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A spectacular location with beautiful sea and country views - The Cartlodge

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



The Cartlodge

This is the largest of the cottages and can comfortably accommodate 4 adults. It is a single story conversion of the cart shed and offers an open plan kitchen and lounge dine. Leading off from the living area is the toilet/shower room and the bedrooms. The larger bedroom has 2 single beds and has access to a small patio area. The other bedroom has a double bed. At the front of the cottage is a large patio area with splendid views down to the sea across Falmouth Bay and along the Southern coast of Cornwall

About the property

Menifters Holiday Cottages

Situated just 1 mile from the coast the cottages look out over unspoilt farmland with beautiful views towards the sea where boats can be seen in Falmouth Bay. The cottages, which have been converted from a 200 year old Cornish barn are set in gardens and paddock of 5 acres.

Each cottage is fully equipped for all your self catering needs.and there is a laundry room. There are no additional charges for heating or electricity. We do ask that you bring your personal towels.

There are 2 one bedroom cottages that have a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom for 2 people. The 2 bedroom cottages will sleep 4 people.

We regret no pets allowed

Porthallow Cove is just over a mile away and a footpath takes you down to this small seaside village. Porthallow has a pub which provides lunchtime and evening meals. 2 miles away is St Keverne which has a post office, shops, 2 pubs and a restaurant. Menifters is also situated just 4 miles from Helford river.

Menifters are no smoking cottages

A rural location: This part of Cornwall offers the opportunity to get away from the crowds and traffic. It is a rural community and you are as likely to meet a tractor on the lanes as another car. There are no high rise flats and hotels in this area and the many footpaths offer the chance to truly find peace and tranquility. From Menifters you can walk to Porthallow Cove in 25 minutes from where you can join the coastal path, Porthallow is the mid point of the South West Coastal path.

Please see our web site for more information and special offers www.menifterscottages.co.uk

Helford: We are 4 miles from Helford village, a small and beautiful Hamlet situated on the Helford River. The navigable river goes inland as far as Gweek and his stretch is characterised with steeply wooded hills and Creeks, most of which can be explored on foot and many by car.

From Helford you can take the Passenger Ferry Boat across the river to Helford Passage. A two mile walk from here will take you to the delightful and exotic gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan.

Porthallow Cove

In our lovely new village hall on the beach, there is a film night (all welcome) every second Monday of the month:

More Details

Wendy Baxter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Only 8 year break! Enjoyed as ever. See you next year.
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 5

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Special offers include bed linen, electricity and heating.

A deposit is required of £70 per week booked, the balance paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for The Cartlodgein Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Cartlodge
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 8 reviews

A welcomed break from the rat race

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the Cart Lodge from the 19th of August to the 2nd of September 2017.

Our family of four found it to be very comfortable and homely. We wanted a holiday away from the rat race, and Menifters delivered 100%. Situated out of the way, in lovely rural farmland setting, yet close enough to see the whole of the south of Cornwall, it proved to be the perfect holiday home.

There are many coves and sandy beaches to investigate as well as a huge array of days out which are well presented in pamphlet form at the Helston Tesco or Sainsburys.

We will definitely be back for another visit to investigate further this fantastic part of our magnificent country.

Highly Recommended.

The Dower family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you come again.
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Really nice place, amazing views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is really out in the boonies but is exactly as described. Follow the directions the owners send you and don't follow your sat nav.... I cannot stress this enough. The police closed the road from Helston to St Keverne one evening so we had to take to the side roads, well more like wide paths really.. It's certainly not a route I would repeat in a hurry!! Stick to the directions and you'll be fine.

We stayed for 7 nights and had no complaints. The kitchen is small but has everything you'd need. There is a washing machine in a room at the end of the building closest to the owners house which we needed as we had our 2yr old grandson with us. He loved the mainly grass garden area to run around and play in but its not secure and not advertised as such so you need to supervise young children. Bedrooms are spacious and beds are very comfortable. Although the blurb states there is wifi it's from the main house and iffy to say the least unless you sat on the windowsill with your laptop and that was a little better but not comfortable for any great length of time. 3G/4G was better and with nice weather, sitting outside looking out over Falmouth bay, you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer place to sit and answer a few emails.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllisches Cottage mit Weitblick

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns in dem Cottage sehr wohl gefühlt. Der Kamin war leider nur elektrisch und das Badezimmer sehr klein, aber die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich, der Ausblick über die Felder bis zur Bucht fantastisch und die Betten bequem. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht, nur Kaffeemaschinen sind wohl in England nicht üblich.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am glad you enjoyed the lovely views from Menifters.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
120 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St Keverne
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Helford River: renowned for its tree lined creeks, wild life and endless tales of smuggling and shipwrecks. You can also hire motorboats, sailing boats and rowing dinghies.

National Trust's Glendurgan: and Trebah Gardens are two of the great sub-tropical gardens of the south west.

Pendennis Castle: from Henry VIII fortress to the secret World War II base..

Porthkerris Diving Centre: A professional PADI 5* Dive Centre on the Lizard Peninsular. They offer the whole range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses. Have a go at diving with a 'Try Dive' under expert guidance. It has one of the best shore dives and offers RIB and hard boat charters to local reefs and wrecks.

Flambards Village Theme Park: fun for the children whatever the weather.

Poldark Mine: experience the thrill of an underground tour in a genuine Cornish Tin Mine.

If you prefer walking there is the South West Coastpath, Porthallow is the halfway point


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