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Charming Cottage With Views Over The Beautiful Helford Creek



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
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

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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden

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


  • 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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