Helford Cottage - a barn conversion that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Stunning secret hideaway
This was our first time visiting Cornwall for many years, but could not speak highly enough of Tresooth Cottages. Probably 2 or 3 miles from the local pub and supermarket but such a brilliant hideaway. Make sure to cvisit Argal Reservoir for some fishing, Swan pool beath for kayaking and remember plenty of change for pay and display car parks
Helford Cottage is one of a row of holiday properties created from the conversion of some farm buildings. If you are looking for a cosy, traditional, quaint Cornish cottage, move on: this is not the place for you. The front wall is fully glazed, top to bottom, while the interior decor (any colour you like so long as it is white) is definitely minimalist. However, if you don't mind the somewhat industrial ambience, then the cottage is a good, well-located place for exploring central Cornwall.
The kitchen is well-equipped (the white units co-ordinating nicely with the rest of the decor). The bathroom has plenty of space, with an electric shower. The bedroom, which is upstairs on a kind of mezzanine floor, is also very spacious, and the bed itself is probably the most comfortable that we have ever experienced in holiday cottages around the country. In keeping with the decor, furnishing is also minimalist; a single, low-level settee, a circular table and three dining chairs, and a TV downstairs, and a wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets upstairs.
We found Helford Cottage fine as a base for travelling out each day. It helped that the weather was excellent for the whole time that we were there. Internet access is patchy unless you go down to the games room at the end of the row of cottages. We did not make use of the pool (still being filled after the winter), but could see that that would be a good attraction during the summer. To summarise: it served our needs perfectly well for a week away, with the proviso that its appearance and decor may not be to everyone's taste.
Week in Cornwall
Our stay in Helford cottage was lovely. We had an issue with the hot tub which was fixed immediately. It was a relaxing cottage. Good location to get around Cornwall, however, you do need a car to get to shops and pubs (at night).
Ideal for taking a dog
A very comfortable and clean property. Ideal for the 2 of us and our dog. So nice to have such comfort where dogs are welcome. The only negative point was the scalding hot water from the tap in kitchen and bathroom. This was reported at the end of our stay to the booking company. I would recommend this property to other people and their dog.
Lovely accommodation slightly spoilt by the dogs next door being left in all day barkink!!
Would definitely return if the Manager of the site did ensure that other people abided by the rules and did not leave dogs unattended in the accommodation barking all day
Thanks for taking the time to review Mousehole I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay and I'm sorry about the dogs barking sadly there are some irresponsible owners.
Cottage good. Kitchen equipment good. Brand new shower mat and clean shower curtain. Excellent base for travelling around Cornwall. Phone signal dreadful and no internet either. Overall I love the cottages. This is our second visit. Better value and freedom than a hotel or B&B.
Thanks for taking the time to review Caroline. We are pleased you had another enjoyable stay. We do provide internet in the communal games room but signal can be intermittent. We will hopefully welcome you back again next year too. Many thanks
Helford Cottage is situated just one mile from the quaint Cornish village Mawnan Smith, and three miles from the bustling port of Falmouth. Here you will find a host of shops, bars and restaurants, the award winning National Maritime Museum and Trebah Gardens which is not to be missed. Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day a truly magical.
Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events. You can enjoy the fireworks from your very own balcony! The beaches at Gyllingvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a cream tea! There are plenty of places to eat & drink in Falmouth and recently Rick Stein has opened his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.