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A spectacular location with beautiful sea and country views - Dairy Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Dairy Cottage

This cottage is is slightly smaller than Amy Cottage and is below the Hayloft. It has plenty of space for 2 people. It has a very comfortable lounge diner and spacious and well equipped kitchen. Leading from the dining area is the double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is a back door off the lounge providing access to the rear garden and a small paved area with garden furniture.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Understated simplicity, warm and comfortable. Many highlights: St Michaels Mount, three hour walk from Mylor Bridge to Pandora's Inn, Pendennis Castle, Kynance Cove, the Lizard and many more.... Looking forward to our next visit.
Sep 2013
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A deposit of £70 is required for each week (or part of) that is booked, the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Dairy Cottages change-over day is Friday.

For monthly rentals electricity usage will be payable in addition

Sorry no pets.


Accommodation and facilities for Dairy Cottagein Helston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Dairy Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews

Quiet and relaxing break

  • 4 of 5

This property is located in a lovely quiet and pleasant location. We were made very welcome and everything we needed was provided. The only down side was the very narrow lanes from St Keverne and passing other traffic was difficult in a large vehicle. That said that is the norm for Cornish roads and if you picked the right time to depart and return traffic was limited. The property is well located for a number of attractions and I would recommend it for a good holiday base.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week in Menifters Dairy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Ray Baxter are very friendly owners! We found in the large cottage everythig we needed during our stay.

It was really very helpful to get a description of the best route to the cottage in advance via e-mail.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice meeting you both. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Dairy Cottage.
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Beautiful country location

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a rural area and was exactly as described.

Dairy Cottage had excellent facilities and coming home to a comfy lounge, large screen tv and wifi was welcome.

Very comfortable bed.

The location suited for our exploration of Cornwall.

Highly recommended as a comfortable quiet base. Although we had quite inclement weather, we still enjoyed the views from the back over the fields and bay. In sunny fine weather it would be beautiful to relax outside at the table and chairs provided and take

In The views.

Friendly owners, thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Dairy Cottage. I also enjoyed hearing how you successfully traced your family roots in Cornwall.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely location. The property was spotlessly clean and fully equipped. Wendy and Ray were really nice. Highly recommended and hopefully we will return.

White Hart Hotel in St Kevern is recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Affordable tranquilty.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Dairy cottage made an excellent holiday for us. Its ideal for two, roomy enough, warm and comfortable. I had some doubts at staying somewhere with 3 other neighbouring holiday properties, as I was wanting somewhere very peaceful. However, I was very relieved as the cottages provide peace in abundance. The owners are very courteous and never intrude, and we never heard any noise from the other three cottages. There's a very good amount of outside garden available to use should you wish. The views and air are delightful, and traffic is about one car truddling by every five minutes. For us it was an excellent base to walk loads, get away from it all and particularly reccommended if you like exploring the local coastline and villages. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We both really enjoyed our stay at Dairy Cottage. The place was clean, kitchen well equipped and spacious enough for the two of us. Although it was a little musty when we arrived, a bit of airing did it the world of good and it is a very old stone building which was explained in the welcome pack. It was very quiet, had a lovely view of Falmouth Bay from the back of the cottage. There was a pub 20 mins walk from the cottage that served lovely meals although the walk back was mostly uphill! We had a very relaxing time and we would definitely return again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in Dairy cottage. I am sorry you felt the cottage was musty, but due to the prolonged wet and the unseasonal cool weather we could not leave windows open especially as we did put the heating on well in advanse of your visit.
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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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