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Summer House

Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 959302)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Just right for 2 people. Good location to get to Lizard, north coast or far west of Cornwall. Lovely setting in beautiful gardens. Very helpful hosts. Thanks.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "The property is well positioned to visit West Cornwall."

    Our hosts were very friendly and did everything to ensure we had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2021

  • "This was our third holiday at the beautiful Summer House."

    Shirley and Chris have created an unforgettable oasis of calm at the property. The ability to step through the gate in the wall to the Pond Garden meant that every day we had another place to explore after our travels around Cornwall.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2021

  • "The Summerhouse is an extremely high quality, well appointed picturesque cottage."

    Set in beautiful surroundings. An ideal place for a relaxed holiday for a couple. We loved it and would not hesitate to go back again!

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2021

  • "Great place to stay in lovely gardens"

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "The owners, Shirley and Chris have got this all sewn up, they have thought of everything, nothing is to much trouble."

    The word perfection comes to mind in relation to the summer house, it is just perfect. And so are the grounds. Book this and you will net be dissapointed.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Peace and tranquillity can be enjoyed at the Summer House: Thoughtfully equipped and decorated by it's lovely owners."

    A very good place to be and you'll look forward to returning after a day out on the cliff-tops of the Lizard peninsula.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2020

  • "This wonderful cottage will suit anyone wanting to get away from it all."

    Despite its location adjoing the Helston/Redruth road we heard nothing of the traffic. The huge gardens are a haven of wildlife including the owners menagerie (Goose, Duck and Hen currently) and the variety of planting and native trees is amazing. Awoken by the dawn chorus set us up for exploring The Lizard Peninsula and beyond which is all on the doorstep. The owners will keep a low profile but, if you need the, they are a charming couple for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. With the whole county to choose from our next trip to Cornwall will certainly be spent here.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful,spotlessly clean and a lovely retreat."

    the gardens were really peaceful to walk around and the goose and the ducks were an added extra to see when you came back after a day out. Shirley and Chris were lovely hosts and we would return again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and gardens."

    Best I’ve stopped in by far. Owners very helpful and pleasant. Cannot think of anything negative about it

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Our holiday home was perfectly located within their own stunning grounds and woodland."

    Immaculate House, with a lovely local produce welcome pack on our arrival. Location very well suited to visit local landmarks. The Summer house was a joy to relax in both inside and out. The very friendly owners were on hand if needed and a private parking space was a welcome bonus for us. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Our second holiday at The Summer House exceeded our first, Shirley and Chris go out of their way to ensure that the house is welcoming and at an exceptional standard."

    The local area is perfect for walking and exploring bays and harbours. We had a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a heavenly setting.

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2020

  • "We've been to quite a few cottages around the UK, but none with this much ambiance!"

    The garden setting was simply stunning, peaceful and at the same time uplifting. Sipping a latte or a wine on the deck or by the fire outside, either in the day time or evening was another joy to be experienced. Thanks Chris & Shirley, your escape from the mortal world was a unique blessing for us!

    Reviewed by ElgarJul 2020

  • "The property was every bit as good as the online details which were only exceeded by the attention and warmth of the welcome of the owners."

    Make no mistake this is a fantastic base from which to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2019

  • "What a lovely place to stay, the summer house isas good as it looks in the photos and the gardens are a delight."

    . Five star! There is a an excellent tea room on site which is open Thursday to Sunday and is very popular .

    Reviewed by LizSep 2019

  • "This is a most comfortable and clean property."

    Lovely gardens and such a welcome change from the hustle of everyday life. Tea shop just a short distance away with superb food. Ownwers could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by ASep 2019

  • "Beautiful secluded property with lots to visit near by or just to sit back in comfort and relax."

    On site tea room with fabulous food and lovely hosts. What more could you want? Thanks

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "A perfect slice of paradise, impossible to fault and hosted by the nicest people."

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "We had a perfect holiday at Summer House."

    Felt at home the minute we walked trough the door for the first time. The hosts are great and the garden they created is a beautifull retreat. A one week holiday is almost too short to enjoy it all.

    Reviewed by WilmaAug 2019

  • "What an amazing property to holiday in!"

    Exceptional cottage - the best we have stayed in to date. The gardens are a wonderful extra and we enjoyed wandering around them immensely. Lots of things to do nearby including beaches and gardens. Shirley and Chris are such lovely, friendly hosts and made us feel welcome from the start. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "The owners were very Lovely and kind."

    The house was like a home away from home. We love md the garden very much.

    Reviewed by MarijkeJun 2019

  • "Our holiday at Summer House was by far the most comfortable and relaxing self-catering holiday we have ever booked."

    Shirley and Chris have provided everything you could need, in a tranquil setting and with exceptionally high standards. The property is unique and perfect for a holiday for two. Having our own private outside space made for lovely breakfasts and evenings. Summer House is located well for exploring Cornwall and the fact we have rebooked for next year already shows how much we loved our holiday.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect and set in private gardens that are available for guests was an added bonus."

    Reviewed by TimAug 2018

  • "This cottage was by far the very best we have ever stayed in -- it was superb!"

    Everything about it was just perfect … the owners Shirley & Chris were the perfect hosts. The cottage itself was out of this world -- so pretty and imaginatively styled.. full of art works and everything was quality in the best condition. The whole place could not be faulted . That is before I mention the location -- a fantastic garden setting with private sitting area -- shade if required -- a bigger garden that opens to the public was ours to explore as well -- it was just heaven ….and, best of all a fantastic tearoom although it was much more than this on site which served exquisite food. The whole place is a credit to Shirley & Chris and I am sure we will return again soon. More places like this please !

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2018

  • "The Cottage is lovely well equipped in the most beautiful gardens and feature ponds."

    There is a wonderful on site tea room which comes highly recommended . The owners are very helpful and a delight nothing is too much trouble, one if not the best cottages and location we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2018

  • "It was PERFECT!"

    !!! The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. Their garden is a dream. One of our finest stays in the UK ever.

    Reviewed by MatthiasJul 2018

  • "Excellent property with ideal hosts."

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2018

  • "This cottage is exemplary"

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage in an amazing unusual location."

    A great place for couples seeking a quiet location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A memorable holiday..

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage surrounded by wonderful gardens."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2017

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  • Over three levels
  • One double bedroom on second floor
  • Shower room on ground floor with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen on ground floor
  • Sitting room with dining area on first floor.
  • Economy 7 underfloor central heating, wood burner, electric stove and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • TV and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. additional logs available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised patio with furniture, extensive gardens lawns and pond area
  • Sorry no pets, smoking or children
  • Shop within 2 miles, pub within a few minute drive
  • Note: No washing machine although shared use of the owners washing machine & tumble dryer.

The property

This stunning and unique converted cow byre is situated within 2 miles of Helston.

Detached and secluded from the owners' residence the property provides a romantic couples retreat.

The interior is spread over three levels, with wood or brick flooring, high vaulted ceilings with lofted timber beams, a central brick feature fireplace and a superb mezzanine bedroom.

The entrance leads into the open plan living area and seven steps on a curving semi-spiral staircase up to the mezzanine bedroom with feature brick wall and wood flooring.

Steps from the living area leads you to the ground floor and the tastefully fitted kitchen with stone tiles and door of to the shower room.

The sitting area has a traditional wood burner within a brick feature fireplace, a dining area and doors opening to a patio which leads onto a beautiful garden, which has a mixture of lawn, paths, pond and so much more.

Artists and photographers alike will take pleasure in wandering through the owners' woods and picturesque gardens that are vibrant with colour from a profusion of lush planting.

Helston is lovely market town to explore.

A great position for exploring south Cornwall.

Porthleven is just a 10 minute drive with its lovely harbour, fishing boats, fine restaurants, bespoke shops and the beach.

You are also within a 30 minute drive to Falmouth, The Lizard and Penzance all of which have lots to see and do.

There are some lovely coves and sheltered beaches along the stretch of coast from Porthleven to Penzance or start the coastal path from Loe Bar.

A perfect cottage which is ideally situated to explore Cornwall although when you stay at the Summer House you may not want to leave it.

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.

Region Information

Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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