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Beautifully Renovated And Updated Large Stone Built Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,206 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mawgan, Helston, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, Beaches Only 10 Minutes Drive Away, Stunning Countryside


The Old School House is situated in a quiet, leafy lane, adjacent to the beautiful 1,000 acre Trelowarren country estate and close to the Helford River. Built in the 1870's as a school for boys, the house has been tastefully renovated to provide interesting and spacious accommodation. 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 7 plus travel cot.

During the off peak season we offer short break holidays and are also flexible on arrival and departure dates.

Discounts are available for small parties.

Please contact us on 02380 438461 to arrange a holiday that suits you!

**Due to the new calculation of charges please check with us to confirm any quotes given before you confirm the booking, many thanks Jane and Richard Humby**

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Humby
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

About Richard Humby

Owner Jane Humby:

We have owned the Old School House since the mid 1980's. When we bought the house it was only a shell, four walls, no floor and no roof!

Over the last twenty five years we have put a lot of time and dedication into bringing the house back to its former glory.

We have had many lovely family holidays at The School House and have great memories throughout the years.

We hope that your holiday holds as many special memories.

Richard Humby purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Richard Humby chose Mawgan

The house is set in a beautiful tranquil location, with woodland and rolling fields right on the doorstep. The small village is equipped with all your daily needs, a good local shop and an even better local pub, with award winning locally sourced food. There is an abundance of wildlife and local walks with stunning scenery.

The house is conveniently placed within easy driving distance of many of Cornwall's most stunning areas and local attractions. Beautiful beaches are just a ten minute drive away.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is conveniently located only a five mile drive away from Helston, a famous small market town. Helston can provide you with all your day to day grocery needs with two large supermarkets, petrol stations and small independent shops. Back in Mawgan the pace of life is much slower, you will see the pheasant every morning in the garden saying hello.

The house offers very spacious accommodation spread over two living rooms and a large kitchen on the ground floor.

The secluded garden offers a huge expanse of beautifully kept lawns and the woods are a great place for kids and adults alike to have a great adventure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mawgan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2206 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room adjacent to bedroom 1, double shower with sink and toilet. Family bathroom on first floor with full bath and overhead shower, sink. Separate toilet upstairs. Ground floor toilet with sink. 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) plus travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 With king sized bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with twin beds, bedroom 4 with one single bed. Travel Cot also available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside, the very sheltered, South facing garden, is laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees and is bounded by a stream. The stream is behind a stone wall where it runs close to the house, but is accessible further down the grounds, where it leads into private woodland. There is a shed with garden furniture and a BBQ, plus a rotary clothes line. There is private woodland owned by the house which can be accessed by the side of the property. Perfect for walks and adventures. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron, standing clothes dryer, shoe cleaning kit, coat hooks and hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The ground floor and the landing is heated by night storage heaters and the bedrooms by programmable electric heaters. Heating and electricity is included in the cost. Bed linen, tea towels and towels for personal use are supplied. Other: The second sitting room is attractively furnished with leather sofas, another open fire and French doors onto stone steps leading down to the garden. This room has a small flatscreen LED TV and a music centre. All ground floor rooms have beamed ceilings.


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Beautifully Renovated And Updated Large Stone Built Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Drayton, Somerset

Wonderful cottage, wonderful location !

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults and 2 toddlers) had a lovely holiday, the cottage is great , a home away from home. It is very well stocked and is equipped with all you might need.

The old school house is located on the outskirts of Mawgan ( a great location and good place to base yourself whilst staying on the Lizard peninsula as only minutes from beach, helford river, seal sanctuary and many other attractions) but only minutes walk from the village shop and pub!

Jane the owner, was very friendly and helpful, and emailed us a list of good places to go, advice about pre booking certain pubs etc....

Needless to say we will be back.....

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Perfect for local and long distance cycling, walking holidays, surfing and watersports, fishing and sailing.


Many beautiful beaches and coastal walks can be accessed starting within an approximate ten minute drive.


Car use is essential to get to local attractions and places of interest.

The closest airport is Newquay - approx 35 miles

The closest Train Station is Redruth - 15 miles away.


Helford village is 5 miles away, Helston town centre is 4 miles away.

Further Details:

he Old School House is a five minute walk from Mawgan village (one third of a mile), where there is a Spar shop and Post Office, The Ship Inn and restaurant, serving award winning food and a great range of local ales is a ten minute walk away and Mawgan creek is close by.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mawgan, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holiday 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid no later than four weeks before the start of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday arrival 3pm / departure 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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