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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.

    Excellent! 4.5/5
    (4 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #6482088
    4
    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (6 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #814270
      6
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Barn #6723066
        1
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Bungalow #6520724
          2
          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #6524626
            2
            Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Farmhouse #6942530
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6817212
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (81 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #5922
                  81
                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #6938615
                    1
                    Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Barn #6736762
                      2
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        Cottage #6817193
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (3 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #8052994
                          3
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (9 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8105402
                            9
                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                              (3 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #8071545
                              3
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (18 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #8133882
                                18
                                Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (18 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #8157138
                                  18
                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    House #1995272
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                      (6 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #721378
                                      6
                                      Viewed 23 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
                                        20
                                        Viewed 31 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8067232
                                            1
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (8 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Bungalow #1884571
                                              8
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                House #8090742
                                                5
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8067232
                                                  5
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Chalet #6543229
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1450047
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1450047
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #8082823
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #8120696
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #6818066
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Bungalow #720645
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #712913
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                                    Cottage #6936952
                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #1690782
                                                                      1
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Barn #8055857
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8166785
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (3 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #8061630
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (38 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #8081922
                                                                              38
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Bungalow #6544231
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #6798617
                                                                                  6
                                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                    (3 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Bungalow #1788861
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1947559
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #447292
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1993395
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (25 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8166734
                                                                                            25
                                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (3 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #8173033
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #447292
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #6512561
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    An excellent week at the house. Suited our needs perfectly.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We were a group of 9 ladies from Launceston in the area for a week for the County Golf Championships. The number of bedrooms suited us perfectly with 6 sharing and 3 in each of the double rooms. We loved the downstairs area and spent a lot of time socialising in the kitchen. The kitchen itself was well-equipped, including lots of spices! I would certainly recommend the property to anyone else. It would be great for two families with the layout.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Amazing

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This was the perfect place for our honeymoon. The cottage is special and the gardens unique. Mat and Jane are perfect hosts and made our stay one to remember. Highly recommended for a Cornish getaway.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017