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The Old Cows House

Porkellis near Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 1008677)


(19 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Old Cows House, which was very convenient for visiting West Cornwall."

    The farm is lovely and Helston a short drive away for supplies. The accommodation is comfortable and good value. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    The Old Cows House was very comfortable and to be on a working farm was brilliant. The welcome Cream Tea and wine was a lovely touch and very much enjoyed. We would definitely come back in the future and would recommend this stay to anyone.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2022

  • "The owners, farm and surrounding area are all wonderful."

    The facilities were more than adequate for my stay. The farm was always warm and welcoming after every long day at work. Thank you to the owners for being wonderful and very friendly.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts lovely welcome not only on day 1 with the cream tea and provisions but every time we saw them."

    Quite difficult to find first time but a phone call to the owner soon got us in. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "We had a super time very quiet and relaxing place and Meg and Anthony were extremely friendly and helpful."

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Bed could do with being a 5 foot as to a 4 ft 6 " also the sofa is too low, my ..."

    Bed could do with being a 5 foot as to a 4 ft 6 " also the sofa is too low, my wife with a dodgy ankle etc could not get up with out help and i struggled and i dont have any problems, otherwise the cottage was fine and well equipped, bed was comfortable even if too small

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Couldn’t ask for better place to stay was warm welcome friendly people I’d ..."

    Couldn’t ask for better place to stay was warm welcome friendly people I’d recommend to anyone hopefully will stay again the cottage made are holiday

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2021

  • "It is a great centre for visiting the coastline with the benefit of a peaceful stay in a rural setting."


    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "Can do with clothing storage (drawers) and mirror in bedroom."

    Shower/WC needs shelving for toiletries and somewhere to hang/store towels. Sofa seating too low. Kitchen excellent. Hosts and hospitality excellent.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "This was very comfortable in a quiet location, on the cleanest Farm I have seen, good views over the valley, idealic location."

    Cottage was comfortable and well appointed and a good location for travelling within the local area.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Great location being in the middle of nowhere but also close enough for beaches and essentials."

    Very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a cream tea ( sorry but it’s cream on first ;) ) waiting in the fridge along with flowers were a thoughtful touch. It’s on a working farm so two weeks of the in for the winter cows, boys and bulls was an added bonus and joy which I took advantage of several times a day along with the 4 dogs belonging to the owners! Fabulous time and would happily return. Thanks to all at the farm :)

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Be aware that there are no local shops to nip out to to get supplies & no restaurants either."

    You'll need to plan ahead as far as groceries & eating out are concerned. Really peaceful & pleasant surroundings though with warm & welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by FrancesOct 2020

  • "We found the sofa was very low down and I would recommend having a mirror placed ..."

    We found the sofa was very low down and I would recommend having a mirror placed in the bedroom a towel rail in the bathroom and small shelf of some kind would be recommended, other than those few things the cottage iwas nice and cosy, a good night's sleep as nice and dark and quiet and a lovely comfy bed I would certainly stay again, and a lovely cream tea on arrival with available milk tea coffee and sugar, very welcoming

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2020

  • "Has a fantastic short break, great accommodation on a loverly farm with stunning views."

    Should have booked for longer we will definatly book again.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2020

  • "The old cows house is in pristine condition and very well equipped."

    The peaceful location is ideal as a base for exploring Cornwall. Megan and Anthony were very welcoming and provided a beautiful cream tea for our arrival. Definitely well worth a visit

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Restful , peaceful lovely , recharged battery's"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "We had a real Cornish experience from the welcoming cream tea to meeting Meg and Anthony who were able to tell us about the farm."

    The Old Cow’s house was very comfortable and spotless, a good location for exploring West Cornwall.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage modern and spotless inside."

    Very peaceful and quiet great location very welcoming hosts enjoyed the cream tea and wine, we used the cottage as a base to explore Cornwall " a great romantic getaway for two,would certainly recommend it and love to visit again,

    Reviewed by HughAug 2019

  • "We had a super time."

    Meg and Anthony met and welcomed us on arrival. The barn was exactly as photograped and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. Two very good pubs/restaurants within a few miles. If we holiday in this area again we would definitely be happy to use this accommodation in the future.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor: One double bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: can be booked with other property Sycamore Lodge (ref 1085332) which also sleeps 2

The property

Helston 5.6 miles.

A lovely, detached cottage, converted from a cowshed, set in rural surroundings in a working cattle farm, just outside the village of Porkellis and some six miles from Helston.

Perfect for couples seeking a relaxing break, The...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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.

Region Information

Please note: can be booked with other property Sycamore Lodge (ref 1085332) which also sleeps 2.

Please Note: As this property is based on a working farm, pets must be kept on the lead at all times and must not go in the bedrooms or on top furniture.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas