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Swift Cottage

(Ref. 976530)

Mawgan-in-Meneage, near Helston, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • friendly (12)
  • swift (10)
  • everything (10)
  • sarah (10)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet location, everything you need is here."

    Made to feel so welcome from start to finish and owners were very friendly people would highly recommend staying here.

    Thank you for your lovely response. It was great to meet you and so glad you enjoyed your break in Swift Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2024

  • "Swift cottage is a cosy and comfortable cottage and has everything you you need for a very quiet and peaceful stay."

    We would certainly book this cottage again.

    We are so glad you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Thank you for the lovely feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in a secluded location."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed. Also very clean on arrival. Cannot fault it on anything. We had a wonderful stay and would return.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Swift cottage last week!"

    Sarah and Jem were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is the perfect place to relax after busy days out - but still a lovely, quiet, relaxing place to spend the whole day. We look forward to staying here again soon :)

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to meeting you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Courtney5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely two bedroom property, at a wonderful location, in a beautiful part of the country."

    The owners are lovely. Lots to do locally with great beaches, Roskilly’s ice cream farm with food, animals and ice cream, Seal Sanctuary and wonderful walks. Mudgeon Vean has a play shed and large open space for children. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was great to see you all again and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Such a lovely cosy cottage with all the equipment you could need, including logs and instructions how to light the fire for a novice like me!"

    My girls loved the playroom with the table tennis and the play area on the green, as well as going to collect eggs with Sarah, who was such a friendly helpful host. Honestly can't fault the place. Had a great time. Its a perfect position for exploring the furthest points of the south west. We would love to return when the weather is a little better.

    It was lovely to meet you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emilie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a fantastic place, lovely host, everything we needed, honestly couldn't fault it, we had a really fantastic week."

    Brilliant, thank you - so pleased you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ricky5.0Aug 2022

  • "The owners were warm, welcoming and helpful."

    They clearly want to do all they can to provide a lovely space for their visitors. The house had all you could hope for and the grounds are perfect, especially with little children.

    It was lovely to meet you. Thank you for the complimentary feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful location."

    Very well equipped with everything you could need. A prefect base location for discovering the lizard peninsula and surrounding areas

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a very well equipped, comfortable and quiet cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings, very rural location. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. This is a real cornish cottage retreat from busy city life, but only 6 miles from Helston Town. Its a perfect base to explore the Helford River, The Lizard and Western Cornwall with all the beautiful country and coastal walks along with spectacular beaches and coves to explore.

    Thank you for coming to stay with us and for such a super feedback. It was lovely to meet you. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Swift cottage."

    It was very peaceful, comfortable. Sarah and Jem were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was generously equipped and lots of treats were awaiting us when we arrived. Would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Thank you - we appreciate your lovely feedback. It was great to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Jem and Sarah are excellent hosts,friendly,and helpful."

    Have stayed many times in the past & always felt at home. Can only suggest taste & see. Always 10 out of 10 for us.

    Thank you - its always a pleasure to see you both. Thank you for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thanks - everything was great."

    thank you very much.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "The most wonderful place with lovely owners."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

    It was lovely to meet you all again. We are so glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Swift Cottage!"

    It had everything we needed and was set in a lovely quiet location. Sarah and Jem were very friendly and even took my son to feed the chickens & ducks and collect eggs! We would love to come back and stay again!

    Thank you very much, we're so glad it was comfortable for you and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to meeting you again some-time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay at Swift Cottage was wonderful."

    We got a lovely warm welcome from the owner Sarah on arrival and whenever we saw her on the farm. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Everything about the cottage was well thought out and it was well equipped. The cottage is on a lovely working farm with animals and we enjoyed one of the owners cats coming by everyday, he was so friendly. I will be recommending this accommodation to family & friends. I can honestly say it made our Cornish holiday perfect and it really helped having such a lovely person as the owner :)

    Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at Swift Cottage."

    This was one of the best equipped and most thoughtfully laid out cottages we've stayed in and we were most comfortable. The cottage is cosy, tastefully furnished and has plenty of space for a family, including a pretty courtyard garden with BBQ. The location on Mudgeon Vean farm was also a real highlight with plenty to do on site, from the play area, games room with table tennis and local walks. Sarah the owner was most helpful and is a very experienced holiday cottage host. I particularly appreciated the very full and detailed visitor information guide and library of tourist information provided.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Swift Cottage."

    The area was lovely. Think the cottage was a bit too small though for a family of 4. It could do with a few updates to make the experience more comfortable for guests.

    Reviewed by Rob3.1Aug 2021

  • "Sarah and Jem were very friendly and welcoming hosts."

    Swift cottage had everything we needed plus a few we would not have thought of. Beautiful location to base ourselves whilst we explored the area. Some fantastic beaches to visit nearby Praa Sands being our favourite.

    Reviewed by Malini4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Very quiet and peaceful. The walk around the farm is lovely and also the orchards. There are so many wild flowers and bees. We didn't have children with us but this is a good holiday for those with young children as there is much to keep them occupied. Owner was very helpful. Would definitely book again.

    Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and very homely."

    Having to have days out cut short by the weather didn't spoil the day because staying at the cottage was so relaxing.

    Thank you very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely host."

    Cottage very comfortable with well-thought out layout, and very well stocked kitchen and welcoming tea, milk, biscuits and juice. Beautiful setting and plenty of space for children to play with safe playground. Slept very well !

    Thank you so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "A very helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2020

  • "I stayed at swift cottage with my partner and two young children for a week."

    I can honestly not fault anything! We had such a brilliant holiday, the owners were so accommodating and brilliant with the children too.. the kids especially enjoyed collecting the eggs the chickens had laid with Sarah! The cottage was spotless, beds comfy, and had everything we needed. The grounds were beautiful and the children loved the playroom & outdoor play facilities. We will most definitely return again soon!

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic little cottage with lots of things for the kids to do."

    Its very peaceful and quiet with friendly owners close by to help you with anything.

    Reviewed by Darren4.1Jul 2019

  • "It was a great cottage."

    Really well set up for children with a play area and toy room. The owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a very quiet spot."

    The cottage had all that we needed. The welcome was very friendly and we were happy there.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2018

  • "A wonderful week spent in Swift Cottage."

    With 3 children under 5 we were over the moon with every element of this holiday cottage and all of the facilities at Mudgeon Vean. Fabulously equipped, beautiful location, great value for money and wonderful hosts. Thank you Sarah and Jem.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x child bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Electric panel heaters, night storage heating with open fire
  • Microwave, under counter larder fridge, under counter freezer
  • tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with childrens shared play area
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm. This property can be booked with Badger Cottage 976530 and Valley View 1017456

The property

Two miles from Mawgan, and two from Manaccan, above the Helford River, is Swift Cottage.

Cosy Swift Cottage is comfortable and welcoming, with beamed ceilings, squishy sofas and an open fire in the sitting room.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need.

Stairs lead to two bedrooms - a pretty double and a room with child sized bunks.

They share a family bathroom.

As well as its own enclosed garden, guests can enjoy the owners fifty-five acres of fields and woodland with panoramic countryside views and woodland trails.

Children will love the outdoor play space, swings, football goals, climbing frames and sandpit, and the friendly owners will be happy to introduce you to their ducks and hens.

For those not so sunny days, there is table tennis, a pool table, and games/toys, inside a large games cabin to keep everyone entertained.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the onsite entertainments, the village of Mawgan-in-Meneage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Mawgan Creek, which leads to the Helford River.

From here it is a tranquil walk to National Trust Tremayne Quay, whilst the Seal sanctuary, and Flambards theme park both make for excellent family days out.

The beaches at Gunwalloe, Church Cove, and Poldhu are all within 5 miles for a more relaxed turn of pace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

Note: Spring water. Arrival after 4pm.

Note: This property can be booked with Badger Cottage 976530 and Valley View 1017456
Please note: it is not allowed to charge electric cars at the property

Note: No stag or hen parties or similar please.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute