Looking back at Marnylunn, it really is a wonderful property. Please take care with the steps in and out of the house.
Sit back and relax on the squishy sofas in front of the cosy fire.
The dining-room is accessed through the kitchen and up three steps which gives you a lovely elevated view over the pool and through the picture window (please watch your head on the low ceiling as you descend the stairs).
Welcome to Marnylunn, please take care around the unfenced heated swimming pool.
Marnylunn has the most wonderful location on the tranquil Cornish coast.
The main bedroom has the most incredible view over the creek and out to sea (bedroom 1).
Looking back at Marnylunn, you can see the main house with the annexe behind.
Flushing Cove is only moments from the house.
The sitting-room is steeped in luxury, large windows overlook the pool, garden and sea beyond.
Relax on the sun loungers with a chilled glass of wine, you are on holiday after all.
The sitting-room is light and bright.
The pretty kitchen has all you might need including a Nespresso machine.
A fabulous drinks station including a wine fridge is set between the dining-room and kitchen.
The kitchen leads through to the dining-room.
Open the bi-fold doors and look at that view! Perhaps enjoy a moment on the steps taking this lovely place in.
Steps lead straight out to the pool area from your bedroom.
The main bedroom has a luxurious super-king bed an en suite bathroom.
The main en suite bathroom - soak away after a day on the beach.
This beautiful bedroom looks out over the pool, open the door and step down and then jump straight in the pool (bedroom 2).
Each bedroom has its own individual stamp and of course for the extra luxury their own hair-dryer too.
The shower-room in the main house, this is for Bedroom 2.
This bedroom is tucked away and has 'zip and link' beds which can also be a super-king (bedroom 3).
This bedroom is perfect for two.
This lovely shower-room is next to bedroom 3.
Al fresco cooking and dining around the barbecue and fire-pit, what a treat.
The garden room is the perfect place to let your creative juices flow, perhaps paint the landscape or get into a good book.
Ahh bliss, your own little hideaway. Beach towels can be found in the basket in the hallway. If you don’t bring your own beach towels, please help yourselves but make sure the towels are washed, dried and replaced in the basket before you leave.
The large garden has fruit cages, a veg bed and lots of unusual mature plants.
The lovely vegetable patch.
The annexe is on the first floor, set above the garage (that is not in use), where you will find a super-king 'zip and link bed' that can be made up as twins if preferred, sitting/dining-room and kitchenette.
There is plenty of space for two in the annexe, or a perfect den for the teenagers.
Enjoy breakfast with a view from the annexe too.
Sit back and relax in the annexe with a quiet breakfast at the start of the day.
The kitchenette in the annexe is perfect for breakfast or a light supper.
The large bedroom in the annexe.
The bed can be a super-king or twin beds.
The generous shower-room in the annexe.
Marnylunn is accessed down steps at the front of the house, open the front door and see what awaits.
The handy utility-room has a washing machine and separate drier. The perfect room for all your beach clobber or walking clothes.
The outdoor heated pool is heated from 1st May - end of October. Please take care around the unfenced pool.
Take a teddy bear's picnic down into the orchard amongst the wild flowers.
Bountiful harvest to enjoy at the Marnylunn.
Wander along to Gillian Cove which is ever so pretty.
The pretty entrance hall with a lovely guest book for tips and reviews.
Find Marylunn hidden on the banks of the Helford river.
Pretty Gillian Cove is only a short walk away from your stunning holiday home.
Clear blue seas await you.
This gorgeous cove is just a short stroll from the house.
Don't forget your kayaks to explore these beautiful waters.
The little lane leading down to the cove.
Fabulous colours in the sunsets and perhaps an early sunrise.
What a stunning sunrise.
All of this space just for you.



1.7 miles E of Helford / Sleeps 8 + cot* (no children from 1 to 8)

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Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3

Zip and link

Bedroom 4

Zip and link

A luxurious residence with far reaching sea views, offering a real home-from-home any time of year, in the idyllic and tranquil setting of Gillan Creek near the Helford River mouth.

Marnylunn means 'mariners cove' in the Cornish language, which is very apt with charming Flushing Cove only 150 yards from your front door. This beautiful property is simply perfect for spending time in, on, or near the water - whether it be wild swimming or in your heated pool, sailing, kayaking, blustery walks along the coastal path or getting back to nature with the ones you love, this is hidden Cornwall at its best.

This gorgeous property has been very comfortably refurbished by the owner, light and airy in the summer but cosy and homely in the winter. Sheltering in this romantic Cornish landscape you will find your true holiday destination. As you enter the property it spans out in front of you, the kitchen has everything you might need to prepare a feast, a large American fridge/freezer, and a gas range cooker along with the all-essential coffee machine, so don't forget your pods, the owner kindly provides you with one pack of Nespresso pods for your arrival.

Leading off the kitchen, past the drinks counter with built-in fridge, is the large dining-room which seats 12 people (please watch your step and mind your head on the ceiling). Open the bi-fold doors in the warmer months where steps lead down to the pool area, or just enjoy taking in the view through the picture windows.

The cosy sitting-room has a simply gorgeous sofa to sink into with views over the pool, garden and of course the Helford River beyond. The wood-burning stove is just a delight for those cooler evenings and ideal after a swim in the cove.

The house has three bedrooms all with fabulous super-king size beds and White Company linen; the main bedroom boasts the best views of course and an en suite bathroom. The further two bedrooms each have their own shower-room and 'zip and link' beds that can be configured as two singles if required and every bathroom has lovely Faith and Nature soap and shower gel too. There is also a handy study space should you need to work on holiday or perhaps tuck yourself away to carry out research for your adventure planning (please watch your head on the low ceiling when descending the stairs from the study to the entrance hall).

The annexe, just across from the front door, provides the perfect extra living space for larger parties, teenagers or grandparents. Set above the garage on the first floor it is your own little slice of tranquility. There is a super-king bed (also 'zip and link'), shower-room, kitchenette and living-room with views over the house and to the sea. There's occasional sleeping for an extra two guests on the day beds in the annexe, please let our Booking Office know if you require these beds when booking.

The garden and outside space really is just extraordinary, the heated outdoor pool is the perfect place to sit back and relax, lounging with a good book and a G&T in hand. Please do take care around the pool as it is not fenced (heated from 1st May to the end of October, the temperature does fluctuate a few degrees with the ambient temperature). If you fancy trying your hand at cooking outdoors there is a wood-fired barbecue waiting for your steaks, sit around the fire-pit after your scrummy meal and enjoy watching the evening draw in, with the sound of birds and the trickle of water from the pond (which again is not fenced). The orchard at the bottom of the garden is filled with wildflowers, follow the mown path to the secret gate at the bottom of the garden and wander down to the cove. There is also a little garden hut with a day bed and lovely views, perhaps take your painting kit away with you and see what inspires you. Or doze in a deck chair on the lawn while watching the resident buzzard making lazy circles in the sky.

Babes in arms up to six months old are welcome.

Found through narrow leafy lanes, Marnylunn is a really tranquil haven, a true destination property. Flushing Cove is only 200 yards from the house where wild swimming or kayaking at any time of the year is wonderful, with some of the best wildlife sightings to be had in the cooler months. The South West Coast Path is a stone's throw from your front door too. If you fancy trying sailing, paddle boarding or kayaking you can hire the equipment from Sailaway in St Anthony in Meneage and get it delivered right to the cove at the bottom of the hill (www.sailawaystanthony.co.uk). There are many lovely places to discover nearby however you might just not want to leave your little slice of heaven.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner

Kitchen 1 with gas-fired double range, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher


3 steps to Study

Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin

Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin

Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

First Floor Annexe

Sitting/Dining-room with TV

Kitchen 2 with induction hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge

Bedroom 4 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin

Please note, the pool is used at your own risk. Guests who are staying in May and October are asked to put the cover on the pool at the end of each day to ensure the temperature of the pool is kept high as the air temperature is lower at these times of year. There is a raised uncovered pond, please supervise children at all times. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 dog over 6 months only)
  • Arrive/Depart Sunday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Fire-pit and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH