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4 Cosy Cottages On 18c Farm Nr The Helford River. - Swallow Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Cottages at Mudgeon Vean, Nr Helford River, St. Martin, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location. Ideal For Nature/walking And Relaxing. National Trust Path To Helford River

Four well equipped cottages situated on the side of a valley, in an area of 'out standing natural beauty', nr the Helford River. We have panoramic views, where you may see beautiful sunsets or stormy skies travelling across the valley. All the cottages have their own private patio or garden areas, as well as a communal play area outside and indoor table tennis. Within walking distance, a National Trust footpath borders the farm to the river & we also have our own private woodland trail. Mudgeon Vean is perfect for exploring the local villages/towns & has the beaches of the Lizard Peninsula only a short drive away. Here we also produce Helford Creek Apple Juice & Cyder using our own and local orchards. We have goats, cats,dogs, chickens and ducks and in our fields we have dairy cows, which graze our fields in between crop rotations.

Details for holiday Swallow Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

3 star. Well equipped barn conversion. Carpet throughout.Open plan lounge with log fire/night storage heaters. Refurbished kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob/oven, microwave, fridge with freezer box. Dining area with table to seat 4. Lounge area with one two seater and one three seater sofa. TV, DVD & CD player. Upstairs it has a double bedroom, bunk bed room(3 foot beds) and bathroom with bath/shower hose taps. Hairdryer. to the rear there is a private patio area with garden furniture /washing line. At the front a sunny porch, ideal for storage of boots & shoes or logs and shrub/walled off area separating the cottage from the farm yard. Travel Cot & High chair available free of charge. Bedding, tea towels and electric included. Towels available for hire. 1 well behaved dog may be taken by prior arrangement only.

There is allocated parking out side the cottage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

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From the Owner

Helford River area consists of beautiful atmospheric, ancient oak woodland, intertwined with valleys and fields. High hedges that have an abundance of wild flowers such as blue bells, primroses, pink campion and beautiful ferns in Spring and Summer, with overhanging contorted Oak, Blackthorn, Sycamore and Ash trees. We have panoramic views above the Helford River area where the skies are constantly changing. Beaches and rugged coastline of the Lizard are only 20 mins drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : newquay at 35 Miles Nearest Train : redruth at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : kennack sands at 5 Miles Car: recommended


We are situated about 10- 15 mins by car, from beautiful St. Anthony where you can swim from the Helford River(which is tidal) There is a boat hire and lovely Church close by.

Kennack Sands and Coverack beaches are about 15-20mins by car. Kennack is always sandy with some rock pools to explore whilst Coverack is sandy when the tide is out, with rock pools and also the Fishing Harbour makes a good place to swim from the steps.

Other beaches about 20-30 mins drive are Pra Sands and Gunwalloe.


Newquay airport is about an hours drive and Exeter about 2.5 hours drive. Use of a car is essential as the public transport services are not close by.

There is a bus service to Mawgan which is about 2 miles away and the nearest main line train Station is Redruth, 40 minute drive away and Truro a 45 minute drive.


The nearest village with pub, shop/PO, bus stop and Church is Mawgan about 2 miles. Helston is the nearest town where there is a high street, banks, supermarkets, swimming pool, boating lake and play area, skate park, petrol station and public houses. Newtown St Martin has a public house and petrol station(diesal only)/groceries. Falmouth is about 30 mins drive and Truro with its lovely cathedral 45mins. Penzance has a Railway Station, shops and picturesque St Michaels Mount approx 45mins drive.

Further Details:

The Eden Centre at St Austel is about 1 hr drive and well worth a visit. Picturesqe Helford Village is only a 15min drive- here there is a pub beside the water, a cafe with Wi Fi, Sailing club and good village stores.

Within walking distance is Gear farm Shop where you can buy Organic Pasties and some groceries. At Mullion there is a riding stable and Poldu sandy beach. From here you can walk to Gunwalloe/Church Cove where there is the ancient Church of St. Winwalloe on the beach. Coverack has a windsurfing school and some gift shops, grocery shop, public house and Church. There are coastal footpaths around the Lizard Peninsula where you may see basking sharks, seals, beautiful calm or stormy, wild seas. The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek is about a 15 minute drive and here you can watch feeding time and there may be some seals in the hospital.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is Saturday. Arrival from 4pm and depart by 10 am.
We offer short breaks off peak.
We always try to be flexible and it is well worth asking if there are other possibilities you require.

For short breaks the full payment is required on booking -
For 1 week or more bookings a deposit of 20% is required on booking - the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Details will be sent once direct contact is made with the owner.

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Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Our cottages are for those who want to experience staying in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by fields and ancient woodland, where children can explore and see nature at its finest. We have our own private woodland trail and the farm borders a National Trust Footpath to Tremayne Quay (built for Queen Victorias visit - although she never came) Frenchmans Creek and picturesque Helford Village are only 15 mins drive. The farm is an ideal base to explore the surrounding areas and beaches in and around the Lizard Peninsula.

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


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  • Outside: Swallow and Swift Cottages each have a patio area with garden furniture/washing line. Badger Cottage has a small grassed garden to the side with garden furniture/washing line. Valley View has a patio with garden furniture and grassed garden with washing line. There is a communal play area with swings and small climbing equipment and grass area for games. There is an indoor play room with table tennis. We have our own private woodland trail.

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