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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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!

More Details

Liz Pearce
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Liz Pearce

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!

Liz Pearce purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Liz Pearce chose Mawnan

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Apart from being so close to the water there are so many things to do without getting in the car! The Helford River - 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mawnan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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
PLEASE NOTE : Dogs are not allowed


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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

First visit to Seashells, Helford Passage

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish communication with Liz was excellent and Seashells more than lived up to our expectations. A lovely cottage which has been refurbished to a very high standard, Seashells has everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

This was our first visit to Helford Passage and won't be the last; Seashells is close to the river and provides an ideal base to explore the area by foot or car - my favourite walk being the short one down to The Ferry Boat Inn!

Highly recommended, we didn't want to leave Seashells and look forward to returning at some point in the future,

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

This small cottage has all the amenities needed, and was perfectly situated for a visit to beautiful Helford Passage. Parking, although a bit tricky and not suited to large vehicles, was close by, and there were many lovely places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Superb little cottage sleeping two. All mod. cons and beautifully situated at Helford Passage. Boating, fishing, walking or just plain relaxing. Less than one minute walk from the beach and pub!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter, for your review. I hope we see you again in Helford Passage!
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Just as good as my first visit

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to return to Seashells for a weeks holiday on the beautiful Helford river .

Seashells was just as I remembered it , beautifully designed and so well equipped , in fact I came straight back and booked for 2018 !!! Thank you so much Liz , already looking forward to visit no 3 . Pat Long

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat. Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2018.
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  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for two. Spacious, modern, clean and very well equipped. The location is excellent for access to any part of Cornwall and there were lovely local walks as well as a fantastic local pub which exceeded all expectations both for food and evening entertainment. The whole area is beautiful. I will definitely be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Louise. I'm very pleased you both made the most of the area, all the coastal walks, and especially the newly refurbished Ferryboat Inn. Do come again!
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seashells at helford passage

  • 4 of 5

Have stayed here for a few years so know the property well.Had a good week weather wise so saw a lot of surrounding areas,St Mawes,Kestle Barton,Helford Village,good pub lunches in Shipwright Arms&Ferryboat Inn.Trebah is a must.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Ferryboat Inn
Nearest Ferry
80 Metres
Helford Passage - foot ferry to Helford village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Budock Vean Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Ferryboat Inn
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Helford Passage and Maenporth
Car: recommended

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

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mawnan, West Country

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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