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Available Christmas & New Year - Detached & secluded nr Praa Sands & Porthleven

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Helston - Detached, secluded, half acre

Stylish coastal cottage, parking, Wifi - half acre gardens - no other units

www.beachshacks.co.uk for further info

Thornleigh is a stylish, secluded & detached Cornish coastal cottage between superb Praa Sands and foodie heaven Porthleven.

It is set in it's own half acre of beautiful gardens, detached with no neighbouring owners property or other units, you have full independence and privacy, it is a short drive to St Ives. Falmouth and the Helford. Only 2 miles from the coast & set deep in hedgerow lanes, next to 2 large country estates and central to all the attractions West Cornwall has to offer. Thornleigh has full central heating.

This hidden gem of a cottage has been recently renovated to provide spacious, light and stylish accommodation. The newly fitted kitchen with slate floor and iroko wood surfaces has all the equipment you require to cook up a feast. Full central heating will keep you toasty through the colder months.

The dining room and living room seat 9 comfortably. There are 2 bathrooms & 4 bedrooms all have new quality pocket sprung mattresses for a blissful sleep. Thornleigh is located close to the beautiful Praa Sands, Porthleven harbour and the historic town of Helston. Please see our website for further details; www.beachshacks.co.uk


Thornleigh is situated between Porthleven and beautiful Praa Sands. Porthleven is a popular harbour, and has many award winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. Below are a few we recommend;







The harbour also has many gift shops, and a well stocked fishing tackle shop which also organises boat and fishing trips.

Praa sands is a beautiful large sandy beach, ideal for families as it has lifeguards and amenities. There is a beach shop, surf hire and surf lessons are available. Also various cafes with fantastic views over the beach. One of these is the Sandbar which is a licensed beach bar/restaurant serving food and drink all day until late evening. There is plenty of seating with fantastic views over the beach through the many large windows. Also has a large balcony seating area overlooking the beach for dining al fresco. It is welcoming to all, couples, families, dog friendly and there is a retro games area with pinball and air hockey, and plenty of parking available.


Local pubs to Thornleigh

The Crown Inn at Crowntown is the closest pub to Thornleigh at just under a mile cross country walk or just over a mile drive. The Queens Arms is the local village pub at Breage, both of these are CAMRA recognised. Together with The Lion and Lamb at Ashton, these are 3 local pubs all serving pub grub and a selection of local ales.

The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe. Has received several Gold awards from Taste West and Cornwall Tourism. Good food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Advisable to book during busy times, great for Sunday lunch. Again welcoming to all.

Helston provides a range of takeaways, cafes, pubs and the stylish restaurant Nansloe Manor.


Thornleigh is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastal walks, within 3 miles are Godolphin, an enchanging estate owned by the National Trust, Rinsey Cove, where you will find 2 old tin mines next to the cliff edge and steps down to the cove below and Loe bar/ Penrose Estate, great for long walks round Loe pool to the sea.

Also close by:

Seal Sanctuary

Poldark Mine

National Maritime Museum

Trebah Garden


Great place for local food is Trevaskis Farm Shop and Gardens, a modern take on a farm and shop with activities for children and pick your own.

If you need to do any more shopping you can continue to the main Hayle A30 roundabout which has an M&S, large Boots and Next.

There is a large 24hr Tesco in Helston, a Lidl, Sainsburys, Somerfield and a small Spar. In the town is Olivers, a deli, butchers and wine merchant.

Thornleigh is centrally situated to enjoy the many attractions of this beautiful part of Cornwall,

Further details on Thornleigh at www.beachshacks.co.uk

Slightly further afield yet only a 25 minute drive is the relative tranquility of the Helford a beautiful stretch of estuary much favoured by sailing folk. This area also boasts 2 superb gardens adjacent to each other; Trebah and Glendurgan. They each have incorporated activities for children and cafes to re fuel. The Helford has many attractive pubs and restaurants.

St Ives and Falmouth: Also a 25 minute drive is the bustling town of St Ives, famous for its Arts Colony & beautiful beaches, it contains more than 30 galleries, one of which is the Tate, St ives, situated on the beautiful surfing beach of Porthmeor. The Tate also looks after the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden in the centre of town. A recent opening has been the Bernard Leach pottery Studio. The small cobbled streets of St Ives with little boutique shops provide hours of diversion. There is a good range of eating establishments from gourmet restaurants to take aways. Live music is often found in the town, culminating for 2 weeks in the September Festival when musicians from throughout the UK & the rest of the World come together in this small old fishing town.

A half hour drive from Thornleigh will also take you to Falmouth, here you can find the new and popular Maritime Museum, also lesser known the area of Penryn fast becoming a new artistic and creative part of Falmouth.


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane at Beachshacks
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Crown Inn, Crowntown, distance via footpath
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Praa Sands golf club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
St Erth
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A30 link to M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Grove, Sithney TR13 0RN
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Porthleven , Rinsey Cove NT and Praa Sands
Car: necessary

Thornleigh is central to the various tourist attractions found in Southern Cornwall. Within a 10 minute drive you find the spectacular surfing beach, bars & cafes of Praa Sands, the bustling harbour of Porthleven, the country estates of Godolphin NT & Penrose NT, mysterious & spectacular coastline around the old tin mines at Rinsey Cove NT, the beautiful Church Cove at Gunwalloe & the Seal Sanctuary and Helford estuary at Gweek. The majority of these attractions are in areas of outstanding natural beauty and a large proportion are under the protection of the national trust, a large majority are free to the general public.

Within a 25 minute drive you can find the artistic and creative town of St Ives, the famous port of Falmouth with its Maritime Museum & the rest of the Helford estuary and Lizard Peninsula. Thornleigh is situated within a World Heritage Site of old mining activity, with many opportunities to explore this fascinating local history. www.beachshacks.co.uk


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helston, Lizard Peninsula

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October half term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Oct/Nov
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Late Nov/Dec
26 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Joyous June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jubilant July
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Bookings can be made by bank transfer, cheque or card

For holidays more than 2 months ahead a deposit of one third is taken.
For those made within 2 months of the start date the full rental rate is taken

Rental rates include all utilities, bedlinen, towels and free wifi. A welcome gift is provided for all Holiday Rental bookings. Thornleigh is decorated for the festive season with real 6ft tree

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helston in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom contains spa bath and seperate shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly fitted with Large shower enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, recently appointed, one a family bathroom with spa bath and seperate shower cubicle/Mira electric shower. The second has a large modern shower enclosure and theromostatic shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double aspect overlooks rural views and tin mine
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Zip link bed either 1 King or 2 x 2ft 6 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Sunny south facing garden 2 x 3ft singles & a 2ft 6 single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Sunny south facing room overlooks garden, Kingsize bed
  • In each of the 4 bedrooms you will find a top quality pocket sprung mattress, bedlinen and towels. Bedroom 4 has flexible Zip link bed which can either be used as 1 King or 2 small singles. A spare child bed, travel cot and highchair is available further information at; www.beachshacks.co.uk
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has been recently refurbished to provide every modern comfort inside. The generously proportioned sitting room is full of light from the south-facing garden. The decor is calming and natural, with sisal flooring, prints and artwork by local painters. There is a large separate dining room with table seating 10 comfortably. 2 LCD TV's and dvd players. A CD library and a collection of books and games are provided. The kitchen provides all you need to host a feast, it contains cream units with iroko wood surfaces, belfast sink, a large Rangemaster cooker and ceramic hob, large larder fridge, separate freezer and Smeg dishwasher. There is a utility porch containing a large washing machine and separate tumble dryer,and a bench seat containing toys. also useful for removing walking boots. Thornleigh is detached and surrounded by a beautiful, large and mature garden,of half an acre, containing a gazebo and Lutyens bench.

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