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Withan Farm Wing

(Ref. 959124)

Helford, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely great place to stay for holiday."

    Nice and peaceful location, in the middle of nature. Near to Frenchmans Creek and other beautiful walking locations. Hospitality of hosts is excellent, they make you feel right at home.

    Reviewed by Fons5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a dream property for anyone wishing to combine all the comforts of home with a stay in a setting that is off the beaten track and away from the many tourist hotspots, yet comfortably within reach of the coast and a wide variety of attractions."

    If you would like to take a step back from the rat race, slow down, and slip into the rhythm of country life, this is the place - and you even get a chance to practice slowing down when you negotiate the narrow roads that abound in this area of Cornwall. The owners live in and run the farm in which the property is set, and could not be more kind and thoughtful, without in any way being intrusive. They are happy to give you as little or as much of their attention as you wish. Frenchman's Creek is just 10 -15 minutes walk through the woods, Helford Village less than 30 minutes further on. Some Do's and Don't's: DO try the ice creams at Gwella Dairy in St Martin DO visit the Pasty Shop at Gear DO venture out for a walk to Frenchman's Creek DO visit Gunwalloe Beach if you want to be able to wander without crowds of people around DO visit Coverack - really picturesque But: DON'T expect courtesy or politeness or "customer first" if you visit Holy Mackerel at Helford - however good the food may be! DON'T trust your Satnav to find Withan Farm - follow the instructions given when you make your booking. DON'T expect to find lots of available dates if you want to book this property again! Happy holiday!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a lovely out of the way property."

    Very well equipped and very comfortable. Area is great with lots of quiet lane walks from the property. The owners were friendly and helpful and even though the Cornish weather was unpredictable we still had an amazing time and would definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Withan Farm which is located in a beautiful part of Cornwall."

    Ruth and Brindley were perfect hosts, the delicious Scones on arrival were a great start. Ruth provided us with all the useful tips on where to visit locally. The cottage had everything you needed for a lovely relaxing break. We would highly recommend, we will definitely be staying there again if we visit that area.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2023

  • "Withan Farm Wing is a beautiful and relaxing cottage, very well furnished, comfortable and set in a quiet picturesque location."

    The owners, Ruth and Brinley made sure we had everything for an enjoyable stay . We would highly recommend this property and will look forward to visiting again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2023

  • "This is our third visit and we were warmly welcomed by Ruth and Brinley, with everything we needed for our arrival."

    The accomodation is spacious and very well maintained with parking close by. The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering and with 3 bathrooms, there is no shortage of facilities for a family or group of friends. Provisions can be bought from the local village shop (Mawgan) or the large supermarkets at Helston. Beautiful scenery with coastal walks, beaches and good pubs make this a great place to 'escape' to.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Lovey and peaceful place to stay, had a great week exploring the area."

    House was clean and homely.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very warm welcome by the owners Ruth and Brindley."

    Goodies on arrival were very much appreciated. Very comfortable and spacious cottage. Everything you need (and more) is provided. Very quiet location. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We would not hesitate to recommend this property."

    Every home comfort is there with a delightful attention to detail including tea and scones on arrival. Mrs and Mrs Hoskens are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The location is beautifully unspoilt and ideal for exploring the Lizard. Bring a map and don’t rely on satnav if you want to avoid the narrowest lanes . Sykes booking and admin was easy and attentive, would use again and we will be back to Withan soon.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious farmhouse, bed very comfortable."

    Everything you could want.It is down country lanes, but very quiet and relaxed . It was a really relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ruth and Brinkley Hoskens were very nice and helpful."

    We really enjoyed our stay with them and very much hope to go back there sometime.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "Vey satisfactory we enjoyed our holiday will probably return there next year."

    Reviewed by Leslie Wj5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful farmhouse in lovely surroundings."

    The aga in dining room and the wood stove in living room were great. It felt very cosy on our rainy dark evenings indoors. Loved the thoughtful items for all our needs. Would definitely love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic more than we expected really enjoyable and would visit again"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Well Off The Beaten Track ."

    . Narrow Roads .. 15/20 Minutes From Helston .. Great For Lots Of Walks .. But We Were There For Touring South Cornwall -- Ideal For That Purpose .. Just A Fiddly Job Getting To Main Roads .. Lovely Property And Friendly Helpful Family .. Had A Great Week .. and Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay .. Shame About The Weather .. But We Muddled Through .. Bird Feeders - Very Busy .. Loved It ..

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from our holiday at Withan Farm Wing, Helford and we can honestly say that it's the nicest place we have ever stayed."

    The hosts were fantastic, and nothing too much trouble for them, the accommodation had everything you could wish for(and more,) and the farm, picture perfect. If I could rate this property more than 5 stars I would. Thank you so much Brindley and Ruth,( and not forgetting Moses the cat) Doug, Christine, Ross and Ruth Watchorn

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was a brilliant holiday."

    The cottage was spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Clean comfy characterful in a beautiful corner of country."

    The owners were lovely

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2021

  • "Wonderfully appointed farmhouse with incredibly friendly hosts."

    Plenty of space and privacy, very clean and beds were super comfy.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Withan Farm Wing."

    Ruth was friendly and chatty but unobtrusive host always on hand to answer questions and give recommendations and made us feel at home straight away! The kitchen was well stocked with practically everything you would need, only thing missing, in our opinion, was a large stock pot for on the hob stews ect. The cottage was clean and tidy and well stocked with books and DVDs and wood for the burner. Even with Covid restrictions the place was homely and we couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2021



    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Absolutely delightful setting. The cottage is very roomy with lots of storage in the large bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2021

  • "This cottage and everything in it was so beautiful."

    It had character and charm and it felt like a home that was loved and where people had lived happily for a long time. Ruth and Brindley went above and beyond a warm welcome. It was immaculately clean. The crockery and linen was a very high quality. Everything you needed was in the house, whisks, sensible knives, tea towels, dish cloth, kitchen roll, tin foil, cling film, plenty of toilet rolls, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. Each basin and sink had soap and a hand towel, which was lovely. Having everything to hand made living here so easy and made for an enjoyable holiday. The log burner had plenty of logs and was easy to use making the house cosy in the evening. Plenty of hot water was provided by the Rayburn. We could not have had a nicer stay anywhere. Lucky, lucky people who have booked this house they are in for a treat.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely property!"

    We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay with mainly good weather. It was lovely to just be able to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Ruth and Brindley were very hospitable hosts and made us very welcome. I did undertake the walk through the fields and woods down to Frenchman's Creek, which was more challenging than I had anticipated....the views of the creek made it worthwhile! We shall definitely rebook for the future...

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful setting in a farm wing very quiet with some great areas to visit lovely hosts and we (for obvious reasons) had to delay from May to October so we made good use of the log burner!"

    (Complimentary logs just ask Ruth or Brindley) well equipped and with a Rayburn in the dining area great for keeping dinner hot! Make sure you read Brindleys book that he wrote on the trials and tribulations of farming I guarantee you will never take our farmers for granted again!

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2020

  • "It was fabulous thank you so much for sharing your corner of Cornwall with us"

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2020

  • "Withan Farm Wing is one of the most comfortable and spacious holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It is warm and homely it makes it really easy to relax and enjoy your holiday. When I spoke to our host Mrs Hosken she said that due to covid restrictions the house was more 'basic' this year, so I really didn't know what to expect. There was no need to worry - absolutely everything that you need is is there! Ruth and Brindley Hosken are the most friendly and welcoming hosts, and nothing is too much trouble for them. The house is only a short walk from Frenchmans Creek which is so peaceful is it well worth the short walk to enjoy the tranquillity. The house is situated so that secluded beaches and coastal walks are within easy reach so that social distancing is no problem! This is a wonderful holiday home and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you for our lovely stay in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2020

  • "Accommodation and parking were excellent."

    Our one and only problem was a few low doorways. Site was quiet and peaceful. Good to be able to walk from the cottage to Helford and Withan Quay on Frenchman's Creek. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Great location for watersports, including kayaking. We enjoyed launching from St Anthony's, but the twisty narrow lanes were a challenge.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quiet farm house on working farm with very friendly hosts."

    Close to Helford River and all points of the Lizard peninsular. Beautiful garden. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rupert3.8Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this place!"

    Real little hidden gem, house was perfect, far exceeded our expectations and obviously lots of thought put into everything about it, all necessary facilities and more, hosts were lovely, nothing too much trouble. Felt very safe and welcome, supermarkets, attractions, beaches etc only a short drive away, fantastic place to just relax and unwind

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were aware there was a bedroom downstairs but had we known it was directly off the kitchen, I'm not sure we would have booked the property."

    After cooking we had to open all of the windows to get the smell of food out of the bedroom and in the morning we had to creep about in the kitchen so as not to wake the person in the bedroom. Not huge hardships but something worth knowing. We do have to say though that the owners and their son are lovely and nothing was too much trouble. I always find it difficult to settle on holiday at the start but I found that this wasn't the case here; I felt very safe and comfortable from the start.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Jul 2020

  • "Mr and Mrs Hosken's are excellent hosts."

    This was our second visit and everything was as we had hoped. The cottage is very clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. Having a bathroom downstairs as well as upstairs and a well-equipped kitchen made it ideal for self-catering and would work well whether for a couple or family. The location makes it easy to get to the Helford River and beautiful coves and beaches of the Lizard Peninsula as well as to explore the area around Lands End. We would certainly recommend Withan Farm for a holiday!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "Withan Wing Farm was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    The rooms were big and airy with a lovely mix of old and new. The hosts were friendly and always on hand to help and share their recommendations. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2019

  • "Withan Farm Cottage is a peaceful and idyllic place to stay in the heart of the Lizard."

    The hosts gave a warm welcome and a cream tea was waiting for us on arrival. Books to read. Games to play. DVDs to watch. Gardens to run and play All made it a truly family friendly holiday. Close to many local attractions. A local shop and pub only a mile away. Nearest supermarket 20 mins away.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was nice to stay in a holiday cottage where small extras such as tea bags and even dishwasher tablets were provided."

    The hosts were also very friendly and approachable and would give as much information about the area as required.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottege , excellent holiday , will recommend"

    Reviewed by Brendon5.0Jul 2019

  • "2nd stay here."

    Lovely comfortable house made very welcome by friendly hosts in a quiet beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful cosy cottage in a very quiet location."

    Cream tea was standing ready at arrival. Very good hosts and the cottage had everything we required. Much recommended.

    Reviewed by Fons5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you could need is provided along with lovely little finishing touches, and the cream tea was much appreciated on arrival after our long journey. Most highly recommended for a relaxing, comfortable stay in the peaceful countryside, perfectly situated for exploring the gorgeous areas of Cornwall on its doorstep. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location, helpful hosts, home away from home."

    Sad to leave. Thank you for a wonderful week away from it all. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2019

  • "Withan Farm Wing was probably the most homely cottage we have stayed in."

    It really is like home from home. It is lovely and spacious and so well equipped. We lovely stay there and it is in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, in a good location with brilliant owners on hand for anything."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped by the very hospitable owners."

    The situation is very peaceful and the rooms are comfortable and airy. It is a walk through fields and woods from Withan Farm to Helford, Frenchmans Creek and the Costal path which was great on the first and last days when we did not want to drive. Milk, scones, clotted cream and jam together with fresh local Apple juice was much appreciated on arrival. We would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Josephine Jane5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very comfortable, clean well equipped cottage."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Extremely peaceful with lovely gardens and surroundings. Be sure to follow Sykes instructions getting there. Satnav takes you down some very interesting narrow lanes! An ideal location for exploring Cornwall and thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely week's stay at Withan Farm."

    The accommodation was spacious and comfortable, plenty of room for a family of 5. We were even treated to a cream tea on arrival which, after a long drive, was a nice way to start our holiday.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0May 2018

  • "We were made to feel welcome by the helpful owners who live onsite."

    Lots of local information and leaflets provided. Accommodation very spacious and comfortable, with everything we needed. Withan Farm will be on our list of places to return to in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and the accomodation was ideal for the 4 of us."

    It would work well for a family or 2 couples. I guess that no dogs is a slight drawback as the area is so dog-friendly but is understandable with the cattle on the farm. The location is perfect for exploring The Lizard across to Landsend and north of the Helford river.... something for everyone!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin on first floor
  • Ground floor single with en-suite shower, basin WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, dining room, sitting room with wood burner.
  • Electric storage heaters and wood burner
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with furniture and sun terrace
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub 3 miles
  • Beach 5 miles.

The property

A semi detached wing of a traditional Cornish farmhouse, surrounded by lush green countryside and just over 2 miles from the famous Helford Village.

Situated on a working livestock farm and attached to the owners home, Withan Farm Wing offers very comfortable accommodation with plenty of character.

On the ground floor is a large sitting room with wood burner, kitchen and separate dining area, perfect for family meals.

There is also a single bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor.

On the first floor are a king size double bedroom and a twin bedroom plus a shower room.

All the rooms are decorated to a very good standard with some lovely pieces of antique furniture mixed with the modern, in keeping with the character of the property.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the spacious garden, with its apple trees and sheltered sun terrace for alfresco dining.

Situated down a private lane, only shared with the owners, this is the perfect place for a family wishing to escape to the country, yet is within easy driving distance to some superb beaches, including Poldhu, Gunwalloe and the ever stunning Kynance Cove to name a few.

Withan Farm Wing is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a footpath which leads down to Frenchman's Creek in just 10 minutes, Made famous by Daphne Du Maurier in the romantic novel of the same name.

Continuing along the creek will bring you to Helford Village where you can enjoy a fantastic seafood platter, a cream tea or simply stroll along the shoreline looking out to the idyllic Helford River, one of Britain's finest sailing waters.

Provisions can be bought in the village store of Mawgan and a mile and a half away is Gear Farm, with an organic farm shop whilst Helston is 8 miles away.

This is a superb retreat for those looking to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Helford River.

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About the location


Helston 10 miles ; Helford 1.5 miles ; Porthallow 3 miles

The village of Manaccan on the South Helford is small and friendly, with an excellent restaurant, friendly village inn and a beautiful 12th century church. The South Helford is arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Cornwall. With meandering country roads, picturesque creeks, tidal inlets and pretty waterside villages, the area can be summed up in three words: tranquil, charming and timeless. The perfect spot for enjoying outdoor living, the South Helford’s sheltered coves were made for messing around on the water and strolling leisurely along the banks. Leave your ‘phone behind and embrace the simple pleasures - while away time paddling in the shallows, explore hidden coves with a hire boat from St Anthony, and stroll through woodland to enjoy a picnic on the beach.