|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Spindrift is located above the Ferryboat Inn, and has stunning panoramic views of the Helford River. It has a large, tiled patio with table, chairs and a parasol, making this an idyllic spot for basking in the sunshine and watching the boats glide by.
There are fourteen steps down into the apartment, and you'll then find everything on one level. It's decorated in neutral shades, with feature walls and artwork adding depth and colour, giving the space a relaxed, homely feel.
The lounge and bedrooms face the river and all have patio doors leading onto the balcony. These rooms formed some of the hotel's original bedrooms. Could you be sleeping where General Montgomery or actor David Niven once slept? The bathroom and kitchen, at the back of the property, housed the hotel's bathrooms.
The lounge has two comfy sofas and a vintage chaise longue in forest green - plenty of chances to sit back and unwind. Thick curtains on the patio doors will block out the light when you cosy up for the evening. Go through the living room and into the conservatory where you'll find a pine dining suite. It's a great space for lazy lunches or table-top games with the children as it's always warm and bright in here, and you've got blinds to keep the glare out in the summer. The kitchen is well-equipped and spacious enough to prepare a family feast.
The master bedroom is fitted with a king-size bed and a spacious built-in wardrobe. There's a taupe feature wall and accents of blue which gives the room a contemporary feel. The twin room is a warm mixture of cream, sage green and natural pine. The family bathroom is bright with clean lines and a modern suite. There's a bath and overhead electric shower, and a heated towel rail to keep your towels warm and dry.
We'll have a welcome hamper of Smuggle's tea, Taylors coffee, milk, Cornish biscuits and a bottle of wine waiting for your arrival.
You'll have shared use of the outdoor, heated swimming pool. Spindrift has one designated space in the residents' car park. There is a £100 refundable deposit against damages required on this property.
Please note: there is a small wall and then railings on the balcony edge, therefore we don't recommend this property for anyone with toddlers unless they are under strict adult supervision at all times.
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 holds 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 loungers, poolside 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 home-made 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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