Helston Cottages

This historic town is known as the ‘Gateway to the Lizard' and is perfectly located for touring the far west of Cornwall from our Helston cottages. The town centre has an eclectic mix of small shops, cafes, historic cottages and fascinating buildings. As a result it has been the used as the backdrop for many a film and costume drama. 

There is a strong arts scene developing in Helston in conjunction with the town museum. The museum is a hidden gem, much bigger than you'd expect and housing many an interesting artefact and tale to be told. Here you can pick up the Town Trail, and follow the history of Helston around the ancient cottage lined streets, spotting Celtic crosses, medieval bridges and wells.

At the bottom of the town is the boating lake, with eco café and swan inhabited island. A skate park and children's play-area make this the ideal place to visit on holiday with the family for a bite to eat and a cup of tea. From here, you can carry on down the Cober Valley and explore the Penrose Estate with its well-trodden paths, all the way along the coastal path to Porthleven.

Outside the top end of town, many families who holiday in Helston visit the renowned Flambard theme park. With lots of rides, attractions and entertainment, there is also the strong historical context with a Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibition, and a large indoor soft play centre for under elevens.

Helston is possibly best known for Flora Day, when the brass band belt out the floral dance tune made famous by Terry Wogan. The tradition of the furry dance, where locals dance through the streets in procession and dressed in all their finery, brings people from far and wide for a May holiday in Helston.

We have 79 self catering cottages in Helston to show you...

2 bedroom cottage near the beach in Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Driftwood Cottage, a terraced three-storey former fisherman’s home, lies a mere stroll from Porthleven’s picturesque harbour where colourful boats are overlooked by several shops, ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £379 - £715

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Set in a tranquil location alongside a quiet lane and only a short drive from the pretty village of Gweek, this detached stone cottage is surrounded by countryside and is an ideal ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398 - £1015

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  • 40% off

    30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018

    £791.03 £474.60

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


Wallis Barn is a splendid barn conversion with its own enclosed garden and a tennis lawn for guests’ exclusive use. Climbing the original external stone stairs, you step into the s...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £376 - £1910 *

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* Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 8 Dec 2018. The ground floor is excluded at the discounted rate.30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. The ground floor is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 40% off

    22 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018

    £955.07 £573.00

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Pebble Cottage has an open plan living area complete with a large range cooker, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy wood-burner. Upstairs, three pretty bedrooms all have views across ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £338 - £1260 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 between 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. The twin bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.20% off for parties up to 2 between 5 Jan and 30 Mar 2019, 27 Apr and 18 May 2019, 2 Nov and 14 Dec 2019. The twin bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.


Wallis Barn is a splendid barn conversion with its own enclosed garden and a tennis lawn for guests’ exclusive use. Climbing the original external stone stairs, you step into the s...

  • Sleeps 19 + 4 cots in 4 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1354 - £4575

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


Rowes Cottage is simply idyllic. This highly popular single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion has far reaching views across fields towards the sea at Gunwalloe, and is situated...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £366 - £810

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £274 - £595

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Mullion, West Cornwall.


Tucked away down a private road, Springfield Cottage is a delightfully spacious single-storey cottage with wonderful views across the countryside towards the sea at Gunwalloe. This...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £391 - £978

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Nestled in a wooded valley a short drive from the pretty fishing harbour of Porthleven, this detached barn offers guests and their four-legged friends a peaceful and relaxing rural...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £362 - £925

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Bull Pen, as the name suggests, has been home to the farm's prize breeding bulls over the years but it has now been transformed into a fabulous two bedroom holiday barn. Farmed...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £436 - £965

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