Bolitho's Retreat

Helford, Cornwall (Ref. 959357)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

This property is part of the Cornish & Devonshire Cottage Holidays collection. Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall properties, helping you create your perfect Cornish holiday.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

The property

This transformed former sail loft provides a romantic getaway in the small village of St Martin, 3 miles from Helford.

This detached stone built cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside.

The cushions, curtains, rugs, ornaments and artwork (featuring Cornish botanicals from a collection painted by the owner) are a festival of colour and interest against the neutral decor and heavy classic furniture.

A romantic and stylish retreat for two.

On the ground floor is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and solid oak wood flooring.

Shower room with basin and WC also on the ground floor.

Steep stairs lead you to a sumptuous and spacious bedroom with Velux windows and a 5ft bed.

The enclosed decked patio is a glorious spot to sit and relax with one of the books or board games provided at the property.

There is off-road parking for one car.

Surrounded by creekside woodlands this property has easy access to scenic footpaths, riverside taverns, quiet beaches and hidden creeks along the Helford River and yet the maritime town of Falmouth, the cathedral city of Truro and the hidden coves and beaches of the Lizard Peninsula are all within easy reach and present opportunities to enjoy a varied holiday experience.

Those who take to the water on the passenger ferry (operates 1st Apr-31st Oct) can explore the sub-tropical gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan, the pretty fishing village of Durgan or the romantic and mystical Frenchman's Creek.

This property is perfectly located to enjoy a romantic getaway or to explore Cornwall, Bolitho's Retreat is a wonderful residence to which to return after memorable days out.


One bedroom: 1 x double. Ground floor shower room with basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed decked patio area, with furniture
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: steep stairs to first floor.

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 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.

Region Information

Note: Babes in arms welcome.