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Cottage with private quay in stunning location

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Helford - House In Helford, Cornwall

3 Bedroom,+3 En Suite, River Frontage Yet Only A 2 Min Stroll To Deli, Tearooms

Kiplings Quay really is a property to die for. It is in a glorious position, enjoying south facing 180 degree river views with it's own low tide beach & river access. You can even feed the swans from your own private quay! You could not wish for more, a lovely house, great views, south facing garden, boat hire, in fact everything that you need for a truly Swallows & Amazons experience in a safe environment. The house provides you with everything for a relaxing break, whatever time of the year you visit. Whether it be sailing, rock pooling, swimming, taking the coastal footpath or the ferry across the river it is all possible within a 5 min walk. Indoors you have Wifi access, a choice of novels & 3 TVs with Sky or Blue Ray, DVD or Video. Alternatively, visit the National Trust Houses, the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan which are all nearby, or walk to the village tearoom for a lovely Cornish Cream Tea or a G&T at the pub whilst watching the boats float by in the sunshine!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Robert Reid Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2016
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1 holidaymaker review

Cottage with private quay in stunning location
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic house with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

The reality of what met us on arrival surpassed our most optimistic expectations.

This really is a fantastic home and sitting and relaxing in the lounge after our arrival with panoramic views out over the Helford river we could see why this house is valued at over a million pounds.

Our holiday was relaxing and we didn’t need to drive anywhere as all we needed was right there in the village- a Pub serving a wide range of meals and open all day – a shop which really was a delicatessen – a tea garden selling crab sandwiches and Sailing club which welcomes visitors, if they have sailing affiliations.

The water, which at high tide literally surrounds the house on 3 sides, tempted us to hire a small boat. This is easily arranged and the local team delivered it and as the house has it’s own slipway this all worked very well.

Our week went all too fast but we will be back next year.

If you are looking for a well-presented holiday home, right on the water with privacy so good, that we didn’t even draw the curtains, then look no further

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Within very easy walking distance
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Helford to Helford Passage
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mullion Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Helston connecting to M5
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Helford Passage
Car: recommended

Kiplings Quay is rated by UK tourist board as a 4**** Star Gold property. This is a house built out into the Helford River on a quay which includes a wide slipway for water access, whether it be for a boat or a swim in the safe water. You have the possibility to hire dingy's, sailing & motor boats nearby & the house has

mooring for these. The Helford Sailing Club provides short term membership for the use of the lovely clubhouse. It is just a short boat trip, at high tide, to Daphne du Maurier's famous 'Frenchmans Creek'. Or if you would rather watch the boats than sail them, you can walk along the fully signed footpath to the creek.

A wonderful area with fabulous sandy & safe beaches for swimming & of course surfing. It has a remarkably beautiful coastline with many quaint old fishing harbours & tiny sheltered coves. The beautiful beaches of Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Kennack & Church Cove are less than 25 mins drive. Lovely river beaches are accessible only 15 mins from the house by footpath or boat. Cornwall has an abundance of wild flora & forna which provide colour & interest all year round along the rivers & coasts paths.

Nearest airport Newquay - 60 mins

Nearest rail station Redruth - 45 mins

Whilst most guests arrive by car, it is not absolutely essential during your stay, as there is a lovely village store just a short walk away which will provide you with all the necessary food essentials & luxuries, so once you are in the village it is possible to leave your car for a truly relaxing holiday.

For Golf enthusiasts - Mullion has a cliff top challenging 18 hole course approx 10 miles. Truro 18 hole inland but good course 27 miles. Other courses are within a similar distance.

If you arrive by train then you can take a taxi from Redruth & Truro stations direct to the house. say 45 mins.

Helston is the nearest main shopping centre - Tesco + Sainsbury - 25 mins but the Helford village shop is well stocked with many deli items & lovely fresh daily bread, and it is only a 2 min walk from the house.

There are many good restaurants locally and an equal number of good pubs all serving food. The inn in Helford is open all day in the season and serves good food with a riverside terrace to watch the folk messing about on the river.

The nearest Medical Centre is in St Keverne - a local village 20 mins away.

Right here in Helford you can hire small boats both sail and motor, by the hour day or week.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Helford, Lizard Peninsula

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Change over day is Friday during the main letting season but there may be flexibility during other months so do enquire. Arrival time is 4 pm or later at your convenience. Departure time is by 10.am on the following Friday.

First select your preferred week & check availability which is up to date. Email or telephone the Kiplings Quay House Manager using the Contact details provided.
A 30% deposit will secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Further details are supplied when you make your enquiry.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Helford in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 225 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cloakroom - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor cloakroom + 3 modern en-suite bath/shower rooms, each with basin & wc. All fully tiled with equalised water pressure, heated towel rails & thermostatic showers. En-suite No.3 (top level) has a heated floor, but has some restricted headroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All rooms have river views + en-suites. Bedroom 1 King 5ft bed, built in wardrobe, TV-Free view, Blue ray DVD. En-suite. Bedroom 2 X 3ft beds (can be put together) TV-Free view, video player. Large Dressing room/Office. Bedroom 3 King 5ft bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bed linen & bathroom towels are provided. Tea towels are provided in the kitchen, but please bring your own beach towels. For longer stays the house is cleaned weekly, with a change of bed linen & towels. We regard repeat bookings as very important, so to serve this purpose we can not accept pets or smoking anywhere in the property out of respect to our future guests. Oil fired central heating & electricity are included in the rental rate. There are no charges for WIFI & there is a printer for your use (paper not provided).

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