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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Tree Tops is a self-catering cottage set in two acres of secluded gardens overlooking the picturesque Cornish village of Port Navas on the Helford River. The cottage comprises two bedrooms, each with two single-beds and an electrically-operated airbed, a well-appointed kitchen including a pantry and scullery, and a bathroom. The cosy sitting room has a wonderful view of the village and creek. All accommodation is on one level.
The large garden is a private, peaceful escape from the world. Great for barbecues, games on the old tennis court, or just sitting around with the family and a picnic, admiring the wonderful view of the valley and Helford River. As it is elevated above the village lane, it is a safe playground for children and pets.
Port Navas Yacht Club, which has a bar and restaurant, is a five minute walk away.
Guests can visit the many nearby attractions of South Cornwall, such as Falmouth, Helston, Lands End and the villages and coves on the Lizard Peninsula. Boats can be hired locally to explore the creeks, beaches and pubs on the Helford River. Owners of dinghies can keep them at Tree Tops and launch them from the nearby slipway, or rent a pontoon space from the Port Navas Yacht Club.
There are so many places to visit on land and on water that guests will never run out of new excursions to enjoy each day of their stay. With its beautiful gardens set back from and above the village, stunning views and short walk to the Yacht Club, Tree Tops is the ideal venue for your holiday.
Some comments from previous guests :
"Many thanks for our stay at Tree Tops - it's a real gem!" PM, Exeter, May 2014.
"A perfect location for exploring Cornwall." MB, Devizes, May 2014.
"Thank you very much, we had a great stay!" GG, April 2013.
"Wonderful location, beautiful grounds & a cute cottage, recipe for a great holiday. The dog exhausted himself with walks and ball play, his best holiday ever. Would definitely come again" MF & Family, Alderley Edge, April 2013.
"We've had a great time! Lazy days, pubs, beaches, more pubs, food, more food etc. etc. Hope to be back again soon." RB & Family, October 2012.
"Our first visit and a delight! The house is delightfully 'lived in' and has great character. The garden is perfect for wandering and watching. An excellent week - we shall return!" NR, Selsey, September 2012.
"'Tree Tops' has been wonderful yet again! Thank you - see you next year." EW & Family, Taunton, August 2012.
"Beautiful tranquil setting with amazing garden. Felt part of the village. Everyone very friendly." JP & Family, New Vienna, July 2012.
"What a lovely, lovely house and grounds. I recommend a visit to The Shipwrights Arms in Helford. Goodbye to this unspoilt part of Cornwall, and I wish other visitors a happy holiday." SF & Family, Battle, July 2012.
"Great to stay in a house that hasn't been 'made over'. The setting and grounds are beautiful. Great area for visiting gardens. Too much to see in one week!" PH, Shrewsbury, June 2012.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Helford Passage 4 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 50 km, Nearest railway: Falmouth 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All accommodation is on one level.
Both bedrooms have wardrobes with hangars and a chest of drawers.
Each bedroom contains two single beds, and there are two electrically-inflated airbeds.
There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge, logs are supplied.
Large selection of books and DVDs available in the lounge.
Free broadband WiFi.
All rooms have electric wall-mounted heaters.
There is a night-storage heater in the hallway.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
The cottage will be cleaned and new linen provided during a two-week stay.
A Welcome Book is provided, which gives details of local amenities and places to visit. A range of brochures from a variety of holiday attractions is also provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Tree Tops is accessed via a sloping driveway, the entrance being close to the centre of the village. There is plenty of level parking in front of and beside the cottage.
Tree Tops has two acres of completely non-overlooked gardens, with no adjacent properties. Mostly laid to lawn, and also with shrubs planted and in pots. Ideal for ball games! A hard wearing wooden table and four matching chairs allow guests to relax and eat alfresco. There is also a small portable barbecue. There are two wooden benches in the garden.
The view of Port Navas creek over the village from the garden is quite stunning.
Changeover day is normally Sunday, with departures by 10am and arrivals after 2pm to allow for cleaning.
Whilst pets are welcome, a £50 security deposit will be charged. This will be refunded on confirmation that there has been no pet damage to the property.
Lets are usually on a weekly basis, but weekend breaks and other periods may be available. Please contact the owner for availability and pricing.
The Cornwall region
Cornwall is the most south-westerly county in England. This part of Cornwall is on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula, and as such is largely sheltered from the prevailing Atlantic weather systems. The result is a beautiful, verdant coastline and lush interior.
The Lizard Peninsula contains beautiful coves and villages including St Anthony, Coverack, Cadgwith, Mullion, Kynance and Gunwalloe amongst many others. Slightly further away are Lizard Point, England's most southerly point, and Lands End.
Port Navas is a small, quiet village located beside a creek which is part of the Helford River. These days it has few amenities of its own, but a full range of services is less than two miles away at Constantine. The Port Navas Yacht Club, which includes a bar and restaurant, is five minutes walk from the cottage. The nearest beach is at Helford Passage, about 10 minutes drive away. There is a pub here which serves food, and a ferry service to Helford Village on the other side of the river. Larger sandy beaches can be found at Maenporth and Swanpool towards Falmouth. Beaches more suited to surfing are on the North coast, such as Portreath.
The nearest golf course is at Budock Vean Golf & Country Club Hotel, which is about 10 minutes drive away. Other fairly close courses are at Falmouth, Helston and Mullion, all about 20 minutes drive away.
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6 Nov 2013
"Wonderful, warm and welcoming!"
We fell in love with Tree Tops as soon as we drove up the drive and saw the light on in the front porch. A hidden hideaway in a beautiful location. The cottage was warm and cosy - the communication fr… More
23 Sep 2013
"Peace and tranquility"
This cottage is very secluded but not isolated.The interior is well preserved and kept very clean.All mod-cons are provided as are linen and towels both very good quality.The cottage benefits from exc… More
17 Sep 2013
"THE PERFECT GETAWAY"
A return visit to the peace and seclusion of Treetops. Yet again the unique charm and comfort folded itself around us and welcomed us to this very special corner of Cornwall. The lovely and extensive … More
14 Sep 2013
"The perfect getaway"
We chose Tree Tops because we needed to be close to Falmouth for our son's graduation ceremony and wanted to bring our dogs for a few days' holiday. The owner was extremely helpful througho… More
9 Aug 2013
We had excellent service from the owner ,he was very helpful in all aspects of the booking and enquiries we made.
Tree Tops had everything we needed for our stay. We found it very peaceful and tranquil with only the sound of the Owls hooting to each other of a night when going to sleep it was lovely.
We brought Bria the German wire haired pointer and Molly the Otterhound with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the big open space behind the cottage to roam and scent around. There was plenty room to erect their cages in the hall so they felt settled and at home.
The views from Tree Tops looking down into Port Navas are beautiful .
There are plenty of places to go to for a drink and something to eat , The Yacht Club serves excellent food and local ale and is only 5 mins walk from the cottage. There is also an award winning Inn at Nancenoy,Constantine who do lovely meals and are very busy.And that's just a 10 min drive up the road. It's also well worth a visit to Helford Passage which has a good pub and food. We found that talking to the locals was a beneficial way of finding all the good places to go to and experience . There are many gardens to explore nearby and are all dog friendly as is nearly everywhere in Cornwall we found. Always plenty water bowls out for thirsty dogs. Tree tops was central for us for going out for the day and we only touched the tip of the iceberg as far as places to see. If needing supplies for our stay we always passed a village shop or farm shop on our way back.
We loved the peace and serenity of Tree Tops and have fallen in love with the cottage and Port Navas and the friendly Cornish people. It was well worth the drive down from Cumbria. We will be most defiantly be making a return visit in the future for another wonderful holiday at Tree Tops.
Many thanks to the owner of Tree Tops for letting us have a fantastic holiday in their family cottage.
5 Aug 2013
"Just how a holiday cottage should be"
We loved it, every inch of it. Tree Tops is a simple, homely holiday cottage with its old-fashioned mod cons still in place - the pantry with its slate shelves, the scullery, the large and airy bedro… More
23 Jun 2013
"Idyllic , tranquil get-away-from-it-all holiday."
The location of this property is perfect to explore all that Cornwall has to offer, or, just to stay and relax at the cottage and it's grounds.
The cottage is rustic but that is part of it's charm. There is everything there to make your stay comfortable and I felt that the owners were exceptionally helpful and wanted to ensure you had everything you need to have a lovely stay.
We have two boys and the gardens are amazing to explore, play games (football, cricket, rounders the list is endless, we had so much fun). we were lucky with the weather - yes we had SUN - and we really enjoyed just chilling at the cottage. The crabbing is excellent down at the waterfront, we also popped to the Yacht Club a couple of times and the owners were very welcoming and friendly.
We lit the fire in the evenings and found all the furniture comfortable.
This is a little piece of heaven for a true get away from it holiday and would return in a heart beat. We were very sad to leave.
16 Apr 2013
"Lovely spot, great walking, amazing views and characterful house."
We spent a lovely three days here. The house is situated in a picturesque little village tucked away in the Helford estuary surrounded by great walks beautiful scenery and some nice little pubs. All in all a great place whether as a couple or a family I highly recommend Treetops as a place to go and relax and feel as if you are a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life.
14 Oct 2012
"Unspoilt Cornish tranquility, with acres of space for the children, and within easy reach of local shops, pubs and towns"
We took a short break here with young children and close family. The cottage is very quaint with all the facilities required by a family. It was warm and cosy inside, with a garden tothat seemed to extend for miles! The children could run around on the vast expase of grass in a safe environment. A short walk down to the estuary slipway and local yacht club, with many local pubs serving great food within a short distance. We have been to Cornwall many times, usually finding ourselves in the busy towns. This is a lot quieter, mayby because it was out of season? Will definitely be booking it again next year. Loved it!!
4 Oct 2012
Tree Tops is placed in an ideallic spot with lovely gardens which my dog appreciated too. We had our kayaks with us and it was so easy just to pop them into the river via the public slipway. We had great views of the creek from the house.
Inside, the house had all the amenities required but i felt that a proper shower would have made our lives a bit easier. The beds, sofa and arm chairs were not very comfortable. I felt that the whole house needed updating from the 1950s!
Overall we had a great holiday in a fantastic location.