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Stylish Three Bedroom Clapboard Cottage in Picturesque Helford

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Completely Refurbished New England Style, 3 Double Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home.

Short breaks and flexible changeover days may be possible - please get in touch.

New England style single storey house in the quintessential village of Helford on the Helford Estuary. A beautifully decorated property in a neutral colour pallet, personalised by the family’s collection of pictures and curios. Billed as a true home-from-home it has been totally refurbished over the last three years. It allows for bright open plan living with two patios for alfresco dining, to catch the sun all day and enjoy the views over the estuary. Only a few minutes walk from the waters edge, village pub and shop, or stroll around the creek to the sailing club and tea room. Also ideal for winter lets due to oil fired central heating, a log burner (seasoned logs provided), and under floor heating in the bathrooms which creates a snug, damp-free, cosy escape.

There are three double bedrooms all overlooking the garden with views of the water beyond. One is a Super King with a door on to the garden, the second bedroom is King size with a large window and the third bedroom has two single beds and also has a door onto the garden. (One cot available upon request.) All beds have luxurious down pillows and duvets with White Company bedding. Both bathrooms have been completely refurbished with luxury fittings (like a Catchpole & Rye basin), under-floor heating and large heated towel rails. The family bathroom is perfect for having a relaxing soak in the full-sized double-ended tub. The other bathroom is ideal for shower-lovers with its large walk-in rainforest shower and stylish boutique-hotel style sanitary ware.

The large sitting room (8 x 3.5m) with two sofas is focused around relaxing in front of the log burner and overlooking the views of the garden and Helford Estuary through the two sets of floor-to-ceiling patio doors. However it is also very well-equipped with media and entertainment facilities to while away any rainy days - large TV, 100+ DVD collection, Freeview & BT Sports package, BT fibre optic broadband and Vodafone Sure Signal. The living room flows through a traditional Cornish granite arch into a bespoke kitchen with Dinesen wood floor, range cooker and Nespresso coffee machine – so bring your favourite pods! Conveniently located off the kitchen is a utility room / mud room with access to outside and contains a washing machine, separate tumble dryer, additional fridge and ample storage. The dual aspect kitchen has a large dining table that always feels sunny and comfortably seats up to ten.

All the bedrooms and sitting room look out on to the secluded garden and Helford Estuary beyond. Private off road parking on-site for up to two estate (or three smaller) cars – a rarity in Helford! However not suitable for children under 8 because the patio has an unfenced drop of 1.5 metres from the patio down onto the lawn, however babes-in-arms are welcome.

The hamlet of Helford offers absolute tranquillity. It is literally at the end of the road to the sea! You can make the most of this peace by enjoying the surrounding countryside and coasts. For entertainment there is a pub with large terrace overlooking the Helford Estuary, a tea shop in the converted church and a wonderful local store (that stocks everything including fresh bread, croissants and ice-cream). Sailors can join the Helford River Sailing Club for a week or day sail dinghies from Helford Point or St Anthony's Bay or moor your own dinghy at Steve Potter's pontoon just a few minutes walk from the house and is accessible at all states of the tide. The rocks are wonderful for crabbing and the property is just 50 metres from the Coastal Path so why not take a short walk through the bluebell woods to Frenchman's Creek or explore Penarvon Cove. There are many lovely beaches just a short drive away. The foot Ferry from Helford Point (3 minutes walk) takes you across the river to the Ferryboat Inn for a delicious lunch or walk along to Glendurgan or Trebah Gardens. We often walk in a circle round Helford and include the Kestle Barton Art Gallery and garden. You can visit sub tropical gardens, take the King Harry Ferry to the Roseland Peninsula see the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and then take ferry to St Mawes for lunch/afternnon tea at the famous Tresanton Hotel. The Ship Inn at Mawgan is well worth booking for an evening meal, run by husband and wife team Ali and Greg, some of their amazing food can also be bought at the local shop. We are big fans but so are most of Cornwall so book early! The South Cafe has just reopened in Manaccan, just up the road. St Ives is of course well worth a trip and you can park and ride and get the train into the town. The Porthminster Beach Cafe near the station is another of our favourite places to eat - you need to book at busy times. Trevaskis Farm has high quality Pick Your Own and a restaurant with the biggest choice of deserts we've ever seen! Fresh fish can be bought from Kernowsashini Farm just 4 miles away, or the Cornish Shellfish company in Gweek. There is a seal sanctuary near Helston and don't forget the Floral Dance if you are there in early May. Go down the Poldark Mine near Redruth (tin mining capital of Cornwall in18C), or go to Roskillys Farm and watch the cows being milked and maybe have a wood fired pizza. See the Lizard Lighthouse Centre and Marconi Wireless Station or visit Porthleven harbour - Rick Stein has just opened a restaurant there and we can recommend the husband and wife run SeaDrift cafe. There is the Minack Open Air Theatre we recommend going via Mousehole the picturesque harbour and small town. The interesting Tremenheere Sculpture Garden is also in that direction. West Cornwall is also rich in Neolithic and Bronze Age Heritage sites. You can use our two-man Gemini sit-on canoe - just launch it by the pub - and explore the creeks and banks of the Helford River. Golfers can enjoy Mullion Golf Course, a fabulous cliff top and links course or you can just relax and enjoy the many different agapanthus in the secluded garden.

More Details

Owner
Tutte Watson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Tutte Watson

Hi my name is Tutte, I am one of three siblings and I look after the holiday lettings side of this property for my parents who have been holidaying in Helford for twenty years. They have spent three years carefully doing up this house to make it a gorgeous home-from-home that is as wonderful in the Summer as it is the Winter. They now love to come to Helford with the grandchildren as it is a fantastic place to get together as a family. We all think that the peacefulness of Helford makes it the perfect village to escape from it all and have a refreshing break, even if you're only able to do a long weekend!

Why Tutte Watson chose Manaccan

This is our family holiday home and isn't just a holiday rental. The feedback we've had is that this feels like a luxurious home-from-home and not a characterless place to stay that just gets let out in the Summer. We hope you agree and if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to ask.

What makes this bungalow unique

This house is down a private drive so is very peaceful but at the same time is in the heart of the village - just a few minutes walk to the pub, the village store and the foot-ferry. Parking in Helford is challenging, especially in peak season, and only residents or people staying in the village can drive through it but this house has parking on-site for three cars.

Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Helford Foot Ferry
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Redruth
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Shipwright Arms Pub
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Penarvon Cove
Car: necessary

The hamlet of Helford offers absolute tranquility. It is literally at the end of the road to the sea! You can make the most of this peace by enjoying the surrounding countryside and coasts. For entertainment there is a pub with large terrace overlooking the Helford Estuary, a tea shop in the converted church and a wonderful local store (that stocks everything including fresh bread, croissants and ice-cream). Sailors can join the Helford River Sailing Club for a week or daysail dinghies from Helford Point or St Anthony's Bay or moor your own dinghy at Steve Potter's pontoon, which is accessible at all states of the tide. The rocks are wonderful for crabbing. April Cottage is just 50 metres from the Coastal Path or why not take a short walk through the bluebell woods to Frenchman's Creek or explore Penarvon Cove. There are many lovely beaches just a short drive away. The foot Ferry from Helford Point (3 minutes walk) takes you across the river to the Ferryboat Inn for a delicious lunch or walk along to Glendurgan or Trebah Gardens. We often walk in a circle round Helford and include the Kestle Barton Art Gallery and garden. You can visit sub tropical gardens, take the King Harry Ferry to the Roseland Peninsula see the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and then take ferry to St Mawes for lunch/afternnon tea at the famous Tresanton Hotel. The Ship Inn at Mawgan is well worth booking for an evening meal, run by husband and wife team Ali and Greg, some of their amazing food can also be bought at the local shop. We are big fans but so are most of Cornwall so book early! The South Cafe has just reopened in Manaccan, just up the road. St Ives is of course well worth a trip and you can park and ride and get the train into the town. The Porthminster Beach Cafe near the station is another of our favourite places to eat - you need to book at busy times. Trevaskis Farm has high quality Pick Your Own and a restaurant with the biggest choice of deserts we've ever seen! Fresh fish can be bought from Kernowsashini Farm just 4 miles away, or the Cornish Shellfish company in Gweek. There is a seal sanctuary near Helston and don't forget the Floral Dance if you are there in early May. Go down the Poldark Mine near Redruth (tin mining capital of Cornwall in18C), or go to Roskillys Farm and watch the cows being milked and maybe have a wood fired pizza. See the Lizard Lighthouse Centre and Marconi Wireless Station or visit Porthleven harbour - Rick Stein has just opened a restaurant there and we can recommend the husband and wife run SeaDrift cafe. There is the Mynack Open Air Theatre we recommend going via Mousehole the picturesque harbour and small town. The interesting Tremenheere Sculpture Garden is also in that direction. West Cornwall is also rich in Neolithic and Bronze Age Heritage sites. You can use our two-man Gemini sit on canoe - just launch it by the pub - and explore the creeks and banks of the Helford River. Golfers can enjoy Mullion Golf Course, a fabulous cliff top and links course or you can just relax and enjoy the many different agapanthus in the secluded garden at April Cottage.

Further Details.

BT Superfast Broadband, BT box with sports channels, large TV plus TV points in the bedrooms and kitchen, Vodafone Sure signal (mobile reception is patching in Cornwall!), and Sonos Music System.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Manaccan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Hand-held shower over the bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower. Underfloor heating. Heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size Bed with large And So Bed wardrobe.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two singles. Bases can be hooked together but don't zip&link
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

A piece of heaven on earth beautifuly maintained warm and cozy. If. I didn’t live in. 🇨🇦 Canada we would come more often

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the house and would welcome you back if you’re ever visiting Cornwall again. You are our furthest travelled guests!
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5

Cosy well appointed property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A cosy bungalow in the heart of Helford village.

Good quality fixtures and fittings with good attention to the 'little details'.

Views of the creek / river from the lounge and bedrooms

Close to the waterside pub The Shipwright Arms - good food and the village shop - which stocks all the essentials.

A great place to get away from it all and chill!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning cottage in the pretty village of Helford. The property has been maintained to a very high standard with premium bedding, furniture and lovely "extras" such as dressing gowns and fresh flowers. A peaceful haven!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we love it when guests enjoy it as much as we do!
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5

April Cottage is extremely high quality -

  • 5 of 5

Getting to Helford means travelling on very typical narrow Cornish roads - Helford village is really very picturesque and there is much to do in the surrounds - we walked from the house around the coast - played tennis at Budock Vene Hotel (across the water at Helford passage) - had a glorious day on the beaches around the Lizard - went to St Ives to visit the Tate - enjoyed lots of nice food and local beer! We loved the house and Cornwall and had a very special time.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

April Cottage is delightful - well appointed, excellent standard of accommodation and in a great location with lovely views of the Helford River. The village of Helford is itself a delight from the idyllic location and local walks, coves and beaches to the friendly village shop and pub - all within a few minutes walk. The owner, Tutte Watson, was helpful in providing comprehensive directions and information about the house and area and was a pleasure to deal with throughout. All in all a first class holiday experience! We'll certainly be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The ultimate feedback we feel we can ever get is when guests want to return!
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5

Pure bliss!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in mid-April in this lovely home. We visited several of the well known historical properties but our favorite part of the visit was relaxing in the home and garden. The owner was superb, the house well equipped, and the beds comfortable. The views into the garden sloping toward the river and the variety of birdsong made it heavenly. The local pub is just a short walk. In short, it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are overwhelmed by your lovely review but also by how enthusiastic you have been in all our communications. When guests are this wonderful and love the house this much it makes the years of hard work very much worthwhile. Thank you from the whole family.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Manaccan, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017 (Oct-Dec)
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
£715
 
 
Xmas 2017 & NY Weeks
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 7 nights
£1,430
 
 
Winter 2018 (Jan-Feb)
6 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
March 2018
4 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Easter 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
Spring 2018 (Apr-May)
15 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
May 2018 Half Term
27 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
Sat 2-9 June 2018 (Week)
3 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£868
for 7 nights
£868
 
 
Sat 9-16 June 2018 (Week)
10 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Sat 16-23 June 2018 (Week)
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£955
for 7 nights
£955
 
 
Sat 23-30 June 2018 (Week)
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,475
for 7 nights
£2,475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Mid-week cleaning can be arranged for an extra cost prior to arrival and is subject to availability. During peak times it's recommended this is booked well in advance please.

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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