago while we both had full-time jobs as well. Paul trained as a Paramedic and I found work as a Personal Assistant.

In 2001 I made our Bed & Breakfast my sole passion.

We both enjoy interacting with our guests and hearing their stories, assisting with our local knowledge were we can and offer help with booking taxis or places to eat.

Paul is a keen motor cyclist and loves to spend his spare time restoring classic Japanese motorbikes. If you want to explore Cornwall by bike then he would be very happy to assist you in finding a picturesque route.

We have a bouncy but very friendly Cockapoo called Murphy who loves welcoming guests.

So, this is us in short. We are looking forward to your visit and we will do our utmost to make you feel welcome. 

Birgitt & Paul


Guest Reviews

"Arrived at the guest house and were met by Birgitt who showed us the side entrance to which we had our own key so we could come and go as we pleased. The rooms were well presented and very clean. There are 3 rooms all named after Daphne du Mauriers novels. We were in the Jamaica Inn room. The bed was huge and the pillows were wonderful. There was a kettle with tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Fresh milk was supplied every day and also fresh water. 

You are given a menu everyday which you leave on a little table near the dining room which also had a bell in case you needed anything. Breakfast consisted of orange juice, tea, coffee, full English, cereals, fruit, yogurt and salmon with scrambled egg. The toast was made with homemade granary bread.
It was all excellent and have no negatives at all and would definitely recommend this place.
Thank you for a wonderful stay."


TripAdvisor review

“It was very clean and tidy. Nicely furnished. Warm. Nice breakfast. Hosts were lovely. Very good shower and bathroom facilities. Lovely clean towels. Own parking. Come and go as you please. Everything you need for B&B.”

Wendy review

"We had a lovely week in Cornwall and stayed at the Mandeley guest house in one of their 3 rooms.
The host was absolutely brilliant, the room really comfortable and spotlessly clean, breakfast was cooked to order with a really great choice -obviously best quality ingredients and so nicely presented. Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts to make your stay the best.

We couldn’t have asked for a better location, just a couple of minutes drive to the lovely Porthleven where there are some fantastic restaurants, and if it’s dramatic coast lines and beautiful beaches this is the place to go, and when we return we will stay at the Mandeley guest house again and recommend it to friends and family."

Mary C

TripAdvisor review

“Location is very central for getting around Cornwall. The breakfast was very good, with a modest variety of food due to Covid-19 restrictions, but there were enough choices to have. The staff were lovely people. The room was very well decorated and modern and the en-suit was excellent.😊😊😊😊😊”

keith review