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Carne Mill

(Ref. 959393)

Manaccan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Carne Mill is an amazing place to stay."

    There were 10 in our party and the layout worked brilliantly for us. Granny and grandad had the flat so that was perfect for them, their own quiet space. The grounds are gorgeous and being next to a creek. We definitely made use of the in coming tides with paddle boards and kayaks! We didn't have dogs with us, but one of our party has a dog allergy so they did appriciate the dog policy of keeping them in the kitchen during the stay. Pippa is very helpful and understanding and we thank her for letting other families enjoy her beautiful home. We would definitely recommend Carne Mill for a quiet, beautiful and tranquil holiday.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing property in the most beautiful location."

    Spacious, clean, and well equipped. We were three families staying together and had everything we could possibly need. Pippa, the host, was wonderful; she went the extra mile to ensure we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2023

  • "Stunning property - location is wonderful - so much wildlife and fabulous walks straight from the door!"

    Property is extensive - plenty of space and well fitted bathrooms. The kitchen has just about everything you could need. Loved every moment and many thanks to Pippa for her kindness.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2023

  • "Although listed as a ‘dog friendly’ cottage, it is more ‘dog tolerant’, no secure fencing, and reminders in the rental and by the owner ( when paying the GHB) of the dog burden."

    We were particularly unhappy about paying £500 to the owner for GHB, without a contract or conditions of return, or an inventory of previous marks and damage, following conversations with the owner, we’re told that she would have withheld money in the past when Sykes had not, particularly for dog owners, this put us on tender hooks all week. The property is okay, nice location, however misses some nice touches, seating on the balcony, liquid soap, etc. The property is expensive and and it’s best feature is it’s size, so probably is best for groups over 8 rather than smaller groups.

    Reviewed by Lois3.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful and memorable family holiday at carne mill , beautiful surroundings and everything we needed !"

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 7th Family Easter holiday at this fantastic property and quiet location."

    Excellent accommodation for all the extended family and grandchildren. Safe calm waterside access for paddle boarding & canoeing at high tide and lovely walks along the Riverside. Looking forward to returning again.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    The set-up really couldn't be any better for a big group - plenty of space, enough bathrooms for everyone, warm & good hot water, huge kitchen with everything you need to cook large group meals. The owner is also lovely & very pleasant to deal with. We look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Teddy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our 4th holiday to the beautiful Carne Mill, having discovered this gem in 2018."

    If you're looking for a well presented large property in a quiet tranquil setting, you will be hard pressed to find anything better. Everything is extremely high quality, you can tell the property was refurbished to a great standard with no expense spared. We look forward to our next holiday there.

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely location, Carne Mill was very well equipped & comfortable accommodation."

    However, although advertised as dog-friendly, we feel the description should state that the garden is not dog-secure. There were a few irritating issues which did mar our holiday experience a little which we have reported to the owner of the property.

    Reviewed by Annabel3.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Carne Mill, fantastic location and house."

    Tranquil setting and having a nice pub nearby was a bonus. Check-in and check out times were later and earlier than expected but additional Covid-related precautions were required. Would recommend this property and visit again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Carne Mill ."

    The house is fabulous in a beautiful setting right by the estuary which is very peaceful. The kitchen is very well equipped and the garden a lovely place to relax in . The surrounding area is unspoilt and off the main thoroughfare affording some beautiful and varied walks. We hired kayaks and paddle boards from St Anthony which is a short walk from the house . Pippa , the owner was very helpful and easy to contact if there were any queries. All in all a great holiday for all the family.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Carne Mill is a very special holiday home - it’s setting is absolutely beautiful by the creek where you sit and enjoy the wildlife on the water."

    It is a very comfortable and roomy home with excellent facilities- just perfect for larger families or groups. The home is well kept and immaculately clean. We absolutely loved the garden - a great place for outside dining and plenty of space for children to play. There is even a woodland to explore and a picturesque walk to the local pub. Walk in the other direction and you will find the quaint village of St Anthony’s, where you can hire kayaks for a fun jaunt on the creek. We would highly recommend holidaying here - just beautiful!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "Everything about the place was perfect."

    The most enchanting location, the quality of accommodation which included a beautiful garden, the quality of fixtures and fittings, and most of all, the personal touch and care of the landlady. We honestly could not have asked for more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jigar5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation was of an extremely high standard in an very peaceful tranquil location the whole holiday was amazing"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2020

  • "This property is in a stunning location and ideal for exploring the local creeks and coastal walks."

    It's a great walk down to Helford through the woods. We took advantage of the services of the local fisherman who delivered to the door. The property is exceptionally well equipped and we would definitely consider returning .

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Carne Mill is an outstanding property, the photos do not do it justice."

    Perfect for large family holidays - we had a wonderful time. The owner Pippa worked hard to ensure safe infection control (COVID) which was very reassuring. Pippa even made personal phone calls to ensure all was well- and reminded us about collecting our good housekeeping deposit! A very professional and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house and friendly host."

    Stunning location away from it all. Very clean and comfortable to stay in. Host on hand via the phone if we needed anything. Would love to go again.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    We booked Carne Mill for a week in Feb as it was our 50th, and our Son's 25th, wedding anniversaries, our daughter & son-in-law also joined us. We travelled down through Storm Dennis which was interesting to say the least, especially crossing Dartmoor! 30mins before arriving we received a call from Pippa telling us that the storm had brought down the power lines to the house. Pippa was most concerned and was working frantically to get things sorted. We stopped off & bought some candles & when we arrived, at dusk, found the housekeeper, local electrician & the Electricity board all working hard to sort the problem. Not to be deterred we settled down to a romantic candle-lit evening of wine cheese & crackers and retired for the night. :-) The Electricity board worked through the night & power was restored by the following morning. What a delight Carne Mill turned out to be. The accommodation was spacious and of the highest standard. The kitchen had everything you could need & the bedrooms were a delight. Getting up in the morning & looking out over Gillan Creek was so restful and we did several walks straight from the house. The two swans in the creek would come over whenever we went outside and would happily take food from your hand. Right at the edge of Gillan creek, Carne Mill is perfectly placed for visiting the whole of the lizard. We enjoyed walking at the coast path from Kynance Cove, Church Cove and Helford & watching the breakers crashing at Mulion. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a house!"

    !! Carne mill is an absolutely beautiful house in a tranquil location. We got married the same week and carne mill housed our guests. We had caterers in for the meal and the house had every utensil you will ever need. Divided into 2 buildings, the flat has access to the rear of the house with 2 bedrooms, kitchen,livingroom and beautiful furniture. The main house is finished to a high spec, with amazing wooden staircases, and a impressive kitchen. The pictures on the website doesn't do this house any justice, needs to be experienced to appreciate its history and beauty.

    Reviewed by Keiron4.7Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, well equipped house."

    ...nothing had been overlooked to make your stat stay as enjoyable as possible. The house is in an idyllic tranquil spot...over looking a creek and even a swan nesting in front of you. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Carne Mill was exceptional, spacious, clean, well equiped and a fantastic view and location, even the weather was good the week we were there."

    We had a issue with the plumbing while we were there, this was sorted within hours and without disrupting our holiday, what excellent customer service. I would recommend this property to any large group who want a relaxing holiday in an exceptional house and gardens.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Carne Mill was well equipped and immaculately clean."

    The kitchen was amazing and huge, we had plenty of room to sit and eat together. The mill's location beside the creek and on the edge of the wood was idyllic, and was even better when the sun was out. I would definitely book this accommodation again and have no hesitation in recommending it to other families.

    Reviewed by Toni4.7Apr 2018

  • "Carne Mill is an extremely comfortable property ideal for large family holidays."

    Situated on a quiet tidal creek, it's location is ideal for wildlife, walking and, tide permitting boating. Despite the unusually wet weather this year we all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Carne Mill.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2018

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  • Over three floors and in separate apartment
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin (zip/link to super king double on request), 1 x second floor king size double with access to balcony, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link to king size double on request), in the apartment 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • In the apartment bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and TV
  • Sitting room with 40” TV and wood burning stove
  • Utility room
  • In the apartment Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Under floor central heating, electric oven and hob, American fridge freezer, freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, 40" TV with Freesat, Bose surround sound, ipod dock, WiFi, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Gardens and woodland, patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well behaved dogs at £50 per pet per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note Max 12 adults
  • Note: £500 Good Housekeeping Bond attached paid directly to the Owner one week before arrival, this will be refunded back within 7 days of departure
  • Note: Dogs MUST be approved by owner before booking, breed and age will be required.Please contact us to book.

The property

Carne Mill is an outstanding residence in an enviable waterside position at the head of Gillan Creek close to the Helford River, Manaccan and Gillan.

Overlooking a serene tree lined tidal creek flourishing with wildlife, and with views from most of the rooms, it sits on the water's edge offering plenty of opportunities to simply sit back and unwind.

The mill has its own tidal quay, extensive gardens and woodlands, with a garden laid to lawn, a pretty stream, vegetable garden and fruit trees and a private granite terrace at the rear.

Superbly spacious and flexible for large parties, this luxurious residence is split with the main house sleeping eight, and catering for twelve, and the adjoining self-contained apartment sleeping four.

Beautifully restored the main house has been finished and equipped to the highest specification.

The kitchen has a flat screen TV and 1100 Range Master induction cooker along with every conceivable cooking appliance and boasts the latest high-tech devices and aesthetics throughout.

The house is arranged over three and a half levels, with a hand-crafted oak staircase, feature lighting and a glass ceiling providing access to a bespoke integrated kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor; a 30 ft sitting room with wood burning stove and panoramic views over the creek.

On the second floor there are two well appointed bedrooms (one with a generous private balcony), a WC and utility room on the raised ground floor and a further two bedrooms with creek views and a luxury family bathroom on the upper floor.

Accessed from the rear, the apartment features a living room and a well-equipped integrated kitchen with creek views, two bedrooms with views over the garden and a family bathroom.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from this gorgeous house, there are walks, beaches and creeks to explore in this area alone, with boats to hire at nearby St Anthony.

Carne Mill is perfect for larger families and groups of friends looking for a little luxury in a tranquil setting and equally perfect at any time of year.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Helston 10 miles ; Helford 1.5 miles ; Porthallow 3 miles

The village of Manaccan on the South Helford is small and friendly, with an excellent restaurant, friendly village inn and a beautiful 12th century church. The South Helford is arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Cornwall. With meandering country roads, picturesque creeks, tidal inlets and pretty waterside villages, the area can be summed up in three words: tranquil, charming and timeless. The perfect spot for enjoying outdoor living, the South Helford’s sheltered coves were made for messing around on the water and strolling leisurely along the banks. Leave your ‘phone behind and embrace the simple pleasures - while away time paddling in the shallows, explore hidden coves with a hire boat from St Anthony, and stroll through woodland to enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require beds to be made up differently to that specified. Late notice may mean we are not able to change the configuration in time for your arrival.
Note: £500 Good Housekeeping Bond attached paid directly to the Owner one week before arrival. This will be refunded back within 7 days of departure.
Note: Two well behaved dogs at £50 per pet per week . Dogs MUST be approved by owner before booking, breed and age will be required. Please contact us to book.