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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

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:
4 March, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A beautiful 250 year old thatched cottage close to Frenchman's Creek. 2 bedrooms
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

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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  • 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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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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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this cottage several times previously and once again it did not disappoint. The owners are most welcoming, providing little extras such as flowers in every room and 'goodies' on arrival. For a peaceful, restful break we would highly recommend a stay here. We travelled very little distance to find really good food. We particularly enjoyed the seafood at The Shipwright's Arms in Helford and South in Manaccan as well as a traditional Sunday lunch at the New Inn.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found us it was lovely to see you both again. A bientôt Maurice
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The most perfect Cornish retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the quintessential Cornish cottage look no further than Myrtle cottage. For the first time ever we decided to book somewhere for three weeks. We were a little apprehensive about staying in one place for that length of time, but we couldn't have chosen better. Myrtle cottage was idyllic and in a perfect location for exploring the Lizard and surrounding coasts. This traditional cottage is immaculately clean, cosy, very comfortable, and well-equipped.

Barbara and Maurice are the perfect hosts, very welcoming, warm and friendly, and full of good advice if you need it for getting the most out of your stay.

There were fresh flowers in every room when we arrived, and these were replenished each week. Barbara makes the most amazing cakes, and gave us not one but three during our three week stay! As well as fresh eggs from their chickens, and essential supplies such as milk, tea and coffee, washing up liquid etc.

I don't think the photos on the website quite do justice to the beauty of the cottage garden, which is a perfect place to relax in the evening. It is so peaceful and quiet.

Thanks so much, Barbara and Maurice. We loved it and hope to come back some day soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh what encouraging feedback. Barbara will be pleased. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again perhaps. Thanks Maurice
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Fantastic!! Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This awesome picturesque cottage, is the best place we have stayed in so far in our many years of going to our beloved Cornwall! It is like a second home for us, not only with its ideal setting, wonderful views, and beautiful garden, it also boasts everything you need for a wonderful stay away from home. Myrtle Cottage is clean, comfortable, homely, cosy, with all the facilities you need and want. This is topped off by the owners, Mo and Barbara are very welcoming warm people, and make you feel at home, its like staying with family ;o) This was our second visit with our two young children and we very much hope to be back again next year too. We would recommend a visit to the neighbouring coves, Kynance Cove and Church Cove, they are beautiful places, also the best place for a spot of lunch or a cream tea is found in Porthleven's Nauti But Ice, all round a really wonderful place to be ;o).

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to receive reviews like this. Thanks Barbara will be thrilled.
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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.


Newquay airport is the closest about 1.25 hours drive.

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


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helston, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Mar 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
22 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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