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Helston and the Lizard Peninsula

Helston stands to the north of the Lizard Peninsula and provides a great base for exploring south west Cornwall from your very own holiday cottage.

This is Cornwall''s second oldest town, its charter having been granted by King John in April, 1201. The town is commonly believed to have been a port until it was cut off from the sea in the 13th century. Cornwall''s largest freshwater lake, Loe Pool, now lies where the River Cober formerly met the sea.

Today Helston is probably most well-known for the annual Flora Day celebration that is held in early May. Thousands of people come to enjoy this ancient celebration that lasts from early morning until late at night. The event was made even more famous in 1975 by the Brighouse and Rastrick brass band''s recording of the Floral Dance.

There is plenty to do in and around Helston. The Helston Folk Museum, housed in the old butter market, hosts frequent art exhibitions as well as the permanent exhibits where you can find out about the history of the town and its notable inhabitants. Families are well catered for with Flambards theme park just outside the town and One2eleven, a brilliant indoor play area, only one mile away. The National Seal Sanctuary and Poldark mine are both just three miles from the town.

For those who enjoy the outdoors there are some lovely woodland walks on the Penrose Estate, and boating on the lake in the Coronation Park. Porthleven, a lovely traditional fishing harbour can easily be reached from Helston and slightly further down the coast you will find, Praa Sands, an excellent sandy beach for surfing. The Lizard and Kynance Cove is very interesting for the whole family to explore and easily reached by car.

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  • The Barn

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: TKE

    The Barn lies in a peaceful, rural setting at the end of a long private drive, yet only 3 miles from the bustling market town of Helston and conveniently located for the soft sandy beaches of Praa Sands and Porthleven. Standing detached and all on one level, this distinctive holiday barn has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard. The Barn is ideal for couples looking for some peace and quiet on their holiday, and makes for a relaxing holiday in picturesque grounds with a small lake sheltered by tall trees. An ideal location for exploring west Cornwall including Falmouth with its busy marinas, port, restaurants, shops, National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and the many creeks of the Helford River. Explore Land’s End and visit the beautiful coves and pretty villages on the Lizard Peninsula and St Ives. Shops and pub 3 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with electric fire, French doors, high apex ceiling, spacious kitchen area with granite worktops, slate floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, en-suite wet room and toilet.

    • Electric fire, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden, patio, terrace and furniture
    • Large shared natural grounds, woodland and sitting-out area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • No children except babes in arms
    • NB: Steps, duck pond and sloping banks in garden

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  • Ash Tree Cottage

    Four Lanes, nr. Camborne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W8371

    Stunning views

    This converted granite cow barn with high ceilings and exposed beams, enjoys stunning sunsets and views over to St Ives, through the large picture window. The single storey cottage is set near to the many historical World Heritage mining sites and has very easy access to the footpaths along the Great Flat Lode. The Cornish Way Cycle Route is nearby and the north and south coasts are 6 to 8 miles away with sandy beaches, high cliffs, wooded inlets and sheltered valley gardens. The Eden Project at St. Austell is about an hour’s drive away. For the more adventurous, the resorts of Penzance and St. Ives make great days out, Land’s End is just 20 miles. Fishing and horse riding can be found nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub with food 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with high ceiling and beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Chywood Barn

    Breage, near Helston

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC401

    If you want a rural retreat with absolute peace and tranquillity, this destination is ideal for you. Chywood Barn has its own particular charm and is much loved by visitors from all over the UK and continent. It is very traditional but with all the home comforts.
    Chywood Barn is a detached old granite stable that was converted many years ago and modernised by the present owners. It is open plan with a full size kitchen, dining area and living room. The accommodation nestles under a beamed cathedral ceiling with a wood burner. Upstairs, a galleried double bedroom, compact en-suite shower room and French doors giving access to your own entirely private garden. The property is fully equipped with everything you need to make your holiday absolutely first rate.
    Located between both coasts and only 3 miles from the ancient market town of Helston, and the same distance from the bustling fishing port of Porthleven, the property is in a valley at the end of a private road, set in two acres of garden to explore with tall trees, a lake and a family of ducks. Well served by popular public footpaths right on the doorstep, Chywood has been called a hidden gem by many of its visitors.
    Chywood Barn is one of two holiday properties at this location. The owner’s farmhouse is nearby and they are on hand to help with anything you may need. Although there is a proximity to all the properties, each opens onto a large shared courtyard, no-one is overlooked thus ensuring plenty of privacy, peace and quiet and the perfect setting for your holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With woodburner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom:
    Galleried with double bed, French doors to upper garden and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed tiered, lawned garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared grounds with woodland. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. No children, except babes in arms. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 50 yards away.

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  • Merriview

    Balwest, near Marazion

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC624

    Nestling close to the base of Tregonning Hill and only 2 miles from the large sandy beach at Praa Sands, this delightful semi-detached bungalow has panoramic seascape views from the living room and kitchen, which stretch towards the ancient seaside town of Marazion and St Michael’s Mount. Attached but totally separate from the owner’s adjoining property, Merriview is a traditionally furnished and very welcoming property with an ornamental fireplace, and it provides the perfect base from which to explore this glorious part of Cornwall. The property also features a large garden with a lawn, shrubs and a sheltered patio to the rear. The nearby small village of Ashton offers a friendly pub serving food and a part-time community shop selling a few essentials, and within 5 miles is the market town of Helston and the fishing port of Porthleven, offering a choice of shops, a wonderful array of restaurants and cafés to suit all budgets and tastes. Close to the South West Coastal Path, Merriview is excellent for keen walkers. There are also the Cornish Mining Trails nearby, perfect for exploring the local history at any time of the year. Beach 2 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Shared entrance hall.

    Living/dining room: With 40" Freeview TV and Blu-ray/ DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Wet room: With shower and heated towel rail (no toilet).
    Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Cherry Tree Cottage

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41541

    Fantastic views

    Cherry Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Breage in a peaceful location, and is well-placed for fantastic rural views. This is a delightful, terraced, Cornish cottage with exposed stone walls, beams and private parking and is ideal for couples or small families. With an open-plan living area and kitchen, the holiday property benefits from an enclosed cottage garden and sheltered courtyard. There is a wealth of footpaths and links to the coastal path leading you to quiet coves and sandy beaches. Helston is 4 miles with shops, leisure facilities and a supermarket; Porthleven with beach and harbour is also 2 miles. Penzance is just 8 miles, from where visitors can take day trips to the Scilly Isles either by boat or helicopter. St Michael’s Mount (NT), St Ives and Godolphin House are also well worth a visit. The north coast, including the 3 mile sandy surfing beach at Hayle, is within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Private courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Tregidden Farm - Buzzard Barn

    St Martin, near Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: G51

    Beautifully converted from a Victorian barn, these two cottages are situated off a quiet lane close to the hamlet of Treggidden, which is centrally located on the famous Lizard Peninsula. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, they adjoin one another and nestle amidst 14 acres of grass and woodland (which the retired owners run as a hobby farm) with a small stream forming the southern boundary. Just 10 miles from Helston and 23 miles from Falmouth, this area of Cornwall is well known for its wealth of wildlife, many NT gardens, sheltered sandy beaches and romantic coves. The tranquil wooded coastline running up to the Helford Estuary offers some of the most spectacular walks in the south-west. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    The owners live with their dogs on the farm, which is run as a retirement hobby. In addition to horses grazing the land there are chickens and ducks with an O guage garden railway in the orchard.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With electric wood burner, TV, CD player, beams and ceramic tiled floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and ceramic tiled floor.
    Utility area: With washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Shared tumble dryer. Garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared use of owner’s 14-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a borehole and there is a stream in the grounds. There is occasional tractor access in the grounds.

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  • Tregidden Farm - Jemima Cottage

    St Martin, near Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: G52

    Beautifully converted from a Victorian barn, these two cottages are situated off a quiet lane close to the hamlet of Treggidden, which is centrally located on the famous Lizard Peninsula. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, they adjoin one another and nestle amidst 14 acres of grass and woodland (which the retired owners run as a hobby farm) with a small stream forming the southern boundary. Just 10 miles from Helston and 23 miles from Falmouth, this area of Cornwall is well known for its wealth of wildlife, many NT gardens, sheltered sandy beaches and romantic coves. The tranquil wooded coastline running up to the Helford Estuary offers some of the most spectacular walks in the south-west. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    The owners live with their dogs on the farm, which is run as a retirement hobby. In addition to horses grazing the land there are chickens and ducks with an O guage garden railway in the orchard.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With beams.
    Living area: With TV, CD player, ceramic-tiled floor and French doors leading to patio.
    Dining area: With ceramic-tiled floor.
    Kitchen area: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility area: With washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Shared tumble dryer. Garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared use of owner’s 14-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a borehole and there is a stream in the grounds. There is occasional tractor access in the grounds.

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  • Skiber An Gwenely

    Porkellis, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25687

    Skiber An Gwenely has been tastefully converted to provide homely accommodation with style and comfort on a 10-acre smallholding. The detached holiday cottage is ideally located to explore, with easy access to the north and south coasts. Helston is 4 miles away. Flambard’s Theme Park with its Victorian village, Aero Park and rides is a great family day out. Travel west to St Michael’s Mount. Falmouth with its beaches, National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle is close by. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurants 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Step to living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Private parking (2 cars). Private hot tub. Private sauna. No smoking. NB: Gated private pond in the grounds.

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  • Barngoose

    Nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 23356

    Nestling among the fields, in a rural hamlet, on the side of a wooded valley with far reaching views, this spacious, converted barn is within easy reach of north and south coasts. Perfectly located for holidays exploring Falmouth, the beaches, rocky coves and fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula, Helford River and West and South Cornwall, as well as the many gardens hidden in valleys such as Trebah and Glendurgan (NT). Close to Helston 11/2 miles, with its Flambards Experience. The fishing harbour and surfing beach at Porthleven 41/2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with patio door and en-suite toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors, beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Old Dolphin Cottage

    Cadgwith

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5168

    An absolute gem! Time seems to have stood still at this truly delightful 500-year old thatched cottage, one of the most photographed in Cornwall. Featuring an ancient inglenook fireplace with an old cloam oven, timber panelled walls and original beams among its many charms, and all complemented with pretty period pieces and interesting artefacts, Old Dolphin Cottage is one of a pair nestling in pretty gardens just 50 yards from the shingle cove. Cadgwith itself is a place for relaxing - a thriving fishing community and one of the county’s most picturesque villages, its whitewashed cottages dot the valley slopes, fishing boats are drawn up on the beach, cream teas and great seafood are available and the locals regularly gather in the pub for an evening of traditional song. Scenic coastal walks lead to sandy beaches and Lizard Point, and a myriad attractions lie within easy reach. Shop 50 yards, pub 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin. Beams throughout.

    Partial NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Car park (permit provided).

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  • Gwedna Barns - The Stable

    Godolphin Cross, Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: TE1


    With views across open countryside from 2 acres of pretty lawned gardens, Gwedna Barns is set in a secluded, wooded, rural spot, on a non-working farm and situated within a World Heritage site. Gwedna Barns consists of three holiday properties with their own garden areas and seating and the use of a children’s play area. The Long Barn (GLP) brims with character and charm, with a split-level living arrangement and cosy open kitchen with a lofty beamed ceiling. The Stable (TE1) has an open-plan living area which has been designed to take in the full height of the building with an exposed beamed ceiling, a wood-burning stove and French doors leading to its own garden with extensive countryside views. Swallows Barn (TE2) successfully blends contemporary facilities with a classic, Cornish granite facade. The property has its own garden with far-reaching views from the seating area and an open-plan living space with a raised living room and door to the garden. The properties are close to the attractive village of Godolphin Cross in the beautiful Cornish countryside. The nearby Goldolphin House (NT) is steeped in Cornwall’s mining history and is one of the country’s most significant houses. The south west of Cornwall provides some of the best surfing, fishing and coastal walking in England. Gwedna Barns’ peaceful location provides easy access to the area’s beaches and coves. The sweeping sands of Gwithian are a 15-minute drive to the north, whilst Prussia Cove, with its caves, tales of smuggling and crystal clear water, lies 5 miles to the south. Penzance, The Lizard and St Ives are all within a 20-minute drive. The old market town of Helston, with its elegant Georgian town houses, is nearby, and the main A30, just a short drive away, provides access to the whole of west Cornwall. Enjoy the surf culture, attractive countryside, stunning coast scenes, history and art; all to be found in south west Cornwall. Horse riding 3½ miles, golf 4½ miles. Shop/P.O. 1½ miles, pub 3 miles. Complimentary Christmas hamper of local produce for Christmas and New Year bookings for properties TE1, TE2 and GLP.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, French doors, beamed ceiling and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
    • Electricity and full oil central heating included
    • Small enclosed garden with furniture
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: 2 steps in garden
    Note: Properties TE1, TE2 and GLP can be booked together to sleep 12 people

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • 32in Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD on request
    • DAB radio/iPod/iPad dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 2-acre shared landscaped woodland
    • Shared barbecue
    • Children’s play area
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome tray and wine
    • No smoking

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  • Gwedna Barns - Swallows Barn

    Godolphin Cross, Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: TE2


    With views across open countryside from 2 acres of pretty lawned gardens, Gwedna Barns is set in a secluded, wooded, rural spot, on a non-working farm and situated within a World Heritage site. Gwedna Barns consists of three holiday properties with their own garden areas and seating and the use of a children’s play area. The Long Barn (GLP) brims with character and charm, with a split-level living arrangement and cosy open kitchen with a lofty beamed ceiling. The Stable (TE1) has an open-plan living area which has been designed to take in the full height of the building with an exposed beamed ceiling, a wood-burning stove and French doors leading to its own garden with extensive countryside views. Swallows Barn (TE2) successfully blends contemporary facilities with a classic, Cornish granite facade. The property has its own garden with far-reaching views from the seating area and an open-plan living space with a raised living room and door to the garden. The properties are close to the attractive village of Godolphin Cross in the beautiful Cornish countryside. The nearby Goldolphin House (NT) is steeped in Cornwall’s mining history and is one of the country’s most significant houses. The south west of Cornwall provides some of the best surfing, fishing and coastal walking in England. Gwedna Barns’ peaceful location provides easy access to the area’s beaches and coves. The sweeping sands of Gwithian are a 15-minute drive to the north, whilst Prussia Cove, with its caves, tales of smuggling and crystal clear water, lies 5 miles to the south. Penzance, The Lizard and St Ives are all within a 20-minute drive. The old market town of Helston, with its elegant Georgian town houses, is nearby, and the main A30, just a short drive away, provides access to the whole of west Cornwall. Enjoy the surf culture, attractive countryside, stunning coast scenes, history and art; all to be found in south west Cornwall. Horse riding 3½ miles, golf 4½ miles. Shop/P.O. 1½ miles, pub 3 miles. Complimentary Christmas hamper of local produce for Christmas and New Year bookings for properties TE1, TE2 and GLP.

    Open-plan living room with traditional electric stove, dining and kitchen areas, door to garden and restored beamed ceiling. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating and traditional electricity stove included
    • Garden with furniture
    Note: Properties TE1, TE2 and GLP can be booked together to sleep 12 people

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • 32in Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD on request
    • DAB radio/iPod/iPad dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 2-acre shared landscaped woodland
    • Shared barbecue
    • Children’s play area
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome tray and wine
    • No smoking

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