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Summer is on its way

May 25, 2018 No Comments

We’ve been making the most of the fabulous weather to give our property photography a refresh. Our holiday home owners have been investing and upgrading their holiday homes and we are excited about sharing these changes with you.

Here are a few of our favourites…

One of our most striking properties Ridifarne at Helford Passage has always been a popular choice with guests, you can see why with views like this from the patio…

Strawberries and cream in the sun at The Foreshore anyone? Pure luxury…

If you’re looking for water access within walking distance to an award winning pub, look no further than Weir Point Stables which is just up the creek from The Pandora Inn; paddle, walk or swim to dinner (if you’re brave).

We often get asked for holiday cottages ‘on the beach’ and the Rose Cottages at Durgan are just a hop skip and a jump from the water!

The garden at Treviades Melyn looking lovely in the spring sun, the perfect spot for a group getaway.


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Kitchens where meals and memories are made

October 3, 2017 No Comments

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and we couldn’t agree more.

It’s always exciting to experience local restaurants on holiday and Cornwall has its fair share of the best, from country pubs with roaring fires, fine dining and stunning beach front cafes.

Yet, there is still something very special about the whole family preparing, cooking and enjoying a delicious home cooked meal together and it seems so much more fun to cook on holiday.

If you’re planning a large group-getaway or a romantic couples retreat, here’s a selection of our holiday homes with kitchens that make cooking a special occasion.

When you’ve found your perfect holiday home we recommend talking to The Cornish Food Box Company. They have hundreds of Cornish products including fruit and veg, fish, meat and dairy which they will pack and deliver direct to your door.

Eat. Drink. Enjoy!

Perfect for large groups:

Calamansac East Wing


East Wing sleeps up to 11 people and the glorious open plan kitchen with granite worktops, two electric cookers and hobs plus two dishwashers is the perfect room for entertaining. After a delicious home cooked meal head into the playroom for fun and games, including two RS Barcelona Ping-Pong tables, piano, library, games, indoor swing and comfortable seating area.

Nancenoy Farmhouse


New to our portfolio in 2017, Nancenoy Farmhouse is a beautiful country cottage full of charm and character which extends to the kitchen. Sleeping 7 people it has a traditional Aga and log burner for the winter months along with big comfy sofas and a Nespresso coffee machine… bliss.

The Coach House


Originally build in 1904 as a coach house and stables, The Coach House is now a stunning, contemporary home in an idyllic position within The Trerose Estate. Perfect for up to 8 people the kitchen is a vast room with solid wood cupboards, two under counter fridges and two ovens, the perfect place to feed a crowd.

Grown-up Getaways:

Kerensa an Mor

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Another new property to the portfolio in 2017. The no expense spared interior of Kerensa an Mor exudes a feel of calmness and quality. The spacious kitchen with AGA and separate cooker and hob will appeal to keen cooks while everyone will enjoy dining on the sunny terrace.

Seventh Heaven

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With open vaulted ceilings and quirky interior the state of the art kitchen has breath-taking sea views of Falmouth Harbour. The kitchen is high-tech with black gloss units and wonderfully capacious drawers. Perfect for two couples.

Pumpkin Cottage

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Picturesque charm with a modern powder blue electric AGA in a large open plan kitchen/dining room, just perfect for a family get together. Pumpkin Cottage offers everything you need from your holiday home.


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Don’t be fooled by the elegant outer façade of this Edwardian period property. The interior is surprisingly contemporary, spacious with underfloor heating throughout. The quality of the fixtures and fittings are second to none.


Universally Accessible:

Calamansac Sail Loft


Guest comfort is paramount at The Sail Loft. If you have a mobility impairment this is the house for you. Equally if you are completely able bodied and looking for a five star retreat close to the sailing waters of the Helford River, two private beaches and fifty acres of meadow garden and woodland then this is also the place for you.

The kitchen is fully accessible, u-shaped with Corian work tops and a NEFF ‘slip and slide’ fan oven. The worktop and sink are capable of being lowered and raised to suit the user’s preference.

The Sail Loft really does cater for your every need.


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Room of the Week – Trenant Living Room

February 24, 2017 No Comments

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If you were to walk into a traditional country cottage you may expect it to feel small and cluttered, but not at Trenant! Enter through the quaint porch (recently used as a backdrop for a German photoshoot), into a giant sitting/dining room the sofa’s around the log burner and lovely deep windows.


In the middle of the room is a lovely wooden dining table with seating for six, the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday roast or spend the evening playing Monopoly over a bottle of wine.


There is plenty of space for all the family to relax and lots of books to read down by the creek, just make a cup of coffee and either park yourself on a blanket or bench by the water.


Polwheveral really is a hidden beauty so often you will be on your own by the water.





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Room of the Week – Auckland House Sitting Room

February 6, 2017 No Comments

Dramatic high ceilings, luxurious vibrant sofas, feature fire places and floor to ceiling windows with sea views.. what more could you wish for?

Aukland House. Falmouth. Holiday home. Cornwall (1 of 151)

The sitting room at Auckland House is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy your holiday. Whether the whole family are sitting around playing a game, or you have stayed behind to have a quite moment reading a book while the rest of the family stroll into Falmouth. There is even a piano if you’re feeling musical.

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Hanging in the middle of the room is a beautiful chandelier that looks like its dropped out of The Great Gatsby. The light pours in through the giant windows giving views of the river going towards Flushing. A really lovely room for all to relax in.

Aukland House. Falmouth. Holiday home. Cornwall (12 of 151)

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Room of the Week – Ridifarne Kitchen

February 1, 2017 No Comments

Rather than featuring a property a week as you can see them on the website, we thought it would be nice to share some of our favourite rooms with you! This way we can show extra photographs that may not already be on the website.

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It seems fitting to start with a property that we have been letting for over 30 years, the very popular Ridifarne. If private access to the beach and stunning views of the Helford River are not enough for you perhaps the 3-acre garden will be of interest. Today we will look at the recently refurbished kitchen and larder.

Although there is a large formal dining room next door the owners choose to keep a breakfast table in the window giving you a choice of where to watch the view while you eat your cream tea. The new electric Aga keeps the room warm and makes you slow down a bit while you’re on holiday. Although you don’t have to plan quite as far in advance as with a traditional Aga this will take 30 minutes to get up to temperature, we only ever get good feedback from guests cooking with it.

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The separate utility/larder stores the fridge freezer and washing machines, keeping the kitchen nice and peaceful.

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The mases of kitchen worktop make for the perfect location for a bit of holiday baking! If you fancy a break from cooking then a short walk along the beach takes you to the popular Ferryboat Inn, or hop across the river on the ferry (or kayaks if you bring them) and have a meal at The Shipwrights on the south side of the river.




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