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Bolitho's Retreat

Helford, Cornwall (Ref. 966252)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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


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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Michelle

    “A great little rural property that could benefit from an update for example, some of the bathroom fixings.”

    It was unfortunate but the weather was horrendous (rain, thunder etc) - the downside of the pitched roof with value windows in the bedroom was the lack of soundproofing and glazing. The welcome tea and shortbread tray was a nice touch. The bathroom is downstairs and shower only. The kitchen well equipped. We didn't see the owners however, we didn't arrive until late and was out each day. The access and key collection was easy. Would happily stay again.

    - Michelle, January 2022

The property

Bolitho's Retreat is less than 3 miles from the banks of the Helford River and the pretty village of Helford.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside and creekside woodlands this property is set in the peaceful hamlet of St Martin. Bolitho's Retreat is a beautifully presented detached residence nestled discreetly amid local life.

This former sail loft has been transformed with immense flair, creating an interior design that is elegant yet casual, creating an eclectic country style that is fresh and en-vogue.

It is a top pick for a romantic break and a destination where couples can spend carefree days exploring the scenic footpaths, riverside taverns, quiet beaches and hidden creeks along the Helford River.

Those who take to the water on the passenger ferry (operates 1st Apr-31st Oct) can explore the sub-tropical gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan, the pretty fishing village of Durgan or the romantic and mystical Frenchman's Creek.

Carne Creek and the ancient church, shingle beach and boat hire at St Anthony in Meneage is close by and the maritime town of Falmouth, the cathedral city of Truro and the hidden coves and beaches of the Lizard Peninsula are all within easy reach and present opportunities to enjoy a varied holiday experience. Generously proportioned for two, Bolitho's Retreat is a wonderful retreat to return to after memorable days out.

The curtains, cushions, rugs, ornaments and artwork are a festival of colour and interest against the neutral decor and heavy classic furniture.

The living room features solid oak flooring and a comfy sofa, whilst up the stairs is the very spacious bedroom complete with sumptuous king size bed.

The enclosed decked patio is a glorious spot to sit and relax with a book or board game provided at the property.

There is off-road parking for two cars.


  • Over two floors: One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, stair-gate and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decked patio area with furniture
  • One pet welcome
  • Dog bed provided
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Please note: stairs in the property are steep, please take extra care.

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: Babes in arms welcome.
Note: steep stairs to first floor.
Note: WiFi speed is good for browsing but slow for stream

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas