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Kilden Cottage

(Ref. 1074214)

Helston, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Cosy, warm and comfortable."

    Very nicely decorated, enjoyed having a cosy fabric sofa in addition to a leather one which can be chilly. Great secure garden for our dog, plus gated drive. The bedding smelt fresh without any overpowering fragrances. Great communication from host, we appreciated the offer of an early check-in.

    Thank you Gina for the helpful feedback and the positive comments about the bedlinen which is from a high end company, and the cottage in general, Warm wishes, Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Dec 2023

  • "Excellent location for visiting Porthleven, The Lizard, and south coast, whilst still being close to local amenities."

    Property is homely and comfortable, and owners are very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great place and great location for what we needed great garden enclosed fir our ..."

    Great place and great location for what we needed great garden enclosed fir our dogs to run such great place and owners contact was exceptional

    Thank you and this is appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "Good location for exploring Cornwall."

    Very comfortable cottage, has everything you need for a great holiday. Just 10 mins walk from large supermarket. Lots of dog walks on the doorstep, lovely enclosed garden for dogs. Would hire this cottage again.

    Thank you for your great feedback which is so appreciated! Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great stay, owners at the end of the phone when needed."

    Everything to hand. My boys, both with disabilities had a great time playing on the rear lawn and was very accessible for people with additional needs. We will certainly be back. Thanks Denise and Roy for sharing your cornish cottage with us! X

    Thank you for being such lovely guests! Take care, D and R Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage Probably the best we have stayed in, in the 17 years we've been coming down here, ideally placed to explore Cornwall and surrounding areas."

    Will definitely return.

    Huge thanks Roger and delighted you had a lovely stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "Kilden Cottage is an absolutely gorgeous holiday home, ideally located close to the centre of Helston and very near a large supermarket."

    The cottage is well maintained and very comfortable with lots of nice touches that make it very welcoming. The cottage was very clean, with high quality linens and kitchen equipment. The garden catches lots of sun (if you’re lucky with weather as we were), and is secure for dogs which was very welcome. We had a fabulous week and wished we were staying longer. Will definitely book this cottage again.

    Thank you so much for your comments and equally for being such considerate guests. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gorgeous property and ideally located for getting around Cornwall."

    The property is comfortable and well equipped with everything you need to have a relaxing break. The owners of the property go above and beyond to welcome guests. Lovely gifts for guests as they arrive. Thank you so much. This is our second year at Kilden Cottage, can’t wait to return .

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really beautiful Cottage, great facilities & location."

    Everything thought of for a comfortable stay !

    Thank you so much for the great feedback.! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "We would go back again if we were not going to stay with my son and family who lives near"

    You have been such lovely guests ! Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Convenient, accessible, location which met the needs of a 3 generational family plus dog."

    Great place to stay & explore Helston and local area, the Lizard peninsular and get across to other parts of southwest Cornwall easily during Easter holidays. The cottage was cosy and comfortable, well maintained & extremely clean. The owners were also extremely helpful. Lovely place to stay & would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Kilden cottage."

    The property was exceptionally clean and we were very comfortable. From the tasteful decor to the cosy log burners and the very, very comfortable beds we could not have found a more perfect base for our holiday. Ideally located for visiting our favourite coves on the Lizard peninsula, Porthleven and and Praa sands. Mousehole, Newlyn and Marazion are also within easy reach as is our other must-visit town of Falmouth. We had plenty of space in the cottage and everything we needed for the times we decided to cook ( there are also plenty of amazing places to eat out - our personal favourites are Poldhu beach cafe, The Twisted Currant in Porthleven and Wavecrest cafe on The Lizard). We definitely look forward to a return visit in the summer months where we will take full advantage of the wonderful outdoor space. Another massive bonus for us was ease of access and parking - no tight country lanes to navigate! Thank you Denise and Roy for such a friendly welcome and for providing such a first class holiday home. This really has been one of the best we have stayed in (& we’ve been visiting Cornwall for many, many years!)

    We are so utterly delighted with your feedback and the comprehensive detail you have provided . You were the perfect guests and thank you once more, Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage offering comfort in every room and very well presented and equipped."

    Very convenient for exploring the delights of Cornwall by car.

    Huge thanks for your kind comments and being perfect guests. Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay at Kilden Cottage."

    It is very convenient for local shops and ammenities and close to all of the local attractions and beaches. The garden is the most secure I have seen - my dogs were safe and I was able to relax knowing they were safe. This is a lovely quiet detached house that is a home from home. We will definately return. Thank you for having us.

    Thank you for such positive feedback. Best wishes Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time at Kilden Cottage."

    It was in a good location - the perfect base to explore stunning Cornwall. And it was a lovely place to chill out of an evening. The cottage was very well equipped, and had everything we needed for our week stay. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, and messaged a few times to check if we needed anything and to wish us a safe journey. We all loved our week in Kilden, especially my 4 year old who didn't want to leave. And we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

    So very pleased you all had a lovely time and thank you for the great feedback , Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning property in a cracking location; beautifully maintained and very well equipped for our stay."

    The large, fully enclosed garden was lovely and the addition of the swinging bench under the mini pergola was perfect! We all had a fabulous stay and we’re sad to have to leave. Highly recommend!

    Thank you for this feedback and were the perfect guests! Best wishes, Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Aug 2022

  • "The most comfortable accommodation we ever had in UK so far."

    First class beds and mattresses. We all had wonderful sleep every nights during our stay. Many many thanks to the host.

    Thank you so much! Sleep is so important to recharge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wee L5.0Jul 2022

  • "Kilden is a beautiful cottage, very comfortable and well equipped, and I particularly liked the pretty, safe and completely secure garden for our 3 year old grandson and daughter's small dog."

    We had a lovely week there and I recommend it highly!

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback which is greatly appreciated, Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks in Kilden cottage."

    The location is superb to get to many places and the cottage was very nice and comfortable. It was very clean when we got there, the rooms were spacious and the garden was enclosed which was excellent for our Labrador. The owners of the cottage were very helpful when we first arrived with the internet and got us the help required for sorting it out. We have already booked for next year. Thank you.

    We are so pleased that you had a lovely break and thank you for being the very best of guests! Delighted you are returning next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our second holiday at Kilden Cottage & we noticed numerous improvements the moment we walked in."

    The new owners have made the cottage even more comfortable than before, with everything you could possibly need, a real home from home. The location is perfectly situated to explore Cornwall, with lots of amenities near by. The enclosed garden is perfectly safe for dogs & children. If we were asked to be picky and point out a negative it would be the traffic noise from the busy main road but, taking into consideration all the positives this cottage has to offer, this a small compromise. We would definitely recommend this cottage as a fabulous place to stay.

    Really appreciate your review and so pleased you had a lovely break. You were great guests ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean, well equipped cottage."

    Ideally situated to explore the lovely coastline and countryside around. As a mixed age group we all found things to interest us within a short drive and had a lovely week. We would recommend staying at Kilden Cottage.

    Thank you so much for the great feedback and so pleased that you had a lovely break! Best wishes, Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable and beautifully decorated with great attention to detail."

    Loved the seaside themed pictures and ornaments but not overdone. Liked the neutral colour palette used. Everything we needed including a bottle of wine and ice left in the freezer! The garden was delightful with the summer house and seating area but unfortunately it wasn’t warm enough to sit out! We’ll be back I’m sure!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback! And hope that when you next visit, it will be warm enough to sit out and enjoy the garden. Our best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property owners were very friendly and accommodating."

    The cottage had everything we needed for your stay. I would highly recommend staying here and will rent the cottage again should we be visiting.

    You were the perfect guests and thank you for your kind words, so appreciated, Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very well kept property, Cornish feel and high standard of furnishings, an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area."

    A Big bonus for dog owners with a very secure back garden. Thank you to the owners.

    Thank you so much for the feedback and appreciation of the new furnishings! And thank you for being great guests too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "Kilden Cottage is a wonderful place to stay and Denise and Roy are great hosts!"

    The cottage is very clean, cosy and comfortable and with two wood burners, as well as efficient heating, you are always warm! Our stay over Christmas was further enhanced by a Christmas tree in the dining area, more Christmas lights and decorations in the lounge and some Christmas treats! What a lovely surprise! The garden is ideal for dogs, being fully enclosed and secure with a high back gate which can be bolted. The location of Helston is perfect for visiting anywhere in West Cornwall. So many places are within an easy drive. Would definitely stay again!

    Thank you Sarah, we are delighted with your feedback and it has to be said that you were perfect guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Kilden was one of the most welcoming, warm and comfortable cottages we have stayed in."

    Everything you could have needed was provided, the enclosed garden was safe for the dog and great to have off road parking. Very close to local amenities.Justed loved our stay at kilden cottage and would highly recommend.

    We are so delighted that you loved the stay and thank you for leaving Kilden so clean and tidy. We are glad that your visit brought back some lovely memories and created new ones too. Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Absolutely ideal for us and both of the dogs. Good facilities, clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay again.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are having new photos taken next week to ensure the accuracy of the listing and to show the improvements we have made. Thank you once more and really appreciate how tidy you left the cottage, Best wishes Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Nov 2021

  • "A welcoming cottage that was clean and very homely."

    Thank you for you kind feedback, it was so appreciated by us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "In this day and age it would be useful to have an external electric socket available at the parking to facilitate electric car charging overnight."

    Thank you for your feedback. An external electric socket for car charging was not advertised, but there are 3 parking spots. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is cosy, with plenty of room for my grown up family."

    Lovely enclosed garden for the dogs. Close to the local spar shop ( very friendly staff) and the town of Helston has some really nice shops, everyone we met were friendly.The off road parking is a definite bonus.

    Thank you for the lovely card you left for us with the kind words..l have kept it! Denise and Roy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with wood burning stove
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth Speaker, Soundbar and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Private driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, and enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, barbecue, summerhouse and furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome at £20 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

The property

This very well presented detached granite cottage sits back from a main thoroughfare on the outskirts of Helston market town, famed for its annual Flora Dance.

The town's facilities are a short walk away, with inns and shops for provisions.

Ideal for discovering the beautiful beaches and resorts of Porthleven, Praa Sands and Marazion, Kilden Cottage makes the perfect holiday homestay for couples, friends and families seeking a cottage within easy reach of the coast.

The interior boasts a rustic-meets-contemporary vibe with exposed stone walls in a natural finish, wood and flagstone floors and two wood burners for extra cosiness.

Socialise in a smart kitchen dining area with space for you and your dog. The sitting room has leather sofas and restful contemporary features.

The three bedrooms are well equipped for storage and complemented by themed interior colours reflecting the coast to support a restful sleep. The bathroom has a claw-foot roll top bath for extra luxury and separate shower cubicle.

Outside, the front and rear garden is enclosed with patio and lawn - perfect for pets and children to play, with BBQ and furniture for alfresco nibbles.

Ramblers, surfers, cyclists, garden enthusiasts, golf fans and cuisine lovers will enjoy the attractions close by.

National Trust's Penrose Estate, and Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest fresh water lake is a must visit spot.

Porthleven has a pretty harbour, eateries, galleries and inns with fresh local fayre.

Visit Poldark Mine, Flambards and the Seal Sanctuary.

Praa Sands is reached within a 15 minute drive and much loved resort of Marazion and stunning St Michael's Mount is a great place to spend the day.

The Lizard Peninsula and postcard perfect St Ives are all within a half hour drive.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: Highchair will no longer be available from October 2022.
Note: There is no EV charger at this property. Charging an EV from an internal electrical point is strictly prohibited and charges will be incurred.
Note: This property will not accept bookings with children under five years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas