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Charming Cottage With Views Over The Beautiful Helford Creek

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


About the property

Cottage in Gweek, Helston, Cornwall, England - Idyllic Location For Exploring The Beautiful Helford River And Lizard Peninsula

Creekside is set overlooking the Helford River in the village of Gweek, well-known for the National Seal Sanctuary, this stone-fronted cottage will give you a true taste of Cornish village life in the beautiful Helford valley. Full of charm, the cottage has benefited from refurbishment to a high standard whilst retaining character features. The cottage is set in an elevated position enjoying wonderful views across the Yacht Moorings and surrounding countryside. The property has the benefit of off-road parking to the front for two cars, a pretty cottage-style front garden with seating to enjoy the river viewsand is a perfect base from which to explore the local Cornish countryside - the Helford River, Lizard Peninsula and its spectacular coastal walks and further afield St Ives, Penzance, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and The Isles of Scilly.

Fiona Fletcher
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 October, 2017

About Fiona Fletcher

We live in a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula, South west Cornwall with our three young boys. Simon is a retired fisherman and I was a primary school teacher until I gave up my post to look after our children and concentrate on managing our holiday properties. We are a small, family owned and run business and we are delighted to say that many of our guests return again and again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for a brilliant week' Mr & Mrs P, Rotherham - September 2010

'We had a fantastic stay at the cottage, it was very nicely decorated, and felt very homely, the cottage was fully equipped with everything to make it a home from home. The food at local pub was worthy of any London restaurant and the service was fab. The seal sanctuary was a brilliant day out, the staff put across their information in a fun and informative way.'

Ms L, London - September 2009.

'We enjoyed our stay at Creekside, the cottage is lovely with nice furnishings and tastefully decorated, and in a great location for exploring south west Cornwall.' Mrs W, Kent - September 2009.

'We very much enjoyed our stay at Creekside. We were pleased to find it so well maintained with good quality equipment.' Mr and Mrs P, Suffolk - September 2009.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gweek in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom: with roll top bath, separate shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 & baby (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and views over the creek. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and views over the creek. Bedroom 3 with double bed overlooking the rear courtyard.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is warmed by oil central heating. The cottage is suitable for children and a high chair/travel cot are available on request. Creekside has free wi-fi. Outside: The cottage has a lawned garden to the front with bench seating. Private parking for two cars in front of the cottage. There is a rear courtyard leading from the conservatory with table and chairs Utility Room: Conservatory: washing machine, French doors leading to the rear courtyard with outdoor seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided. Guests are requested to bring their own towels. Highchair and travel cot included free of charge upon request (we request that guests bring their own cot linen). Other: Dining area: with table and chairs, feature fireplace with granite quoins and lintel over with Cornish Range (not in use).


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Charming Cottage With Views Over The Beautiful Helford Creek
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Perfect base for exploring south Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage with homely and warm atmosphere, where three of us stayed for five nights in comfort and with a good amount of space. My only complaint is that our stay was not long enough! There is so much to see in this area of Cornwall. Creekside cottage is well set out and furnished. Fiona is a delightful host, available but never intrusive. We appreciated the touches mentioned by others - the flowers, the welcome bottle of wine. The two main bedrooms were excellent for our needs ( the third is small with double bunks and would be fine for children). The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to enjoy local seafood in the comfort of the cottage with its big dining table. Fiona was very responsive to our questions and needs.

From here we ventured to Penzance and Land's End, St Ives, Megavissey. Highlights included the Poldark Mine, nearby Kynance Cove, the Minack Theatre and Helston, with its great museum.

I would highly recommend Creekside cottage as a place to stay. I should add it has parking, good heating, and is very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Creekside Cottage had everything we needed for our family stay.

6 of us across 3 generations fitted in comfortably.

The cottage is furnished and decorated prettily and traditionally, and is a warm and cosy setting for evenings in with family dinners, board games, reading and watching films.

The kitchen is really well equipped with the dishwasher and washing machine adding to the convenience.

Gweek is a lovely location, with a great local shop, friendly pub and fish and chip van once a week. It's easy to get from here to beaches and walks in the Lizard, and a short drive from other attractions in Cornwall.

Fiona was extremely helpful and informative, with booking and arrangements handled quickly and with care.

We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, cosy home in an idyllic place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Gweek by the creek. A perfectly homely house in an idyllic peaceful location.

The house is open, light and spacious, with a long dining table that suited us being able to eat at one end, and draw and play with toys down the other end. Charlie is 7, and he was really impressed with the bath - on feet!

I was grateful that it's the deepest, most luxurious bath I've had the pleasure to soak in. Much needed after busy days exploring the local area.

The lizard and over to the east side too are so unspoilt..some lovely coves, and odd spots of interest nearby, like the Goonhilly space station (closed, but you can still have a look) - great exploration stop to break the journey up when travelling with kids.

The seal sanctuary is more than a day of fun, and the staff friendly and helpful. Just 5minutes on foot from the house.

From comfy beds, to solid fittings, chunky cutlery, and tasteful decor, the house is well equipped and a home from home.. very clean. We hope to return soon.

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy arm and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Fiona and her husband make sure everything is ok. We go there so often the pub usually knows we are on our way as they gave popped in there. They always try to accommodate us for our long weekends. It's our home from home. We would love to be able to take our dogs but at least thus way they get a break from us 😊

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you come back to Creekside regularly Val and Chris, looking forward to your next stay. The pub is nearby and very welcoming, great food too.
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Lovely Cottage Creekside in Gweek

  • 5 of 5

I chose Creekside in Gweek in Cornwall to facilitate a Meetup with daughter Jen and her boyfriend's family and spend lovely quality time with another daughter and grand baby.it was the perfect accommodation and met all our needs. The cottage is charming and clean and very well equipped. The location is within walking distance of a very good pub and grocery store that manages to have mostly everything one needs. The owners supplied us with a high hair and portable crib for our little one and we slept well in the comfortable beds.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay Lucy and found the cottage comfortable. We hope to welcome you back again.
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Kurzurlaub auf dem Lande

  • 4 of 5

teils renoviertes Reihenhaus im englischem Stiel. Alles vorhanden. Freundlicher Vermieter

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Gweek is situated on the edge of the tidal creek of the Helford River and there are many beautiful inlets and creeks to explore, including Frenchman's Creek, made famous in daphne Du Maurier's novel. There are many spectacular beaches within ten minute's drive from Gweek. These include Gunwalloe Cove, Loe Bar, Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands.


Nearest airport: Newquay or Plymouth.

Nearest ferry port: Falmouth or Plymouth.


The cottage is in the village of Gweek, less than 50 yards from the popular Gweek Inn, a village shop and post office.

The market town of Helston is 2 miles away. Helford Village is 5 miles and there are many enchanting coves around the Lizard Peninsula, the Lizard being the most southerly point in Britain.

Further Details:

At the head of the timeless Helford River is Gweek, still an important boat building and repair centre, and the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, where injured Atlantic grey seals are nursed back to health. The Gweek Inn is 200 yards away and serves good food and local ales. There is also a general store/post office. In the traditional boatyard in Gweek, Working Sail are bringing the past back to life by building large wooden sailing vessels using only traditional materials and methods of construction. Based on the lines of the pilot cutters that plied their trade from Cornish ports during the nineteenth century, Working Sail are building new wooden sailing vessels for today's sailor with a history steeped in Cornwall's maritime past.

Deep sheltered valleys covered in ancient oak woodland, lead down to hidden creeks, centuries old villages, and Cornwall gardens, such as Trebah and Glendurgan both on the north shore of the Helford, in South West Cornwall full of sub-tropical plants, tree ferns, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Beautiful villages like Durgan, or the more well known Helford Passage, with its famous Ferryboat Inn, both so beautiful in different ways. Churches such as Mawgan, with its immaculately kept churchyard, overlooking the mouth of the River.

The exclusive properties of Porth Navas, many with a yacht moored alongside. Since Roman times there has been an oyster fishery in the lower reaches of the Helford. The granite walled Oyster Quay offers good views up Porth Navas Creek, and may offer the chance to buy either a gallon of mussels or a dozen fresh Helford Cornish Oysters.

Follow the coastal footpath around the Lizard Peninsula, past unspoilt villages such as Cadgwith, stopping off at the lighthouse, the most Southerly point in mainland Britain.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gweek, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking. The balance, plus refundable breakages deposit of £50, is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. The breakages deposit will be returned promptly after your visit (subject to a satisfactory property inspection).

Changeover Day:
The cottage is available after 3pm on the day of arrival and is to be vacated by 10am on day of departure. The changeover day is Friday although it may be possible to be flexible in low season or with late bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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