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Bolitho's Retreat

Helford, Cornwall (Ref. 966252)

4.2

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Features

  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • “For two people, the cottage is functional, cosy and proved a good base for seeing the area, with good off road car parking.”

    The bed is comfortable and the kitchen had a good selection of crockery and cutlery. The welcome tray was also a very nice touch. We believe the cottage would benefit having clear instructions being left, for example what to do with recycling and linen. The main downside was the check in and check out times. We appreciate that in the current climate more time may be required to conduct a thorough clean between stays, however we found a check out by 9am was very early (too early) and it would ...

    The bed is comfortable and the kitchen had a good selection of crockery and cutlery. The welcome tray was also a very nice touch. We believe the cottage would benefit having clear instructions being left, for example what to do with recycling and linen. The main downside was the check in and check out times. We appreciate that in the current climate more time may be required to conduct a thorough clean between stays, however we found a check out by 9am was very early (too early) and it would benefit future guests if this was extended to 10am or preferably 11am, still leaving considerable time as you can’t check in before 6pm on arrival. It’s a shame that the local pub has closed as this would have helped improve our stay by giving options closer to home and in walking distance. We are also conscious that we were lucky that schools weren’t in during our stay as the cottage backs onto a playing field, during term times this could impact privacy due to noise (although we did not have this experience).

    - Daniel, August 2021

About the property

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

This detached stone built cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside.

The cushions, curtains, rugs, ornaments and artwork create a festival of colour and interest against the neutral decor and heavy classic furniture.

A stylish retreat for two, the ground floor is open plan with living area, kitchen and dining area.

The shower room is conveniently placed on the ground floor.

Stairs lead you to a sumptuous and spacious bedroom oozing restfulness.

The enclosed decked patio is a glorious spot to sit and relax with a book or board game provided at the cottage.

There is off-road parking for one car.

Surrounded by creekside woodlands this cottage has easy access to scenic footpaths, riverside taverns, tranquil beaches and hidden creeks along the beautiful Helford River.

Maritime Falmouth resort, the cathedral city of Truro and the hidden coves and beaches of the Lizard Peninsula are all within a short drive offering adventure and fun.

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

Perfectly located to enjoy a romantic rendezvous and explore Cornwall, Bolitho's Retreat is a wonderful retreat to return to after memorable days out.

Summary

  • Over two floors: One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, stair-gate and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decked patio area with furniture
  • One pet welcome
  • Dog bed provided
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 minute walk
  • Please note: stairs in the property are steep, please take extra care.

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About the location

HELSTON

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.
Note: steep stairs to first floor.
Note: WiFi speed is good for browsing but slow for stream

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas