Myrtle is a beautiful, warm, comfortable thatched cottage dating back over 250 years. The semi detached cottage has beamed ceilings. There is ample parking for cars and a boat if needed with secure storage for bikes or kayaks. The cottage has its own delightful private garden with barbecue area and pagoda. It is furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture whilst retaining its period charm. It boasts uninterrupted countryside views from the rear with magical sunrises.
Cottage in Manaccan, Near Helford, Cornwall, England
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Oct 2018
About Maurice Pearson
We moved to Cornwall in 2002 and have been letting Myrtle Cottage since 2003. Since our retirement from professional life we have established a small business making hand-crafted leather work which we sell through shows across the county. We keep a few chickens, grow our own veg and love the country life around the woods and creeks of the Helford. Now that we have the time we have decided to market our holiday cottage ourselves, offering a more personal service to customers at better prices.
Maurice Pearson purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Maurice Pearson chose Helston
We were looking for a peaceful, rural lifestyle near to family and the sea. The Helford River is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are many beautiful walks accessible from the cottage through National Trust woodland, along the coastal path, with coves and beaches where each season brings its own gems. The best spring flowers in May, mackerel in early summer, shrimping in August, wild mushrooms and shellfish for the picking in the autumn and the wild sea in winter. The local foot ferry drops you off at the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan and there are plenty of opportunities to take to the water. Both St Anthony and Helford have sailing, kayaking and fishing boats for hire.
A wonderful stay in a lovely old thatched cottage with a beautiful tranquil garden
The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful, especially as I was travelling alone. There was a lovely welcome package of food and I was offered beans picked fresh from the garden. Eggs from the chickens was a lovely touch. A great base for exploring Cornwall with lots of walks nearby. My pushbike was stored in their garage each day and lots of room for car parking. There is a great selection of books in the lounge. The bed was very comfortable. It is nicely furnished throughout. The kitchen is (as advertised) very small like a galley but is very well equipped. There is a good sized dining room to eat in. Myrtle Cottage really is one of those places that you are reluctant to leave at the end of your holiday. A place I would certainly like to come back to stay in. The Helford River area is exceptionally beautiful and peaceful and Myrtle Cottage is a perfectly lovely and engaging base. Karen.
Exceptional in every respect
The hosts, the welcome, the cottage, the 'little touches', the space, the cleanliness, the equipment, the garden, just everything, was superb. We had a wonderful time exploring what is a beautiful and quiet part of the country. We will be back. Many thanks. Janet & Roger
The best holiday cottage we’ve stayed
This is more than a holiday cottage can offer. The cottage itself has full of characters and very well maintained, the bedrooms and bathroom are spacious, all beds are so comfortable and clean, the garden is beautiful too. More importantly, the owners (Barbara & Maurice) made us so welcoming, we had yummy home made cake, eggs and jam on arrival, fresh flowers on every room, this is definitely the best holiday cottage we’ve stayed.
Little bit of heaven
Arrived opened the door and felt at home straight away, really lovely cottage decorated & furnished well the garden is quiet and pretty two nice bedrooms nothing else we needed a scrummy chocolate cake fresh eggs were also left for us thank you Barbara, would we recommend YES points out of 10 we voted 11+ do we look at returning yes we didn't get round to half the visits on our list both Maurice and Barbara made us feel like we were visiting friends. Then we saw Maurices leather belts and bags hand made of beautiful leather just waiting for my order to arrive.
Bless you all Lesley
Just started your bag!
Just spent a fantastic week in Myrtle Cottage... just wonderful... perfect!
Everything you could ever need, so clean and comfortable. Maurice and Barbara are lovely,.... thank you Barbara for the eggs, cake and fresh flowers. Already booked for next year!! x
A piece of Cornish heaven!
Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal spot for walking or touring the Lizard area. The welcome food of eggs, milk, homemade jam and cake, plus flowers in every room were an extra bonus. Definitely a place to return to.
St Anthony beach is about a mile from the cottage, Helford River beaches are closer and an easy walk. Other Lizard beaches and coves are a short drive.
Newquay airport is the closest about 1.25 hours drive.
Use of a car is essential here although there is a rural bus service.
Myrtle is midway between Helford and Manaccan about .5 mile walk to either village. Helston is about 10 miles distant.
The Helford River is designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) with sessile oak woodland, wading birds, estuarine shellfish and many walks.
There are good local pubs, restaurants and local shops in the villages surrounding Manaccan. Supermarkets, banks and other facilities are located in Helston. There is a foot ferry at Helford giving access to the sub tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan with its maze.
Booking Notes: Booking can be made by phone, or via email. We require a 20% deposit in the form of a cheque or bank transfer. Your deposit will be confirmed via email, and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks before arrival. We regret that we are closed from the end of October until the end of February 2015. Changeover Day: Changeover day is on Friday. Visitors are welcome to arrive any time after 3.00 p.m. and departure is by 10.00 a.m.