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Quay Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall

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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
open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with multi fuel stove, cloakroom with lavatory.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Garden: Small shared garden to the frontof the cottage.

Parking: Designated parking space for one vehicle.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but kiosk nearby.

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: 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.

Free entry to Trelissick and Glendurgan Gardens and Trerice House on production of booking details.

Upon arrival at the cottage guests will receive 10% discount vouchers that may be used in the plant shop and in the excellent Tea House at Glendurgan Gardens.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

Logs/ Charcoal: Unlimited supply of NT seasoned logs available at £5 per night or £20 per week.

BBQ available on request. BBQ NT 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.

Cottage details
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Monday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
011025
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

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 Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

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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Key
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place to visit
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Attractions
  • East and west coasts of the Lizard Peninsula
  • Helford
  • St Anthony
  • Helford Passage
  • Helston Folk Museum
Activities
  • Boating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Godolphin
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Julia Thorley
    • February 2014
    • UK
    Appreciated the thoughtfullness

    Wendy had left the lights on for us as I'd explained to booking centre that we wouldn't make it there before 7pm. As it was an awful night weatherwise, we really appreciated the thoughtfulness. Local lady very helpful in pointing out how to get to our cottage. People living in Durgan very friendly. What made this place special..............The storms! Very dramatic. Just what we wanted to experience from a safe distance.

  • Susan Dawes
    • December 2013
    • Norfolk
    Amazing location

    We loved it! Thanks to Karen for lovely welcome. It's location is amazing! We would love to return. The waves lapping onto the shore while we were tucked away in bed made this place special.

  • Barbara Lewis
    Attractive cottage

    A privilege to stay in this spotlessly clean and attractive cottage in a wonderful position.

  • The Littles
    Delightful and comfortable

    Why did we immediately book for 2005 when we finished our stay in Quay Cottage at Easter, 2004? Because it is impossible to leave - one MUST return to such a delightful and comfortable, spotless place. Which also describes Durgan! Thank you N.T. for all you do.

  • R Hedger
    Wonderful

    A wonderful stay. Beautifully clean and fantastic views.

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  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • 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 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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.

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