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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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  • Chywood Farm - The Barn

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: TKE

    Chywood Farm 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. These two distinctive holiday barns have been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard; The Barn (ref TKE) stands detached and is all on one level, whilst Chywood Barn (ref TNE) is over two storeys with a galleried bedroom. They are ideal for couples, or friends wishing to holiday together whilst retaining their individual privacy and space, and make for a quiet 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.

    • Electricity 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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  • Periwinkle Cottage

    Trevenen, nr. Falmouth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28386

    This semi-detached holiday cottage is located within reach of the rugged north coast and the tranquil waters of the south coast. The cottage sits on the owner’s smallholding with equestrian facilities on site including stabling, lessons and riding on the beach. Stithians Lake offers tuition on wind surfing, sailing, canoeing. Falmouth has a port, harbour and the National Maritime Museum. Take a sea safari to watch dolphins, basking sharks and seals. Visit sub-tropical gardens in the area or visit the historic town of Helston. The stunning Lizard Peninsula offers coastal walks and coves. Walking, cycling, fishing and golf available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. 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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  • Willow Cottage

    Ashton, nr. Helston

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC243


    Willow Cottage sits in a peaceful location which is perfect for exploring Cornwall’s coastlines, with easy access to the Lizard Peninusla, the UK’s most southerly point, and Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England. This delightful property has been lovingly renovated by its owners to provide guests with a cosy and comfortable residence, whilst retaining many of its original features. Be it an action-packed family holiday or a romantic retreat for couples, Willow Cottage suits all manner of holiday makers. This terraced cottage, with a private drive, is approached via a pedestrian gate and vine-covered archway. There are a number of secluded coves and beaches close by, including Prussia Cove, Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands Beach. Nearby, Porthleven is a popular destination thanks to its historic harbour and its selection of quality restaurants and cafés. There’s also a vast network of picturesque walking trails in the area, and easy access to the coastal pathways.

    Head south to Marazion, the gateway to the enchanting St Michael’s Mount (the ‘jewel’ in Cornwall’s crown). The small tidal island can be reached on foot by a causeway at low tide, or by ferry at high tide. Continue a short distance to Penzance, with its harbour and marina overlooking the sweeping Mounts Bay. Stroll along the promenade to Newlyn, with its famous art gallery and fishing fleet, and continue around the coast to the pretty sheltered harbour of Mousehole, with its winding alleyways lined with art and craft shops. The famous Mousehole Christmas Lights attract vast numbers of visitors from around the UK during the winter season. Cornwall’s north coast, with its popular tourist destination St Ives, is also a short drive from the property.

    The area is popular with walkers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, with marshes at Marazion and Hayle Estuary. There’s also a seal sanctuary at Gweek, and families with young children might want to explore Flambards Theme Park at Helston. For a touch of culture in Cornwall, the Minack Theatre promises a spectacle you won’t soon forget. Water sports nearby include surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing and canoeing. Beach 2 miles. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Low door to hallway. Living/dining room with beams and low ceiling. Step to kitchen. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric panel heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. 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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  • Eglos Derry Farm Cottage

    Gunwalloe, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: E4597

    Wonderfully situated just 3 miles from the little village of Gunwalloe and the unspoilt sandy beach at Church Cove, these converted traditional stone barns offer spacious and very comfortable holiday accommodation, perfect for that relaxing break. Set on an attractive courtyard on the owners’ working farm, they are ideally placed for enjoying the numerous beaches and hidden coves that dot the coastline. Glorious cliff-top walks lead to Mullion or further west to Porthleven and Loe bar where Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake attracts abundant bird life, especially wildfowl using it as a winter haven. Walkers can enjoy a 5 mile circuit round the lake and numerous footpaths thread their way through the surrounding National Trust farmland and woodland. The thriving town of Helston’s shops, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants are about 3 miles away as are Gweek Seal Sanctuary and the award winning Flambards theme park, with its thrilling rides and Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions. Goonhilly Earth Station, the Lizard Point Lighthouse, Kynance Cove and the National Trust’s Godolphin House, St Michael’s Mount and Trengwainton Gardens are all within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Enclosed garden and furniture.

    Both properties: Underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Barbecue. Parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.7m x 3.3m), open all year. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • Wheal Metal Lodge

    Poldown, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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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  • Coverack Headland - Stanwick

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Polwin Cottage

    Newtown, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43886

    Newtown is a small hamlet on the Lizard Peninsula, within easy reach of the beautiful Helford River creeks and coastline and is ideally located for exploring the south west coastal paths and small coves of this glorious peninsula. Very convenient for visiting the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast or the rugged surf beaches of the north coast. This holiday cottage fronts onto the road and provides comfortable accommodation with a relaxing enclosed rear garden and patio. The area is popular with walkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts with sailing, water sports, cycle trails, golf or simply relaxing on one of the glorious hidden coves; boats and kayaks can be hired at St Anthony 3 miles away. Sub tropical gardens including Trebah, Durgan, Trelissike and NT properties including St Michaels Mount at Marazion. The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly point in the UK with Coverack beach, Mullion Cove and harbour and the beautiful beach at Kynance Cove. The historic town of Helston famous for its May Flora Day, Flambard’s theme park and RNAS Culdrose air station all just a short drive. The busy port and town of Falmouth is only a 30 minutes’ drive with shops, galleries and The National Maritime Museum. The town hosts numerous high profile sailing and maritime events, food fayres and music festivals on the busy Events Square. Pendennis Castle sits proudly on the headland, built by Henry VI and mirrors St Mawes Castle on the opposite peninsula. Take one of the ferry services to explore the scenic Helford River and wildlife including basking sharks, dolphins, seals and bird life. Visit the Gweek Seal Sanctuary which is home to many rescue seals from around the coast. Beach 1 mile. Shop 50 yards, pub 200 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children).

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, shared patio. On road parking. No smoking.

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