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Gardeners Cottage

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall (Ref. 1063022)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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The property

Gardeners Cottage is a pretty, thatched cottage set in the grounds of Carwinion House surrounded by woodland gardens with a footpath beside the property leading to the coastal footpath and Helford River, This tastefully furnished cottage is perfect for families or a group of couples wishing to explore the beautiful region of the North Helford River, the maritime town of Falmouth and beyond.

Through the front door, you step into a farmhouse style kitchen that is well equipped including a range cooker, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Move through the kitchen to a dining room, with four dining chairs and a large bench that will seat up to six guests in total, sumptuous dinners can be enjoyed here whilst reflecting on the day.

After a day of walking, the sitting room will welcome your return with a two plush three seater sofas and an armchair to relax on and the TV provides entertainment.

Head up the Bifurcated staircase and to the right, is the master bedroom, a spacious and light room with a super-king-sized bed along with a wardrobe and a dressing table.

Across the landing the family bathroom, offers choice of bath and shower over.

The other bedrooms include a king-size and twin, both complete with crisp white bed linen.

Take a favourite drink outside and soak up the sunshine from the outdoor furniture, or prepare the table for some alfresco dining on a balmy evening.

Just over a mile away Grebe Beach, a small sand and single beach is easily accessible at a low tide, favoured by walkers, wildlife fans and boat lovers alike.

Those looking to get their steps in can amble along the South West Coast Path, with a glorious walk westwards up the estuary towards the village of Gweek and strolling inland just a mile away are the sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan, offering its hedge maze, exotic plants and a tea-house café.

Alternatively, explore the scene on boat or kayak, discovering secret creeks and tiny coves on the banks of the River Helford, with a home-made picnic to enjoy.

Once those are ticked off, be sure to visit the bustling town of Falmouth where you can explore the spirit of the sea in the National Maritime Museum before refuelling at an award-winning restaurant or harbourside café.

Garden Cottage offers everything required for a memorable break to Cornwall.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Range cooker and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: Guests are not permitted to wander the grounds

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 miles ; Helford Passage 1.5 miles ; Helston 12.5 miles

Located near the mouth of the Helford River in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mawnan Smith is a pretty little village. It is home to a traditional pub overlooking the water, a restaurant, a church and a handful of shops. The surrounding area is perfect for ramblers, with an abundance of creekside and woodland walks, and subtropical gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah. The Helford River also offers opportunities for kayaking and sailing as well as fishing. The nearby maritime town of Falmouth is a popular resort, with a range of shops and restaurants, bowling alley and the National Maritime Museum…. Or why not catch the ferry from Helford Passage to Helford Village and explore the picturesque South Helford? Enterprise Boats offer trips up the River Fal from Falmouth to Truro, passing iconic maritime locations and landmarks as well as several ocean-going vessels which anchor in the river.

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