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4 Coastguard Cottage at Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. Stunning river views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Coastguard Cottage, Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. On river. Use of outdoor pool.

The Coast Guard Cottages at Helford Passage were built around 1850 and, as the name suggests, belonged to the Coastguard Service who formed in 1822 to try and prevent smuggling.

Number 4 belonged to the ship's skipper. It has been lovingly renovated to add modern features, yet retain the cottage's original charm. Decorated with whitewashed walls and clean lines, there is a light, spacious feel throughout. Warm fabrics add the luxurious touch, and the artwork comes from local artists.

On the ground floor, the open-plan living room, with two comfy sofas, opens into the kitchen, which is so well-equipped, there is even a built-in wine chiller. The breakfast bar is perfect for an early morning coffee from the Nespresso machine, or chatting to the chef whilst lunch is being prepared. You'll find a separate den, ideal for the children, with its large sofa, beanbags and small television. There is a downstairs bathroom with a walk-in shower cubicle as part of the modern, bathroom suite.

The dining area is at the front of the property. A butterfly table opens up for extended suppers or a family game of Scrabble, and closes down again, maximising the space in the window alcove, where there is a wonderful seating area with plenty of colourful scatter cushions - an idyllic space for curling up with a hot coffee and a good book. You'll find Sky Sport and BT Sport on the TV.

Upstairs, you'll find a double room, with a king-size bed and stunning views of the river. There are built-in wardrobes and cupboards which provide plenty of storage space. The second bedroom is a twin room, and the third houses a set of sturdy bunks. There is hanging and cupboard space in both. The family bathroom has a bath and overhead electric shower to suit everybody's needs. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails to keep the family's towels warm and dry. As an added bonus, we are now supplying one bath and one hand towel per guest, free of charge.

You'll find a private patio outside, overlooking the river, with wooden garden furniture and a huge parasol - a perfect spot to bask in the sunshine, or chill in the shade with a glass of something cold.Number 4 has underfloor heating on the ground floor and storage heaters upstairs.

And for bookings of one week or more, we'll have a welcome pack ready for your arrival - a bottle of locally made Helford Creek fruit juice, Cornish filter coffee, Smugglers tea, Cornish biscuits, a few sugar sachets and a pint of milk.

Unfortunately, there is no designated parking spot for this cottage, but you will be able to pull up in front of the property for unloading suitcase and shopping. You can leave your car in the public car park, just up the hill, and if you need to pay, we'll honour the fees. There is a returnable £200 deposit against damages on this property.

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About Us

Holiday Cornwall
Holiday Cornwall Ltd
Holiday Cornwall Ltd., Helford Passage
TR11 5LB Falmouth
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Holiday Cornwall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mawnan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom. - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One shower room downstairs. One family bathroom upstairs with bath and overhead shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    The bunk bed room. - 2 Child Bed
  • 1 double room, 1 with twin beds, and 1 with a set of bunks.
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Four Coastguard Cottage is a mid-terrace property, just a few steps away from the beach at Helford Passage. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms, and has two family bathrooms. As well as having a spacious lounge, there is a den room, complete with bean bags and a small TV for the children. You'll find a private patio outside, overlooking the river, with wooden garden furniture and a huge parasol - a perfect spot to bask in the sunshine, or chill in the shade with a good book. Shared use of the outdoor, heated swimming pool with loungers, chairs and parasols poolside.There is a returnable £200 deposit against damages on this property.


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4 Coastguard Cottage at Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. Stunning river views.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Wraxall, United Kingdom

Idyllic spot on the Helford

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely delightful. It is beautifully presented and in an idyllic location. Unfortunately the damage caused by storm Emma and the security fencing in the road somewhat spoiled the view this time but that was totally outside the control of the owners and was just one of those things.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hi Pam Glad you had another good holiday at 4 Coastguard Cottage and yes, it was unfortunate there was storm damage to the road and we are sorry that the view wasn't as good as it should have been but work has now started to repair the damage. Best wishes Julie
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Chepstow, United Kingdom

Autumn at Helford Passage

  • 5 of 5

4 Coastguard Cottage: a very comfortable and well equipped cottage overlooking the beach and with delightful views across the water, particularly early morning and early evening.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hello Mr Rees, What a wonderful recommendation for 4 Coastguard Cottages! We agree; the views are special and the cottage is cottage and peaceful. We look forward to seeing you again next year, All good wishes, Sara
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Lower Froyle, United Kingdom

4 coastguard cottage

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here multiple times in the last 5 years. The area is exceptionally beautiful and the location of the cottage is idyllic. We can indulge in all our outdoor activities from the front door. The staff at Holiday Cornwall are always so lovely and helpful too.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hello Sunita, Thanks so much for such a lovely review. The cottage is just a few feet away from the beach so it's ideal for water sports. It's always a pleasure to see you and your family when you come down :-) Best wishes, Sara
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Bolton, United Kingdom

4 coastguards

  • 5 of 5

My only complaint in an otherwise perfect 2 weeks was

the lack of a parking space on the lower car park.

That hill is a killer!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hello Mr Baron, I totally agree - that hill really does give your calf muscles a good work-out! Looking on the bright side, it's cheaper than the gym! But in all seriousness, I do appreciate your comments about the parking - unfortunately, that is down to a change of policy by the site owner. Glad you had an otherwise great break away - you certainly had some stunning weather. Best Wishes, Sara
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Chacombe, United Kingdom

Feedback on 4 Coartguard Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The change in car parking arrangements this year were an issue! Whilst we understand the reason for change we can't understand why an extra charge cannot be made for use of a vacant space, in the lower carpark, subject to agreement with willing owners. This charge, minus an administration fee, could be forwarded to the carpark space owners probably at a profit! Whilst I am still fit enough to make the 'trek' to the top carpark I think that other older visitors will be deterred from rebooking this cottage.

For a seasoned coffee drinker the lack of a caffeine in the property was a serious oversight! We appreciated the staff providing an awesome replacement contraption but think a new cafetière for the cottage needs to be purchased!

We would recommend this cottage to others but only with warnings about the carparking. (see below)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sue, for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate your feedback. The two coastguard cottages have never had allocated parking spaces but we've always tried to offer free ones to those guests. It's no longer possible to do this, I'm afraid, and that's out of our control. Regarding the cafetiere, I will certainly pass those comments across to the owner. We look forward to welcoming you back in June! With warm wishes from the team at Holiday Cornwall.
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Other Activities:

Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are just a few minutes away, and stunning at any time of the year. Falmouth is our nearest town, where you'll find the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, pubs and restaurants.

We've got fishing trips nearby, golf, cycling, horse-riding, seaside fish and chips, coastal walks, art galleries and stunning beaches. A perfect base for family breaks.

Helford Passage is about a mile from the village of Mawnan Smith. It's on the river - the Helford, of course, with a lovely sandy beach, and direct access onto the coastal path. We've got the Ferryboat Inn on site, which specialises in local seafood dishes and exquisite hot chocolates with Baileys Cream. It hosts regular music nights, quizzes and other events during the year, including the Helford Passage Regatta in early August.

You could hire a rowing boat or kayak for the day at the Helford Passage kiosk, or book some paddle boarding lessons. If, like me, you're a lazy sun-worshipper, then stretch out on the beach with the latest blockbuster and a locally made Roskilly's Chocolate Brownie and Marshmallow ice cream, or a bag of warm, buttery popcorn. Browse through Sarah's Shop @ the Beach, for locally made jewellery, quirky gifts, and the children's all-essential, beach-side bucket and spades.

We've got an outdoor, heated swimming pool on site too, with poolside loungers chairs and parasols. It's in a secure area behind a coded gate, so it's safe for the little ones.

From the kiosk, you can catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, meander up the leafy path to the Shipwrights Arms and enjoy a homemade pasty and a glass of cold, Cornish cider. If you fancy something a little more energetic, you could wander along the river shore and explore Daphne Du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek. The ferry runs into the evening during the season so there's no rush back - take your time, relax and enjoy.


Prices & Availability

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  • One set of bed linen and towels are included.

    Free Wifi. BT and Sky Sport available.

    Access to out door heated swimming pool.

    Welcome essentials pack.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £200.00

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