Welcome to Carne Haven.
The fabulous master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The view can be enjoyed around the dining-table too.
Looking back towards the house from the water, Carne Haven can be seen in the middle of the photo.
Just a few steps from the conservatory is this stunning decking with fabulous views and comfy seating - what a dreamy location.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
The kitchen is a very relaxing space to cook in.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
Dining on the garden terrace, what a perfect spot.
The sitting-room has plenty of space for everyone (please be aware the green arm chair has been replaced with another chair).
Enjoy lighting the fire and watching the changing colours on the water.
Relax in style and comfort enjoying the fabulous outlook.
The conservatory links the kitchen/diner with the outside space.
Time to chill in your egg chair with a cup of coffee.
Lie in bed and enjoy the sea breeze.
The master bedroom is a lovely size.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
This bedroom is tucked away, what a tranquil spot (Bedroom 2).
The owners have decorated with stylish flair.
Calming green tones can be found in this bedroom (Bedroom 3).
Enjoy views over the lush banks.
The family shower-room on the first floor.
Enjoy a soak under the rainfall shower.
A lovely wide entrance welcomes you.
Your four-legged family member is also very welcome at Carne Haven.
This is the view from your holiday home.
The decking can be accessed from the main parking area too.
What an outlook.
Time to sit back and relax.
Enjoy exploring the creek.
The leafy lane leading down to Carne Haven.
Watch the world change with the ebbing tide.
There are many beautiful walks on your doorstep.
Who knows what could be around the next corner.
Enjoy finding tucked away pubs on the banks of the river.
The banks of The Helford are just waiting to be explored.
Poltesco beach is well worth a visit, what a pretty spot
Sparkling waters and bobbing boats.

Carne Haven


2 miles E of Helford / Sleeps 6 + cot

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Comfortable beds. Great location for walks, swimming and boating.

Another glorious stay at Carne Haven - a gem of a cottage nestled in the valley above Gillan Cove. We adore this part of Cornwall; the Cove is so safe for the children, who spent most of the time in the water, and the Helford Passage is a magical place to explore in small boats. We will be back!

Amazing cottage in a fantastic location, a two minute stroll and you’re down in the cove. Carne Haven really is the perfect place to relax with friends or family away from the hustle and bustle! We would recommend a visit for definite and would definitely be keen to visit again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you found Carne Haven the perfect place to relax with friends and family! We hope you had a lovely holiday in this amazing cottage and can't wait to welcome you again in the future. Meg, Customer Support

We had a wonderful time at Carne Haven. The cottage is well very equipped and is very comfortable. We loved the cove, the walks along the South West Coast Path and enjoyed many visits in the surrounding area. We would recommend Carne Haven as a holiday location and look forward to a return in future.

Great location ….We enjoyed the remoteness of it.

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. Wonderful to hear the sound of the sea.

Our stay at Carne Haven was simply sublime. A beautiful, cosy and superbly equipped property, we couldn’t have been more comfortable. But it’s greatest quality is its location, with breath-taking views over the river estuary and out to sea from several of the rooms and the huge deck - wonderful for evening dining al fresco. Gillan cove is perfect for boating with the children - safe and sheltered, with easy access to St Anthony for boat hire, and a short hop round the headland for boat trips down the Helford River with its many beaches, pubs and National Trust gardens. We have fallen in love with the place - so much so that we re-booked for next year before we left! Thank you Carne Haven; see you next summer!

Perfect location in a truly special part of Britain.

Almost perfect! Fabulous secluded cove. Wonderful views. Light airy clean house. Would be 10/10 except for occasional power tool noise from small boatyard. In a noisier place you probably wouldn’t notice it, but as so perfectly peaceful otherwise it jarred! But would go back.

Stunning property , well equipped with everything you could need with spectacular views. Within walking distance of small beach. Walkers paradise with access to south west costal path on your doorstep.

Wonderfully peaceful location and great feel to the house. Pretty much all you could need. Comfortable and serene. We absolutely loved it.

We found that we had a very tranquil stay. We really couldnt fault anything. Everything that you needed had been thought of even down to facemasks and poo bags if you had dogs. Beautiful house. Lovely neighbours. I did read there were remarks about the road to the house. It is absolutely fine if you drive slowly.

Carne Haven is a lovely property situated over a wonderful secluded cove. If you enjoy peace and relaxation on holiday this is an ideal property and location.

We always book our holiday with Classic Cottages and this cottage was in a magical location with beautiful walks! One point to note is at the present time the third bathroom is not up to the same standard as the rest of this amazing property.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for Carne Haven. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the walks from the property - the Helford is a lovely area to explore. We do try to be as accurate as possible with our descriptions and wanted to direct your attention to the main description where we mention that the thrid bathroom is not yet refurbished. It is very much on the schedule and we look forward to updating the website when this is completed. Sarah, Customer Support

Just the most stunning home in THE most idyllic location. Views to die for. Such a beautifully designed hope with all the amenities you could wish for with super lux comfort. Dreamy home.

The cottage is in a wonderful position and has a fantastic large sunny decking area with views over the sea and woodland we would definitely stay again.

Although Carne Haven is in a beautiful and peaceful setting, it needs to be pointed out that the access to it is along a very long unmade and rather bumpy farm track!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed the very peaceful and tucked away setting of Carne Haven. We do advertise it as being set down an unmade lane, and being so rural the approach lanes are narrow country roads. We do appreciate this can be a little daunting, but we hope that you agree it's worth it to stay in the truly gorgeous spot. Tanya, Customer Support

Lovely house and situation. Perfect for coastal walks. Would certainly recommend this to family and friends. We hope to return for a longer stay next time

Beautifully and stylishly decorated house overlooking a stunning peaceful cove. Well equipped kitchen with enough space for group cooking. Beds were super comfortable as was the sofa and the whole place felt like a treat! .Lovely terraced garden overlooking the bay. It is very remote and the drive is down beautiful single track roads but everyone stops so you can pass each other. It’s worth it when you get there

Carne Haven is just what it says on the tin!!! Truly a fantastic location, beach just on the doorstep, dog walks a plenty and the view from the terrace whilst having a pre dinner drink to die for Can’t be faulted !! But don’t book if you like nightlife other than beautiful skies and twinkling lights from the boats bobbing in the bay

Lovely view. Walks on the beach and the small headland. Not enough pots and pans for a complete self-catering experience. We ate in every night because the access lane was too difficult to use.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your review of Carne Haven. Set on the beautiful Helford River with stunning views, there are many walks and hidden coves waiting to be explored. We do appreciate that, if not used to them, the Cornish country lanes and unmade tracks may seem a little narrow and rugged but undoubtedly add to the charm of the area. The owners have followed the guidelines we give for kitchen equipment, but we will pass on your suggestion to add a few more pots and pans. Alison, Customer Support

Superb comfortable property in a fantastic location, we arrived in the dark the evening before and opened the curtains in the morning to look out across the cove, WOW! We thoroughly enjoyed it and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Well worth the long drive we had!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your lovely comments, it sounds like you had a fantastic break. Those views really are special aren't they! Emma, Customer Support

Should be called Carne Heaven - beautifully stylish idyllic hideaway. We had an amazing stay.

A lovely property in a beautiful, unspoilt location. We would definitely recommend and return.

Beautiful, quiet location with excellent views and 60 seconds from the front door into the sea!

We had a wonderful week in Carne Haven, which offers a fantastic location. We swam in the cove in the evenings, kayaked, paddle boarded and took a day on the sea fishing, all on boats from Sail Away St Anthony. We even caught our mackerel for the BBQ ! Gillan cove is an excellent location that we will return to, just don't tell everyone though, as it was nice to have this quiet location to enjoy ! : )

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