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Find cottages in 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.

Explore this fascinating area from your own self-catering accommodation; search for holiday cottages in Helston today.

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  • Ash Tree Cottage

    Four Lanes, nr. Camborne

    Grade
    2
    1
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    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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  • The Barn

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    2
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    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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  • Chywood Barn

    Breage, near Helston

    Grade
    2
    1
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Coverack Headland - Stanwick

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: B5020

    Magnificent views out to sea

    These two holiday properties (refs: 24362 amd B5020) are set on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula, and have been converted from a fine Edwardian hotel. They enjoy an outstanding location on Chynhalls Point, with magnificent views out to sea. Amid large, attractive gardens and grounds, the complex enjoys its own sandy beach and outdoor tennis court. You can enjoy wonderful coastal walks in this beautiful, peaceful area which is protected by the National Trust. A path leads down to the fishing village of Coverack, with its shops, restaurant and pub. Here you can enjoy sandy and shingle beaches, deep sea fishing and windsurfing lessons, all within ½ mile. Visit Roskillys Farm, famed for their cream and ice cream, or visit Goonhilly satellite station, 3 miles. The Mullion 18-hole golf course is 9 miles away, and there are plenty of coves and beaches within easy reach. An excellent site for bird watching and rare wild flowers. The apartments have been superbly converted to provide a good standard of holiday accommodation, with the properties having spectacular sea views, they are ideal for couples and families alike. This is a well-placed holiday base from which to explore. Pub within 1 mile.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Sea views from all windows.

    Towels included. Balcony (30ft) and furniture.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Access to large grounds with attractive gardens, furniture and sandy beach. Parking. Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the grounds, 150 yards. NB: Significant drops in grounds.

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  • Skyber Cottage

    Ruan Minor, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: 30209


    Located in a peaceful hamlet ideal for touring the beautiful Lizard peninsula, Skyber Cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is the perfect holiday destination for small families or couples looking for a relaxing break. Sitting in a pretty rural hamlet close to the village of Ruan Minor, the most southerly part of the British mainland, is a place apart. A combination of the mild maritime climate, and complex and unique geology, has produced an area with a distinctive character, well known for its rare and unusual flora, and where the famous call of the Cornish chough is never far away. The Lizard Peninsula is also renowned as the birthplace of communication, where Marconi undertook some of his pioneering radio experiments. These experiments are celebrated at the Marconi Centre at Poldhu and the Lizard Wireless Station. National Trust places on the Lizard Peninsula range from the dramatic coastal scenery around Lizard Point, to the beautiful ancient woodland around the Helford River. Two miles to the north of Lizard Village lies the secluded Kynance Cove, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a few miles further along this stretch of coast the beautiful picture-postcard harbour at Mullion Cove. The area has a wealth of wildlife and some of the UK’s most stunning scenic coastal paths. Discover the working fishing village of Cadgwith, with its thatched cottages, inn and gig house clustered around the cove. The coastal path offers stunning cliff scenery, much of it National Trust, and walks to the Lizard Village, lighthouse and the most southerly point, as well as to other well-known beauty spots, such as Kynance, Poltesco and Kennack Sands. As complete contrasts, only a matter of a few minutes’ drive away are the wild, open heathland of Goonhilly Downs, dominated by the dramatic Satellite Earth Station (open to the public) which is now a nature reserve and recognised as a site of international botanical importance. Nearby is the sheltered and peaceful Helford River, which attracts yachtsmen from all over the world and is well known for its sub-tropical gardens and secluded villages, such as Helford with its delightful riverside inn and its enchanted wooded creekside walks, made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s romantic novel ‘Frenchman’s Creek’. Boats can be hired by those who wish to take to the water. The rare geology of the area creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. The villages are picture book perfect with tiny thatched cottages clinging together at the ends of the valley, in coves where a small fleet of fishing boats catch fresh crab and lobster. Enjoy the pubs by the shore with folk music and traditional Cornish singing. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, sailing, bird and wild ife watching, water sports, fishing or simply relaxing back at the cottage in the delightful grounds with a good book and drink. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/1 step to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be double). 2 steps to shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Seaview

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    3
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    Ref: B6265

    Magnificent views out to sea


    Set on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula in the grounds of Coverack Headland, Seaview is an end terrace, two-storey house set slightly to the side of the main apartment building, which was once a fine Edwardian hotel. Enjoying an outstanding location on Chynhalls Point, with magnificent views out to sea. Amid large, attractive gardens and grounds, Seaview along with the other apartments on the complex enjoys its own sandy beach and outdoor tennis court. Guests can enjoy wonderful coastal walks in this beautiful, peaceful area which is protected by the National Trust. A path leads down to the fishing village of Coverack, with its shops, restaurant and pub. Here you can enjoy sandy and shingle beaches, deep sea fishing and windsurfing lessons, all within ½ mile. Coverack provides easy access to The Lizard Peninsula, the UK’s most southerly point. Visit Roskillys Farm, famed for their cream and ice cream, or visit Goonhilly satellite station, 3 miles. The Mullion 18-hole golf course is 9 miles away, and there are plenty of coves and beaches within easy reach. An excellent site for bird watching and rare wild flowers. This is a well-placed holiday base from which to explore. Fishing, golf, sailing, water sports, bike riding and horse riding nearby. Explore the many sub tropical gardens, including Trebah, Durgan and Trelissike. This property is ideal for families, friends sharing and couples. Pub within 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Private rear patio leading to communal grounds of 81/2-acres. Access to large grounds with attractive gardens, furniture and sandy beach. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared tennis court. NB: There is a pond in the grounds, 150 yards. Significant drops in grounds.

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  • Trevothen Farm - The Barn

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43759

    The perfect couples retreat, The Barn is one of three stunning holiday properties set on Trevothen Farm. It provides a spacious stone barn set over two levels. This semi-detached property comprises an extensive open-plan kitchen/dining area, perfect for those who love cooking, with a large island unit and bi-folding door leading to the front courtyard and large garden. The living room has French doors leading to the patio, and there are sea views from the upstairs bedroom. The property offers a private enclosed patio area with decking and a raised water feature, which makes the perfect place in which to relax after a day exploring. The cluster of three properties (refs: W43758, W43759 & W43760) can be booked individually or collectively for extended family gatherings providing an excellent location and accommodation for up to 17 guests.

    Perfectly located to explore Cornwall, the land of myths and legends, famous for its beautiful coastline. Explore the Lizard peninsula from its idyllic colourful fishing villages, stunning beaches and coves, to its quiet estuaries and creeks of nearby unspoilt Helford River. This area provides visitors with beautiful coastal wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Coverack has a pretty sandy beach and picturesque harbour, small tea rooms, a local pub and shop. This area is very popular with families. Visit the square at nearby St Keverne and of course The Lizard, the most southerly point of mainland Britain. The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage centre offers something for the whole family. The historic port of Porthleven is just a short drive, soak up the atmosphere around the harbour, popular with wind surfers, and experience al fresco dining at its best. Porthleven is becoming an excellent foodie location with many establishments boasting top chefs. Discover the great local art, small individual shops and regular markets. It is so easy to reach both the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast, including the busy port of Falmouth or find a secluded small beach-cove to relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters. The area is popular with walkers with easy access to the South West Coastal Path. Wildlife, stunning scenery, fishing and water sports including kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing can all be found locally. Take a trip to the historic town of Helston, famous for its Flora Day in May, home of the floral dance, or visit the seal sanctuary at nearby Gweek. Trevothen Farm is ideally located for exploring the best Cornwall has to offer and will appeal to families, friends and couples all year round. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Step to living room with double sofa bed, beams, tiled floor and French door. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor and bi-fold doors. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sitting area, beams, Velux, wooden floor and step down to en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included. Freeview TV. Washer/dryer. Large, enclosed lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area, enclosed patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking. NB: Water feature and old water pump in patio area.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Old Dolphin Cottage

    Cadgwith

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    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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  • Tregidden Farm - Jemima Cottage

    St Martin, near Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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 oguage garden railway in the orchard.

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

    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. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a borehole and there is a stream in the grounds.

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  • Wheal Metal Lodge

    Poldown, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: 27248

    This detached, Scandinavian holiday lodge is ideally situated for visiting both the tranquil coves and creeks of the south, and rugged surfing beaches of the north coast. This area was once part of the famous Godolphin Estate (owned by the National Trust and open to the public), and is perfect for those seeking a relaxing holiday, yet within easy driving distance to the coast. Penzance, with its long promenade, outdoor lido, marina, shops and restaurants, is also nearby. The area is ideal for walking, bird watching, sailing and general water sports, fishing and golf. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-UK calls only. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 14 years. NB: 2 steps to patio. Fenced mine shaft/house in owner’s grounds.

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