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Summer House

Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 959302)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Karen

    “Very comfortable cottage.”

    Just right for 2 people. Good location to get to Lizard, north coast or far west of Cornwall. Lovely setting in beautiful gardens. Very helpful hosts. Thanks.

    Just right for 2 people. Good location to get to Lizard, north coast or far west of Cornwall. Lovely setting in beautiful gardens. Very helpful hosts. Thanks.

    - Karen, September 2021

The property

This is a unique property with great features throughout, a truly special retreat and quality throughout. An inspired transformation of a humble cow byre, great vision and careful planning has created a very desirable abode for couples.

Detached and secluded from the owners' residents, the barn's beautifully designed open style accommodation offers all the character of high vaulted ceilings with lofted timber beams, wood flooring and a central brick feature fireplace complete with a traditional wood burner.

A superb mezzanine bedroom accessed via a short curving semi-spiral staircase looks down onto the spacious living room and the warm fresh colour theme, tasteful furnishings and individual touches combine to generate a comfortable backdrop for a truly relaxing break.

From the living room stairs lead down into a tastefully fitted kitchen which again is innovatively styled with an attractively laid brick floor and modern cabinets. Summer House is in a great position for exploring south Cornwall.

Porthleven is just a 10 minute drive with its lovely harbour, fishing boats, fine restaurants (including Rick Stein's), bespoke shops and of course the beach.

You are also within a 30 minute drive to Falmouth, The Lizard and Penzance all of which have lots to see and do.

There are some lovely coves and sheltered beaches along the stretch of coast from Porthleven to Penzance and you can start the coastal path from Loe Bar.

Helston is a market town just 5 minutes by car, where you will find a couple of super markets for your convenience or just have it delivered on your arrival.

Offering the timeless relaxation of a sylvan setting that is home to ducks, geese and chickens, lazy alfresco meals can be enjoyed on a raised deck which looks out across the surrounding countryside.

Artists and photographers alike will take pleasure in wandering through the owners' woods and picturesque gardens that are vibrant with colour from a profusion of lush planting.

Here you will find sheltered arbours, a wildlife pond and a nicely furnished garden room.

The grounds and gardens are part of the National Garden Scheme to help raise money for charity.

There is parking to the rear of the barn.


  • Over three levels
  • One double bedroom on second floor
  • Shower room on ground floor with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen on ground floor
  • Sitting room with dining area on first floor.
  • Economy 7 underfloor central heating, wood burner, electric stove and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • TV and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. additional logs available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised patio with furniture, extensive gardens lawns and pond area
  • Sorry no pets, smoking or children
  • Shop within 2 miles, pub within a few minute drive
  • Note: No washing machine although shared use of the owners washing machine & tumble dryer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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.

Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property