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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely and quiet, with pleasant and helpful hosts."

    Good location for sight seeing and amenities. Well worth another stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very scenic area , comfortable cottage, pleasant lady and very helpful when required."

    Scones and cream on arrival, also tea and milk , which was so thoughtful after our journey. An enjoyable holiday. Many thanks to Gill.

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Oct 2023

  • "On arrival at the property we received an extremely warm welcome from our hosts."

    We were shown the property and the facilities available. It could not have been better. It had everything we could wish for in a holiday letting and the hosts were insistent that we let them know if there was anything we needed, there wasn't. The property was warm, snug and very comfortable and situated with such easy access to north, south, east and west Cornwall. We certainly hope to return but in the meantime have wonderful memories to look back on.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a lovely property located in an ideal central location to explore Cornwall."

    The owners Gill and Carl were so friendly and welcoming and on hand for any queries we had. The bed is amazingly comfortable. There is plenty of parking space outside of the property which is a bonus in Cornwall. The approach is via a narrow lane as stated by the owners, but this is no different to any of the other narrow roads that you find in this part of the country. I would recommend this property to anyone as a very clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay to explore Cornwall. Thank you to Gill and Carl for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful spot and the accommodation lovely and comfortable."

    The owners Jill and Carl were wonderful caring and friendly. Both met us on arrival and left us a greeting pack of milk tea and Cornish cream tea.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our two week stay was fantastic Gill the host could not do enough for us was very welcoming as for the bed 5 star plus never stayed in such a fantastic bed,linen lovely quality and was changed mid week."

    There was everything you needed in the kitchen shower was lovely and large just all fantastic thank you so very much

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2023

  • "Gill and Carl were two of the nicest people we have ever met fantastic hosts, ..."

    Gill and Carl were two of the nicest people we have ever met fantastic hosts, the cottage was amazing we were made to feel so welcome from start to finish, honestly one of the best places we have ever stayed, so homely and comfortable would recommend to anyone plus rinny the dog was lovely

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Dovecote was an amazing place to stay."

    Surrounded by countryside, peaceful and quiet but not far from all the places we wanted to visit, it’s a real gem. Gill and Carl were very welcoming and the cream tea and milk was a very kind gesture. The bed was so comfortable. We will definitely be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay the property is the best we, ve ever stayed in and the owners were wonderful, very helpful and friendly, I had accident they were very supportive."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything catered for."

    Well maintained, well equipped and very clean. Bed very comfortable and the bore water on the property is safe to drink from the tap and makes the best cup of tea. Very friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well situated for visits to all areas."

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay here, the accommodation was exactly as described."

    I had a very warm welcome after arriving later than expected. Everything was shown to me, help was offered to settle in and then I was left to relax and told to ask, if I needed anything. Friendly and chatty and more than accommodating to help find things to do in the local area. As for the narrow lanes, well half of Cornwall is narrow and the accommodation is down a very quiet road with little to no traffic passing by. I was in and out everyday with no problems as I visited the coastal path several days, went on boat trip along Helford river, managed to get lost on a lumpy bike ride and watched a band play on a local beach one evening. All within a driving distance of approx 20 minutes- such a good location for access to different areas. Clean, comfy and hyggelitt! Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "I felt very fortunate to find this property."

    It is delightful: quiet but conveniently near main roads. I really enjoyed my stay. This is a lovely part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a great place to relax."

    Gill was always on hand and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful setting, highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "If you are looking for peace and quiet far from traffic noise then this cottage is perfect."

    The property is secluded yet only half and hour from, Falmouth, The Lizard, Penzance, 40 minutes from St Ives and just under an hour from Land's End. The accommodation is well thought out and very comfortable and the proprietors are friendly and most welcoming. Loved our stay there. One word of warning, Cornwall has some very small roads and the drive to Dovecote in particular is narrow.

    Reviewed by Morwenna5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property when I booked it stated the cottage was in Gweek."

    When the full location was available the post code was Wendron 2 1/2 miles out of Gweek. I feel this was misleading.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2021

  • "The bathroom is quite tiny (suited us, but may cause problems for larger folk!"

    ) The bed was extremely comfortable. The owners are very friendly, approachable and helpful. The cottage is in stunning countryside, approached by narrow lanes - part of the appeal of Cornwall, but may not be for those who are not confident drivers or who hate reversing! Centrally located to visit lots of the surrounding villages, beaches and gardens.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback which the owner has taken on board. Some changes are planned for the end of the season in readiness for 2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Jul 2021

  • "Dovecote was really lovely place."

    So quiet and peaceful Just what we needed. The owners were lovely too we hope to rebook

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location."

    Beautiful surrounding scenery. A prime location for places like Helston, Porthleven and various beaches. The host Jill and her son Carl were very friendly and to hand if you needed anything and made us feel at ease. We felt very welcomed. So kind and thoughtful. We arrived to a cream tea and milk, in the cottage. Dovecote was perfect for two. We loved the super king sized bed. Would definitely book this cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent and comfortable cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Very friendly and helpful family. Lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable week at Dovecote."

    The owner Jill and her son Carl were very hospitable and friendly. A delicious cream tea awaited us on arrival and the cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. It is situated in a pretty rural setting but was perfectly placed to enjoy the attractions nearby. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very much enjoyed our week in dovecote cottage."

    The owner and her son made us feel very welcome indeed. Very quiet and serene in the garden. Several fantastic places to visit nearby such as Helford, Kynance Cove and Gweek. Though small, the cottage was everything we hoped, clean, warm and cosy. Kitchen well equipped for self catering and fridge freezer was large. A tremendous week, helped by being the first week out of lockdown and fine weather. We intend to return.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just to say we could not find anything wrong with the cottage, location, or owners who where so friendly & helpful,"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owner was really nice and helpful couldn't do enough for us and the cottage was really nice and had a lovely view"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Peaceful tranquil setting, perfect for a safe holiday, cottage ideal for 2 people with all amenities for self catering."

    Ideal area for exploring Cornwall all within easy reach. Host very accommodating & respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful clean cottage with everything provided for a peaceful relaxed holiday in the most stunning location."

    Lots of storage space,bed was huge and so comfy and our cottage was just perfect..we had a wonderful week around the area and the beautiful weather was an added bonus.Thank You to our wonderful host GILL and her son Carl for making sure feel so welcome.we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a wonderful experience."

    The cottage is set in a lovely setting and central for all days out. Grounds are imaculate and the owners so happy to assist on all matters. Would go again and certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great Hosts, could not have been more helpful."

    Lovely peaceful setting

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "Host was lovely & the cottage we stayed in was beautifully kept."

    Clean & comfortable & well located for visiting lots of different places. We walked miles each day & saw such stunning countryside including a very special beach accessed only by climbing down vertical cliffs.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was simply beautiful with everything we needed."

    The cream tea on arrival was a great start to the holiday and made us feel very special. It was so peaceful and calm. A truly relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were looking for a quite restfull holiday in Cornwall , Taking in some of the small coves that we have been unable to visit whilst we have been sailing on this great coast line and exploring the interior , which we found Dovecote perfectly placed."

    Which serpassed our expectations as for Jill the owner we would be most pleased to call her a friend and will look forwards to staying with her again next year. In truth we really couldn't fault our holiday in total and Thank you all for a great holiday it made one hell of a change from Sailing . Yours and Best Regards ------ Jan & Gordon Knott ( Most Pleased)

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was down some very narrow lanes."

    There was no private area outside to sit. The shower room was very cramped and overall the cottage is not one that I would revisit or recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we're sorry to hear this property did not suit you. We agree that the shower room at Dovecote is small and have amended the text accordingly. We also agree that the property is located down some narrow lanes, these types of lanes are a characteristic of Cornwall. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.5Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at this delightful little cottage."

    Just right for two people, with a super comfortable bed. A tranquil and peaceful location in rural Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is in a stunning location so peaceful and quiet the owners are very welcoming and so is their dog."

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jun 2019

  • "We knew there would be a garden to enjoy at Dovecote but we didn't realise there would be a breathtaking view as well."

    Dovecote is well placed for visiting nearby gardens as well as the coast. Gill and Carl made us feel completely at home, we will definately return, thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy and very comfortable."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming, but also respectful of my privacy. The cottage was ideally placed to explore the Falmouth and Truro areas, whilst being close enough to visit the South of the peninsula also.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "When planning this Cornwall break earlier in 2018, we were looking for somewhere suitable for a couple, not over-expensive, and not located in a busy locality."

    Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. Dovecote lies at the end of a very narrow lane - but as with all Cornwall lanes, if you take care and don't approach bends too fast, there's no problem with meeting vehicles in the opposite direction - passing places. Dovecote is the Annex to the main cottages (another at the far end is also a holiday let) but we hardly saw the other occupants. Supermarket shopping in Helston - Sainsburys, Tesco, and Lidl are easily accessible. Dovecote is an excellent base for visiting the coast across the south of Cornwall, and we even ventured three times beyond Bodmin, close to Plymouth on one occasion and to Tintagel on another (round trips of over 100 miles). But accessing the A30 through Redruth made for easy travel, although we acknowledge that during high season, travel to and round Cornwall might be more difficult. In summary, Dovecote provided an excellent - and very comfortable (nice king-size bed) - for our exploration of Cornwall and its National Trust and English Heritage treasures. RECOMMENDED!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings; it felt like a little dream home!"

    We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay!

    We have a very friendly dog called Rinny, who has the freedom of the garden when we are with him, we live on site and will always check with our visitors on arrival that they are ok with our dog. Rinny is not left to roam the garden unattended and if we are out Rinny is put away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable quiet relaxing time the landlady and landlord were a very nice couple the only complaint we had was the lanes in one part was a very large pot hole and we ended up with a £200 bill for a new front tyre an other couple staying at the same time also had the same problem apart from that it was great ."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2018

  • "Our holiday was truly wonderful all you all we hoped for the cottage was ..."

    Our holiday was truly wonderful all you all we hoped for the cottage was just what we wanted the area was spot on and so peaceful we visited so meany place the owner was so nice and the sceneary was to die all in all we had a lovely time and will be using sykes cottages again we have used you twice now with now faults at all thank you

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and owner ."

    Location wasn't easy to find and very narrow road for the last mile. Had a very nice stay and will recommend to all our friends.

    Reviewed by Lydie5.0Jul 2017

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  • All on one floor
  • Open plan living area with sofa, TV, dining table and chairs, and super king bed
  • Small en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Galley kitchen
  • Outside utility room shared with property owner.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, TV, WiFi, hair dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 miles

The property

This studio-style property is situated in scenic leafy countryside, just a short drive from picturesque Helford Passage.

Perfect for those seeking a truly secluded escape, guests of Dovecote have unlimited access to acres of wooded countryside surrounding the property, as well as a small orchard.

The property's own colourful cottage garden is a wonderful place to relax with an evening tipple, and is particularly pleasant during the spring and summer months.

Two hand-railed steps take you inside to a small galley kitchen.

Two steps up and you will be through to the open-plan living and sleeping area, where the high beamed ceiling and neutral furnishings create a fresh and sunny welcome.

An adjoining en-suite shower room completes the small but perfectly-formed accommodation.

Out and about, while away the days exploring the banks of the Helford River, with its hidden coves, unspoilt scenery and quaint waterside hamlets.

Discover Frenchman's Creek - the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name, foodie pubs right on the water's edge, and unpolluted, starry night skies.

Remote and romantic, Dovecote is next to the owners property and offers blissful tranquillity and the chance to embrace a slower pace of life.

Helford 11 miles away.

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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.

Note: There are narrow lanes leading towards the property.