Hidden in the secluded hamlet of Lower Calamansack, Creek Cottage is discovered down a long private lane and has a stunning outlook across the prettiest part of the Helford River to Frenchman's Creek, which inspired the famous Daphne du Maurier.
The end of terrace cottage is a lovely place to spend quality time together with family or friends, the large kitchen/diner is great for planning the adventures for the days ahead or enjoying a meal together. The cosy sitting-room has a beautiful granite fireplace with a large wood-burner and wonderful views over the Helford River, to Frenchman's Creek and rolling hills and woods beyond. The stable-door opens onto a small lane where you can wander down to the water's edge and dip your toes in the sea. There is a downstairs shower-room and utility space, which is very handy to wash off the sand after a day on the beach.
Up the steep stairs there are three airy bedrooms, one en suite, and a bathroom. The master bedroom has wonderful views across the river, an additional room which can be used as a dressing-room or a baby room, and an en suite shower-room. The second bedroom has 'zip and link' single beds, which can also be arranged as a double bed, and views over the Helford River. The third bedroom is a twin and shares the family bathroom with the second bedroom.
Outside the cottage is a sunny patio, with garden table and chairs, which is the ideal spot for a barbecue; you can follow the steep steps up to a small grassy garden with exceptional views all the way out to sea.
Creek Cottage is tranquil and quiet, but very well located; the pretty coastal town of Falmouth is only a ten minute drive away and there are many boutiques, restaurants, visitor attractions and sandy beaches nearby. There is excellent sailing on the Helford River, a mooring can be organised by prior arrangement, and launching facilities for small boats or dinghies are available at the end of the lane or at nearby Port Navas.
Boat hire can be made, by private arrangement, with a local company called Sailaway who can organise to have a boat dropped to the mooring (please be aware that the Helford River is tidal at this point and the mooring dries out at low tide).
The Helford has much to offer, the stunning sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are fun for the whole family to enjoy. If you like an adventure, there is a slipway at the end of the lane where kayaks can be launched; perhaps you can paddle over to the Shipwright Arms or the Ferry Boat Inn, or find a hidden beach to call your own. If you wish to holiday with extended family or friends there is a lovely cottage only 100 yards away, White Cottage (4119).
Whether you choose to stay in the cottage, or explore from this lovely location, you will just want to keep coming back time and time again.
Entrance hall with washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'), dressing-room/cot-room and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the steep stairs in the cottage and the steps in the garden.
- Regret no pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden and patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Explore The Helford from this tranquil spot, perhaps you will find a hidden beach.
The large wood-burner for those cooler days.
The private patio looks over the private lane and to the fields beyond.
The second bedroom also has lovely creek views.
The cosy sitting-room.
Enjoy the views from the small garden which is accessed up steep granite steps.
The well-equipped kitchen for all your culinary needs.
The dining-table with plenty of space for six.
The kitchen is flooded with natural light.
The sitting-room has a stable-door that opens towards the private lane.
Time for a Cornish cream tea, remember jam then cream!
The open plan kitchen/diner is a very sociable space.
The steep stairs lead up to the bedrooms and family bathroom.
There is an en suite shower-room in the master bedroom.
The en suite shower-room.
The master bedroom has a dressing-room or baby room.
The master bedroom with creek views.
The second bedroom can be twins or a double bed.
The third bedroom has twin beds.
The family bathroom on the first floor, time for a bubble bath.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The downstairs shower-room.
The pretty view from the private lane.
Welcome to Creek Cottage.
Enjoy this sunny spot at Creek Cottage.
View from the field just across the private lane.
Please take care on the granite steps.
Creek Cottage is the pretty white property on the right of the central terraced cottages.
Swanpool Beach has plenty of watersports on offer.
The Cove Restaurant near Falmouth does delicious seafood.
Maenporth Beach is a lovely sandy cove.
The coastpath is easy to explore from this fabulous location.
Porthleven is a treat for the taste buds with many amazing eateries.