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Holiday Cottage Set In Two Acres of Secluded Gardens



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Cottage in Port Navas, Helford River, Falmouth, Cornwall - Private Location Within 50 Yards Of The Helford River & Close To The Beauty Spots Of South Cornwall.

Tree Tops is a self-catering cottage set in two acres of secluded gardens overlooking the picturesque Cornish village of Port Navas on the Helford River. The cottage comprises two twin bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen including a pantry and scullery, and a bathroom. The cosy sitting room has a wonderful view of the village and creek. All accommodation is on one level. Guests can visit the many nearby attractions of South Cornwall, such as Falmouth, Helston, Lands End and the villages and coves on the Lizard Peninsula. Boats can be hired locally to explore the creeks, beaches and pubs on the Helford River. Owners of dinghies can keep them at Tree Tops and launch them from the nearby slipway. There are so many places to visit on land and on water that guests will never run out of new excursions to enjoy each day of their stay. With its beautiful gardens set back from and above the village, stunning views and short walk to the Yacht Club, Tree Tops is the ideal venue for your holiday.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tree Tops has been a holiday home for three generations. The quiet and picturesque location has been enjoyed by family and friends for seventy years. The family have now decided to make it available to discerning holiday makers who appreciate the quiet and beauty of the south Cornwall coast and countryside.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just to say a big thank you. We had a wonderful stay at Treetops. A stunning location, lovely cottage and the weather was very kind to us. We had a lovely relaxing break - just the job!" HC, West Midlands, April 2015.

"What a gem of a place. Fabulous garden and views. A most charming cottage. Thank you!". MT, West Sussex, April 2015.

"The cottage is quite lovely, much character. The setting is superb, the garden a delight. Highly recommended." GK, Weston, March 2015

"Many thanks for our stay at Tree Tops - it's a real gem!" PM, Exeter, May 2014

"A perfect location for exploring Cornwall." MB, Devizes, May 2014

"Another wonderful week at Tree Tops. Look forward to returning next year." EW, Somerset, August 2013

"We have had a wonderful time here. The cottage is beautiful and in idyllic surroundings. We will most definitely be back for more of the same." JS, Cumbria, July 2013

"We had a lovely two weeks. The house and grounds are superb & welcoming, and we are hoping to come again. There is a lot to do here and we all felt comfortable in this lovely house." KS, Surrey, July 2013

"The perfect getaway for all seasons. Plenty to do & easy to switch off in peaceful Port Navas." LC, Devon, June 2013

"We had a lovely time here. The cottage is great and had everything and more to make our stay special. This is an absolute gem of a place and a true get-away-from-it-all-holiday." PI, Leics, May 2013

"Wonderful location, beautiful grounds, a great holiday. The dog exhausted himself with walks and ball play, his best holiday ever. Would definitely come again." MF, Cheshire, April 2013
Oct 2011
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic cottage set in idyllic surroundings. Very well equipped with everything you need and spotlessly clean. The views across to the yacht club are amazing. There are some narrow lanes to negotiate but you soon get used to them. We enjoyed watching the rabbits in the garden and a pheasant came calling one afternoon too. Would highly recommend for a relaxing stay. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tree Tops. Thanks for posting such a glowing review!
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A Relaxing Place to Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

An excellent base to enjoy this quite corner of Cornwall. The house is simple and unreconstructed rather than bijou but had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. If the house is fairly basic (as made clear by the owner) the garden and its views are magnificent; indeed it would be perfectly possible to have a great time without ever leaving the garden's confines - ask our dog! However there's much to see and do in the area. The delights of the Helford rRver are on the doorstep, Falmouth is but a short drive away, the Lizard Peninsula, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan etc. etc. a little further afield - you'll get used to the narrow lanes, honestly. We had a very enjoyable stay and look forward to visiting again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tree Tops, and many thanks for writing such a positive and informative review!
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A place to unwind.......

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful character cottage in an idyllic secluded setting. Wonderful spacious gardens with stunning views. Ideal base for touring round a truly unspoilt part of Cornwall with friendly and welcoming pubs nearby. Treetops is a wonderful tranquil place to relax and unwind. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know that you had a great time at Tree Tops. Many thanks for your kind review.
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Such a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Tree tops is the most beautiful place to stay, we have had such a great holiday there this summer. The best part is the completely private grounds, these are not overlooked at all by other houses and there is total Peace and quiet to relax...and sunbathe if youre lucky enough to get a sunny week (we did). The house itself offers clean and comfortable accommodation after busy days exploring south cornwall, this place really does have all you will ever need. Cant wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tree Tops, and thank you for writing such a positive review. Hopefully it will encourage others to make a booking and enjoy all that Tree Tops and this part of Cornwall have to offer!
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"Tree Tops"

  • 5 of 5

'Tree Tops' cottage in the quaint village of Port Navas is a gem! You arrive and become enthralled by this holiday home with its stunning views. The vintage, cosy cottage is clean and well equipped. The large comfortable lounge has a super log burner and all modern IT equipment.

We had several meals out in the wonderful garden, accompanied by bird song! A few minutes walk takes you down to the Helford river with its spectacular views. The yacht club is a superb place for meals and drinks while watching all the boating and wildlife activity on the river.

We managed to explore interesting gardens, a castle, beaches and a seal sanctuary. Falmouth art gallery is well worth a visit too. Look out for the Hemy painting of the scallop fishermen, an exciting new acquisition. We enjoyed a meal at The Cove overlooking Maenporth beach, although the service on this ocassion was slow. However there seemed to be plenty of choice of restaurants and pubs around.

We thoroughly recommend this holiday cottage. It is perfect for a vacation in this delightful part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tree Tops, it sounds like you made the most of your time there! Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review.
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Selsey,West Sussex

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Treetops is not a gleaming shiny new soulless property - it is a lovely old family holiday home with bags of charm and that wonderful lived in feel which just oozes warmth and comfort. It wraps itself around you and makes you feel so welcome.

Set in extensive grounds it has all the space for relaxing in the sun or strolling around enjoying the scenery and magnificent views down towards the Helford river. If that is not enough there is a feast of local attractions from the excellent Yacht Club just down the road for good food, beer and wine, to the beautiful gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan to the other excellent pubs in Mawnan Smith, Helford and elsewhere. Then there is the Lizard with a wealth of lovely scenery, villages, coves etc. A week is not enough!

We have enjoyed our stay very much and will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : Port Navas Yacht Club at 400 Metres Nearest Train : Falmouth at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : Helford Passage at 3 Miles Car: recommended


The nearest beach is at Helford Passage, about 10 minutes drive away. There is a pub here which serves food, and a ferry service to Helford Village on the other side of the river. Larger sandy beaches can be found at Maenporth and Swanpool towards Falmouth. Beaches more suited to surfing are on the North coast, such as Portreath. The Lizard Peninsula contains beautiful coves and villages including St Anthony, Coverack, Cadgwith, Mullion, Kynance, Gunwalloe and Porthleven amongst many others.


Use of a car is strongly recommended in order to enjoy all that South Cornwall has to offer. Port Navas is approximately 100 miles from M5 Jn31. Full directions are provided with the booking documentation.

Truro mainline railway station is 14 miles away. The nearest local station is Penmere in Falmouth, 7 miles away.

Newquay Airport on the North Cornwall coast is 32 miles distant.


Constantine is the nearest village at 1.5 miles, and is handy for buying daily essentials. It also has a Post Office, doctor and dentist. Mawnan Smith has similar facilities and is 3 miles in the other direction. The nearest supermarket is Asda at Mabe Burnthouse, 6 miles away, which includes a filling station. Falmouth is the closest large town at 7 miles distant, boasting the usual retail outlets plus restaurants and many visitor attractions, including the famous Maritime Museum.

Further Details:

Two minutes walk takes you to a slipway from where you can launch dinghies onto the Helford. Three minutes further on is the Port Navas Yacht Club, which includes a bar and restaurant. Another couple of minutes takes you to The Quay, with its impressive view of Port Navas Creek, and the Helford River in the distance. Next to The Quay is the famous Oyster Farm. A Welcome Book is provided, which includes details of the local amenities and recommendations of places to visit, including restaurants and pubs. There is also a selection of current leaflets and brochures from all of the holiday venues in the wider area.


Rental rates

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4 Sep 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
An £80 deposit per week is required at time of booking, with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. If there are fewer than 6 weeks between the time of booking and the start of the let, the full rental will be due upon booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Sunday, departures by 10am and arrivals after 3pm to allow for cleaning. Lets are usually on a weekly basis but weekend breaks and other periods may be available, please contact the owner for availability and pricing of these.

A deposit of £80 is payable upon booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of the let. Payment can be made online or by cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, sink and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Also there is an electrically-operated airbed.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Also there is an electrically-operated airbed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms, 4 Single Beds, 2 Airbeds) Notes on bedrooms: Front bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe with hangers and chest of drawers. Rear bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe with hangers and chest of drawers. Two electrically-operated inflatable beds are provided for extra sleeping capacity.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms have electric wall-mounted heaters. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge and a night storage heater in the hall. Outside: There are two acres of completely non-overlooked gardens. Mostly laid to lawn, and also with shrubs both planted and in pots. Ideal for ball games! Hard-wearing wooden table and chairs allow guests to relax and eat alfresco. There is a portable barbecue. The huge garden is your private, peaceful escape from the world. Great for barbecues, games on the old tennis court, or just sitting around with the family and a picnic, admiring the wonderful view of the valley and Helford River. As it is elevated above the village lane, it is a safe playground for children and pets. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink facility. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Fresh bed linen, bath-towels and hand-towels are provided. Also tea-towels and a bath-mat. The cottage will be cleaned and new linen provided during a two-week stay.

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