The Cow Shed is the barn on the left, with private parking for guests to the left of the photo.
Relaxing, dining and cooking all in one great space.
The master bedroom is spacious and light and has a comfy king-size bed dressed with lovely linens.
The stylish kitchen.
When the weather is not so good sit around the cosy wood-burner and enjoy the glow, however, the under-floor heating will also keep you warm.
Enjoy sunny meals outside surrounded by farm land.
Looking across to the kitchen.
The fabulous open plan living space.
Sit a while and enjoy the view or grab some time to read on holiday.
Relax in front of the fire playing games or chatting about the day's adventures.
Breakfast is served.
The gorgeous master bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The en suite bathroom to the master bedroom.
Bedroom 2 can be made up as a king-size double or twin beds (2ft 6in size so suitable for children).
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2  is the first bedroom at the bottom of the stairs.
There's a play area under the stairs, perfect for the little ones.
Looking at the barns from the rear farmyard with the Owners' farmhouse to the right of the picture, which will be obstructed once the fence goes up.
Both bedrooms have doors that open to a lovely patio.
At calving time you can come and meet the new arrivals!
The other residents would love to meet you, just ask the owners, as they would be happy to show you around the farm.
The little church at Church Cove, made famous by the BBC series Poldark, is a few minutes down the road, with National Trust parking nearby.
Sandy at low tide and lifeguarded in high season plus toilets and a little hut serviing snacks and drinks.
Spend time building sandcastles or pebble towers, dip your toes in the water or surf the waves, the choice is yours.
Pretty Porthleven harbour is only five miles away. This 'foodie destination' has lots of cafes, restaurants and quaint shops.
The Helford River has much to offer the visitor whether you like to explore by foot or on the water.
Kynance Cove is a highlight of the Lizard peninsula.
Pretty Mullion Cove.
Cadgwith Cove is only a short drive away.
Coverack Bay has a lovely sandy beach at high tide and a windsurfing school.

The Cow Shed


2.7 miles S of Helston / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £455

August 2020

Lovely cottage equipped to a high standard and very spacious

July 2020

Another wonderful stay at The Cow Shed. The owners did their best to make the first stay after the lockdown eased the best they possibly could whilst ensuring the safety of their guests. As usual, the cottage was beautifully presented, immaculately clean and perfect in every way. The location is beautiful. Thank you to the owners for sharing their little piece of heaven. We will be back!

December 2019

An excellent cottage extremely well appointed with those extra little touches like Christmas decorations a welcome pack of Cava, chocolates, flowers and milk. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back again.

October 2019

We have enjoyed another wonderful week at the Cowshed. Lovely warm welcome from Paul and enjoyed our daily visits from the family cat. We were blessed with lovely autumn weather and enjoyed two days at Church Cove beach and lots of walking the south coast path. We couldn’t have asked for more! ??

September 2019

Really great place to stay, very clean, lovely people, very well equipped, suitable for children with built-in child gates and a nice patio and garden.

September 2019

The Cow Shed is a lovely barn conversion situated in an ideal location on a working farm in a beautiful rural setting. There are many local stunning views and places to visit along this stunning part of the Cornish country side and coastal scenes. The owners Paul and Jo, both very nice friendly people have done an amazing job in setting up this excellent holiday barn conversion. We can't wait to return for our next years already booked holiday, see you soon.

July 2019

Just where we wanted to be, excellent cottage and great that there was another adjoining as we went with family and they had the other

June 2019

The Cow Shed is a true gem. Beautiful setting for a lovely designed barn to spend your holiday. Special thanks must go to our hosts Paul and Jo who made our stay very comfortable and the Cream Tea and flowers were much appreciated on our arrival. The location is perfect for visiting the many amazing places that this end of Cornwall has to offer such as:- The Lizard, Kynance Cove, Falmouth and St Ives, to name but a few... We would thoroughly recommend this barn as a place to spend your holiday. We have booked a number of holidays with Classic Cottages and this totally met our needs and expectations. We would like to return in the future. The Baker Family, Torquay (22/6 - 29/6/19)

May 2019

The Cow Shed exceeded our expectations - the attention to detail, the quality of the furnishings and fittings, the thoughtfulness of the Owners in equipping this holiday home to permanent home standards, as well as the welcome gifts, meant we had the best stay ever in a rented Holiday Cottage and there have been many of those. We hope the next time we want to stay in the Helston area, this fabulous retreat will be available for us - we will have to book well in advance to secure it I think.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so pleased to hear what a fabulous stay you'd had - The Cow Shed really is a home from home, and so much more than its name suggests! Thank you for sharing your very happy holiday experience, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

April 2019

The Cow Shed is a sparkling clean property and furnished to a very high standard. It has everything you need for a lovely and comfortable holiday in this beautiful corner of the country. Jo and Paul are welcoming hosts whilst also respecting privacy.

December 2018

We had a fantastic Christmas break at The Cow Shed. Jo and Paul were very welcoming and the house was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed. It is in a superb position for exploring the tip of Cornwall with the coastal path, beaches and several NT properties all nearby. We would not hesitate to recommend The Cow Shed to our friends and we would love to come back ourselves very soon.

October 2018

Fantastic property. Beautifully done and very well thought out and equipped. We had a wonderful stay and would love to come back.

August 2018

A stunning cottage located in an excellent position to enjoy all that this part of Cornwall has to offer. A very warm welcome from Paul and Jo, which continued throughout our stay. The cottage is excellently presented and thoughtfully kitted out. We didn’t hear a thing from the farm and were quite surprised to hear that the milk tanker had been during our stay - we didn’t hear it at all. It’s very well insulated - didn’t hear next door either! Can not recommend the cottage highly enough - we will return!

July 2018

We had a fabulous stay at The Cow Shed. The cottage is beautiful and finished to a very high standard. Everything you can possibly think of is provided. The only problems we had were with the stair gate. It did not seem to fit properly and had to be refitted by my partner everyday. The patio and garden area are also lovely. Again, with the safety of our nearly 2 year old in mind, a gate at the top of the outside steps would be a great addition for future users with small children. The location was perfect for us and easily accessible for all major tourist attractions. We had a lovely evening meal at Amelia’s in the near by Porthleven. Overall a fantastic family holiday in a beautiful cottage.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Update March 2020 - built in stair gates have now been fitted at The Cow Shed

June 2018

we were made to feel welcome, the lovely sponge Jo made was really a lovely surprise.

April 2018

The Cow Shed was a delightful property on a busy working farm. It was spacious, well fitted out and clean. There was nothing we wanted for! The owners were very helpful and the cake they left was lovely. We all agreed it was easily the nicest place we have stayed and we would recommend it to anyone.

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