Smugglers Cottage


1.8 miles SE of Porthleven | Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £416

Bedroom details

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A cosy rural retreat for two on the edge of the National Trust’s beautiful Penrose Estate, Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar stone dwellings in a truly peaceful setting at the end of a private unmade lane.

After each day’s adventure, the living-room's big squashy sofa will invite you to lounge in front of the wood-burner. Stairs lead to the pretty bedroom and the bathroom, which has a step up to the bath.

Outside is a private enclosed terraced garden, and a few yards away there is a picnic table in the grassed parking enclosure – perfectly placed for sunset watching or dining al fresco alongside horses grazing quietly in the nearby fields. RNAS Culdrose provides some entertainment with helicopters occasionally flying nearby, and the historic town of Helston provides all essential amenities.

Smugglers Cottage offers the ideal base for making the most of this part of Cornwall. There are walks with fabulous views across Carminowe Creek and Loe Pool on your doorstep, and the spectacular coastal footpath heads towards Porthleven in one direction, and Church Cove in the other.

The Helford River’s meandering creeks and wooded valley are a short drive away, as are the Lizard’s numerous scenic coves and fishing villages.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washing machine

First Floor

Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin


  • Dogs welcome
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Patio furniture
  • 4 electric thermostatic radiators