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Chenalls Cottage

Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 959301)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Even better than described.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2021

  • "Home from home with everything you need, spotlessly clean."

    Credit to owners Shirley & Chris. Would definitely recommend (but don’t want too many people to know this hidden gem as would like to return). Excellent location to visit area. Recommend Wheal Dream restaurant for Sunday Lunch & evening meal.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "If I was to pick a fault it was the heating."

    It was on most of the time and made it far to warm in the morning, we was not sure how to turn it off. But that’s all.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2021

  • "Beautiful old cottage with lovely modern kitchen and bathrooms."

    Everything you could possibly need has been thought of and provided. Pretty garden that the children loved playing in. Shirley and Chris were very helpful, coming round within minutes of us ringing and altering the position of the stair gate up for us. They were very Covid aware and everything in the cottage was extremely clean and sparklingly. Thank you Shirley and Chris for a fantastic week …and thank you for providing us with such amazing weather too !

    Reviewed by MaxineJul 2021

  • "Really gorgeous cottage with everything you could need Very nice owners ..."

    Really gorgeous cottage with everything you could need Very nice owners Great location for exploring the lizard with it’s beautiful coast Our 2nd stay and not our last

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2021

  • "Chennals Cottage far exceeded our expectations!"

    Such a beautiful house which was spotlessly clean and the owners were so welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Shirley was extremely helpful and we can’t thank her enough.

    Reviewed by TheresaMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage as described owners very attentive & there when needed"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "Absolutely as described, a delightful cottage with everything we needed."

    We enjoyed a wonderful week here. Chenalls was beautifully presented with great attention paid to Covid-19 requirements, we felt very safe. We knew if we had any issues or needed help of any kind our thoughtful hosts Shirley and Chris would be available. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay, we look forward to a return one day.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2020

  • "Extremely lovely cottage to stay in, very clean, comfortable and had everything that we needed for our stay."

    Central to all the places that we wanted to visit, would definitely stay again :)

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage did not want to leave cosy and traditional cottage but with a modern update."

    Great quality fixtures and fittings Perfect holiday cottage in a great location for south Cornwall Will definitely rebook next year Gorgeous coastline around the lizard There is slight road noise and that may bother some people who want a quiet location but only really noticeable in the garden Helston 10 mins away for everything you need

    Reviewed by ShaunSep 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed Chenalls Cottage - the facilities were excellent."

    Very central for visiting this area of Cornwall. The cottage was very comfortable.We have been with Sykes for a number of years and we do expect a certain standard if choosing a five star cottage. This did meet our expectations of that standard and would thoroughly recommend Chanells to everyone.Chris and and Shirley texted a number of times to see if all was ok. The welcome tray with Cornish treats was a nice touch. Thank you again Karen and Keith from Saddleworth.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2020

  • "The house and garden was in great condition."

    It was very clean and tidy. The owners could not have been more helpful with our requests. In the current circumstances it felt like a lovely safe hideaway from the craziness. Thank you so much would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "Great, comfortable home from home, despite COVID restrictions we felt safe here, was cleaned to an impeccable level."

    Great location for exploring south Cornwall

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "The cottage was very warm and comfortable and well equipped."

    We met Shirley and Chris, the owners, who called in the day after our arrival and to say goodbye before we departed. The weather was very good during our holiday and we managed to visit all the National Trust properties in the area and also spent an afternoon down on the beach at Church Cove, Gunwalloe. We had Sunday Lunch at the New Yard Restaurant at Trelowarren and visited Henleys in Helston for their very good value "Steak Night". We also visited the Slice café twice at Shirley and Chris's Homestead Gardens and they invited us along to view their other letting property which we did. We were very impressed with the smaller apartment which would be good for a shorter break. Maybe next year!

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "This cottage is fantastic and we would definitely go back there, it is situated in a great location too, obviously a car is essential to get around and there is plenty of parking at the cottage, it had everything you need there for a perfect stay!"

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2019

  • "Great holiday in Cornwall and the cottage was perfect!"

    Was well equipped with everything we needed for a perfect family holiday! Would definitely recommend and would return again in the future!

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "Our cottage was really fabulous, everything worked, everything was comfortable, warm and welcoming."

    We had a fabulous holiday and would definitely use Cornish Cottage holidays again. One peculiar experience was on Tuesday a gentlemen came into the garden un-announced, didn't say hello to my mother who was standing by the open back door, he continued to spray the garden with a chemical for a short period of time and then left. We hadn't been told we'd have any trades visit or maintain the cottage while we were staying so it was very disconcerting to have him arrive and do what he needed to do. When he left my mother couldn't sit on the garden for a some time as the smell of the chemicals that had been used were too strong. If trades do need to visit the house, it would be nice to have them there when guests are not there or guests should be made aware that a tradesman will be calling, when, why and for how long.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "We had a great week staying in Chenalls Cottage."

    Shirley & Chris were great hosts, leaving us a couple of conish treats for our arrival. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and everything you would need for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "Cottage set in beautiful countryside, yet close enough to have days out without travelling to far if you wished too ."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Beautiful home, very well laid out, high quality equipment and utensils."

    Everything we needed was there. We met the owner of the holiday home at the Slice, which she also owns. A very nice place to go and eat and within walking distance of her Holiday Home. Same high level attention to detail and lovely food. It is out of the way a little, a car is a definite requirement. There is no wifi and phone signal is not great (for using mobiles) Although this sounds like a moan, it isn’t. Just an observation for clarity. Would we book again? Yes, without a doubt.

    Reviewed by ShaunMay 2019

  • "Ideally situated for visiting beaches , gardens and children's entertainment, though a car is essential ."

    Our group , ages ranging from 3 years to 71 years , felt at home immediately on entering the house .

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Somewhat misleading to describe the property address as Porthleven."

    Helston would be more appropriate. It should also be made clear out that the property sits alongside the Redruth to Helston road. With windows open during the hot weather the traffic noise, if you are not used to it, is very disruptive. I left the holiday suffering from sleep deprivation. In all other respects, the property is faultless

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2018

  • "WIFI would have been a bonus as would little extras such as plastic tubs for taking on picnics etc."

    Reviewed by HywelJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room, basin and WC.  Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with two wood burning stoves.
  • Night storage heating, oven and hob, microwave, , fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD and Wifi.  Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Parking for 3 x cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbeque
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking, Shops, pubs and restaurants nearby
  • Note, max 6 adults.

The property

Chenalls Cottage, is a detached former farmhouse in a wonderful rural location and boasts many traditional features; granite fireplaces, timber panelled walls and beamed ceilings.

It is beautifully presented with a classic mix of old antiques and modern furnishings to provide a modern yet characterful homely space.

From the entrance hall, doors lead through to the utility area and shower room, a modern kitchen with dining table for family meals and the lounge has a lovely tiled floor and wood burning stoves at each end providing warmth and charm that adds to the character.

On the first floor are three, cream carpeted bedrooms keeping with the theme of offering traditional character with modern touches.

Two are double rooms and one a twin room.

The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.

Outside, guests have freedom to explore the land that extends down behind the farmhouse and the adjoining orchard.

There is also a summer house where BBQs and alfresco breakfasts can be enjoyed and there is convenient parking directly outside the property.

There is a lovely tea room just across the road and the ancient market town of Helston, home of the Furry Dance, is within five miles where there are two major supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, a small weekly street market and Flambards, a must-see family friendly tourist attraction with Victorian Village.

Chenalls Cottage is well placed for exploring West Cornwall and ideal for friends and family visiting whatever the time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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