“Peaceful and beautiful.”
“We have marked Sykes Cottages themselves down simply because it is too internet geared without the personal touch.”
We have very little, sometimes no, internet, and it would have been much more helpful to have been able to have spoken to someone at Sykes to make the booking. There must be many more people with little or no internet. We loved the cottage, and it was just as the pictures showed (very homely and calming). The owner Amanda was very helpful and accommodating, and happy to give any information required. The location was fabulous as were the gardens. Very good dog walking from the cottage. There were many very good local pubs and restaurants - all of which were dog friendly. All the people in the area went out of their way to be helpful and kind. The only improvement would be to have some comfortable outside seating (deck chairs or the like). We will definitely return to this cottage.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
¾ mile from Manaccan, in a magical setting 100 yards from the head of Gillan Creek, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th cent.
threshing barn with some low lintels, knobbly walls and beams.
It faces over its extensive gardens (picnic table, gas barbecue) and woodland (15 acres in all), through which a sparkling little stream runs, with kingcups, cherry blossom, magnolia and a host of other plants, making this a special place.
All for you to explore and enjoy (a birdwatcher’s delight), but small children should be supervised.
Plenty of car/boat parking space.
A mile of creekside lane to the beach at St Anthony-in-Meneage and boat hire.Garden door (5’9” lintel) into open-plan living/dining room with beams, inglenook (woodburner), piano and TV/DVD/video; kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, oil-fired Rayburn plus electric cooker, larder fridge) with slate worktops; big walk-in pantry (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer), through to smart shower-room (suite).
Stairs up to three pretty bedrooms with wood floors (rugs) - a double (5’ bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and door to garden via steps, another double with gorgeous garden view, and a twin with the same lovely view; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Ready meals available.
While the world rushes past, this is a little bit of secret heaven. Manaccan: pretty village (thatched pub, church out of which an ancient fig tree grows) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ¼ mile from the magical creeks of the Helford Passage.
Winding creek road (1 mile) to St Anthony-in-Meneage (boat hire, river swimming).
Helford (shop, foot ferry across Helford River), 2 miles; Helston, 10.
1st FloorGround Floor
Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en-suite bathroom, 1 x double. 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower-room with shower, WC and basin. Sitting room with wood burning stove, piano and dining area. Kitchen with oil fired rayburn and walk in pantry.
- Central heating with wood burning stove
- Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Off road parking for three cars
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome but must be kept on leads around the grounds due to free range poultry, Sorry no smoking
- Note: Small children should be supervised in garden due to the unfenced stream
- Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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About the location
Helston 10 miles ; Helford 1.5 miles ; Porthallow 3 miles
The village of Manaccan on the South Helford is small and friendly, with an excellent restaurant, friendly village inn and a beautiful 12th century church. The South Helford is arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Cornwall. With meandering country roads, picturesque creeks, tidal inlets and pretty waterside villages, the area can be summed up in three words: tranquil, charming and timeless. The perfect spot for enjoying outdoor living, the South Helford’s sheltered coves were made for messing around on the water and strolling leisurely along the banks. Leave your ‘phone behind and embrace the simple pleasures - while away time paddling in the shallows, explore hidden coves with a hire boat from St Anthony, and stroll through woodland to enjoy a picnic on the beach.
Note: Dogs must be kept on leads around the grounds as the owner has free range poultry.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute