Cosy up in front of the fire, this is the perfect getaway for a festive holiday.
Looking back at Marnylunn, it really is a wonderful property. Please take care with the steps in and out of the house.
There is plenty of space for everyone to gather round the table for a festive family meal.
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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Amazing house in a great location for access to coastal walks - if you can tear yourself away from the house and pool! We had a fantastic week walking the coastal paths in between lazing by the pool. The house really has everything you could possibly need for a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you x

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you! What a lovely review from what appears to have been an absolutely amazing stay at Marnylunn and it sounds like you had some good weather for it too. Donna, Customer Support

Marnylunn is a wonderful accommodation - adaptable for a variety of needs with the added annex. The owner and housekeeper couldn't have been more accommodating. Such a wonderful part of the Cornish South coast bringing River meets Sea together with wonderful walks and just perfect for messing about in boats - whether in the cove/river or further out to sea. Easy boat and canoe hire available right on your doorstep and well worth doing. Such a beautiful house and gardens with a lovely heated pool. Hope to be back again for future visits! Many thanks!

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Marnylunn, this home is stunning inside and out. The furnishing inside are top quality and comfortable and the grounds outside are amazing with the views and heated pool being the cherry on the cake, even though we stayed in July being heated was a welcome asset thanks to the great British summer weather !

Thank you to the owners, housekeeper and Classic for a lovely stay, we will be back for sure.

Beautiful house and grounds,peace and tranquility,with a lovely swimming pool to entertain everybody,owner and housekeeper and maintenance guy were all really nice too,friendly.Cove a short walk away from the house.Be prepared for narrow lanes for at least 8 miles to get to the property.Tescos and Sainsburys will deliver.

This is a beautiful place to stay and the gardens are spectacular. Great location for walking from the house. The beach is just down the road. The directions to the house, around country roads, were very clear and easy to follow. The last bit is a lot of single track roads but there are passing places, just watch out for supermarket delivery drivers!! I did a google map virtual tour of the last bit of directions and so I knew where the last sign was to Flushing, which was otherwise hidden in the hedge and we may have missed it. The pool was great in October as we had good weather. The walks from the beach around the Estuary are stunning especially round to Gillan Cove. We totally relaxed and beach combed a lot. This is far better than the photos show and the wildlife and coastal views and star gazing is a photographer's paradise.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are thrilled you had a lovely time in this stunning property so close to the beach. Thank you for your delightful and informative review, we really appreciate you took time to give such good details for future guests. It must have been fun to be able to use the pool in October! We hope to welcome you back soon. Sarah R, Customer Support

Great property in a fabulous with excellent facilities. We took advantage of all that was on offer. We ate fruit and picked flowers from the garden. Amazing local walks to some fantastic eateries. We recommend a walk to the Holy Mackerel in Helford or Fat Apples for lunch. For an excellent dinner try The Ship Inn in Mawgan. We rented a boat from Sailaway in St Anthony and enjoyed fresh mackerel for tea. For something really special try a cruise abroad Tethra (Blue River Table) on the Fal. Enjoyed our stay immensely and would love to return.

Beautiful location with views of Helford River running out to sea.

Marnylunn is a spacious property within walking distance to the coastal path. The additional use of an Annexe for two created privacy within a family holiday. The kitchen is exceptional including a wine fridge and ice maker for those summer evening around the pool or sitting by the fire pit.

Had a fantastic time,property had everything you needed, fantastic gardens, loved the pool ,cove just down the road,can't wait to go back.

Lovely well equipped house everything provided. Plenty of space ideal for a family holiday. Pool fun especially for the children! Beautiful garden full of flowers bees and bird song and seasonal vegetables to be harvested by guests! Quiet cove just a couple of minutes away.

Best equiped holiday home we've ever stayed in. Everything you could want in the kitchen, great bathrooms & very comfy beds. The setting and views are amazing with the lovely garden to wander round. A great home away from home. The annex is a little gem! Do make sure you take the 5 minute walk down to the cove, then wander along the coast path to the right - its beautiful.

We had a fantastic stay in Marnylunn. The cover had been left of the pool for our arrival which made for the best wow factor and our children bee lined for it. The views are sensational, the garden is larger than it looks and has a small but prolific orchard, the kitchen was superbly equipped and there were plenty of little extras to make us feel spoilt. The mouth of the river is just at the bottom of the road and we popped down there every day. We have already booked to stay again.

We absolutely loved our week at Marnylunn. A beautiful house set in an equally beautiful location, with stunning views to wake up to, we couldn’t have asked for more. The house was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable We wanted a peaceful holiday and got it. We did take a few trips out to Falmouth and Penzance which were easy to get to by car. The last few miles is down narrow lanes but drive slowly and with care and you will be fine. Owner even texted with some useful information the day before which was nice. Will definitely look to return to Marnylunn.

A beautifully refurbished home in a unique and very peaceful setting. It was amazing to wake up every morning and look down the valley, over the garden, to the boats sitting on the river below. The house is very private but not isolated. It's tucked away down country lanes , so it takes a while to get anywhere. But really, the generous swimming pool, the garden (including fruit and veg to pick), the brilliantly equipped kitchen, the comfy living room, the barbecue and fire pit, the cove at the bottom of the road for swimming, proximity to coast path, and boat hire on the river means you don't need to go anywhere. A really special experience.

This property is beautiful and decorated to a very high standard. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and the bathrooms were spotless. The wifi worked well and information at the property explained everything very clearly. There was also a folder detailing places to visit, restaurants etc which we found very helpful. The kitchen has everything that you need to cook including cake making equipment. We really enjoyed the fresh scones, clotted cream and jam that were waiting for us. We made full use of everything including the fire pit and barbecue. I appreciated the text messages from the owner who was happy to be contacted in addition to the housekeeper Amanda if we needed any information or help with anything. We had an amazing stay at Marnylunn and enjoyed the quieter area of Cornwall where it is located.

We had a lovely week at Marnylunn. Great house, great setting, great pool. The location is a bit out of the way, which on the plus side means it is very quiet and "local" but on the minus side means it is 20 minutes driving to get to a main road. But Flushing Cove, 200m down the lane, is really nice. Helford, 10 minutes drive, is similarly nice. The area is great for walks. For a quiet time away from it all, you couldn't choose a better house.

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