Bishops Quay Helford River
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 29 Jun - Fri 26 Jul 2013||£1500.00 / week|
About the home
Here at Bishops Quay the coming and going of the tide along the creek offers some fascinating nature watching from the house, garden and balcony. There are occasional craft to be seen going up to Gweek and the fishing boats that leave and return to the quay provide interest.
Guests come for differing kinds of holidays; some prefer quiet contemplation of the creek and find the house to be a sanctuary and haven; writers, readers, artists, those in real need of a break from everyday life. These people find it restorative and restful to be here while others like to be more active, enjoying the walking, boats, beaches, angling; using the river in a more hands on way.
In the autumn, winter and spring do come and enjoy the blazing log fire, cosy local pubs and restaurants; refreshing walks along the cliffs and beaches.
If the date you are interested in is fairly soon, don't be afraid to ring and discuss the price/arrangement. We can usually agree on something to please us both.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Gunwalloe Church Cove, 10km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
The details above of the property are for the three bedroomed house - this has one large bedroom with king size bed, a twin bedded room and a bunk bedroom - however for an extra 1/3 of the stated weekly cost - another large airy studio bedroom suite with its own warm cosy bathroom (including bath with shower over), balcony, door to quay, tv, well stocked bookshelves and comfortable furniture can be used. This room has a king size bed and is popular with groups who need more sleeping space for adults.
In the living room there is a 26" flat screen tv set up with Sky+ sports and entertainment packages so you easily can record and watch your favourite tv, you'll never miss the big match. Bishops Quay is set up with current magazines, a library of mixed interest books including much local information, and a great selection of toys and games.
There is a stone and slate traditional fireplace to snuggle up by in the living room. This is supplied with as much wood as you need, all cut from our own land, split and dried ready. Kindling and lighters are supplied, also a little coal to get things roaring. This is all stored in the utility room. Even in the summer the fire can sometimes be a comfort, a pleasure for those who do not usually use one.
All the furniture in the house is attractive; antique or more modern. There is soft seating for six in the living room and the locally made farmhouse table is large enough to sit ten or more.
The beds are top quality and receive many compliments for the good night's sleep enjoyed. There are blackout linings on the curtains in the front bedroom and bunk room. Shutters in the master bedroom ensure peace and quiet on a windy night.
Further details outdoors:
The house which has been featured in both Coast magazine and Country Living has been a welcoming holiday home since the early 90's - having a happy knack of making guests fall in love with it - they are often leave deciding to return over and over.
Afternoon tea, drinks and supper can be taken on the riverside patio or on the balcony in the long summer days when the sun stays shining on Bishops Quay until it sets behind the field opposite. The views from the house are of the quay, fields, boats, water and woods. The only passing traffic is on the water.
This large, long property is two homes, one of which is offered for holidays. There are only four houses in this tiny hamlet.
Because we also offer an extra room, for a higher rate, groups of around six can come or just a couple; this flexible set up suits many kinds of party. A family group of three generations can spread themselves comfortably or a couple alone can enjoy the main house for a special relaxing break.
We offer guests the use of several boats to explore further and to visit the pretty places down river, Helford, Frenchman's Creek, and The Ferryboat Inn. Guests at Bishops Quay enjoy temporary membership of the Port Navas Yacht Club. This can be visited by boat. They serve great food and there is a really friendly atmosphere. Outside the house, for your use, are a 16' 8hp motor bass boat, a small 10' sailing dinghy and a 9' traditional rowing boat. Also we have three canoes and two kayaks that you can enjoy. These are all used at your own risk and we ask for a contribution for fuel and running costs when the motor boat is used. We have a full selection of buoyancy aids to lend to guests. All except the motor boat are put away for the winter from November until Easter. Some guests enjoy using the boats and others just enjoy looking at them, they are there ready for whenever they are required.
Swimming and Fishing are possible from the jetty and quay, also from the boats. Many guests have brought their own boats here - there is a slipway to launch from and a mooring that can be used. Boats can be used four hours either side of high water and tide tables are provided. We can help you to plan your trips, it is good to be on the water here when the tide is high and exploring the local beaches perhaps when the tide is low. You can also go out on the tide and return on it later.
Children love to go crabbing from the quayside with line and bacon. They can sail toy boats and paddle along the beach below the garden. We have fire baskets that burn logs for extra warmth when sitting outside by the BBQ and plenty of chairs, benches and tables.
The garden is private and pretty with a small lawn, terrace and path, enclosed with a gate. Steps lead down from the balcony to this. Roses, shrubs, bulbs, annuals and colourful pots fill the garden. There are garden lights for evening enjoyment.
There are steps up to the house from the quay which make it unsuitable for those unable to climb them. Also it is so close to the water that it may not be suitable for children who cannot swim. All boating and swimming is At Your Own Risk. The smaller boats are put away for the Winter from the end of October until Easter time.
Because the house is right beside the creek the living accommodation is set on the first and second floors. the rooms below on the ground floor are store rooms only. Guests can leave equipment, boots etc in these rooms which are warm and dry - dogs too when they are to be left alone or are wet.
We are pleased to welcome well behaved dogs who will enjoy the many lovely walks nearby and can be exercised along the 1/4 mile lane from the house to the road. We know you will show the usual good manners and considerate behaviour.
We the owners live next door and are around to help if you need us. We are committed to the house running smoothly and will do our best to immediately correct any snags that may occur.
The main quay is used by the two fishing boats, so you will hear and see the activity. Bonnie Grace and New Harmony; each have a crew of two, setting out to catch lobsters, crabs, monk fish, turbot and other delicious species. We can sometimes supply fish to you they we are at sea.
There is an open fire in the living room and we provide logs for you. Cut from our own land they are split, dried and are kept in the utility room just beside the kitchen. The central heating is efficient and guests can choose how much or little they like to use it. The house is very comfortable and well cared for.
Usefully, guests can order their online shopping for delivery during their visit to Bishops Quay, or say from 10 am onwards on the day of arrival - let us know it is coming and we will put this away for you on Saturday if you are not here when it arrives. Also we have details of a friendly flexible catering service who would be happy to deliver ready made meals for you. The house is set up with all domestic requirements - kitchen and laundry supplies etc. A tea tray and some home baking will greet you on arrival.
The house is mainly intended for holidays of a week or fortnight, sometimes slightly longer stays can be arranged. Short breaks can be offered, out of main season only, to be arranged with us. A proportional daily rate of the total price for the week is charged, do ring to discuss. 01326 221 297. All bed linen, kitchen linen and towels are provided.
A deposit of 1/3 of the total cost secures the booking, by cheque made payable to Mrs. K. Kirby, by bank transfer, or Paypal; just ask for details. The balance is required six weeks before the holiday is due to begin. For last minute bookings bank transfer or cash on arrival is acceptable. For stays longer than one week a maid service is offered - a complete change of bed linen and towels, cleaning too. When a couple only takes the house for the period after October half term and before Easter, a reduction of £50 per week is made.
The West Country / Cornwall region
Bishops Quay is 1/4 of a mile down a privately owned lane between the villages of Mawgan and St. Martin. It is six miles from Helston. Soft fertile farmland, water and woodlands neighbour the house.
A small, popular farm shop is to found a short way up the hill from the end of the lane. Gear Farm Shop sells fresh bread, pasties, pizzas, cakes, as well as locally caught fish and fish recipes. The Village Post Office in Mawgan sells an array of local vegetables, they are outside the shop all lined up in boxes to tempt you.
The Trelowarren Estate borders the property, this magnificent old mansion has Craft exhibitions, a Gallery, Gardens and one of the excellent restaurants to be enjoyed locally, The New Yard Restaurant.
Surrounded by the Gulf Stream waters The Lizard usually has a warm and comfortable climate, Spring comes very early here and the Autumn sunshine lingers late into the year.
The Helston / Helford River area
Locally there are many attractions all within a short drive- The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, The Penlee Gallery in Penzance, the Tate at St. Ives with the Barbara Hepworth Museum.
However it is the gardens that most guests love, those at Trebah, Trevarno, Glendurgan. Trelissick, Carwinion and Trengwainton are all repeatedly mentioned as successful trips out.
The special beaches of Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Kennack and Mullion are all less than 25 minutes drive away.
The galleries in Marazion with the trip out to St. Michaels Mount is popular, we have supplied the house with plenty of local information to help you to choose your destinations. That is, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the house itself!
How to get there
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We find it easiest to use Truro Railway station which is under three quarters of an hour drive away from Bishops Quay - 24 miles 37 km. Cars can be hired - the supplier Hertz have cars there -https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/index
Newquay Airport is about one hour twenty minutes away that is 43 miles, 68km. Again Hertz hire cars are available from there.
The port of Falmouth is under half an hour away by road. For further info please contact us.
Activities near Helston
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Dec 2012
Our pre-Christmas family holiday could not have been better, the welcome, home made cakes, the accommodation, so full of character with everything you would need and finally the setting, the water,... more
Thank you so much, it was fun having the house filled with pre Christmas guests enjoying being together as a family, you certainly made the most of your time here with outings and walks. We hope to... more
08 Oct 2012
We have been visiting this wonderful riverside house for ten years along with Barney,our Cocker spaniel. Kate and Ben have always made us I feel very welcome from the moment we arrive, with a... more
08 Oct 2012
Myself, parents and other members of our family have stayed at Bishops Quay every year, sometimes more than once, for the last 14 years. I cannot recommend it enough. The house is cosy and... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer hols||6 Jul 13||26 Jul 13||£ 2300||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn half terms||19 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||£ 750||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas + New Year||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2014||4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 750||£ 110||£ 150||1 Week|
|February Half Term||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter, Early Spring||22 Feb 14||8 Mar 14||£ 750||£ 110||£ 150||3 Nights|
|Spring||8 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter 2014||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||26 Apr 14||3 May 14||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||3 May 14||24 May 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|May Half Term||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||31 May 14||5 Jul 14||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer School Hols||5 Jul 14||6 Sep 14||£ 2300||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||6 Sep 14||13 Sep 14||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||13 Sep 14||20 Sep 14||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||20 Sep 14||25 Oct 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Half Term||25 Oct 14||1 Nov 14||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn/Winter||1 Nov 14||20 Dec 14||£ 750||£ 110||£ 150||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||20 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offers:||Late Deal||Sat 29 Jun - Fri 26 Jul 2013||£1500.00 / week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
To discuss short breaks, flexible dates, reductions for couples only holidays and any other questions do telephone 01326 221 297 (9am to 9pm) or email. If it is close to the date that you are interested in, we can often come to an agreement over prices/dates to suit us both. Don't be afraid to ask. A special 'late deal' can often be arranged.This includes rates for the extra bedroom suite.
The rates for short breaks can always be discussed. For a weekend, the rate is a minimum of £450.
During the high summer and school holiday weeks we will give preference to bookings that include the use of the large extra bedroom suite. This is available throughout the year at a further 1/3 of the weekly rental rate.
To book the extra bedroom a further payment of 1/3 of the rental rate should be added.
Please ask for bank details to carry out bank transfers if preferred, for the Paypal account too.
The kayaks and canoes are available all year around. The wooden rowing boat and the sailing dinghy are put away and refitted after the October half terms and are launched again for Easter. There is a motor bass boat available all year around. Fuel costs are not included in the use of this. Otherwise there are no extra charges. the wifi/ phone is free for local calls and logs are provided all year round.Enquire now
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