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Penarvon House

Helford near Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 922613)

4.6

(16 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 3rd visit, and everything was as we’d expected."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped. Storm Dennis kept us in for a few days but we were very content with the view behind the large picturesque windows. The log fire and candles were very comforting when we lost power for a while. We were 3 generations and the space suited us all very well. The roads around the area are very rural and very muddy and narrow. Our cars looked like we’d been rally driving! We had a fantastic Sunday roast lunch at the Shipwrights Arms. Overall, a great house in a lovely area of Cornwall. Wonderful family memories that we hope we can repeat again.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2020

  • "This is a beautiful house in an unbeatable location."

    It sleeps eight very comfortably and provides every possible facility. There were three generations of us -and the dog- and, helped by almost perfect weather, we all had a great holiday..

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2019

  • "Lovely house with stunning views, spacious and plenty of good size bathrooms."

    Sad to leave. Exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by TerriJun 2019

  • "Penarvon House All 8 of us agreed it was luxury we didn't expect, it's well worth every penny we paid."

    I always look for separate ensuites so we have our own privacy and it not only supplied us with our privacy there was a choice of Bath and shower with every bedroom. Dog friendly which I always look for and a massive garden, which my little yorkie, Reggie enjoyed very much. This is what sets Penarvon House separate from the rest, the VERY SPECIAL PANORAMIC VIEWS with yaghts trees houses. ( we didn't go out for the first 3 days because we didn't feel we had to ). My husband, two brothers and sister made good use of the snooker table, we all went down to the games room to watch, we had a really good laugh. It was sad when we had to leave all that behind.

    Reviewed by IsmenaMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay the house was amazing, it could have been cleaner on arrival but no big deal, on arrival the heating was not working but fixed when we called the number for someone to help."

    The rubbish was not taken on Wednesday morning which was quite stressful as we left a day early and we were not sure what to do. The house keeper was very helpful. Would definitely recommend, it’s a really lovely place with amazing views.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2018

  • "Gorgeous house in an idyllic setting."

    A family home rented out so full of everything you might need. The view from the comfortable bed upstairs is perfect. We rented a boat from Sail away and spent time exploring, fishing and swimming, hardly used the car. The little shop in Helford sells the most delicious bread, as well as wine, cheese and ice cream. Who needs more.

    Reviewed by LAug 2018

  • "There is no doubt that Penarvon House is a near perfect setting for a holiday."

    Two bedrooms, the main living space and the kitchen have fabulous views across the Helford. And I mean totally fabulous... why go anywhere else when Cornwall is sunny! This was a week-long break for us, our adult children, plus one partner and the mother-in-law, plus two dogs. Oh, and the World Cup was on, so a good space to watch the England games was a must. Sounds stressful, but this was a perfect rental for the group. The living space is huge, with plenty of room for the footie fans at one end, and others to play cards and games etc at the other end... and that's ignoring the Games Room downstairs. The dogs were well enclosed within the garden, and there were some lovely walks nearby, we'd have done more, but our older dog finds hills a bit tough these days. It's a short walk into the village, and also to the ferry for Helford Passage. Frenchmans Creek is also a short walk away. Helford village itself with it's little shop and a delightful cafe (Holy Mackerel) is charming. To be fair, Helford, and particularly Orchard Lane, is a little bit of a challenge for drivers unused to the tiniest of Cornish lanes, but there's also a sense of delight to have grass from the hedgerows brushing both sides of the car! I would recommend hiring a boat (if you're not a sailor) from Sailaway - they operate from the jetty by the pedestrian ferry, but make sure you ring to book in advance. It was a really fun day, and even the wobbly mother-in-law managed it. Another recommendation is the New Yard restaurant at Trelowarren... locally sourced ingredients in season - delicious. Penarvon House is very much the upper end of the rental market, hence the slight niggles, I'm afraid. Towels were included, but we were only left with the bare minimum number, and there weren't any hand towels left for the ground floor toilet, the utility room or the kitchen; and we were left with no tea-towels at all. It felt a bit odd to make do with a large bath sheet instead. Lovely as it is to have fabulous east facing views from the two main bedrooms, they also get a LOT of light through in the early morning. If it were my property I would ensure that the blind in the master bedroom and the curtains in the lower bedroom were effective at blocking the light. The fact that we found a sleep mask downstairs indicates that others have had the same issue. The worst problem though, I felt, was the difficulty we had making the toilet in the master ensuite flush - you had to keep pressing and pressing the button over and over again to get it to respond. It wasn't electric, but it was extremely reluctant. I also think the cracked floor tiles throughout the property slightly spoil the luxury edge. Sorry to have the niggles, but overall we had a lovely and very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by NhJun 2018

  • "We have put in a complaint 62935 ,we have sent a email to you ,received no ..."

    We have put in a complaint 62935 ,we have sent a email to you ,received no feedback ,we are not going to repeat email, very dissatisfied an upset ,

    Reviewed by AMay 2018

  • "Yes for the more allergic among us there was a lot of feathers around the house in bedrooms and the lounge furniture and they did suffer somewhat , I think this should be made aware on the web site ."

    Also the roads leading to the property are very narrow and winding , not made clear till full payment is made . Despite the above we did have a good week there the house is great for a large group, we went with 3 generations and suited quite well.

    Reviewed by DeniseMar 2018

  • "The house was amazing large & spacious."

    A very well equipped kitchen made cooking the Christmas dinner very easy . It was so nice to be will all the family in such a lovely house . We made some very special memories this Christmas X

    Reviewed by PaulaDec 2017

  • "We had a fab time."

    The house is beautiful and the setting perfect. Just one minor annoyance. The house only had minimal cleaning materials, very little loo roll, no bin bags. I take renting cottages seriously and want to leave it as I find it. With 9 people staying you need to clean up. We had to drive to Helston to buy absolute essentials which the cost of renting really ought to cover. If I hadn't I couldn't have met the requests to leave it tidy. Quite annoying really!

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2017

  • "The space within the house, the garden, the peaceful surroundings, it was a joy ..."

    The space within the house, the garden, the peaceful surroundings, it was a joy to stay there and highly recommend Penarvon House

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2017

  • "The Location, Spaciousness, Cleanliness."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2017

  • "Great location for us."

    Very much a location for walking . Narrow lanes maybe a problem in summer with traffic. Otherwise fabulous house.

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2017

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to spend time, really well equipped ,comfortable and with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by PamSep 2016

  • "Lovely house and superb outlook but as non-boating people the house was a little remote."

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor four poster king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility
  • Games room with 4 pull-out beds and snooker table.
  • Underfloor heating throughout and individual thermostatic controls for each room and open fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky Sports and BT Sport, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Gravelled garden and lawned areas with terraces, BBQ and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (restricted to kitchen, dining and sitting areas by stairgates)
  • Additional dogs £50 per dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Please advise at the time of booking if you require a mooring during your stay
  • Note: If you require the pull-out beds, please advise at the time of booking
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Please note - Maximum party of 8 including any children/infants
  • Please note - This property operates a refundable good housekeeping bond of £300 for bookings made after 6th August 2018
  • Note - No stag, hen or similar parties Check out time is 09:30
  • For every 30 minutes later, customers will be charged £100 from the Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

If you are looking for a truly special house for an amazing holiday then look no further.

Located in a stunning setting, proudly sat above the Helford Estuary, is the award-winning Penarvon House which was featured on TV’s Fantasy Homes by the Sea, and the minute you arrive you will understand why.

Driving down a private lane you reach the house...

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

HELFORD

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.

Region Information

Please note - Maximum party of 8 including any children/infants
Please note - This property operates a refundable good housekeeping bond of £300 for bookings made after 6th August 2018.
One well-behaved dog welcome (restricted to kitchen, dining and sitting areas by stair-gates).
Note - No stag, hen or similar parties
Check out time is 09:30. For every 30 minutes later, customers will be charged £100 from the Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas