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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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  • 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.

  • Chywood Farm - The Barn

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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.
    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

    Note: The Barn (TKE) and Chywood Barn (TNE) can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 people

  • 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. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chy-An-Gwel

    Ashton, nr. Marazion

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W4006

    Stunning views over Mount’s Bay

    With views over Mounts Bay to Penzance, Newlyn and Lamorna this bungalow is in a quiet lane, surrounded by lawned gardens, ideal for both children and dogs. The South West Coastal Path nearby offers wonderful walking with outstanding coastal scenery. Positioned midway between Lands End and Lizard Point, the village of Ashton has a pub within easy walking distance. Falmouth, Penzance and St Ives are all within thirty minutes’ drive. Marazion with St Michael’s Mount (NT) are well worth a visit. Praa Sands beach is only 1.25 miles, whilst Rinsey Cove for the more adventurous is 1.5 miles by road or coastal path. The fishing village of Porthleven, with its variety of pubs and restaurants is 3 miles. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£10per week October-April). Bed linen included. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Little Content Farm Cottage

    Gunwalloe, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E4598

    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 with terrace 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.

  • Gwedna Barns - The Long Barn

    Godolphin Cross, Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: GLP


    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.

    The character-filled interior features a light split-level living room and kitchen, with a lofty beamed ceiling. Entrance into hallway. Kitchen with dining area and steps up to living room with open fire. Two bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity and NSH 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

  • 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).

  • Burnoon Barn

    Lizard Peninsula

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E1002

    A leafy ‘no through’ lane leads to this restored barn, set in its own 0.25 acre of patio and lawns. Overlooking farmland with distant sea views and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a tranquil haven for walkers and nature lovers. The village shop and pub are about 1 mile by car – or a 0.5 mile walk across fields. Well situated for exploring both north and south coast beaches and footpaths, Poldhu Cove (pictured) is just 3 miles away and Lizard Point is 7 miles. Helston with its shops and Flambards theme park are within 5 miles. Falmouth 11 miles. Penzance 20 miles. Eden Project 30 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity panel heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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