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The Old Cows House

Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 1008677)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine


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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Vanstone

    “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 :)

    - Miss Vanstone, October 2020

The property

Helston 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 Old Cows House offers warm accommodation that welcomes your return after a day exploring the beautiful South Cornwall.

You enter this cosy base into the sitting room with dining area, allowing you to unwind before heading to bed.

Rustle up a delicious meal in the well-equipped kitchen, which can be enjoyed at the table while you discuss the day’s events and plan for the next.

Completing the interior is the double bedroom and wet room with shower, basin and WC.

When you wish to explore there are many country walks, one of which will take you to Stithians Lake, perfect for watersports, angling and birdwatching, where you can sample the local ale at The Golden Lion Inn, or choose to sample the authentic Italian pizzas at Cafe Lake Central.

Helston can be met in a short drive and is the home to many historical attractions including the fascinating Folk Museum and the Poldark Mine.

Venture slightly further afield to the bustling coastal town of Falmouth, with many beaches and tranquil creeks and easy access to golf courses, tropical gardens and the coast-to-coast cycle trail.

You might also run into the lovely coves and sheltered beaches along the stretch of coast from Porthleven to Penzance, giving you so much to see and do.

This cottage makes for a unique holiday destination, any time of year.


  • All ground floor: 1 x double
  • 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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1.2 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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