Cottage in Gweek, Cornwall - Idyllic Location For Exploring The Lizard Peninsula
About Fiona Fletcher
We live in a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula, South west Cornwall with our three young boys. Simon is a retired fisherman and I am a school teacher. We are a small, family owned and run business and we are delighted to say that many of our guests return again and again.
Fiona Fletcher purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Fiona Fletcher chose Gweek
We fell in love with the character of the cottage, the beeatiful granite stone and old fireplace. The cottage has views of the river from the garden and the pub close by is fantastic.
What makes this Cottage unique
Gweek is an ideal base for exploring Cornwall and a homely village to come back to with its riverside walks and friendly pub. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a few min walk away, see the seal pups being rehabilitated before their release back into the wild.
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Thank you for rating Creekside 5/5 - we hope you will stay in the cottage again Orde.
Perfect Waterside Hideaway
We loved our stay at Creekside. The house is tucked away up a quiet little lane, with glimpses of the river, and a great pub next door.
It’s a real home from home, with everything you need. And it doesn’t feel like a sterile holiday let, but more like staying with friends who’ve just popped out!
Hi Hannah, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your lovely feedback.
House ideally situated with pub and shop nearby. 20 minutes from trebah along some narrow roads! Nice open plan dining living room area.
Thank you, Fiona. We love visiting Trebah Garden too!
FABULOUS HOUSE - A REAL RETREAT - PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY HOLIDAY
We can not recommend Creekside enough, we had the most wonderful time visiting :-) A beautiful cottage in an absolutely perfect locality !! We will definitely be back xxx
Thank you Nicola, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.
Cosy creekside cottage with everything you need!
Creekside cottage. We took our 2 kids and my parents and the cottage was the perfect size. 3 bedrooms and a lovely bathroom with a roll top bath. Downstairs, there is a big open living space with toys and games for the kids and a well equipped kitchen and utility room which also doubles up as a quiet, warm sun trap perfect for reading. The washing machine was particularly useful to have after days in muddy fields and on the beach. Fiona had also left us goodies on arrival which made us feel so welcome. There's a lot to explore locally and we'll be back. Thanks Fiona!
Many thanks Megan. we look forward to welcoming you back to Creekside.
Excellent cottage in a quintessential Cornish village
The cottage was very cosy with all the necessities for a stay in the country.
Fiona was excellent to communicate with and very obliging.
The property quite close to a traditional pub with great food but there was no problem with noise.
We had a great few days in the cottage and in Cornwall in general.
We were only two in the cottage but there was plenty of room for more
Thank you for your lovely comments Victoria, thank you also for mentioning that there wasn't any noise from the pub.
Gweek is situated on the edge of the tidal creek of the Helford River and there are many beautiful inlets and creeks to explore, including Frenchman's Creek, made famous in Daphne Du Maurier's novel. There are many spectacular beaches within ten minute's drive from Gweek. These include Gunwalloe Cove, Loe Bar, Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands.
Nearest airport: Newquay or Plymouth.
Nearest ferry port: Falmouth or Plymouth.
The cottage is in the village of Gweek, less than 50 yards from the popular Gweek Inn, a village shop and post office.
The market town of Helston is 2 miles away. Helford Village is 5 miles and there are many enchanting coves around the Lizard Peninsula, the Lizard being the most southerly point in Britain.
At the head of the timeless Helford River is Gweek, still an important boat building and repair centre, and the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, where injured Atlantic grey seals are nursed back to health. The Gweek Inn is 200 yards away and serves good food and local ales. There is also a general store/post office. In the traditional boatyard in Gweek, Working Sail are bringing the past back to life by building large wooden sailing vessels using only traditional materials and methods of construction. Based on the lines of the pilot cutters that plied their trade from Cornish ports during the nineteenth century, Working Sail are building new wooden sailing vessels for today's sailor with a history steeped in Cornwall's maritime past.
Deep sheltered valleys covered in ancient oak woodland, lead down to hidden creeks, centuries old villages, and Cornwall gardens, such as Trebah and Glendurgan both on the north shore of the Helford, in South West Cornwall full of sub-tropical plants, tree ferns, rhododendrons and azaleas.
Beautiful villages like Durgan, or the more well known Helford Passage, with its famous Ferryboat Inn, both so beautiful in different ways. Churches such as Mawgan, with its immaculately kept churchyard, overlooking the mouth of the River.
The exclusive properties of Porth Navas, many with a yacht moored alongside. Since Roman times there has been an oyster fishery in the lower reaches of the Helford. The granite walled Oyster Quay offers good views up Porth Navas Creek, and may offer the chance to buy either a gallon of mussels or a dozen fresh Helford Cornish Oysters.
Follow the coastal footpath around the Lizard Peninsula, past unspoilt villages such as Cadgwith, stopping off at the lighthouse, the most Southerly point in mainland Britain.