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Swallow Cottage

Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 959234)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting .”

    Great base for for visiting the many attractions of west Cornwall.

    Great base for for visiting the many attractions of west Cornwall. Our hosts Patrick and Tracey gave us a warm welcome and were most helpful throughout our stay.

    - Mrs Lewis, September 2020

The property

Situated in an attractive courtyard just a short drive from many hot-spots including Porthleven and the beautiful coastline of the Lizard Peninsula.

Swallow Cottage is perfectly positioned, off the beaten track amidst scenic Cornish countryside.

The bright open-plan barn conversion has original beams and rafters and comfortable living and dining areas and kitchen to one end.

Patio doors lead from the living room onto a sheltered patio perfect for barbecue magic, beside a small walled terraced garden with an acre of parkland garden which is shared with the two neighbouring properties, offering space for children to fly kites, play football or make use of the indoor table tennis.

The ancient market town of Helston is three miles away and has much to offer, with a short-hole golf course, a swimming pool and sports centre, a boating lake, tennis courts and Flambards theme park.

Discover the superb beaches and hidden coves with caves for exploration at low tide - Praa Sands and Church Cove are simply breathtaking, with azure waters and white sandy beaches.

Explore the inland and coastal footpaths and experience the exhilarating views from the granite cliff tops. Vibrant Penzance has something for everyone or enjoy a bite to eat or sample the fine Cornish ale at Marazion beach, overlooking the mystical St Michael's Mount with fortress pointing skywards.

The ever-changing seascape of windsurfers and sailing boats will entertain you whilst you relax or go rock-pooling.

Venture across, by ferry or by foot over the cobbled causeway at low tide and explore the pretty harbour with cottages, restaurant, cafe and shop.

Falmouth, famous for its seafaring heritage, harbour, Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle and National Maritime Museum is peppered with galleries and gift shops, traditional inns and mouth-watering eateries set along characterful streets.

Set adjacent to The Old Farmhouse (Property Ref. 959188 you may wish to book these together to accommodate large groups)


  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Night storage and electric panel heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared laundry room, hook up point for electric cars, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car beside the cottage
  • Private terrace with furniture and shared parkland garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at £15 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles
  • Restaurant/pub 1 mile.

About the location


Porthleven 3 miles; Falmouth 12 miles; Penzance 14 miles.

Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west and which tells of the widespread mining heritage of this area. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.

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