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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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  • Seaview

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    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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  • Spindrift

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: B5894


    Set on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula, this holiday property is part of a complex, which has been converted from a fine Edwardian hotel. It enjoys an outstanding location on Chynhalls Point, with magnificent views out to sea. Amid large, attractive gardens and grounds, this property enjoys a sandy beach and shared outdoor tennis court. Guests can enjoy wonderful coastal walks in this beautiful, peaceful area, which is protected by the NT. The path leads down to the fishing village of Coverack, with its shops, restaurants and pub. Here you can enjoy sandy and shingle beaches, deep sea fishing and wind-surfing 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. This is a well-placed holiday base from which to explore.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Wi-fi. Shared payphone.Telephone-incoming calls only. Access to large grounds with attractive gardens, furniture and sandy beach. Shared tennis court. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Pond and significant drops in grounds, 150 yards.

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  • Chy-An-Ky-Bras

    Porthallow, nr. St Keverne

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26852


    Situated directly on the South West Cornish Coastal Path, just yards from the steps leading directly on to Porthallow beach, this traditionally-built, white-painted stone and cob former fisherman’s cottage has an enviable location. With low beams, wood panel walls, character and many original features, it sits at the end of a row of three, right above the quiet beach Porthallow. The cottage provides a comfortable base for guests with the added touch of French doors in the double bedroom opening onto a balcony with sea views. It’s in an ideal spot for exploring the beautiful Lizard Peninsula or for enjoying walking and scuba diving. It is also a wildlife and bird watcher’s paradise. Art lovers and garden enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous art galleries including the Tate St Ives and the sub tropical gardens including Trebah, Treliske and Durgan. The perfect base for visiting the many different areas of west and south Cornwall, from the rugged surf coastline of the north coast to the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast. Or simply relax on the property’s roof terrace with its glass balcony overlooking the sea and beach below. The area is perfect for beach lovers as the Lizard Peninsula boasts numerous sandy coves, quaint picturesque harbours and fishing villages to explore. The historic towns on Helston, famous for its Flora Day, and Marazion with St Michael’s Mount are set on its small island. The busy maritime port and harbour at Falmouth with The National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle is worth a visit. This sleepy, quiet spot gives guests easy access to so many attractions. Shop 11/2 miles and pub 300 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. 2 steps to kitchen with slate floor. Conservatory with patio doors. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and low beams. Very steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with French doors, 2 steps to 1 double (4ft, accessed from one side only), 1 twin. Beams throughout.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Chiminea. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden, access from rear garden leading to coastal path and beach (via steps).

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  • Ponsgwedhen

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27192

    Ponsgwedhen is a detached holiday bungalow set in an elevated position overlooking Coverack Bay, with great sea views. Coverack is located on the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point of mainland Britain. This AONB has unspoiled fishing villages, tucked away beaches and coves, spectacular coastal walks and breathtaking scenery. The area is ideal for walking, bird watching, water sports, fishing and golf. Within easy reach are Falmouth with its harbour and marinas, the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle. Shops, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Induction hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming and UK, calls to mobiles at cost. Sitting-out area and furniture. Large patio. Ample parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 4 steps to patio, fenced stream in garden.

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  • Coverack Headland - Flat 10

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 24362

    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. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Travel cot. High chair. CD. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.

    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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  • East End Cottage

    Porthallow

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: 29191

    This charming detached cottage is situated just 100 yards from the beach in a pretty and quiet valley location. The property dates back over 200 years and is tastefully furnished to provide comfortable and cosy holiday accommodation. Porthallow is a peaceful, unspoilt fishing village with easy access to the beautiful coves and beaches of the Lizard Peninsula, the UK’s most southerly point. With easy access to explore South and West Cornwall, Porthallow is popular with those seeking a relaxed atmosphere in a traditional quaint village with superb coastal walks, quiet coves and beaches which are within easy reach of the local pub and village square. The pretty shingle beach is still home to a few colourful working fishing boats and at low tide the rock pools provide a natural play area and source of fun for children. The Lizard Peninsula has plenty to keep the whole family entertained; the famous Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, nearby Roskilly’s Ice Cream Parlour and Organic Farm, and Flambards Theme Park at Helston. The picturesque Helford river and creeks are perfect for sailing, fishing or relaxing in one of many great local pubs serving delicious food. The South West Coastal Path runs through the village with dramatic coastal walks in both directions and stunning views across Falmouth Bay. With many ship wrecks dotted along this stretch of coastline, the area is a great destination for divers and there are several local diving schools in the area including one at Porthkerris. The pretty square at St Keverne, just 3 miles, has a good range of shops and two friendly pubs. The historic town of Helston is home to the Flurry Dance and Flora Day in May. The old harbour and town at Porthleven with pubs, cafes, curiosity shops and art galleries dotted along the harbours edge. The busy harbour and marinas of Falmouth, with the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, water sports, boat trips and wide selection of shops, restaurants and cafes are all just a short drive. With a rugged coast line, hidden coves, wildlife haven and artist paradise, The Lizard Peninsula is a great holiday destination for those seeking a tranquil break. East End Cottage is a great choice for families or friends, sleeping 6 comfortably. Beach 100 yards. Pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating, electricity and bed linen. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed tiered garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steep terraces and steps in garden.

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  • Little Pengarrock

    Porthallow, nr. Helston

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: TND

    Standing proudly overlooking the cove at Porthallow, Little Pengarrock’s elevated position commands exceptional views from all rooms of the surrounding coastline across to Falmouth Bay. The detached single-storey property has a separate annexe 20 yards away, and provides a tranquil holiday retreat for guests looking for a peaceful location with magnificent views and a large garden with winding paths exploring secret areas, a large pond with bridge over and quiet sitting areas. Porthallow, once a busy village engaged in the pilchard industry, is still used by some fishermen with many visitors each year visiting to share a wonderful view of Falmouth Bay. The village itself consists of a pub, café and gift shop. Marine history enthusiasts can visit the local pub which houses a vast collection of relics and old photographs. The famous Helford river is 4 miles to the north; nearby Nare Point is ideal for those who love walking with excellent coastal paths to explore, and there are beaches at Godrevy Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands and Kynance Cove. A scuba diving centre can be found nearby and other leisure activities available locally include sailing, fishing and golf. Day excursions could include visiting St Ives and Falmouth, or further afield The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan can easily be reached. There is a village shop providing all amenities and an organic butchers at St Keverne 2 miles away. Shops 2 miles, pub 400 yards.

    Spacious living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire and patio doors to large decked area with bay views. Spacious dining room/conservatory with tiled floor and French windows to balcony. Well-equipped kitchen with TV, breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Conservatory with TV. Double bedroom with triple aspect and 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Fully tiled shower room with double shower cubicle, twin wash basins, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet. Annexe (20 yards): Spacious beamed living room with TV, dining table, kitchenette, oak floor, patio doors to decked balcony with glass surround and coastal views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and fully tiled en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Four TVs, (one Satellite, three Freeview)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Broadband connection
    • Telephone-incoming and local calls only
    • Large enclosed decked area with glass balcony, patio, terrace and furniture
    • Large landscaped garden with woodland, seating areas, lawned areas
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No children under 15 years
    • NB: Several steps, steep banks, drops and pond in garden

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  • Trevothen Farm - The Farm House

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W43758

    The Farm House is in a tranquil setting, ideal for large family gatherings or friends who want to relax and enjoy good company in a perfect setting. A part of Trevothen Farm, The Farm House is one of three delightful holiday properties and is the main farmhouse set in wonderful spacious landscaped gardens with delightful patio areas, large lawn and a tranquil water feature with fish. This is a peaceful retreat with ample space to escape to a quiet corner of the garden to read and unwind, gather around the large dining table for an evening meal or special occasion. Spend a cosy evening in front of the large woodburner or spend a happy hour or two in the well-equipped detached games room with a pool table, darts and cosy woodburner. The living room has a mezzanine gallery and feature stained glass window, and the ground floor twin bedroom leads out to the garden, patio and barbecue area. With exposed feature stone wall and solid oak wood floors, excellent dining facilities both indoors and outdoors, the house provides comfortable accommodation for eight guests. 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, popular with wind surfers, 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 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.

    Steps/ramp to entrance. Ground floor: Small step to living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrows stairs to first floor (stairlift): 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with wooden floor, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and games room included. Oil central heating included. 50’’ Freeview TV. Oil Rayburn. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Patio heater. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). External games room with pool table and darts. Welcome pack. NB: Netted pond with water feature in garden. 7 steps to games room.

    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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  • Woodbine Cottage

    Mullion

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: GVP

    A short walk from the National Trust beauty spot of Mullion Cove and close to adjacent sandy coves, this lovely stone Cornish holiday cottage stands peacefully in a sunny sheltered garden. The flood-lit garden features a revolving cedar wood summerhouse (an ideal hide for bird-watchers), which is set between a lily pond and stream and there is an octagonal gazebo cum brick barbecue area. A cosy property with full central heating and gas stove. Wrapped up for the night in the summerhouse, sensible older children will be enthralled to watch badgers and foxes spending long hours digging for worms in the grass.
    Located on the Lizard Peninsula, Mullion is Cornwall’s biggest village and is situated just a mile from the coast, where Mullion Cove lies with its unusual rock sculptures and small beach. Marking the spot where the first transatlantic radio transmission was made in 1901, the Marconi Monument can be seen at the cliff’s edge. Nearby Kynance Cove (the peninsula’s best known beach) is characterised by impressive cliffs, offshore islands and displays stacks and arches of serpentine rock. The beaches at Polurrian and Poldhu prove popular with surfers, whilst sandy beaches can be found at Church and Dollar coves.
    Five miles north of the cottage is the stannary town of Helston, where tin ore was once extracted and sent to the port at Porthleven. Held each May, the well-known Floral Dance is performed here – men in top hats and women in summer dresses taking to the streets to re-enact a somewhat strange dance, which lasts for the greater part of the day. Younger family members will enjoy the theme park also found there, and the network of quiet country lanes connecting the inland villages with those on the coast provide a good way to explore the area, with cycle hire available at Helston. Just over half an hour’s drive away are Truro, Penzance, Falmouth, Redruth and St Ives. Golf, riding and pleasant coastal walks all found locally. Shops 400 yards, pub close by.

    Living room with wooden floor. Dining area with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Study/TV room. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (also accessed from hallway), 1 bunk.

    Gas woodburner in dining area included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Two TVs. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Garden with furniture. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking. NB: Pond, stream and drops in garden.

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