This simply charming Cornish cottage can be found in the heart of Helford village, nestled on the banks of the river Helford. This tranquil and picturesque end of terrace cottage is perfect for family holidays or friends through the year; with the creek just outside your front door it is ideal for pottering about with a fishing net looking for shrimp.
Bursting with character, Hope Cottage offers spacious accommodation in which to unwind, it was once two cottages and now is one lovely large space. The airy sitting-room has a fabulous inglenook fireplace with warming log-burner and exposed low beams (please take care) making it super cosy at any time of year, plus a TV with an Amazon Fire Stick for those all-important movie nights. There is also a table and chairs which is perfect for games or perhaps tucked away to settle into a good book. The kitchen/diner is a sociable space to eat together and the galley kitchen has everything you need for cooking up a holiday feast.
The three bedrooms and family bathroom are on the first floor, the main bedroom has a comfy king-size bed and all three bedrooms look out to the pretty village (please note Hope Cottage has three bedrooms however the maximum occupancy is four guests for ease of space).
The raised terrace behind Hope Cottage affords a beautiful view through the trees and over the thatched roofs of the village. The terrace catches the sun throughout the day, this elevated spot is worth the climb up the 33 steps - just make sure you have not forgotten anything! There is also a handy car parking space which is unusual in this village and just about enough room to store a paddle board or kayak if you wish to explore the tranquil waters.
Helford is the prettiest of Cornish villages, dotted with thatched cottages it really is like stepping back in time. The South West Coast Path runs through the village so you can pull on your walking boots and head off through wooded glens, find secret coves and discover deserted beaches right from your door. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you will soon see why Daphne du Maurier was captivated by the beauty of the place.
Cross the foot bridge opposite Hope Cottage and you will find the village shop crammed with local delicacies. Just a little further down the pretty lane the Shipwright Arms overlooks the estuary and is a fabulous place to treat yourself to some local pub fare or just sit with a drink and watch the water world go by. At the end of the lane, at Helford Point, the passenger ferry takes you over the water to Helford Passage where a short walk along the coast path will take you to the delights of both Trebah Gardens and Durgan, both gorgeous places which should definitely be on your 'to do list'. The ferry also calls at the nearby Budock Vean Hotel and Port Navas when the tide allows. To call the ferry just pop down to the jetty at the point and open the circular yellow sign; very high tech!
Helford is such a fabulous place to holiday it will be hard to pull yourself away but if you do decide to explore further afield the delights of cosmopolitan Falmouth with its famous Maritime Museum is a short car journey away. The Lizard peninsula has lots to offer and iconic Kynance Cove, one of the most photographed places in the county, should not be missed.
Wherever you choose to explore, Hope Cottage will welcome you back year after year.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed )5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note Hope Cottage only accommodates four but there is flexibility of beds. Please take care as the vehicular access to the property is narrow in places.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 1 medium-sized car and public car park 325 yards' distant
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing)
- No smoking
- Pub 150 yds
- Patio furniture
- 5 NS heaters and 2 electric thermostatic radiators
Hope Cottage is at the end of a pretty row of terraced cottages.
This cottage has plenty of room for four guests, please watch your head on the beams.
The patio is behind the cottage and has a pretty grassy area too.
The kitchen/diner is the perfect place for a tasty meal.
The main bedroom - breakfast in bed, yes please.
Hope Cottage is tucked right in the heart of this little village.
Pretty Helford village, Hope Cottage is just to the left of the foot bridge - tucked away right in the middle of this little village.
The stable-door opens straight in to the dining-area.
Enjoy lazy lunches.
The living space flows easily in this spacious cottage.
Sink into the sofa with a cup of tea and a slice of cake in front of the toasty wood-burner.
The sitting-room has a table and chairs which is perfect for a game of chess perhaps or to plan the next day's adventures.
Time to relax and unwind after a long day exploring.
This little twin bedroom has a lovely snug feeling to it.
All the bedrooms look out towards this charming village.
This pretty twin bedroom is the larger of the two.
This bedroom (Bedroom 3) is very cute.
The family bathroom.
The 33 steps that lead to the garden from Hope Cottage, make sure you have not forgotten that bottle of wine!
The little garden and patio is perfect for a chilled glass of wine.
The elevated view over pretty Helford village.
The small grassy area has lots of sub-tropical plants.
The car parking space for one medium-sized car and storage for a paddle board or two.
Isn't Hope Cottage charming?
The steps to the garden are to the left of the cottage, it is certainly worth the climb.
Get out and explore these stunning waters of the Helford river.
What pretty coves might you find on the Helford?
Kynance Cove and other beautiful locations are waiting for you to find them on the Lizard.
Watch the tide ebb and flow in Helford creek.