|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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The Beach House is a ground floor apartment situated in the courtyard at Helford Passage, just moments away from the Ferryboat Inn and the beach. It's decorated throughout in neutral shades, which makes the place feel light and airy. Colourful artwork and beachy knick knacks add a homely touch.
The open-plan living room is cosy, with two comfy sofas and plenty of brightly coloured scatter cushions. There are books, DVDs and some board games for in-house entertainment. The dining table is against the wall, maximising use of the space. You'll find the kitchenette compact, but well equipped for all you'll need to keep the family happy for the week.
The main bedroom is at the front of the property, and has a double bed with a pine wardrobe and matching drawer units. Bright stripy curtains and bold red cushions add warmth and character. Bunk beds make up the second bedroom, along with a large, pine chest of drawers. There are wooden shutters on the window to keep out the early morning sunlight. The family bathroom is tiled throughout in clean white, and has both a bath and overhead electric shower to suit all needs. You'll find a heated towel rail to keep the family's towels warm and dry.The apartment has night storage heaters for the colder months, and the floor is tiled throughout in terracotta, making it easy to win the battle of the stray sand! A perfect base for your family holiday.
You'll find patio furniture outside in the courtyard, a perfect space for an early evening meal. Sit and relax with the family, and breathe in the scent of the lilac Wisteria. And there's plenty of room here for storing kayaks and other beach equipment.
There is one designated space in the residents' car park for The Beach House, and we require a refundable £100 deposit against damages on this property.
We couldn't find any accommodation beginning on a Monday, only at Helford Passage, and as a last minute booking, for a family funeral, in Falmouth, we were so pleased with the tranquility of the Beach House.
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.
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