Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Creekside is set overlooking the Helford River in the village of Gweek, well-known for the National Seal Sanctuary, this stone-fronted cottage will give you a true taste of Cornish village life in the beautiful Helford valley. Full of charm, the cottage has benefited from refurbishment to a high standard whilst retaining character features. The cottage is set in an elevated position enjoying wonderful views across the Yacht Moorings and surrounding countryside.

The property has the benefit of off-road parking to the front for two cars, a pretty cottage-style front garden with seating to enjoy the river viewsand is a perfect base from which to explore the local Cornish countryside - the Helford River, Lizard Peninsula and its spectacular coastal walks and further afield St Ives, Penzance, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and The Isles of Scilly.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gunwalloe Cove (Church Cove) 6 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay or Plymouth, Nearest railway: Truro, Redruth or Penzance
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Creekside has wi-fi.

Ground floor:

Marbled floor hallway leads into a large open plan living room with comfortable seating, TV and DVD player and feature fireplace with slate hearth and solid Ash flooring throughout. Ornamental Cornish range.

Dining area: with table and chairs, feature fireplace with granite quoins and lintel over with Cornish Range (not in use).

Kitchen area: newly fitted with solid beech worktops, Belfast sink, microwave, dishwasher, electric oven and fridge with freezer compartment. Stable door leading into the conservatory.

Conservatory: washing machine, french doors leading to the rear courtyard.

First floor:

Bedroom 1 with king size bed and view over the creek

Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and view over the creek.

Bedroom 3 with double bed overlooking the rear courtyard.

Bathroom: with roll top bath with shower mixer, wash basin and WC. Separate shower enclosure.

Heating: Oil fired central heating

Further details outdoors

The cottage has a lawned garden to the front with bench seating.

Private parking in front of the cottage.

There is a rear courtyard leading from the conservatory with table and chairs.

Further details

Linen is provided. Guests are requested to bring their own towels.

Highchair and travel cot included free of charge upon request (we request that guests bring their own cot linen).

About this location

The Cornwall region

Cornwall enjoys an excellent climate with very mild winters and summers that are almost Mediterranean in nature. This climate has in turn helped with the growth and development of a wealth of botanical gardens in Cornwall that have become renown worldwide.

Located at the southernmost end of the British Isle, in the county of Cornwall, the Lizard Peninsula is bordered on three sides by the sea, and the Helford River to the north. The name the Lizard is believed by some to come from the Cornish word “lezou” meaning headland. The National Trust owns a major proportion of the peninsula, and this helps in keeping it unspoilt and unchanged. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Lizard Peninsula has some of the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall.

There are many small coves, once used by smugglers to land their kegs of French Brandywine, and beaches to be found at the Lizard, and the South-West coastal path is very popular with walkers. When people come to the Lizard they are inspired by the scenery to write, take photographs and paint. Many people go there just to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.

The Peninsula has a maritime past and many shipwrecks can be seen all along the coastline. From old barquentines and schooners, to steamships from the late twentieth century, even fishing vessels that capsized near the coastline, and old submarines rusting in the waves, are all just a part of the scenery.

Helford River

The sleepy riverside village of Gweek is set among the extensive woods of the Helford, and is a good spot to start exploring the area whether by land or water. The National Seal Sanctuary, complete with nursery pools and hospital is in the heart of the village. With easy access to nearby attractions and beaches, Gweek is a popular destination for those visiting Cornwall.

Deep sheltered valleys covered in ancient oak woodland, lead down to hidden creeks, centuries old villages, and Cornwall gardens, such as Trebah and Glendurgan both on the north shore of the Helford, in South West Cornwall full of sub-tropical plants, tree ferns originally from New Zealand, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Beautiful villages like Durgan, preserved by the National Trust, or the more well known Helford Passage, with its famous Ferryboat Inn, both so beautiful in different ways. Churches such as Mawgan, with its immaculately kept churchyard, overlooking the mouth of the River.

The exclusive properties of Porth Navas, many with a yacht moored alongside. Since Roman times there has been a Oyster Fishery in the Lower Reaches of the Helford. The granite walled Oyster Quay offers good views up Porth Navas Creek, and may offer the chance to buy either a gallon of mussels or a dozen fresh Helford Cornish Oysters

The exclusive properties of Porth Navas, many with a yacht moored alongside. Since Roman times there has been a Oyster Fishery in the Lower Reaches of the Helford. The granite walled Oyster Quay offers good views up Porth Navas Creek, and may offer the chance to buy either a gallon of mussels or a dozen fresh Helford Cornish Oysters

Oak woods line the valleys sided right down to the waters edge. A permissive path runs through National Trust Woodland along the east bank of the Creek, around to Pengwedhen Woods, hence to Helford Point with yet more superb Cornish views. Continue walking around to the Shipwrights Arms and Helford Village, a nice place for a refreshment stop.

Hidden in yet another side creek is Helford Village, white washed stone cottages cling to the side of the hills, many with their own mooring quays, or boathouse alongside. A popular destination for many visitors to Cornwall. If visiting by car take a tip from us and use the nearby car park.

Around the Headland is St Anthony with its boatyard and ancient church. A very evocative place if seen during a late afternoon high tide with a flat sea, as can hopefully be seen in the accompanying photographs. Continue around to Gillan and the Coast of Cornwall. Where yet more great walks can be had along the Coastal Footpath.

Porthallow once a pilchard village, the old cellars can be seen on the right hand side of the large shingle beach. On a clear day Pendennis Castle can be seen in the far distance. Boats are still hauled up the beach using a wire winch so take care.

Inland a few miles from the Coast is St Keverne. in whose churchyard is a 32 pound caronnade recovered from the wreck of HMS Primrose lost on the infamous Manacles Reef on the 22nd January 1809. Within the church is a memorial window to all 106 lives tragically lost when the SS Mohegan, a 7000 tonne liner was dashed on the same reef some 81 years later in the summer of 1898. Also within the churchyard, marked by a cross is the mass grave of many of the victims.

Follow the Coastal Footpath around the Lizard Peninsula, past unspoilt villages such as Cadgwith, stopping off at the Lighthouse, the most Southerly point in mainland Britain.