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The Farmhouse Cottage

Helford River
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: welcome
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner

Summary

As you wind down the country lanes leading to The Farmhouse Cottage, the first glimpse is enough to let you know that something special awaits. The Farmhouse Cottage is plucked straight from a picture book, think inglenooks, rough-hewn stone and a picturesque setting worthy of a chocolate-box. This quintessential holiday cottage is full to the brim with character.

Traditional on the outside, a local master builder has created a surprise within. Deceptively roomy, the interior marries cottage charm with the modern sensibilities of gathering and sharing. The heart of cottage life is the kitchen, which warmly beats at The Farmhouse Cottage, with swathes of room to spread out and conjure something marvellous, cosied by the Aga. Chefs also have a top of the range electric oven to work with.

The owners of the Farmhouse Cottage encourage merriment – bring your stock of spirits and make use of the cocktail trolley. There are four generous bedrooms upstairs and children will love the adventure of plenty of spots for hide-and-seek. Perfect for hiding out from the grown-ups and planning some holiday mischief.

Soft textures and touches of the nautical remind guests that although bedded within the fields and pastures of the countryside, the seaside is close by. A zip along country lanes leads to the creekside at Port Navas and the quiet shingle coves of the Helford River. A drive in one direction takes you to the blue flag beach at Falmouth, or head west to The Lizard, to explore sandy shores, rugged scenery and rolling waves.

*The Farmhouse Cottage is a new addition added late 2020 – Please note the cottage will undergo some renovations this winter to form an incredible master bedroom with ensuite shower room and also the addition of an outside hot shower.

Particulars

Kitchen
The front door leads into the warm, country kitchen. Large dining table for 8 adjacent to the Rayburn. Well equipped with all the mod-cons including an oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and Nespresso machine. Back door leading to the garden.

Utility Room
With WC, basin, washing machine, tumble drier.

Snug
Smart TV, Playstation and comfortable seating. Doors leading out to the patio.

Living room
Charming, open plan room with wood burner and smart TV. Dining area for four beside a cocktail trolley set within an inglenook fireplace. Stairs up to bedrooms and door to the front garden.

Stairs to First Floor
Nine very steep cottage stairs, unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues for small, ‘unsteady on their feet’ children. Also please note that the floors on the first floor slope in some areas.

Master Bedroom
King (5ft) Hypnos bed, large wardrobe, dressing table, DAB radio. Window over the front elevation of the house.

Double Bedroom
Comfortable room with king (5ft) Hypnos bed, wardrobe, DAB radio and dressing table.

Twin room
With 6ft Hypnos, zip and link bed (super king or two singles) dressing table, DAB radio.

Childrens Room
A fun space for kids with bunk beds (double below and single above), swing chair and plenty of room for games.

Family Bathroom
With bath and shower overhead, WC, washbasin and storage area.

Courtyard Garden
Enclosed, private, suntrap courtyard with comfortable rattan style seating and barbeque perfect for al fresco dining.

Parking
For up to 2 cars, off-road, taking care not to block the rear lane for the other cottages. There is also a garage capable of housing a small car (eg a Mini).

Location and Surrounding Area

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Step out with the dog at dawn and watch the golden light turn the morning mist into magic. Pause on the bench out front beside the wooden porch to wiggle on wellies. Enjoy the hush of the countryside broken only by birdsong and mosey along country lanes with the little ones in tow. Roam permissive paths and rights of way to your hearts content through farms and woodland in search of trickling streams and ancient trees.

The Farmhouse Cottage is set amidst pasture in the hamlet of Treviades, just under a mile from Port Navas creek and the village of Constantine.

The clear waters and pristine banks of the Helford River are just a short drive away. Here you’ll find year-round dog-friendly beaches of Grebe and Porthallack along with the perenially popular village of Helford Passage with a beach, launching facilities and waterside Ferryboat Inn. A short drive away is The Lizard, where golden sands await at Porthleven Beach, or the renowned Kynance Cove.

 

Placed close to the best lunch place for miles, you’ll be able to amble down the lane to Potager Garden and Greenhouse Cafe, where organic food from the surrounding fields is crafted into exciting breakfasts and brunches. The Boatyard Cafe in Gweek or the New Yard Restaurant at Trelowarren are a surefire treat, a short hop in the car away.

Constantine Stores, your local village shop, sells fresh local produce and behind its modest facade lies the largest range of wines and spirits in the South West. Perfect for shaking up a cocktail at The Farmhouse Cottage after a day out. For drinks out and about, the Trengilly Wartha is accessible with a walk along the lanes and serves great pub food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Don’t forget to book ahead at Port Navas Yacht Club, a lovely little waterside gem nearby where you will be well-looked after with delicious food and drink.

Availability

February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
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Notes

Arrival from 5 pm.
Departure by 9 am.
Bed linen included.
Towels and tea towels included, please bring your own beach towels.
Heating and electricity are inclusive. Please note that hot water is provided via the oil-fired Rayburn in the kitchen, which is always on.
There is no landline telephone at the property. Mobile signal is variable.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is included.
No smoking.
There is a security deposit of £200, refunded within 14 days.
One basket of seasoned logs is provided free of charge between October – April. Further supplies can be purchased from Constantine or Mawnan Smith village.

Steep Stairs: Please be aware that the stairs to the first floor are traditional cottage ones and very steep, not suitable for toddlers, babies or anyone with mobility issues.

Pets: Up to 2 well behaved dog at £20 per week each.

Nursery Equipment: Travel cot and high chair in the cottage for your little one’s use. Please advise (prior to arrival) if you would like to use these items.

Zip and Link Bed: Please advise on booking whether you would link a Super-King 6ft bed arrangement or two singles.

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