Helford River holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

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Creekside Cottage

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 95018

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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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
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
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
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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).

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.

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Review 1-10 of 14

2 Mar 2015


"One of the loveliest 'Holiday Cottages' we have ever stayed in!"

Creekside Cottage,Gweek was 'just' perfect for our Christmas stay, in Cornwall! The cottage was beautifully appointed, with some lovely features including; A range, Victorian style wrought Iron fireplace & wooden shutters....& that was just in the lounge!! The conservatory was great for keeping all our 'Christmas goodies' cool & with two very good sized double bedrooms, a bunk room & a lovely large bathroom with shower & roll top bath, we really couldn't have wished for anything more. Fiona & Simon, the owners did everything to make our stay perfect, from leaving us all a lovely bottle of wine, a bunch of Tulips & a Cream Tea with homemade Scones, local Jam & Clotted Cream + they came to check all was OK & we weren't needing anything! All in all a truly memorable holiday.

we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much, we are delighted that you had a wonderful Christmas in Creekside. Kind regards, Fiona and Simon

19 Jan 2015


"Magic place in a magic cornish village"

Creekside is a lovely cottage with a lot of space, ideal for anyone, couples, groups of friends, families with kids. It has got everything you need: a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, wifi.. everything! Fiona and Simon are great people, very friendly and always helpful in case you need anything, from big issues to light bulbs! Also, the cottage is situated in Gweek, a lovely tiny village where you can experience a bit of Cornwall while relaxing, or maybe passing by while on a tour of the county (don't forget the Seal Sanctuary as well!). What else to say.. perfect experience, wonderful place, will definitely come back if I get the chance. Loved it!

Thanks for your lovely words, we are delighted that you chose Creekside and found it a homely base for your long stay in Cornwall. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Fiona and Simon

6 Nov 2014


"A great little bolt-hole in 'real' Cornwall"

Creekside is a lovely cottage and the perfect place for exploring Cornwall. It is very cosy and homely and offers all that you need for a family holiday. It is near some glorious beaches but also not far from towns like Falmouth, Truro, St Ives. There are plenty of attractions nearby to amuse the children in case of bad weather. Also plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants to keep the adults happy! The village of Gweek is lovely and quiet and not at all touristy. The added convenience of having a village shop and pub just across the road makes Creekside the perfect location.

We're very pleased that you found Gweek a great location for exploring Cornwall, thanks for your lovely feedback. Best wishes, Fiona and Simon

23 May 2014


"The Best of Cornwall"

Creekside Cottage in Gweek is a really comfortable, clean and well equiped cottage on the Helford River. Wonderful, welcoming of fresh flowers and scones, jam and clotted cream Central to so many wonderful places to visit. We can recommend The National Seal Sanctuary (600meters) at feeding time, The Black Swan (200meters), Coverack (Cream Teas 20mins), Frenchmans Cove 3 mile Walk from Helford Village (17mins), Glendurgan Garden (13 mins), Bosahan Gardens (weekdays only 12 mins).

Many thanks for your kind review, we're very pleased that you had a good holiday and found Creekside's location good for exploring Cornwall. Best wishes, Fiona and Simon

25 Apr 2013


"comfortable and cosy cottage in excellent location"

Lovely, comfortable cottage in centre of village. Appreciated central heating as weather was fine but cold.

Thank you, we're very glad that you found the cottage comfortable and warm, many guests have agreed that the cottage is ideally situated, close to a pub and friendly village shop.

26 Nov 2011


"Terraced cottage in Idyllic setting"

Lovely home from home cottage, very generous surprise on arrival i.e. fresh flowers and homemade scones with clotted cream and preserve (thanks Fiona) the cottage is warm and comfortable, large rooms with a modern feel whilst still retaining character, the idyllic setteing is the village of gweek (a proper village with shop / post office and the village pub) the pub serves great meals and quite a few local ales. can reccomend a trip to helford village and for those of you who like walking then the helford passage is a must, falmouth and truro are a short drive away and its approx 3 miles to helston

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor for future guests to our holiday cottage.

11 Oct 2011


"Beautifully renovated cottage in perfect location for Lizard Peninsular"

Ideally situated in a village with a strong community feel with well stocked village shop, local pub and within a short drive of many of Cornwall's most attractive locations from beautiful coves, beaches and gardens to the splendour of St Michael's Mount.

Delighted you enjoyed your stay, thanks for the lovely feedback.

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