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A beautiful 250 year old thatched cottage close to Frenchman's Creek. 2 bedrooms

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Manaccan, Near Helford, Cornwall, England

Myrtle is a beautiful, warm, comfortable thatched cottage dating back over 250 years. The semi detached cottage has beamed ceilings. There is ample parking for cars and a boat if needed with secure storage for bikes or kayaks. The cottage has its own delightful private garden with barbecue area and pagoda. It is furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture whilst retaining its period charm. It boasts uninterrupted countryside views from the rear with magical sunrises.


Owner
Maurice Pearson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Maurice Pearson

We moved to Cornwall in 2002 and have been letting Myrtle Cottage since 2003. Since our retirement from professional life we have established a small business making hand-crafted leather work which we sell through shows across the county. We keep a few chickens, grow our own veg and love the country life around the woods and creeks of the Helford. Now that we have the time we have decided to market our holiday cottage ourselves, offering a more personal service to customers at better prices.

Maurice Pearson purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Maurice Pearson chose Helston

We were looking for a peaceful, rural lifestyle near to family and the sea. The Helford River is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many beautiful walks accessible from the cottage through National Trust woodland, along the coastal path, with coves and beaches where each season brings its own gems. The best spring flowers in May, mackerel in early summer, shrimping in August, wild mushrooms and shellfish for the picking in the autumn and the wild sea in winter. The local foot ferry drops you off at the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan and there are plenty of opportunities to take to the water. Both St Anthony and Helford have sailing, kayaking and fishing boats for hire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Delightful - lovely welcome, beautifully appointed cottage, a gem!"



"Very peaceful and great access to the Lizard beaches. Great cake and I loved the fresh flowers"



"Great week in the Lizard. Accommodation is fab and the welcoming amazing - Great cakes! Our little boy loved the chickens and moooo cows!
Dec 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms and has a bath with shower over, toilet, washbasin and large airing cupboard.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 bedrooms sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed with window seat. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, there are separate, thermostatically controlled radiators in every room. A cot and stair gates are available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Outside: The cottage has a pretty private garden with dining area, BBQ and washing line. To the rear are views over open countryside. Parking can accommodate several cars and or boat. The owners also have a vegetable garden with hens. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available in the adjacent garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is managed and prepared by the owners who live next door. All bed linen and towels are provided although visitors are asked to bring their own beach towels. If visitors stay for longer than a week, clean linen and cleaning can be negotiated

Reviews

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A beautiful 250 year old thatched cottage close to Frenchman's Creek. 2 bedrooms
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
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FABULOUS COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fantastic week in Myrtle Cottage... just wonderful... perfect!

Everything you could ever need, so clean and comfortable. Maurice and Barbara are lovely,.... thank you Barbara for the eggs, cake and fresh flowers. Already booked for next year!! x

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A piece of Cornish heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal spot for walking or touring the Lizard area. The welcome food of eggs, milk, homemade jam and cake, plus flowers in every room were an extra bonus. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little Cornish cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely week at this little Cornish cottage. The weather was lovely and spent some time sunbathing in the lovely garden.

I kept bumping my head on the lower 'beams' but got used to that and it all added to the really enjoyable stay.

The owners/hosts were very kind, providing assistance and lovely cake, eggs and jam. Yummy. Thanks ever so much.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, well equipped with everything you should need. Fresh flowers in every room, milk in fridge all ready for the much needed cup of tea. Freshly baked cup cakes, absolutely fantastic. Maurice and Barbara are such lovely people, very welcoming. Barbara delivered freshly picked raspberries the following morning, I have to say they were delicious. The area is beautiful. So many nice areas to visit, beautiful coves to explore. No need to venture far at all. It was like home from hone, with Twig the cat, Merlin the dog and the escaping chicken who all paid us a visit every morning.

I would highly recommend this cottage and area to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5

Had a 2 week stay and was made to feel so welcome.

We honestly can't say a big enough thank you to our lovely hosts.

Had absolutely everything you would need for a comfortable break.

We arrived to fresh flowers in every room.

Fresh eggs and raspberries from the garden in the kitchen along with a delicious cake which Barbra had made & milk in the fridge.

The cuboards had lots of esentials as well which was great if you forgot somthing from the shops.

We just replaced anything we used.

The cottage was clean and very quite.

Maurise was fantastic and makes some amazing leather bags!!!!

Will definitely be back again i just hope there is availability when we would like to book.

10 out of 10

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and comfortable cottage in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned after spending a week in this beautiful and comfortable cottage! The cottage has everything that one could wish for in a wonderful location! There were fresh flowers in every room, fresh eggs and some delicious home made cakes waiting for us! Myrtle cottage is delightful and we really hope to return sometime in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks M hope to see you next spring.
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Location

Coast/Beach:

St Anthony beach is about a mile from the cottage, Helford River beaches are closer and an easy walk. Other Lizard beaches and coves are a short drive.

Travel:

Newquay airport is the closest about 1.25 hours drive.

Use of a car is essential here although there is a rural bus service.

Distances:

Myrtle is midway between Helford and Manaccan about .5 mile walk to either village. Helston is about 10 miles distant.

Further Details:

The Helford River is designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) with sessile oak woodland, wading birds, estuarine shellfish and many walks.

There are good local pubs, restaurants and local shops in the villages surrounding Manaccan. Supermarkets, banks and other facilities are located in Helston. There is a foot ferry at Helford giving access to the sub tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan with its maze.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helston, 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
 
Spring
2 Mar 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Early summer
22 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
High summer
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Late summer
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made by phone, or via email. We require a 20% deposit in the form of a cheque or bank transfer. Your deposit will be confirmed via email, and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks before arrival. We regret that we are closed from the end of October until the end of February 2015.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on Friday. Visitors are welcome to arrive any time after 3.00 p.m. and departure is by 10.00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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