The glorious view from Gate Acre's terrace, across the garden towards Port Navas Creek.
The big kitchen/dining-room also has a sitting-area, with two patio doors making the most of the glorious views.
The wonderfully spacious kitchen has a utility 'cupboard' next door, which houses the washing machine and tumble-drier.
The family bathroom includes a large walk-in shower as well as a free-standing roll-top bath.
Looking back up at the house from the garden, (the storage-room underneath the balcony is not a useable space for guests).
Bedroom 1 is furnished with a huge 6' double bed.
Spacious en suite Bedroom 2 has a king-size bed.
Bedroom 4 has 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds, and the patio doors provide lovely views of the creek whatever the weather or season.
This is a very social space for both relaxing and dining or simply hanging out.
Comfy sofas around a modern built-in wood-burner are a great combination.
Bedroom 3 is furnished with twin beds.
Bedroom 5 includes a single bed or could double as another sitting-room.(please note that the futon has now been replaced by two comfy chairs.)
Bedroom 5 has glorious views from its big picture window and patio doors to the terrace. This room now has 2 comfy chairs rather than the futon.
The view from the terrace outside Bedroom 5.
The enormous main sitting-room is hugely spacious and filled with natural light.
The views from the picture windows are stunning whatever time of year you visit, tide in or tide out.
The hallway at one end of the house with Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 and the bathroom.
Part of the terrace is gravelled, with low stone retaining walls (please take care with children).
When not dining on the balcony, here is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Bedroom 2 is also spacious with plenty of storage that looks out to the front of the house.
The en suite shower-room to Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room.
Relax and watch the chef at work from the comfort of one of the sofas.
The long terrace has a transparent balcony so the beautiful views are not obscured.
The view across the garden from outside Bedroom 4, the 'zip and link' bedroom.
Bedroom 4 has doors onto the patio and shares the wonderful view.
The entrance porch.
The fabulous sitting-room is a stunning space with amazing views.
The raised terrace is fabulous for all ages, but please take care with younger children.
The lovely garden is beautifully planted.
The terrace is the perfect sunny spot from which to admire the breathtaking vista before you.
From the car port and gravelled parking-area at the top, steps lead down through the newly landscaped front garden to both entrances.
The front of the property where you can either access via the steps to the left of the picture, the steps in front or down the gravelled slope.
There are also steps here and the slope bends to the right before curling round to the side door of Gate Acre.
There is a gazebo covering the far end of the terrace offering shade on really sunny days.
A view of the picturesque creek from the road as you come down into Port Navas village.
The kitchen is a cooks dream.
The house is stylishly and comfortably furnished.
A view of the Helford River from Durgan, showing Trebah Garden's beach in the distance on the right.
The view in the other direction, where the Helford River meets the sea.
Looking across the end of the creek from the road leading into Port Navas, just down the hill from Gate Acre.

Gate Acre


4.2 miles SW of Falmouth / Sleeps 9 + cot

7 Nights from £1399 - £2640

July 2018

Exceptional property in exceptional surroundings, perfect for a large group of people of all ages

August 2017

Beautiful house. Photos do not do it justice. Fantastic views. This is classed as an accessible house but not particularly wheelchair friendly due to the hill and gravel outside.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at this lovely house. We don't advertise wheelchair accessibility here but being all on one level inside, it does appeal particularly to some guests who perhaps can't manage a lot of stairs. We'd always suggest having a chat with one of our team who has personal knowledge of a house if you have any specific access questions. Tanya, Customer Support

April 2017

Gate Acre was a perfect pleasure. We were fortunate enough to have wonderful weather, and spent much of the time wandering the coastal paths between Durgan beach and Helford Passage.

The owners Gate Acre have done a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed the thought they clearly put into the house. It's well equipped and easy to enjoy with a big crowd of friends and family.

An understated house from the front, this is a real treasure. The views from the back are TO DIE FOR! The sunsets across the valley are awesome - a glass of wine in the setting sun (yes at Easter), with the children all playing in the garden made this holiday one full of beautiful memories.

October 2016

Gate Acre is a lovely property, a home from home. Equipped to an excellent standard , and the views are stunning. Would visit time and time again.

July 2016

Well equipped comfortable house in a beautiful location, ideal for large groups. Wonderful view - even better than the photographs

June 2016

Superb location with fantastic views. Plenty of well furnished living and dining space for a party of nine. Well sited for exploring the SW of Cornwall.

May 2016

Lovely spacious comfortable property with great views

October 2015

Wonderful location with excellent views of the estuary. Very light and airy. Well equipped.

September 2015

Gate Acre is a very comfortable house in beautiful surroundings with stunning views and is very peaceful (except from the odd helicopter from Culdrose!) It is very spacious, bright and airy and well equipped. Trebah garden is in walking distance and Glendurgan garden just a little further. Both are well worth visiting and have beaches. The Lizard is just 45 minutes drive away and there are lovely sandy beaches like Kennack Sands and pretty fishing villages like Cadgwith all an easy drive away.

May 2015

Like everything really especially the view. Easy access to this area which we know well. The linear layout made for stress free living and sleeping.

October 2014

Gate Acre exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and facilities. We never tired of the views and enjoyed the evenings sat around the wood burner.

September 2014

We spent a week at this property and enjoyed every minute of it. The location was beautiful and very peaceful. The property was warm, comfortable and well equipped.

May 2014

Wonderful, far exceeded our expectations. Thankyou.

April 2014

Our holiday at Gate Acre was delightful. The property was spacious, beautifully furnished, and it has a magnificent and ever-changing view out over the Helford. With plenty to do in the local area, and such a welcoming 'home' to come back to, this is an ideal holiday location and we hope to revisit again soon to enjoy all it has to offer.

February 2014

Big property to cater for my family. Location - perfect. View - just wonderful. Fantastic holiday, no problems. Classic Cottages as always excellent.

September 2013

Beautiful property - stunning location - spotlessly clean. We loved our visit and really hope to return

July 2013

Really lovely property, first class accommodation, would recommend to anyone. This is our third time and it's also so peaceful and relaxing sitting out on the balcony in the evenings or taking a stroll down to the Ferry Boat Inn

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