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Carne Mill

Manaccan, Cornwall (Ref. 959393)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Alex

    “This was our 7th Family Easter holiday at this fantastic property and quiet location.”

    Excellent accommodation for all the extended family and grandchildren. Safe calm waterside access for paddle boarding & canoeing at high tide and lovely walks along the Riverside. Looking forward to returning again.

    - Alex, April 2022

The property

An outstanding residence set in an enviable waterside position, Carne Mill sits at the head of Gillan Creek close to the Helford River, Manaccan and Gillan.

The views are absolutely enchanting, overlooking a serene tree lined tidal creek and a habitat flourishing with wildlife, it possesses a tranquil aura which is guaranteed to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit.

Naturally beautiful and sitting literally on the water's edge, the location offers plenty of opportunities to sit back and watch the karmic waters ebb and flow in an unsurpassed vantage point boasting creek views from most rooms, the generous first floor balcony and the garden.

The mill has its own tidal quay and extensive gardens and woodlands, all beautifully kept with a garden laid to lawn with shrubs, a pretty stream, a vegetable garden and fruit trees.

Sympathetically redesigned, the original mill wheel can still be seen incorporated into the private granite terrace at the rear, a delightful suntrap and perfect spot for a barbecue.

Superbly spacious and flexible for large parties, this luxurious residence is split with the main house sleeping eight, and catering for twelve, and the adjoining self-contained apartment sleeping four guests. Beautifully restored it has been finished to the highest specification, equipped with sophisticated lighting and new furnishings and appliances carefully hand-picked for their quality, design and functionality.

The main kitchen alone has a sleek 32 inch Sony flat screen and 1100 Range Master induction cooker along with every conceivable cooking appliance and utensil to make Rick Stein weep with joy.

Boasting the latest high-tech devices and aesthetics throughout, a Bose surround sound entertainment centre and iPod dock, blue ray player, Free Sat, telephones and Ethernet points in the principal rooms and wireless broadband offer an ultra-modern lifestyle experience and a leisure alternative for everyone on wet weather days.

The house is arranged over three and a half levels, with a handsome hand-crafted oak staircase enjoying feature lighting and a glass ceiling providing access to a bespoke integrated kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor; a 30ft sitting room with a 40 inch flat screen TV, wood burning stove and panoramic views over the creek.

On the second floor there are two well appointed bedrooms (both having amazing views and one with a generous private balcony) a WC and utility room on the raised ground floor and a further two bedrooms with creek views and a luxury family bathroom on the upper floor.

Accessed from the rear, the apartment features a living room and a well-equipped integrated kitchen with creek views, two bedrooms with views over the garden and a family bathroom.

There is an irresistible romance attached to this tranquil woodland water-world and a chance to explore it along peaceful creek side footpaths.

Follow the lane beside the creek and in one mile you will reach St Anthony, where boats can be hired and moorings and boat trailer storage can be arranged.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from this haven you will find the Lizard Peninsula and its quaint fishing villages and longer stretches and sand at Kennack, Poldhu and the National Trust cove of Kynance are within easy reach.

There is parking for six cars.

Pets by special agreement charged at £50 each per week.

Rates may be negotiated for smaller parties within 7 days.


  • Over three floors and in separate apartment
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin (zip/link to super king double on request), 1 x second floor king size double with access to balcony, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link to king size double on request), in the apartment 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • In the apartment bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and TV
  • Sitting room with 40” TV and wood burning stove
  • Utility room
  • In the apartment Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Under floor central heating, electric oven and hob, American fridge freezer, freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, 40" TV with Freesat, Bose surround sound, ipod dock, WiFi, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Gardens and woodland, patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well behaved dogs at £50 per pet per week
  • Dogs must be approved by owner before booking
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note Max 12 adults

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


Helston 10 miles ; Helford 1.5 miles ; Porthallow 3 miles

The village of Manaccan on the South Helford is small and friendly, with an excellent restaurant, friendly village inn and a beautiful 12th century church. The South Helford is arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Cornwall. With meandering country roads, picturesque creeks, tidal inlets and pretty waterside villages, the area can be summed up in three words: tranquil, charming and timeless. The perfect spot for enjoying outdoor living, the South Helford’s sheltered coves were made for messing around on the water and strolling leisurely along the banks. Leave your ‘phone behind and embrace the simple pleasures - while away time paddling in the shallows, explore hidden coves with a hire boat from St Anthony, and stroll through woodland to enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require beds to be made up differently to that specified. Late notice may mean we are not able to change the configuration in time for your arrival.
Note: £500 Good Housekeeping Bond attached.
Note: Two well behaved dogs at £50 per pet per week . Dogs must be approved by owner before booking.