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Rose Cottage 2

Helford River
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pets: welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Mooring
  • Open fire
  • Parking
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Seaview

Summary

Rose Cottage 2, a traditional fisherman’s cottage nestled sweetly between sister cottages, Rose Cottages 1 and 3, is ideally positioned in the picturesque hamlet of Durgan in Cornwall. Together they share a peaceful central courtyard. From here the calm and gently lapping waves of the Helford River can be heard only moments away.

Rose Cottage 2 provides comfortable and straightforward accommodation that lets visitors enjoy one of the most unique locations that Cornwall has to offer. Traditionally laid out, a kitchen and separate living room make up the ground floor of the cottage. Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with windows over the courtyard, and a second bedroom with bunk beds for little ones, along with a family bathroom.

Rose Cottage 2 has access to the shared courtyard at the Rose Cottages, ideal for enjoying the sunshine or an al-fresco dinner in the evening, close enough to the sea to hear the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Or better still, pop your supper into a hamper and enjoy a picnic dinner on the beach.

Durgan feels timeless and is owned predominantly by the National Trust, helping it to retain its charm as quite possibly the most beautifully quaint beachside retreat in the UK. Brilliant for walkers of the South West Coast Path.

 

Particulars

Kitchen

Entered through a stable door with built in hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer-dryer, sink and immersion heater. Table and four chairs. Back door to garage with tumble dryer, freezer and coat hooks.

Sitting room

large sofa, two arm chairs, open fire, TV, DVD player, radio/cassette/CD player, night store heater, coffee tables, lamps and log basket.

Double bedroom

with double bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, lamps and long mirror.

Bunk bedroom

with bunk beds, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, lamp and armchair.

 

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Garden

small shared garden with tables and chairs, for exclusive use of Rose Cottages.

Parking

there is a garage allocated to this property but access is fairly limited and would best suit a small car. A medium size car could be parked in front of the garage (taking care not to encroach on the neighbours). Larger cars may need to be parked in the National Trust car park at the top of the hill.

 

Location

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With stone fisherman’s cottages, a red phone box and a slipway down to the clear waters of the Helford River, Durgan could quite possibly be the prettiest hamlet in Cornwall – and even, we would argue, in the country. Just seventeen houses exist within the hamlet, sharing a spot on the riverbank with cormorants and herons and other wildlife that relish this quieter way of life.

Stroll along the coastal path to the Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage for an evening meal, enjoying the evening sun from the terrace (although don’t forget your torch for the journey back!). From Helford Passage you can catch a ferry over to the idyllic village of Helford, where the Shipwrights Arms welcomes hungry travellers with open arms and full plates. On this side of the Helford you’ll find Frenchman’s Creek, famous to readers of Daphne Du Maurier, who spent time here in the Helford and found inspiration in its crystalline waters and ancient woodlands.

Spend an afternoon in wonder at the subtropical Glendurgan Garden, where you’ll find paths winding through a stunning array of rare plant life, plus a laurel maze to journey into (and try and find your way out of!). Nearby Trebah Garden offers more alluring botanical beauty, plus it has a great year-round café and restaurant, and a calendar of events held in its outdoor amphitheatre to keep you entertained throughout summer.

Beaches and having fun on the water are what the Helford is all about, and you’ll find many year-round dog-friendly beaches lining the waterside only a coastal walk away. Like Grebe, just a short stroll from Durgan. Spend an afternoon lounging at this beautiful beach surrounded by Sessile oaks and Scots pine and with the clearest of waters to dive into. Or take to the water from Helford Passage by renting a boat, or book ahead and make use of the rowing boat at Rose Cottages for an even more poetic way of seeing the river.

When the time comes for a change of pace, head over and soak up the atmosphere in Falmouth, just a brief drive away. This bustling harbour town has a thriving cultural scene, with people travelling from all over Europe for events like the International Sea Shanty Festival, which takes place in June. Known for its arts scene as well as great food, there’s always plenty to do in town – from browsing through galleries and independent shops to enjoying a ferry trip out into the harbour, for a unique view of the coastline from the water.

Availability

April 2021
May 2021
June 2021
July 2021
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Notes

Arrival from 5pm.
Departure by 9am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
Heating inclusive. Night storage heating.
Electricity inclusive.
Telephone not provided.
Mobile signal – poor.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
No Smoking. If you are a smoker please be considerate of others and keep away from open windows, other guests and of course responsibly dispose of your cigarette ends. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottages.
One basket of logs provided (October to April), further supplies may be purchased locally.
Cot & highchair available.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

Pets
One behaved dog welcome @ £35 each with the expressed permission of the owner. No dogs under 1 year of age

Towels
Please bring your own towels.

Parking
There is a garage allocated to this property but access is a little limited and it would best suit an estate car or smaller. Please do not park in front of the garage (unless Rose Cottage 1 is empty for the duration of your stay). Larger cars, such as a tall vehicle, a van or a SUV will need to be parked in the National Trust car park at the top of the hill.

Boats and Dinghies
Guests wishing to bring a dinghy or boat must notify the office in advance as there is space for one boat/kayak per cottage on the boat park, close to the property, (alongside the boat shed). There is one deepwater mooring available at the west end of Durgan bay to accommodate boats up to 45′ long which is available to the guests of Rose Cottages. If you would like to keep your sailing dinghy (Laser, Wayfarer etc) on the mooring, there is a charge of £30 per week, whilst for boats above 20′ the charge is £60. The owners also have a small rowing boat, which is available at £50 per week. The dinghy and mooring must be reserved and paid for with your deposit at the time of booking to ensure availability.

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