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. Read more

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 78 self catering cottages in Helston to show you...

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7 nights from £444

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


The Cow Shed is a thoughtful conversion of a lovely old stone farm building that for generations was home to the farm's herd of dairy cows and calves. Farmed by the same family for...

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

7 nights from £444

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

7 nights from £406

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


With cosy under-floor heating and a warm welcome, Higher Manhay Barn perfectly typifies the expression ‘good things come in small packages’. This gorgeous little detached granite c...

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

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £407

2 bedroom thatched, rural cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


With its delightfully private garden, this little Grade II Listed thatched cottage lies down a short unmade lane on the edge of Nancegollan, a small village straddling the Helston ...

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

7 nights from £407

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £304

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven with a hot tub.


Poppy’s private hot tub is a real treat. The cottage itself is also absolutely delightful, with its beautifully furnished wood-floored living-room, pretty bedroom with king-size be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £304

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £404

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


With its own luxurious hot tub too, Daisy is just as immaculately presented as its neighbours. Inside, the light-filled living-room has glass doors opening onto the sunny deck, the...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £404

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1057


Luxuriating in your very own hot tub gazing at a stunning sunset is surely holiday heaven – and Trewhellas Barns offers you exactly that! At the end of a long private unmade lane, ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1057

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £350

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near Porthleven, Cornwall


Meadow’s fabulous hot tub overlooks the field which gave the barn its name. Standing across the courtyard from Poppy and Daisy, this pretty little detached cottage is just as welco...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £350

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £520 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Located in a quiet hamlet less than four miles from Porthleven and even closer to the spectacular coast at Rinsey where the old mine engines sit proudly looking out to sea, this co...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £520 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £419 *

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Situated in a quiet hamlet less than five miles from Marazion this brand new, detached property is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends. Walk through the pleasant...

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

7 nights from £419 *

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

7 nights from £376

2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Surrounded by 40 acres of farmland where Dexter cattle and Shetland sheep graze, the little stream running across the land a tiny tributary of the Helford River, Little Trebarvah i...

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

7 nights from £376

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