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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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Helston 4 miles. A charming Helston holiday cottage, converted from a 200-year old traditional Cornish granite barn, set in the peaceful and beautiful grounds of the historic 15th century Bodilly Manor near the small hamlet of Trenear. Less than five miles from the historic market town of Helston, this Bodilly Manor holiday cottage has an 'upside down' layout to take advantage of the wonderful views of the restored grounds and surrounding rural landscape. With two bedrooms and a family bathroom, this Helston holiday home is ideal for a small family, and with an open plan living area, all of the family can gather together in the evening to discuss the day's activities. The interesting features of this historic Bodilly Manor holiday cottage include exposed beams, thick granite stone walls and a sunny balcony. At your Helston cottage, you will have the opportunity to learn from the owner about the history of this fascinating area including stories of smugglers, underground chambers and ghostly characters. At this Bodilly Manor cottage is a restored garden to explore and there is ample space in an adjacent barn to store bikes and outdoor equipment. With all the attractions of Helston, the Lizard Peninsula and the dramatic Cornish coastal walks, this Helston holiday cottage makes for a unique holiday destination.
Upside down accommodation. Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan first floor living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony. Shared use of utility room.
Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of washing machine, TV, DVD, library of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Shared use of owner's garden with patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (second dog at additional charge of £10 per week). Dog sitting available by request. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Poldark Cottage:
A great property in a great location. The host was very polite.
Mr Phillips, Rhyl, June 2012
We felt completely at home in the cottage, it was so well equipped. We had a very happy and restful holiday in Poldark Cottage and would recommend it to anybody. Jonathan the owner is a lovely and very helpful person and full of information about the area but not intrusive. Brilliant holiday.
Ms Denton, Prenton, June 2012
An extremely quiet location, relaxed environment, very friendly and helpful host.
Mr Baker, Sutton Coldfield, June 2012
The owner was very welcoming but not intrusive. We took our dog and were made to feel relaxed and welcomed with her. The situation of the cottage was perfect - beautiful countryside and peaceful and yet within easy reach of amenities and attractions.
Mrs Burgess, Sidmouth, May 2012