Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 959288)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Janet

    “Lovely cottage, peaceful setting, highly recommend!”

    - Janet, April 2022

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 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, microwave, 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


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: There are narrow lanes leading towards the property.