Garden WingHelford River
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pets: welcome
Location and Surrounding Area
Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering land maintained and preserved by the
National Trust, Garden Wing is positioned for idyllic stays in a quiet and unspoilt corner of Cornwall.
The Helford River, famous for its coastal walks and inspired literary heritage, is a short walk from the
house, down through picturesque pathways. You’ll find quiet beaches and safe sheltered waters tailormade
for swimming and sailing.
Venture out through the pasture and woodland that surrounds the sleepy parish of Mawnan, looking out
for signs of its almost fairytale past – like the famous pirate gravestone in the churchyard. The clues of a
history of smuggling and spying can be found here and there, so let their imaginations spark and bring
thrill to your children.
Nearby, the subtropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan delight visitors with their exotic plant
collections’ displays of botanical beauty. Hire a boat from Helford Passage for a day on the water, or take a
horse for a hack from Bosvathick Riding Stables. Here your options are endless, and always unforgettable.
Mawnan Smith village, just over a mile away, has shops, a Post Office, a café, a restaurant, and a thatched
country pub. Foodies must visit the close-to-hand The Cove restaurant in Maenporth, or head into the
nearby harbour town of Falmouth for a wide range of dining options to suit all tastes. Although, award winning
fish and chips are simply a must.
Cornish fishing villages, National Trust houses and the golden sands and surfing beaches of the North
Coast are all easily accessible by car. The Tate St Ives and the art galleries at Newlyn and Penzance are a
great day out if the weather is changeable. Across the waters of the Helford River, explore the Lizard
peninsular, or head towards the wild, rugged scenery and near-tropical beaches of Penwith, out towards