Welcome to Carne Haven.
The view can be enjoyed around the dining-table too.
The fabulous master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
Sink into the sofas in your own little oasis; surrounded by sub-tropical plants.
Looking back towards the house from the water, Carne Haven can be seen in the middle of the photo.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
Enjoy lighting the fire and watching the changing colours on the water.
Dining on the garden terrace, what a perfect spot.
The conservatory links the kitchen/diner with the outside space.
The sitting-room has plenty of space for everyone.
The kitchen is a very relaxing space to cook in.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
Relax in style and comfort enjoying the fabulous outlook.
Lie in bed and enjoy the sea breeze.
The master bedroom is a lovely size.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
This bedroom is tucked away, what a tranquil spot (Bedroom 2).
The owners have decorated with stylish flair.
Calming green tones can be found in this bedroom (Bedroom 3).
Enjoy views over the lush banks.
The family shower-room on the first floor.
Enjoy a soak under the rainfall shower.
A lovely wide entrance welcomes you.
Your four-legged family member is also very welcome at Carne Haven.
This is the view from your holiday home.
Enjoy exploring the creek.
The leafy lane leading down to Carne Haven.
Watch the world change with the ebbing tide.
There are many beautiful walks on your doorstep.
Who knows what could be around the next corner.
Enjoy finding tucked away pubs on the banks of the river.
Poltesco beach is well worth a visit, what a pretty spot
The banks of The Helford are just waiting to be explored.
Sparking waters and bobbing boats.
What an outlook.

Carne Haven


2 miles E of Helford / Sleeps 6 + cot

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7 Nights from £869

If you are looking for a holiday off the beaten track, you will find a little slice of Cornish heaven at Carne Haven. Tucked away down a private unmade lane, this unique spot is really very special and only shared with a handful of properties.

The owners have beautifully refurbished the house ensuring no comfort is missed so you can walk in the front door and leave your troubles behind. The living space on the first floor has fabulous windows that frame the ever-changing view where you can see for miles over the Cornish coastline. Sink into the comfortable sofas and watch the world pass you by, or perhaps light the wood-burner to enjoy a cosy winter's evening. The kitchen/diner leads to a fabulous conservatory which is a lovely spot to spend time and provides plenty of space for everyone.

On a warm day, throw open the doors from the conservatory to the fabulous terrace where you can enjoy fine dining with a view; the steps lead down to a grassed area with a large outside sofa where you can enjoy an afternoon G&T perhaps - well you are on holiday after all! If you really want to get away from it all, perhaps hide away with a good book in the hidden tropical garden (shhh we won't tell anyone where you are).

The three bedrooms are all individually decorated with a stylish flair; the two bedrooms at the back of the house overlook the lush green banks creating a calm and tranquil feel to the rooms where you will get a good night's slumber. The master bedroom on the ground floor has views to die for and you will relish waking up here with your morning coffee in bed. The two refurbished bathrooms (en suite and first floor) are a fabulous place to soak away the stresses and strains of everyday life and the third shower-room is great for washing off the sand (not yet refurbished).

Gillan Cove has a little sand and shingle beach; tucked away just inside the mouth of Gillan Creek, and backed by the woodland of the Helford, it really is a little oasis of tranquility. Small Cornish country lanes are filled with luscious greenery and the whole area is an unspoilt gem where time seems to stand still. There is plenty to do with beautiful walks, including the South West Coast Path, pretty countryside and quaint villages to discover by car, boat or on foot.

There is a boatyard in the cove itself and by arrangement the owners are able to offer moorings in the cove plus the storing of any boats or equipment you may bring yourselves for the duration of your stay. Please ask for more information and the owners will put you in direct touch with the boatyard to sort arrangements for your arrival and throughout your stay. Any fees for this service will be agreed by yourselves.

Sailaway at St Anthony in the Creek offers a large range of boats for hire.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Utility-room with fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier

Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner

Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge and dishwasher


Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')

Please note the staircase at this property is a spiral staircase. Please be aware of the speed bumps in the farm track which approaches Carne Haven, do take these slowly and with great care. The track is not suitable for low slung vehicles.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH