Tucked away from view behind the Owners’ Georgian home, The Garden Lodge is a welcoming retreat on the edge of Helston making it the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area of Cornwall. Well-equipped and comfortably furnished, with off road parking and a private garden, this small but perfectly formed conversion is only four miles from the foodie destination of Porthleven and a short stroll into the pretty market town where there is a large choice of friendly cafes and restaurants as well as the local cinema and museum. If you like to cook then why not pop to one of the local farmers markets, farm shops or local suppliers to stock up on locally-sourced produce and for the basics you can also find a Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Lidl all within half a mile. Whether you like to spend your time actively exploring this beautiful and rugged part of Cornwall or prefer to take things at a slower pace, when you return to base at the end of a busy day there is always a warm welcome to greet you. The property is located on the outskirts of the town and this central location is perfect for exploring on foot, especially in the evening when you can wander down for a meal or a drink in one of eight local pubs or one of the ten local restaurants, cafes and takeaways – the choice is yours!
For those wanting to explore by foot or bicycle, there are walks and cycle tracks on the doorstep around the areas of the Penrose Estate and Loe Bar and if you want to bring your own two wheeled companion, the friendly and accommodating Owners can offer guests secure storage. Alternatively you can hire bicycles just down the road at the Coronation Park boating lake and, after a bite to eat in the lakeside cafe, why not also take a boat out onto the lake? If food is your passion then a visit to the pretty fishing village of Porthleven is a must, here you will find a fantastic selection of restaurants to suit all budgets, many serving local fish and seafood. For a spot of retail therapy before or after food there are also some super little shops around the harbour selling locally crafted gifts or if you want to make a day of it, then the maritime town of Falmouth and the Cathedral City of Truro are both around half an hour away in the car.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Electric cooker, microwave and fridge
Bedroom with double bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
The Garden Lodge is tucked away and detached from the owners' home ensuring privacy for their guests.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The bedroom is at the rear of the cottage.
The open plan living-room is a relaxing space to return to after a day out exploring.
The pretty fishing harbour at nearby Porthelven is less than 3 miles away, drive, walk or hire a bike from the boating lake in town.
Time for breakfast before heading off.
The fully tiled shower-room has a large cubicle.
This well-designed cottage has the bedroom to the rear just through that door.
Spacious, comfortable and with views over the owners' garden to the rear.
Situated to the rear of the garden behind the owners' property means you are set well back from the road.
Your private garden, a real suntrap on a sunny day! The gate in the right corner takes you back to the parking-area in front of the owners' house.
Walks around the Helford River will take you along quiet creeks, across golden beaches and through lush, sub-tropical gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan.
The long sandy beach at Praa Sands.
The spectacular Kynance Bay.
A visit to the harbour at Mullion Cove is a must.
The pretty bay at Coverack is only a short drive away.