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The Old Cows House

(Ref. 1008677)

Porkellis near Helston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Very quiet, clean and friendly proprietors."

    Would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2024

  • "The hosts were incredibly nice and friendly and really helpful, the accommodation was just what I needed."

    He had everything I could possibly need. I peace and quiet and was able to walk my dog around the area because the hosts realise I had and they let me go no problem even though it’s working. Farm , I would definitely definitely stay there again no questions asked absolutely would recommend it

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2024

  • "What a lovely place!"

    Cozy and warm, excellent facilities. It had everything we needed for a very peaceful break. It is also centrally located for exploring all around the beautiful Cornish coast. We would highly recommend this property. We will be going back !

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were warm and cosy at the Old Cows House and had everything we needed and we really enjoyed the very generous cream tea that was there to welcome us."

    we were lucky with the weather and went walking with the dog everyday. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay at the old cow shed which had everything I needed."

    They'd even left scones, clotted cream and jam in the fridge for when I arrived which was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2023

  • "We spent a week at the Old Cows House."

    It was very comfortable, clean and quiet, Thank you for the cream scones and bottle of wine . It was within easy reach of Falmouth where our daughter is at university. I would highly recommend if you wish to explore this part of Cornwell at any time if the year.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well situated."

    With a fabulous warm welcome from Meg and Anthony, a cream tea, bottle of wine and treats for the dog! Highly recommend as a little escape.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Oct 2023

  • "Simply can not fault this place"

    Reviewed by Petwr5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect hosts and really enjoyed our stay."

    Great location to go off exploring. All the friendly 4 legged friends were a lovely bonus. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Jul 2023

  • "2-8 July, 2023."

    We had a fabulous stay at The Old Cow House. Welcoming and friendly owners, always a morning Moo' hello from the cows, peaceful, relaxing and beautiful surroundings. 100% positive feedback on every level. We will be returning as soon as we can. A perfect escape from day to day stress and a great place to relax and rest.

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect location for exploring, very well kept cottage and the hosts were great."

    The price is very reasonable for what you get. Would highly recommend staying here. We loved it !

    Reviewed by Greg5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Old Cows House."

    Lovely cream tea and bottle of wine was there on arrival. Quiet location although very dusty track so be prepared to have a very dusty car if it is dry. Would recommend this accommodation and location

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "Very equipped clean and modern place in a lovely farm setting with good access to local towns and beaches ."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "A restful stay at this quiet location."

    Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "For me this ticked all thebox's comfortable and quiet the owner could not have been more helpful and friendly so a big thanks to meg,this goes on my return to list if possible."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property in an ideal location - very cosy and fully appointed."

    Fabulous hosts, the complimentary cream tea was a lovely touch as well. I cannot recommend this venue enough - I would certainly rebook!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was the 1st time, since we started using your website to book our holidays, that what was advertised, matched what we saw."

    Again, to date, this was probably our best holiday! The property was exceptional, the location brilliant and the owners were lovely people, helpful and friendly, it was the best so far and this is down to the owners.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location,,, comfortable with great facilities."

    The owners, Meg and Anthony were warm, kind and sociable, welcoming us and our dog, Heidi. Our conversations with them certainly added to our holiday experience, and their dogs definitely added to Heidi's too – they had a lot of fun playing together. On arrival we were treated to a bottle of wine and a splendid cream tea. I couldn't recommend the Old Cow House highly enough – Perfect :-)

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved this place, the surrounds and our hosts who were so lovely and helpful."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Matthew4.7Jun 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 Kevin5.0Mar 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 Daniel4.7Oct 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 Philip5.0Sep 2021

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

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 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 Mark4.7Sep 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 Anne5.0Aug 2021

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


    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 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 Colin4.4Jul 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 Chris5.0Jul 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 Sarah5.0Oct 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 Frances4.7Oct 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 Sara4.4Sep 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 Clive5.0Sep 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 Mark5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 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 Mary5.0Sep 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 Hugh5.0Aug 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 Wendy5.0Aug 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
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome, No puppies
  • 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
  • Please note that electric cars cannot be charged at this property
  • Please note: This property is adult only.

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

You enter this charming 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.

Whether playing on the water or just taking in the views, Wild Vibes Cafe at the lake serves up excellent food catering for all dietary needs.

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.

Cruise the beautiful landscape and scenic waters of the River Fal and its surrounding creeks, or fancy catching your supper or just going on a fishing trip then Falmouth is the perfect place to do this. St Michaels mount is an historic castle, garden and island off the coast of Marazion, it can be reached either by boat or along the causeway of granite sets, passable between mid tide and low tide Isles of Scilly by helicopter or boat, these amazing islands are close enough to visit for the day.Theatre lovers will want to visit the famous Minack Theatre, a spectacular open air theatre perched on the Cornish cliffs, here you may even get to see the dolphins jumping the waves during a performance. Padstow made famous by Rick Stein over the last 30 years there is much more to Padstow than just great places to eat.

The Eden Project is a world renowned experimental garden which has become a must see attraction in Cornwall along with The Lost Gardens of Heligan near the village of Mevagissey.

On the north coast you can explore the abundance of old engine houses and relics of the tin mining history of Cornwall.

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.

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 it's Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. 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. By car reach numerous outstanding beaches, including Porthleven Beach, Praa Sands Beach, and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, with Loe Bar offering a dog-friendly landscape, along with the chance to join the stunning Cornish coastal path.

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.
Please note: This property is adult only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas