A luxurious residence for all the family or friends, offering a real home-from-home in the idyllic and tranquil setting of Gillan Creek near the Helford River mouth. This beautiful property is simply perfect for spending time in, on or near the water - whether it be wild swimming or in your heated pool, sailing, kayaking, walking on the coastal path or getting back to nature with the ones you love, this is hidden Cornwall at its best.
This gorgeous property has been very comfortably refurbished by the owners. Sheltering in this romantic Cornish landscape you will find your true holiday destination. As you enter the property it spans out in front of you, the kitchen has everything you might need to prepare a feast, a large American fridge/freezer and a gas range cooker along with the all-essential coffee machine, so don't forget your pods, the owner kindly provides you with a one pack of Nespresso pods for your arrival.
Leading off the kitchen, past the drinks counter with built-in fridge, is the large dining-room which seats 12 people (please watch your step and mind your head on the ceiling). Open the bi-fold doors in the warmer months where steps lead down to the pool area, or just enjoy taking in the view through the picture windows.
The cosy sitting-room has a simply gorgeous sofa to sink into with views over the pool, garden and of course the Helford River beyond. The wood-burning stove is just a delight for those cooler evenings and ideal after a swim in the cove.
The house has three bedrooms all with fabulous super-king size beds and White Company linen; the main bedroom boasts the best views of course and an en suite bathroom. The further two bedrooms each have their own shower-room and 'zip and link' beds that can be configured as two singles if required. There is also a handy study space should you need to work on holiday or perhaps tuck yourself away to carry out research for your adventure planning (please watch your head on the low ceiling when descending the stairs from the study to the entrance hall).
The annexe, just across from the front door, provides the perfect extra living space for larger parties, teenagers or grandparents. Set above the garage on the first floor it is your own little slice of tranquility. There is a super-king bed (also 'zip and link'), shower-room, kitchenette and living-room with views over the house and to the sea. There's occasional sleeping for an extra two guests on the day beds in the annexe, please let our Booking Office know if you require these beds when booking.
The garden and outside space really is just extraordinary, the heated outdoor pool is the perfect place to sit back and relax, lounging with a good book and a G&T in hand. Please do take care around the pool as it is not fenced (heated from 1st June to the end of October 2021, the temperature does fluctuate a few degrees with the ambient temperature). If you fancy trying your hand at cooking outdoors there is a wood-fired barbecue waiting for your steaks, sit around the fire-pit after your scrummy meal and enjoy watching the evening draw in, with the sound of birds and the trickle of water from the pond (which again is not fenced). The orchard at the bottom of the garden is filled with wildflowers, follow the mown path to the secret gate at the bottom of the garden and wander down to the cove. There is also a little garden hut with a day bed and lovely views, perhaps take your painting kit away with you and see what inspires you. Or doze in a deck chair on the lawn while watching the resident buzzard making lazy circles in the sky.
Babes in arms up to six months old are welcome.
Found through narrow leafy lanes, the translation of Marnylunn as 'tranquil haven' is perfect and we feel the property is a true destination property. Flushing cove is only 200 yards from the house where wild swimming or kayaking at any time of the year is wonderful, with some of the best wildlife sightings to be had in the cooler months. The South West Coast Path is a stone's throw from your front door too. If you fancy trying sailing, paddle boarding or kayaking you can hire the equipment from Sailaway in St Anthony in Meneage and get it delivered right to the cove at the bottom of the hill (www.sailawaystanthony.co.uk). There are many lovely places to discover nearby however you might just not want to leave your little slice of heaven.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen 1 with gas-fired double range, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher
3 steps to Study
Utility-room with 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
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
First Floor Annexe
Sitting/Dining-room with TV
Kitchen 2 with induction hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge
Bedroom 4 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, the pool is used at your own risk and there is a raised uncovered pond. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 6 months only)
- Arrive/Depart Sunday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 6 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Fire-pit and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Looking back at Marnylunn, it really is a wonderful property. Please take care with the steps in and out of the house.
Welcome to Marnylunn, please take care around the unfenced heated swimming pool.
The dining-room is accessed through the kitchen and up three steps which gives you an lovely elevated view over the pool and through the picture window (please watch your head on the low ceiling as you descend the stairs).
Sit back and relax on the squishy sofas in front of the cosy fire.
The main bedroom has the most incredible view over the creek and out to sea (bedroom 1).
Looking back at Marnylunn, you can see the main house with the annexe behind.
Flushing Cove is only moments from the house.
The sitting-room is steeped in luxury, large windows overlook the pool, garden and sea beyond.
The sitting-room is light and bright.
Relax on the sun loungers with a chilled glass of wine, you are on holiday after all.
The pretty kitchen has all you might need including a Nespresso machine.
A fabulous drinks station including a wine fridge is set between the dining-room and kitchen.
The kitchen leads through to the dining-room.
There is plenty of space around the dining-table for family and friends.
Open the bi-fold doors and look at that view! Perhaps enjoy a moment on the steps taking this lovely place in.
Steps lead straight out to the pool area from your bedroom.
The main bedroom has a luxurious super-king bed an en suite bathroom.
The main en suite bathroom - soak away after a day on the beach.
This beautiful bedroom looks out over the pool, open the door and step down and then jump straight in the pool (bedroom 2).
Each bedroom has its own individual stamp and of course for the extra luxury their own hair drier too.
The shower-room in the main house, this is for Bedroom 2.
This bedroom is tucked away and has 'zip and link' beds which can also be a super-king (bedroom 3).
This bedroom is perfect for two.
This lovely shower-room is next to bedroom 3.
Al fresco cooking and dining around the barbecue and fire-pit, what a treat.
The garden room is the perfect place to let your creative juices flow, perhaps paint the landscape or get into a good book.
Ahh bliss, your own little hideaway. Beach towels can be found in the basket in the hallway. If you don’t bring your own beach towels, please help yourselves but make sure the towels are washed, dried and replaced in the basket before you leave.
Take a teddy bear's picnic down into the orchard amongst the wild flowers.
The large garden has fruit cages, a veg bed and lots of unusual mature plants.
The annexe is on the first floor, set above the garage (that is not in use), where you will find a super-king 'zip and link bed' that can be made up as twins if preferred, sitting/dining-room and kitchenette.
There is plenty of space for two in the annexe, or a perfect den for the teenagers.
Enjoy breakfast with a view from the annexe too.
Sit back and relax in the annexe with a quiet breakfast at the start of the day.
The kitchenette in the annexe is perfect for breakfast or a light supper.
The large bedroom in the annexe.
The bed can be a super-king or twin beds.
The generous shower-room in the annexe.
Marnylunn is accessed down steps at the front of the house, open the front door and see what awaits.
The handy utility-room has a washing machine and separate drier. The perfect room for all your beach clobber or walking clothes.
The outdoor heated pool is heated from 1st May - end of October. Please take care around the unfenced pool.
Bountiful harvest to enjoy at the Marnylunn.
The pretty entrance hall with a lovely guest book for tips and reviews.
No detail has gone amiss.
Don't forget your kayaks to explore these beautiful waters.
The little lane leading down to the cove.
Fabulous colours in the sunsets and perhaps an early sunrise.
What a stunning sunrise.