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3C at Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. Close to river. Shared use of outdoor pool.

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3C at Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. Close to river. Shared use of outdoor pool.

3C The Old Sail Loft is a first-floor apartment in the courtyard at Helford Passage, and is in a perfect position for catching both the morning and early evening sun. The Old Sail Loft originally housed the sails of the boats that were moored around the Helford Passage. It was later converted into staff accommodation for the Ferryboat Inn, and later still, into holiday lets.

3C is beautifully decorated in simple shades throughout, giving it a light and spacious feel. There's a large comfy sofa in the living room, and an extendable table in the dining area, which opens out for lazy family breakfasts, and closes up again to give maximum floor space for the children to play. You'll find some books, board games and craft activities tucked away in the living room cupboard.

There is an open doorway into the kitchenette, with it's terracotta tiling and warm beech units. It's compact, but contains everything you need for keeping the family happy for a week.

The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and ample storage in the form of built-in wardrobes. There's an en-suite with both a bath and overhead shower, tiled in clean white, with some nautical touches. The second bedroom has a set of wooden bunk beds, and the third is a single. It's worth mentioning that the mattresses in all three rooms are deep and firm, a great choice if you have a back that needs nurturing!You'll find a second, family bathroom with a shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails to keep everyone's towels warm and dry. As an added bonus, we now supply one bath and one hand towel per guest, free of charge.

Outside, there is a balcony with wooden table and chairs - a perfect spot for a relaxing early evening glass of something cold.There is parking for one car in the residents' car park. Like most of our Helford Passage apartments, you will need to leave your car in the car park and walk down a slope and then up some steps to access your property. You can, however, drive through the complex and pull up outside the Old Sail Loft for unloading suitcases and shopping.

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. If you have any food intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking, and we'll do our best to substitute food items.

There is a returnable £100 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
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Property Manager
Holiday Cornwall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Mawnan around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms - Family bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle. En-suite with bath and overhead electric shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second Bedroom - One set of bunk beds.
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 set of bunks and one single bed.
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
3C, The Old Sail Loft, is a lovely first-floor apartment, situated in the courtyard at Helford Passage, just moments away from the Ferryboat Inn and beach. It sleeps five in three bedrooms, and has two bathrooms, making it a perfect choice for a busy family. There is a balcony outside, with a wooden table and chairs, ideal for relaxing in the sunshine with a glossy magazine and a glass of cold white wine.There is a returnable £100 deposit against damages on this property, and one designated space in the residents' car park. Shared use of the outdoor, heated swimming pool with loungers, chairs and parasols poolside.


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3C at Helford Passage. Sleeps 6. Close to river. Shared use of outdoor pool.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
London, United Kingdom

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The flat is in a fantastic location, and has all you need for a week’s holiday. The team at Holiday Cornwall could not have been more helpful & friendly to us. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hi Camilla We are so pleased you had a good holiday and thank you for your comments which are much appreciated. We hope to hear from you some time in the future. Best wishes Julie
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Pilning, United Kingdom

Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

We have been visiting Helford Passage for many years, but this was the first time we have stayed in 3C. We found the beds extremely comfortable and the accommodation in general very good. It is in a convenient location for the beach, but is approached by a flight of wooden steps. I would not hesitate to recommend 3C to others.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you have had another lovely holiday at Helford Passage and you enjoyed staying in 3C. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Best wishes Julie
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Wotton-uner-edge, United Kingdom

a great, safe location to take our teenage grandchildren who enjoy walking, swimming and eating.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location with plenty of activity on the foreshore and great food and service at The Ferry Boat Pub.

The Sail Loft was high quality if a little bijou for 5 people. Excellent facilities and equipment and great having 2 bathrooms .

The ferry across to Helford Village added another dimension for exploration and tasty food.Maybe a weekly ticket price?

The staff on site were extremely friendly and helpful as all Cornish people appear to be .

We were able to use the swimming pool too despite the grey skies . maybe some solar panels to heat it ?

a wonderful hidden away spot to enjoy a British Summer holiday .

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments which are much appreciated. We are glad you had a lovely time at Helford Passage and I agree, it is a lovely hidden gem. Regards Julie
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United Kingdom

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Comfy apartment in great location next to the Ferryboat Inn along the Helford Passage. Excellent service, with a thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. Nice sheets & towels appreciated. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Holiday Cornwall
Owner's Response: Hi Milly Glad you had a good stay at 3C Old Sail Loft. We hope to see you again some time in the future. Kind Regards Julie
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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 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, beachside 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. One bath towel and one hand towel per bed. Should you need extras, please ring us in the office, as we keep a small supply for hire.

    Free WiFi.

    Access to heated outdoor swimming pool.

    Welcome essentials pack. If you have a food intolerance please let us know and we will do our best to supply a suitable alternative.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £100.00

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