Sitting neatly at the top of a hamlet of traditional Cornish cottages, Greenshanks overlooks Restronguet Creek in one of the most unspoilt locations in the south west of England. Point is a beautiful piece of Cornish paradise with its own public quay and slipway only a three minute walk from your doorstep, making this an ideal destination for keen canoeists and SUP boarders. The garden provides safe storage for such water vessels. A fine base for birdwatchers, Greenshanks sits on a creek which is a hotbed for waterbirds in particular. Autumn is excellent for migrant species and ospreys spend several weeks here each year. Experience sublime escapism in this lovely example of a self-catering sanctuary.
As you enter through the stained glass door, earthy hues complement the rich and organic beauty of the surroundings. Greenshanks Cottage is mostly spread across the ground floor, (there are multiple steps throughout this floor), where you will find a striking dining-room with views over the velvet green to the estuary. The thoughtful owners have included lovely features such as a tidal clock and wall map of the area to inspire your explorations over a holiday breakfast feast, setting you up for the adventures ahead.
Returning from your daily travels, enter through the white gate complete with stained glass, and kick off your walking boats or beach sandals next to the handy outside wash off area. Head on into Greenshanks through its huge boot/utility-room which has plenty of space to store your bicycle or snorkelling gear (there are three steps to the storage space). Whip up a light supper in the well-equipped kitchen before settling down for the evening by the wood-burner in the cosy sitting-room, ideal for keeping you toasty during the cooler months. Please note, there are one or two steps to access each room.
Wash away the salt from the sea in the lovely shower-room before heading across the hall where you will find bedroom one, (there are unique steps of variable depth and angles as you pass, take great care), sympathetically presented and retaining many of its traditional features, exemplifying the craftmanship of this beautiful little bolthole. Forget the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, snuggle up in the luxury linen and enjoy a restful slumber in the king-size bed. Point is a marvellous location for the bird watcher as many flock to this quiet waterside location, so bring your binoculars or borrow the cottage's set and see what species you can spot!
Take care on the steps leading to bedroom two as they are very steep and narrow, as is common in a traditional waterside Cornish cottage. The ascent rewards you with a stunning room to rest and relax, another example of country living at its finest. Open the sash windows and listen to the birdsong as you enjoy your morning coffee in the king-size bed.
Greenshanks boasts its own private courtyard which extends summer into spring and autumn with its sheltered position. An abundance of sub-tropical foliage thrives here and shelters you from the rays of the sun or the chill of the wind making this a wonderful and comfortable spot for most of the year. If you can peel yourself away from the comfort of the interior, enjoy an al fresco meal or evening aperitif below the towering bamboo and echiums, after a delightful day exploring the charms of this special location.
Babes in arms under six months old and a medium-sized well-behaved dog (please note that dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the beds/soft furnishings) are welcome at Greenshanks Cottage.
Restronguet Creek is an idyllic spot on the Fal Estuary, perfect for wildlife lovers, walkers and anyone seeking peace and tranquility in a waterside hamlet, indeed you may decide never to take the car and just enjoy your beautiful surroundings. If you do decide to travel further afield, the delights of Cornwall are waiting to be discovered. Point is situated a short drive from the King Harry Ferry, which carries you over to the stunning Roseland peninsula. The maritime town of Falmouth has a great selection of eclectic shops, boutiques and cafes, and a fabulous maritime museum the whole family will enjoy. A passenger ferry leaves the harbourside from here over the Carrick Roads to St Mawes on the Roseland and the lesser-known areas such as Place and Flushing. Further west and the dramatic Lizard peninsula awaits. Head for Kynance Cove, a spectacular headland with stunning views, or perhaps Lizard Point lighthouse the most southerly point in England (and a great place to sample a Cornish cream tea). However you plan to spend your blissful holiday days, Greenshanks Cottage is the perfect holiday home for all your Cornish adventures.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility/Boot-room with washing machine and WC
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
There are steps of varying size and depth throughout this property, and due to the age, these stairs are very steep. please take care. A travel cot can only be accommodated in bedroom 1. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- 5 NS heaters
Welcome to delightful Greenshanks Cottage.
The cosy sitting-room has a wood-burner to keep you warm whatever the weather.
Breakfast is served in the dining-room. (Please note there are two steps up into the breakfast room)
Oh so pretty, bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
The fabulous view from the front gate.
Gorgeous traditional features welcome you.
Beautiful furnishings marry seamlessly with traditional cottage features here.
The fabulous wood-burner.
Relax on the comfy sofa after a busy day exploring.
The delightful dining-room for sociable meals.
The specially made wall map will help you discover the area.
Breakfast is served!
The kitchen has all the equipment you'll need including the all-important dishwasher.
Shop at local roadside stalls and farm shops for the freshest of Cornish produce.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has a comfy king-size bed. This room is suitable for a cot.
Oh so pretty.
The lovely double bedroom on the ground floor.
The stylish ground floor shower-room. Take care on the quirky steps accessing the bathroom, they are at an angle and quite unique.
Take a refreshing shower after a busy beach day.
As is traditional in Cornish cottages, the stairs are very steep so please take care.
The first floor bedroom has a view over the green towards the estuary. Due to the steepness of the stairs, we would not recommend carrying your infant to this room.
Bedroom 2 is a delight.
Luxurious bedding for a restful night's sleep.
Sit in the sun outside the front door and enjoy the blissful view.
The view towards the estuary from the front door.
The secluded back garden is surrounded by fabulous sub-tropical plants. Take great care of the varying levels, steps and quirky patio with slightly uneven slabs.
Please note there are four steps up to the seating area of varying depth.
The handy ground floor utility/boot-room has a WC and washing machine.
Oodles of space for storage of bikes and beach gear in the utility/boot-room. Please take great care on the steps in this space. There is one step to access the WC/outdoor space and two steps down to the storage space.
These steps are on the Ground floor and are between the bathroom, living space and bedroom 1. They are unique, at an angle and varying depths. Take very great care.
The traditional telephone box in centre of the charming, unspoilt village.
Just a stone's throw from the cottage, this pretty footpath leads along the estuary.
A secret garden nestled beside the foreshore
The pretty quayside at Point.
Sit and watch the boats pass by as the tide ebbs and flows.
Restronguet Creek is a magical place for a holiday.
Regatta week is always an exciting time.
Catch the King Harry Ferry over the River Fal and explore further afield.
Spend the day discovering the maritime town of Falmouth.