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    Dovecote

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    Property ref: S82122

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (21)

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    About this property

    This studio-style property is situated in scenic leafy countryside, just a short drive from picturesque Helford Passage. Perfect for those seeking a truly secluded escape, guests of Dovecote have unlimited access to acres of wooded countryside surrounding the property, as well as a small orchard. The property’s own colourful cottage garden is a wonderful place to relax with an evening tipple, and is particularly pleasant during the spring and summer months. Inside, a small galley kitchen leads through to the open-plan living and sleeping area, where the high beamed ceiling and neutral furnishings create a fresh and sunny welcome. An adjoining en-suite shower room completes the small but perfectly-formed accommodation. Out and about, while away the days exploring the banks of the Helford River, with its hidden coves, unspoilt scenery and quaint waterside hamlets. Discover Frenchman’s Creek - the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name – foodie pubs right on the water’s edge, and unpolluted, starry night skies. Remote and romantic, Dovecote offers blissful tranquillity and the chance to embrace a slower pace of life. Helford 11 miles away.

    Helford is a picturesque village on the south side of the Helford River. Helford is very popular with its thatched cottages, excellent village stores and especially The Shipwrights Arms, right on the edge of the creek with its waterside terrace. Just a short walk away is Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier. The Helford River Sailing Club is very popular and a regatta is held every August. In the summer a passenger ferry runs to Helford passage, the home of the Ferryboat Inn, and nearby to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. The wildlife on the Helford River is diverse and a birdwatcher’s paradise.

    Accommodation

    All on one floor.

    Open plan living area with sofa, TV, dining table and chairs, and super king zip/link bed.

    Small en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

    Galley kitchen.

    Outside utility room shared with property owner.

    Night Storage heating.

    Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, hair dryer.

    Fuel and power included rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Highchair available.

    Off road parking for 2 cars.

    Enclosed garden with furniture.

    Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

    Pub 2 miles.

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    Local amenities

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    • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
      2 miles
    • Ferry Boat Inn
      4 miles
    • Kota Kai
      5 miles
    • Falmouth University Penryn Campus
      5 miles
    • Swanpool Beach
      6.5 miles
    • Poldhu Beach Cafe
      6.5 miles
    • Espressini
      6.5 miles
    • Good Vibes Café
      6.5 miles
    • Gyllyngvase Beach
      6.5 miles
    • Gylly Beach Cafe
      6.5 miles

    Reviews (21)

    Mrs Stewart ‐ 1 Jul 2019
    " Clean & comfortable & well located for visiting lots of different places. We walked miles each day & saw such stunning countryside including a very special beach accessed only by climbing down vertical cliffs. "
    Mrs Walker ‐ 1 Jul 2019
    " The cream tea on arrival was a great start to the holiday and made us feel very special. It was so peaceful and calm. A truly relaxing holiday. "
    Mr Knott ‐ 1 Jul 2019
    " Which serpassed our expectations as for Jill the owner we would be most pleased to call her a friend and will look forwards to staying with her again next year. In truth we really couldn't fault our holiday in total and Thank you all for a great holiday it made one hell of a change from Sailing . Yours and Best Regards ------ Jan & Gordon Knott ( Most Pleased) "
    Mr Nicholls ‐ 1 Jun 2019
    " There was no private area outside to sit. The shower room was very cramped and overall the cottage is not one that I would revisit or recommend. "
    Mrs Rawlings ‐ 1 Jun 2019
    " Just right for two people, with a super comfortable bed. A tranquil and peaceful location in rural Cornwall. "
    Mrs Morrison ‐ 1 May 2019
    " Dovecote is well placed for visiting nearby gardens as well as the coast. Gill and Carl made us feel completely at home, we will definately return, thank you for a lovely week. "
    Dr Jackson ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    " Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. Dovecote lies at the end of a very narrow lane - but as with all Cornwall lanes, if you take care and don't approach bends too fast, there's no problem with meeting vehicles in the opposite direction - passing places. Dovecote is the Annex to the main cottages (another at the far end is also a holiday let) but we hardly saw the other occupants. Supermarket shopping in Helston - Sainsburys, Tesco, and Lidl are easily accessible. Dovecote is an excellent base for visiting the coast across the south of Cornwall, and we even ventured three times beyond Bodmin, close to Plymouth on one occasion and to Tintagel on another (round trips of over 100 miles). But accessing the A30 through Redruth made for easy travel, although we acknowledge that during high season, travel to and round Cornwall might be more difficult. In summary, Dovecote provided an excellent - and very comfortable (nice king-size bed) - for our exploration of Cornwall and its National Trust and English Heritage treasures. RECOMMENDED! "
    Ms Wheeler ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "We had a very enjoyable quiet relaxing time the landlady and landlord were a very nice couple the only complaint we had was the lanes in one part was a very large pot hole and we ended up with a £200 bill for a new front tyre an other couple staying at the same time also had the same problem apart from that it was great ."
    Mr Gallear ‐ 1 Jun 2018
    "our holiday was truly wonderful all you all we hoped for the cottage was just what we wanted the area was spot on and so peaceful we visited so meany place the owner was so nice and the sceneary was to die all in all we had a lovely time and will be using cottages again we have used you twice now with now faults at all thank you"
    Lesley C ‐ 1 Jun 2018
    " We had a warm welcome with cream tea provided and tea, coffee and milk. Lots of extras like kitchen paper and washing up liquid provided too. The place was comfy and clean. We had warm weather and enjoyed sitting out in the sunny garden for breakfast. Be aware that access to Dovecotte is down three narrow lanes. However it is not far from Helston and supermarkets and places to visit. "
    Mrs Crombecq
    "Very nice cottage and owner . Location wasn't easy to find and very narrow road for the last mile. Had a very nice stay and will recommend to all our friends."
    - Miss Mortimer, August 2018
    "We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay! ***owners response*** We have a very friendly dog called Rinny, who has the freedom of the garden when we are with him, we live on site and will always check with our visitors on arrival that they are ok with our dog. Rinny is not left to roam the garden unattended and if we are out Rinny is put away.***"
    - Dr Jackson, September 2018
    "Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. ..."
    - Miss Mortimer, August 2018
    "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings; it felt like a little dream home! We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay! ***owners response*** We have a very ..."
    - Miss Mortimer, August 2018
    "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings; it felt like a little dream home! We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay! ***owners response*** We have a very friendly dog called Rinny, who has the freedom of the garden when we are with him, we live on site and will always check with our visitors on arrival that they are ok with our dog. Rinny is not left to roam the garden unattended and if we are out Rinny is put away.***"
    - Mr Mitchell, September 2018
    "Fantastic place to stay"
    - Dr Jackson, September 2018
    "When planning this Cornwall break earlier in 2018, we were looking for somewhere suitable for a couple, not over-expensive, and not located in a busy locality. Dovecote ticked all the boxes. It had all the facilities described on the website. On arrival, our host - Gill - had provided scones and clotted cream! Delicious! The German Shepherd, Rhinny, is a big softy, and just wanted to play all the time. ..."
    - Miss Mortimer, August 2018
    "A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings; it felt like a little dream home! We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay!"
    - Mrs Crombecq, July 2017
    "Location wasn't easy to find and very narrow road for the last mile. Had a very nice stay and will recommend to all our friends."
    - Miss Mortimer, August 2018
    "We had a really nice week away and everything we needed was at hand. The host was also very welcoming. We are both dog lovers so we were fine, but our only suggestion would be to put a disclaimer on the site that you have very friendly dog that is free-roaming as some people may not be familiar with dogs or aware that he is there on their arrival. Thank you again for your stay!"
    - Mr Amess, September 2019
    "Lovely peaceful setting"

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