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'Seashells' Sleeps 2, WiFi, shared pool, close to beach, river, coast path



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
1 bedroom, super king size bed, meters from beach and pub

One bedroom detached cottage only metres from the beach/river and the famous riverside Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage. Seashells Cottage has been purchased recently and is now available for holiday letting by the new owners. The accommodation has a full height open plan living/dining/kitchen. There is underfloor heating and a wood burning stove for the colder months. The bathroom has a full size walk in shower. The bedroom is separate from the living area and has a super king size bed. The outdoor area which is south facing has garden furniture.

There is an allocated parking space next to the property.

There is WiFi and Freesat TV - lots of board games and DVDs!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Devon on a small farm. We have three children and four grandchildren and all of us love Helford Passage. Seashells was purchased in 2015 - and 2016 will be the first year of holiday letting. My husband and I love taking long walks along the coast path - the children enjoy boating, rock pooling on the beach and swimming in the outdoor pool in the summer. In the evening we enjoy a glass of wine at the Ferryboat Inn overlooking the water and a lovely meal there if we want to eat out. Only a few metres to walk back afterwards!

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


A little 'gem'.

  • 5 of 5

Seashells is the perfect accommodation for a couple or a singleton - Liz has obviously put a great deal of effort in designing and creating

such a lovely property in which to spend a holiday . It is well designed and very well equipped and I loved everything about the property it was

definitely my sort of place and I have already booked again for 2017, so thank you Liz . Pat Long

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your first stay in Seashells and that you have booked again for September 2017
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Seashells is a beautiful cottage located at Helford Passage.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had yet another wonderful weeks stay at Seashells. It was our fourth year staying at the cottage although we have been coming down to Helford Passage for nearly twenty years now with a large group of friends and family. Seashells is a delightful cottage which was completely refurbished a few years ago to provide exceptional accommodation in a very modern style and with a definite 'wow factor'. It is open plan living with with space over the sitting area and kitchen area reaching right to the apex of the roof giving it a really spacious and light feel. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with washer/dryer, fridge, freezer etc and the bedroom has a wonderful super king size bed. There is a parking space adjacent to the property so very easy parking and the fenced terrace outside provides sun all day. It is the perfect place for the two of us as we can enjoy a bit of peace away from the rest of the group but still be just a stones throw from them, the beach and the wonderful beach front pub - The Ferry Boat Inn. Roll on next year as we are about to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Caroline, for your review. I'm pleased that once again you enjoyed staying in Seashells and Helford Passage and look forward to seeing you there again in 2017
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A great stay in a beautiful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a superb week staying in Seashells. The cottage is ideal for 2 people - small but surprisingly light and airy with everything you could possibly need, from dishwasher and washing machine to beach chairs etc and all high quality. We arrived to find milk teabags and wine, a very nice touch.

We were lucky to have a hot sunny week, but the proximity to Helford River, beach, coastal path and pub means that you're sure to enjoy it whatever the weather.

We would certainly return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Helford Pasage and that Seashells Cottage had everything you needed. I look forward to welcoming you back there again.
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Holiday at Seashells

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property in a beautiful location. The cottage is beautifully presented and clean with all you need and a lovely welcome pack from the owner. It is positioned just a short walk from the unspoilt beach which is ideal for sailing and other water sports. There are lovely walks and gardens to visit nearby and you can cross the river on the Ferry to visit Helford.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Sue - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Seashells and the surrounding area of Helford Passage. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2017.
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  • 5 of 5

We had had a rather hectic few months, so to arrive at Seashells on the hottest day of the year

was amazing .We had the laziest holiday we have ever had.....the property is perfect...it has a small terrace which catches the sun all day.

We ate at the Ferryboat a few times...ate in at other times.

Another lovely holiday in Helford Passage.

Jo and Terry Lovatt

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo and Terry, for your review I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves once again in Helford Passage and that Seashells was so comfortable for you. Come back soon! LIz
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Seashells is the perfect cottage to enjoy the delights of Helford Passage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful week at the end of May staying at Seashells Cottage and taking every advantage of its fabulous location to explore Helford Passage and the surrounding countryside. We found the cottage to be everything we had hoped it would be - spotlessly clean and tidy, well equipped with extremely comfortable and attractive furnishings and a lovely haven to return to at the end of a busy day out and about. Our communication with Liz from our first contact was warm and welcoming and we appreciated all the local knowledge she gave us to ensure we got the most out of our stay in Cornwall. We thought it a lovely touch to find a bottle of wine, tea and coffee and fresh milk waiting for us on our arrival. Very welcome after a long drive from London!

Its location just a stone's throw from the ferry landing at Helford Passage is fabulous. We would take our coffee down to the harbour every morning and watch the boats coming in and out and chat away to the friendly locals. The coastal path which takes you all the way to Falmouth is a great way to explore the enchanting hamlets and bays and the views are quite fabulous. There are so many walks and gardens and villages to explore in close proximity to Seashells that we could easily have stayed longer.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Seashells Cottage and can not recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We are delighted to have purchased Seashells Cottage which will be available from April 2016. We love Helford Passage and come here as often as we can. As soon as we arrive the first thing is to walk to the beach and enjoy a glass of wine at the Ferryboat. Next day it's on with the walking boots and set out on the coastal path which is on the doorstep - maybe take the ferry across to Helford village for more walking - or take out a boat and explore the creeks of Helford River.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Ferryboat Inn at 80 Metres Nearest Ferry : Helford Passage - foot ferry to Helford village at 80 Metres Nearest Golf : Budock Vean Hotel at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ferryboat Inn at 80 Metres Nearest Beach : Helford Passage and Maenporth at 80 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays: On the beach at Helford Passage boat hire, paddle boarding, Kayaking - or mooring available for private boat owners. Contact www.helford-river-boats.co.uk

Botanical gardens: National Trust Glendurgan and Trebah Garden within walking distance.


50 metres from the beach at Helford Passage! Meanporth beach 3 miles. Falmouth beaches 5 miles. Gyllyingrase Blue Flag beach 4 miles. Kynance Cove 10 miles. Lizard Point 11 miles. Mullion Cove 8 miles.


Newquay airport. Bus service from Helford Passage to Falmouth. Truro Station 12 miles. Falmouth Town Station 4 miles. Falmouth Park and Ride 5 miles.


Mawnan Smith village (Spar shop/post office/pub) 1 mile. Falmouth 5 miles. Durgan village 1 mile. Porth Navas 1 mile.

Further Details:

Asda 4 miles. Spar shop 1 mile. Shop@thebeach on site at Helford Passage for wonderful gifts. All facilities Falmouth 5 miles.

Minack Theatre 45 mins drive. Gweek Seal Sanctuary 20 mins drive. Direct access to South West Coast path. Foot ferry from the beach at Helford Passage across the river to Helford village.


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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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From the Owner

Apart from being so close to the water there are so many things to do without getting in the car! The Helford River www.helford-river-boats.co.uk - the gardens, Glendurgan, (National Trust) and Trebah; the Ferryboat Inn; the golf course at Budock Vean; the South West coastal path on the doorstep. You can even have your groceries delivered! A short car journey to the beautiful Kynance Cove where the National Trust cafe serves delicious food - and a visit to the Minack Theatre for a memorable performance in the summer is a must.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Underfloor heating and heated towel rail
  • Walk in shower room with basin and WC. Under floor heating and heated towel rail


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • One bedroom with super king size bed. Underfloor heating. Wardrobe space


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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