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Flushing Cove near Helford, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a stunning location, ideal for those wanting to just totally relax or explore Cornwall."

    Yes, it is tucked down some quiet lanes, but it is Cornwall and so peaceful and offers fabulous sea views, which makes the drive worth it. We will 100% be visiting again with the family and would recommend those wanting a relaxing break, this is the place. You can easily get out and about with some lovely coastal walks on your doorstep and takes you five minutes to walk to some lovely coves/bays. The accommodation was perfect for family, with plenty of space in bedrooms, bathrooms/showers, and a balcony with views to die for. Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "It's a beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Nothing disappointed.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dovefields."

    The property has home-from-home comforts and is set in a quiet, secluded location. We live on a single track lane in the Cotswolds so are used to meeting oncoming vehicles and reversing but this could be rather off-putting and stressful to anyone who doesn't like driving down long and extremely narrow country lanes. This said the property you eventually arrive at is definitely worth the effort. The only thing I would change would be to remove all the blue stick-on butterflies from the glass panels around the master bedroom terrace - they just obscure the lovely view and made the area look very scruffy.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Set in a very peaceful location the cottage very spacious, well equipped and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb cottage in a wonderful position."

    Lovely walks from the house. Down windy lanes, which works for you, in that it is quiet but not near many amenities. So we were blissfully unaware of traffic jams in Helston, Truro and the coast road to Penzance. Lots of great places to sit outside and enjoy sun and birdsong. We couldn't find and oven glove which could have come in handy. We would certainly go there again! Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2023

  • "I was quite blown away by both the property&the location."

    Absolutely beautiful. We had a terrific holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location, enjoyed a walk down to flushing cove and plenty of room for the 5 of us, we knew the location was remote when booking however this is definitely something to take into consideration as it is about 30 minutes of single track roads."

    Could do with non-slip mats in bath/showers.

    Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your feedback. All showers and the bath are now fitted with non-slip. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house is beautiful."

    Really well equipped and we had absolutely everything we needed. The house is a little way out of town along some country lanes, but we didn’t mind the location as it was so quiet. Starry skies and waves lapping, with a view over the water - a lovely place for a family get together.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "House was all it promised."

    We all had a wonderful holiday.. Having used holiday cottages for many years this was the best. That fact is reflected in the hire price but it was worth the extra cost. The only drawback was the local one lane road access. Drivers renting this property should be adept in reversing a vehicle. On one occasion we met a tractor and a bus!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time staying there."

    Lovely walk to the beach area and in a very quite location. Facilities are great and we loved the decking area. It had everything we needed. Plenty of space. As a few people have mentioned, there are a number of single track roads so a trip of 6 miles takes a bit longer than normal but fine as long as you are patient and give way. Recommend a tesco / asda delivery on arrival! Nice village shop in Helston had lots of items if you forget something. Also, recommend the kayaks / paddle boards just over the river.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2022

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    Great location once you are used to the narrow lanes . Stunning views. Easy walk to the nearest cove, even with little ones. Safe for the kids indoors, stair gates etc and outside upper seating area secure. However wouldn’t recommend it for younger kids due to the sloping garden and lower decking area so won’t return until ours are older. Welcoming atmosphere. Late check in and early departure times made it feel like a day was lost.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.7May 2022

  • "A wonderful place!"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2022

  • "The location is amazing a very short walk down hill to flushing cove, visited it twice a day and only saw a couple of people all week."

    The only sounds are waves & wildlife. The propery was immaculately clean and had everything we needed including comfy beds for a great holiday. There are about 30 mins (drive) of single track roads to get to and from the property but this ensured the peace & tranquility there.

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0May 2022

  • "What a lovely house, in an idyllic location."

    Very peaceful and homely and with everything we needed for a fantastic family holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous and comfortable house with everything required for a wonderful holiday."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just to mention that there are two flushing a in Cornwall,I did book the wrong one,but where we were was also nice."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "Amazing property within a 5 minute walk to a beautiful quiet beach."

    A second fridge and lots of glasses have now been provided. We hired kayaks locally that were reasonably priced , delivered and collected from the beach. Perfect for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great holiday as a family of 8, including 3 children."

    The location and the nearby coves were great. We hired a rowing boat and canoe from St Anthony Sailaway, which was also great. However, we paid a significant amount for the house and some of the facilities were not up to standard; part of the frustration with this, is they are all easy to fix. The majority of visitors are making similar comments to this in the visitors' book. This is just no good enough and you really need to get this property up to standard. 1. The fridge freezer is nowhere near big enough for a house sleeping 8 people - just get a bigger one and a separate freezer downstairs. 2. It sleeps 8 and there are only 6 tumblers! 3. No beer glasses 4. No childrens cups, plates and kfs. A property sleeping 8 will almost always be taken by families!! 5. One window in the middle bedroom has no curtain!! 6. The bath towels are too small. 7. As this is a beach holiday cottage, it needs an outdoor tap in the paved area alongside the drive so sandy children and adults off the beach can wash down. 8. The outdoor hanging area next door to the drive is nowhere near big enough for 8 people's swimming stuff and wetsuits; and by this I mean the washline and the cover above it to keep the rain off the drying clothes. Add some hooks to hang wetsuit hangers from. You are welcome to publish this feedback - but I do understand if you don't ... just fix it!

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. We are installing an additional larder fridge as well as providing black out blinds and replacing missing glasses. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location and nearby coves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location."

    ...lovely picturesque walks , but if you are looking for pubs and restaurants to walk to Dovefields probably isn't for you. It is very peaceful with wonderful places to drive to ...... one very small gripe ....cottage could do with a bigger fridge or an additional fridge for a large party staying for a week...sorry

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. We have now installed an additional larder fridge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2021

  • "The house, Dovefields, is beautiful."

    Plenty of space for eight people and lots of privacy due to the layout of the bedrooms .A five minute walk to Flushing cove. which is mainly shingle with a little sand in one corner. The sea is calm and warm due to being at the mouth of the creek. You can hire kayaks and paddleboards locally to be delivered to the beach. We managed to park five cars with ease. Very narrow lanes lead to the property, and there are no shops within walking distance. Only negative is that the fridge is rather small for fresh food for eight for a week.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. We have now installed an additional larder fridge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed house, well thought out, had everything we needed, Clean and well presented."

    Short walk to a pebbly cove, great for stone skimming, Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and private balcony, 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with TV, 1 x lower-ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Lower-ground-floor utility with washing machine & tumble dryer.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi- Averaging 30mb, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking for three cars
  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Rear garden with patio and decking featuring outdoor furniture.Gas BBQ Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: External steps, please take caution
  • Note: If you require zip link beds to be separated you must let us know two weeks before your booking takes place.

The property

Helford 3.1 miles.

Perched in a tranquil setting in Flushing Cove, just a short stroll away from the beautiful cliffs of the South West Coastal Path, is this picture-perfect holiday home, Dovefields.

Renovated to a high standard throughout, this charming three-storey dwelling provides a fantastic base for a family or group of eight, no matter the occasion!

Step inside this wonderful abode and be greeted by a bright and contemporary kitchen with attractive gloss cabinets and beautiful wood worktops that host an abundance of handy electrical appliances, perfect for cooking up a storm.

Gather with loved ones at the sociable dining table for many mouth-watering meals, or fling open the patio doors and choose to dine alfresco out on the side decking, admiring views of the sea whilst sipping on a refreshing glass of wine.

Retreat back indoors to the warm and restful sitting room, adorned with quirky fabric furnishings and a sleek flat-screen Smart TV, where you can relax and unwind at the end of your evenings whilst chatting amongst friends.

As you begin to feel yourself tire, whisk yourself off to the ground-floor king-size which can be transformed into a twin on request, or take the staircase down to the lower ground floor and discover two additional bedrooms including a king-size and an unusual twin room, ideal for tucking up the kids.

Completing the bedrooms is an arresting king-size with private balcony on the first floor, a fabulous spot to embrace your surroundings as you enjoy a moment of peace and quiet with your favourite book.

Three sophisticated bathrooms can be found serving the bedrooms, comprised of both a lower-ground-floor and ground-floor shower room, as well as a sophisticated bathroom with a striking roll top bath and separate walk-in shower.

Kick-start your days with a warm cup of coffee out in the rear garden, before heading out on an awe-inspiring hike along the South West Coastal Path to Parbean Cove and Nare Point Watch Station.

Soak up the sunshine on Bosahan Cove, or venture inland to Gweek where you can meet friendly seals at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Wander the glorious subtropical landscapes of Trebah Garden and the National Trust owned Glendurgan Garden, or admire the magnificent seascapes from the shores of Grebe Beach.

Visit the town of Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle, Queen Mary Gardens and the National Maritime Museum, or head down to the Lizard Heritage Coast to see the National Trust owned Lizard Rangers, Cadgwith Harbour and Housel Bay Beach, a must-see during your stay.

Continue along to Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, or spend the day at Flambards Theme Park, a real hit with all ages!

Meet exotic creatures at Paradise Park and JungleBarn Cornwall or travel to Land's End Landmark, just a pleasant drive away.

Closer to home, explore the neighbouring village of Helford, and the footpaths around Frenchman's Creek, taking in the glorious waterside pub, The Shipwright's Arms, or pick up a snack from the village shop.

Visit Helford Creek or take a boat out to sea with a scenic tour of the waters.

If you are feeling energetic, arrange boat, canoe or paddleboard hire with Sailaway at St Anthony's just across Gillan Creek, before returning to your home-away-from home ahead of a quiet evening indoors.

Spend precious time with your loved ones on an escape to Dovefields.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Helston 10 miles; Lizard 11 miles; Redruth 17 miles; Falmouth 18 miles.

Helford is a picturesque village on the south side of the Helford River popular for its beautiful setting, thatched cottages, and popular village inn, The Shipwrights Arms, set right on the edge of the creek with its waterside terrace. Just a short walk away is Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier. The Helford River Sailing Club is very popular and a regatta is held every August. In the summer a passenger ferry runs to Helford passage, the home of the Ferryboat Inn, and nearby to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. The wildlife on the Helford River is diverse and a birdwatcher’s paradise.

If you require zip link beds to be separated you must inform us two weeks before your booking.