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Make a holiday cottage in Helston your home away from home

The charismatic and historic town of Helston sits on the most southerly part of England – the Lizard Point in Cornwall. Famous for its annual Floral or Furry dance day held every May, the bustling and delightful town is a stunning mix of beautiful old cottages and homes, sweeping scenery and carpets of sweet, floral meadows. HomeAway has a stunning showcase of holiday accommodation in Helston that is perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing family holiday. Beautiful renovated barns and country cottages offer families and couples an idyllic getaway, complete with sweeping lake views, beautiful manicured gardens, excellent modern amenities and luxurious country comforts all close to the superb Praa Sands Beach front. Offering everything from cosy one bedroomed romantic retreats to spacious homes for up to large groups and families, holiday cottages in Helston are the picture perfect hideaway for tired souls.

Things to do in Helston

Helston was once a thriving port town way back when in 1201 it received its official charter. Sadly the river eventually silted up and the port of Helston became no more. The Loe Bar, a sweeping sand bar, now separates the sea from the freshwater lake in Helston. Today, Helston holiday cottages are the perfect base to explore this most gorgeous part of England.

-Godolphin House is the privately owned Tudor Mansion that has roots dating back to the 14th Century, when building of the Grade I mansion was started. It was the private home of the Godolphin family, a seriously wealthy family who made their millions from Cornish tin. With more than 100 rooms, expansive ceiling beams carved in the 16th century, the finest furniture and a sweeping equestrian section, this is a magnificent historic site not to be missed.

-The Folk Museum was built in the late 1800s and used to be known as the Butter Market. It opened its doors as a museum in 1849, and is home to a fascinating showcase of everything from the pioneer of the sea rescue rocket line – Henry Trengrouse, cider making apparatus and shop items from the original town blacksmith. There is a stunning gallery of clothing through the ages and a quaint little gift shop too.

-The Poldark Mine and Heritage Complex used to be the very beating heart of Cornish industry in its heyday in the 18th century and this old tin mine is considered to be one of the most important historic sites in Cornwall. Local craftsman and workshops with wood workers, pottery artists and candle making have made the mine their arty hotspot and visitors can even go on a night time ghost tour of the old mine workings by candlelight.

-The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is the only animal sanctuary and rehabilitation centre of its kind in Cornwall and is hugely popular with all age of visitor in Helston holiday cottages. With plenty of playful residents like otters and penguins, rock pools and other animals the kids will love, there are many exciting tales of brave rescue that some of the permanent residents like the sea lion have been through. Chill out at the café or shop at the guest shop at the impressive 40 acre conservation centre.

-The Carminowe Valley Gardens is a vast natural woodland of holly, ash and oak trees, overlooking a sparkling pond that opens out into many hidden sanctuaries within the garden. For any visitor that appreciates the beauty of a stunning garden, then this is a must see for you. Enjoy homemade teas under the leafy peace of the trees and you can even take your dog as long as it is on a lead.

The Weather in Helston

A delightful holiday cottage in Heston is the ideal place to really kick back, relax and be immersed in peaceful surroundings. The weather in Helston is mild to temperate all year round, with balmy summer temperatures rising to a sunny 18°C and dropping down to a crisp 8 or 9°C in the winter time.

Getting to Helston

There’s a small regional airport at Newquay where hire car can be arranged for the 30 minute drive to Helston. The town is in the process of restoring its branch line railway which closed in the 60s, but there are bus services brining people in from Redruth and Camborne stations. The main roads serving the general area are the M5, A30 and A39.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Apartment #8133882
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Bungalow #1884571
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
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        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #8081922
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          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8166734
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Cottage #6559071
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                Farmhouse #8153133
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Chalet #6543229
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #6482088
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1993395
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                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #1902254
                        14
                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Bungalow #720645
                          11
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Cottage #6512561
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                            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                              15
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (4 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8168226
                                4
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8139447
                                  7
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Bungalow #6544231
                                    4
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Barn #6723066
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                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #814270
                                        7
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #8173033
                                          4
                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #447292
                                            5
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8105402
                                              10
                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1947559
                                                7
                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #447292
                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #6938615
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Bungalow #6520724
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Barn #8055857
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                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          House #8090742
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #8166785
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #8082823
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (20 reviews)
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                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                House #1673505
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                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #721378
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                                    12
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #8071545
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (2 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #447292
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #1450047
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (23 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1405626
                                                                            23
                                                                            Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Good! 3.8/5
                                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Bungalow #1788861
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1133002
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8155440
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cabin #8053442
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #6524626
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Barn #6736762
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #8044849
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
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                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Barn #1133000
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8118857
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (84 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #5922
                                                                                                84
                                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  House #8125790
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #8090192
                                                                                                    22
                                                                                                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1450047
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Helston Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect spot. Beautiful scenery. Lovely cottage. Impeccable service

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a wonderful week in Porthallow. Martha's cottage is all that you could wish for. I slept like a log in the fabulously comfortable bed. Lots of comfy sofas and all the kit and equipment you could possibly need. The walking was a feast for the eyes in all directions along the coastal path towards Helford and Coverack, both great places to visit, with ancient and picturesque inland paths home again. The wild flowers would have out done any Chelsea flower show. We were treated to a display from a local seal family on the rocks off Lowland point and saw a juvenile lesser spotted woodpecker among all the other bird life. The beach, the delicious menu at The Fat Apple cafe and the characterful Five Pilchards all in walking distance means you are spoilt for ways to spend your days. Martha could not have looked after us better to make sure we enjoyed our stay. A real treat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely place, loved the accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stay here just after Christmas, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, easy to book, owners were fab, place was clean and tidy with all the amenities you needed, local pub and beach were amazing! If our journey wasn't 7 hours away we would be back again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016