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Porkellis near Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 1022482)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had a wonderful week at Halcot.”

    The cottage was lovely, clean, modern and comfortable. The thoughtful welcome tray was a lovely touch. The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely half term holiday and was immaculate. It is well placed for exploring Cornwall and we had a brilliant meal in the Star Inn just down the road.

    The cottage was lovely, clean, modern and comfortable. The thoughtful welcome tray was a lovely touch. The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely half term holiday and was immaculate. It is well placed for exploring Cornwall and we had a brilliant meal in the Star Inn just down the road.

    - Rebecca, October 2021

The property

Helston 5 miles.

This newly refurbished, semi-detached cottage rests in the peaceful village of Porkellis near Helston in Cornwall.

Offering lovely countryside views and a delightful balance of contemporary and character features, Halcot is ideal for a family or group wanting to explore both of Cornwall's coastlines.

Step inside the kitchen/diner, where you can enjoy meals together at the dining table, overlooking the garden, with a set of bi-fold doors that open up onto the patio area, while the newly fitted kitchen is fully-equipped with all the appliances you could ever wish for, as well as while gloss units, character beams, engineered oak flooring and a feature, exposed, white stone wall that was once a fireplace and now houses the stove.

The sitting room is a delightful and cosy hub, with exposed stone wall fireplace that houses a woodburning stove to fill the room with warmth on a chilly evening, plus a choice of two plush sofas to relax onto while enjoying your favourite film or TV show.

There is a wetroom-style bathroom on this floor, with a shower and heated towel rail, while upstairs you will find the family bathroom with a bath, so the choice is yours, depending on how you prefer to get ready for each day.

Upstairs, you will also find three spacious and neutrally styled bedrooms, all offering wonderful, high, apex ceilings with beams, consisting of a king-size double with stunning original features and dual aspect windows, a double with a Velux window, garden views and wood panelled walls, plus a twin with a 4' double and 3' single.

Outside is a large lawned garden with a patio area and furniture, ideal for making great use of the barbecue and dining alfresco, while the garage offers storage space, if you wish to bring bikes or watersports equipment.

The village of Porkellis has a local pub that serves food, while a wider range of amenities can be found in Helston, five miles away.

Helston acts as the gateway to the stunning Lizard Peninsula, an area of spectacular coastline, and offers a folk museum, Poldark Mine, where you can learn more about the rich mining heritage of the area, scenic strolls beside the Helford River, the National Seal Sanctuary and Flambards theme park, ideal for family fun days out.

Not far from Helston is the fishing port of Porthleven, with its picturesque and historic harbour, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, The Loe, which has thought to have been in existence since the early 14th century, its stunning 3-mile-long sand and shingle beach which is excellent for swimming, and the National Trust's Penrose estate, surrounded by more than 1500 acres of land.

The harbour town of Falmouth is a short drive away, with fantastic sandy beaches at Swanpool and Gyllyngvase, as well as the hilltop castle of Pendennis, built by King Henry VII and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, as well as excellent shopping and dining out facilities, where you can enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood.

The subtropical Trebah Garden is close by, with its own private beach, while Cornwall's north coast, popular with surfers and swimmers, can also be accessed from this fantastic holiday home.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (4' double and 3' single)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wetroom with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garage with storage
  • Large lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Herb garden and rhubarb grown for guests to use
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 3 miles, Note: The staircase is slightly narrow and steep
  • Note: If you have an electric car then there will be an additional cost to charge your car, payable to the owner.

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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