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Gweek, Cornwall (Ref. 959288)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • “The property when I booked it stated the cottage was in Gweek.”

    When the full location was available the post code was Wendron 2 1/2 miles out of Gweek. I feel this was misleading.

    When the full location was available the post code was Wendron 2 1/2 miles out of Gweek. I feel this was misleading.

    - Mrs Mckeown-cross, July 2021

The property

Dovecote is nestled in the countryside although just a ten minute drive to Helford Passage, Porthleven and the Lizard peninsular.

A blissfully private and secluded location where guests can roam at leisure over eight acres of fields and woodland that surround Merther Uny Farm House, tranquillity reigns.

The perfect base for couples, the gardens and extensive country views are a special feature and whether you simply want to relax and unwind enjoying the surroundings, or go out and about to explore the scenic banks of the Helford river, visit the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan or go beaching, all are conveniently close by.

Dovecote sits fronting onto a very pretty cottage garden with access to a small leafy orchard at the side.Take the two small hand-railed steps to enter the charming studio style accommodation and into a small galley kitchen fitted with white units.

Take another small step up into an open-plan room with vaulted beams and windows draped in pretty fabrics, arranged with a zip and link 6' bed (can be separated into twin beds if required), sofa and a dining table, and then we have a small en-suite shower room.

The Helford River is a delightful unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek.

Enjoy the coves and quiet beaches of this beautiful seawater river estuary.

The romantic and mystical "Frenchman's Creek" immortalised by Daphne du Maurier might be your choice, or perhaps the Oyster farm at Port Navas to try some local shellfish. The harbour town of Porthleven is just 6 miles away with its harbour, beach, eateries and bespoke shops.

There are a number of pubs and eateries close by, including the Black Swan which is just over 2 miles from the property.

Just under 3 miles from the property is the Poldark Tin Mine and Gardens, an open air museum in a beautiful rural setting, bringing the past to life.

Helford 11 miles away. For larger parties we also let the neighbouring Woodpecker Cottage (ref 959062) which sleeps 4.


  • All on one floor
  • Open plan living area with sofa, TV, dining table and chairs, and super king zip/link bed
  • Small en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Galley kitchen
  • Outside utility room shared with property owner.
  • Night Storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, hair dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 miles.

About the location


Helston 10 miles; Lizard 11 miles; Redruth 17 miles; Falmouth 18 miles.

Helford is a picturesque village on the south side of the Helford River popular for its beautiful setting, thatched cottages, and popular village inn, The Shipwrights Arms, set right on the edge of the creek with its waterside terrace. Just a short walk away is Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier. The Helford River Sailing Club is very popular and a regatta is held every August. In the summer a passenger ferry runs to Helford passage, the home of the Ferryboat Inn, and nearby to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. The wildlife on the Helford River is diverse and a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Note: There are narrow lanes leading towards the property.