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Helford, Cornwall (Ref. 959288)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Dr Jackson

    “When planning this Cornwall break earlier in 2018, we were looking for somewhere suitable for a couple, not over-expensive, and not located in a busy locality.”

    Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. ...

    Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. Dovecote lies at the end of a very narrow lane - but as with all Cornwall lanes, if you take care and don't approach bends too fast, there's no problem with meeting vehicles in the opposite direction - passing places. Dovecote is the Annex to the main cottages (another at the far end is also a holiday let) but we hardly saw the other occupants. Supermarket shopping in Helston - Sainsburys, Tesco, and Lidl are easily accessible. Dovecote is an excellent base for visiting the coast across the south of Cornwall, and we even ventured three times beyond Bodmin, close to Plymouth on one occasion and to Tintagel on another (round trips of over 100 miles). But accessing the A30 through Redruth made for easy travel, although we acknowledge that during high season, travel to and round Cornwall might be more difficult. In summary, Dovecote provided an excellent - and very comfortable (nice king-size bed) - for our exploration of Cornwall and its National Trust and English Heritage treasures. RECOMMENDED!


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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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The property

This studio-style property is situated in scenic leafy countryside, just a short drive from picturesque Helford Passage.

Perfect for those seeking a truly secluded escape, guests of Dovecote have unlimited access to acres of wooded countryside surrounding the property, as well as a small orchard.

The property’s own colourful cottage garden is a wonderful place to relax with an evening tipple, and is particularly pleasant during the spring and summer months.

Inside, a small galley kitchen leads through to the open-plan living and sleeping area, where the high beamed ceiling and neutral furnishings create a fresh and sunny welcome.

An adjoining en-suite shower room completes the small but perfectly-formed accommodation.

Out and about, while away the days exploring the banks of the Helford River, with its hidden coves, unspoilt scenery and quaint waterside hamlets.

Discover Frenchman’s Creek - the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name – foodie pubs right on the water’s edge, and unpolluted, starry night skies.

Remote and romantic, Dovecote offers blissful tranquillity and the chance to embrace a slower pace of life.


All on one floor. Open plan living area with sofa, TV, dining table and chairs, and super king zip/link bed. En-suite shower room with shower, 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.

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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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