1¼ miles from Manaccan, wonderfully tucked away on a 240 acre dairy farm, a handsome detached house with Georgian origins. The accommodation is a self-contained part of the family home. You are welcome to watch the milking activities. To one side, an enclosed garden (table/chairs, barbecue) and, at the back across a yard, a simple but very large first-floor games barn with lots of toys, table tennis, air hockey and table football. For the walker, footpaths to the Helford River and creeks and local pub (but remember a torch!). Plenty of parking for cars and boats.
From yard, door to open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave) with woodburner, TV/DVD and lovely long rural views; hall to little conservatory with chairs; from the kitchen, open tread stairs (stairgates) up to two bedrooms – a double with lovely views, and a bunk room (washbasin); smart shower-room (suite).
From 5 July to 30 August the accommodation is extended to provide two more first-floor bedrooms – a double, and one with two single beds, plus big bathroom (suite with separate shower) to accommodate up to eight people, and an additional living room with open fire, TV/DVD and sliding glazed doors to patio.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The Lizard peninsula: quite different to Penwith (see End of England): not wild; very varied. Down its west side are sandy coves (Kynance, with towers of serpentine rock, is stunning). In the middle, Goonhilly Downs are flat, little cultivated, with their very own wild flower species and a satellite tracking station. Lizard Point (lighthouse) is the English mainland's southernmost. The south and east coasts are also of coves between cliffs and one bigger, child-friendly beach, Kennack Sands, and the pretty thatch-roofed villages (not many in Cornwall) of Cadgwith and Coverack, and handsome St Keverne (the farm making Roskilly ice cream is nearby and visitable), and off-shore The Manacles, which sank many sailing ships.
Then, approaching the Helford River's mouth, you come to Gillan Harbour and St Anthony-in-Meneage and all that is soft and dreamy, lush, sub-tropical and wonderful about south-west Cornwall; and so it continues up the wide river to Helford village, Frenchman's Creek and, up another creek, Port Navas (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Helston is the base town; Mullion has a golf course with great views; Porthleven is the fishing village (quite big); Gweek has a seal sanctuary; from Culdrose airbase, sailors of all kinds (and occasionally tourists) are rescued.
Manaccan: pretty village (church, thatched pub, PO/shop), ¼ mile from the creeks of the Helford Passage. Here, in the 17th cent., a form of titanium was discovered and subsequently named manachanite. Helston, 9 miles.