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It is hard to imagine a position more perfect for a holiday cottage: this delightful stone building with dormer windows in its slate roof is right above the beach, only a few metres from the water's edge. With Quay Cottage occupying one half of the building and Beach Cottage the other, both cottages share a small garden, and the same uninterrupted views over the Helford, with the shingle beach just outside their doors.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Entrance to the cottage is via the kitchen to the rear of the cottage. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, both rooms on the ground floor have underfloor heating.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Gas central heating and convector heating included.
Garden: There is a small shared garden to the front of the cottage.
Parking: Car parking space is immediately by back door - inside cottage gates.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.
Please Note: The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. This involves flags on both quays, loudspeakers and lots of people partying outside Quay, Beach and Old School House cottages.
Offers: Free entry to Trelissick and Glendurgan Gardens and Trerice House on production of booking details.
For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday or a 2 night starting on a Friday, guests can benefit from a late departure on Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Catering: Casserole and cake supper can be available on your arrival at an extra charge.
Logs/ Charcoal: The fire will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started. Additional logs are available to order at £5 per night up to a max of £20 for an unlimited supply.
Barbecue available on request. Barbecue National Trust charcoal available at £5 per bag.
Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall, www.canoecornwall.org.uk offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford. Ideal if a family wanted a bespoke half day whilst on holiday in the area.
There are many events on at Trelissick Gardens throughout the season. These include dramatical productions. Please see the Trelissick Garden website for the link to the events page www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-trelissickgarden
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Pub nearby
- Garden Appeal
- Beach nearby
- Coast nearby
- Open Fire / Stove
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Double bed
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- West Cornwall
The far west of Cornwall has a unique atmosphere. The most southerly point in Britain, the Lizard, with its turbulent seas, treacherous reefs and towering cliffs, has an unusual quality which sets it apart from the rest of Cornwall. Yet, with its unique flora, tiny fishing villages and fascinating caves and coves, this quiet corner is ideal for the visitor who appreciates untamed natural beauty and many dramatic views. Land?s End Peninsula, also known as West Penwith, has equally magnificent cliffs and turbulent seas, but is very different in character to the Lizard. Here, granite moorland meets the sea: an ancient haunting landscape of small, rocky fields, isolated farms and hamlets and an extraordinary wealth of archaelogical remains. This tiny corner abounds in places to visit and the Trust manages or owns many of these including St Michael's Mount and the nearby Trengwainton Gardens, Levant Mine at St Just, the ancient house of Godolphin and Lizard Point. Aside from the wealth of National Trust properties other attractions include the famous seaside town of St. Ives, beloved of artists over the years and now the home of the Tate Gallery, the underground tour of Geevor Mine, St Just, Penzance, with its helicopter and boat links to Isles of Scilly, RSPB site at Marazion, the pretty harbour at Mousehole, Penlee Gallery in Newlyn - the list is endless! For the more energetic, outdoor activities abound with wonderful sandy beaches, watersports, walking, horse-ridnig, fishing, golf and cycling.
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place to visit
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- Trebah Gardens
- Pendennis Castle
- Maritime Museum
- Helford River expeditions kayak safaris etc
- boat hire at Helford Passage
- Horse riding
National Trust places to visit
- Glendurgan Garden
- Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
- St Anthony Head
- Headland with fine views over Falmouth Bay
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
- Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
- Trelissick Garden
- Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
- The Lizard and Kynance Cove
- Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
- East Pool Mine
- Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Comments from past visitors
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What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.