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.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- 4 electric thermostatic radiators
The living-room with comfy chairs and a cosy wood-burner to keep you toasty on those cooler days and evenings.
The cottage has a small stone terrace at the front, which captures the morning sun and a sloping garden to the side of the cottage.
The well-equipped kitchen and dining areas.
The pretty double bedroom.
The bedroom is lovely and light.
This lovely cottage is very comfortably furnished for a holiday at any time of the year.
The bathroom is light and spacious.
Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar cottages at the end of a private unmade lane.
In the bathroom there is a step up to the bath which is fitted with an electric shower.
The little front terrace leads round to the private enclosed side garden, The private parking-area is a few yards beyond the cottage, on the left.
The private parking-area is also the best place to sit and watch the sun go down!
Smugglers Cottage is on the edge of the National Trust's beautiful Penrose Estate
The spectacular view from the coastal path near Loe Pool, looking towards the Lizard.
Approaching Porthleven along the coast path, there are far reaching views across Mounts Bay towards the Penwith peninsula.
The lovely view of Porthleven as you approach the village.
Porthleven's picturesque harbour.
When the tide is right, it is possible to walk all the way along Porthleven Sands back to Loe Pool.
The paths and tracks take you around the lake and into the woodlands.
One of the old stables at Penrose is now a cafe where you can stop for refreshments.
This is a pretty place to visit at any time of year, watch the changing of the seasons.