Carne Cottage

Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011039

About Carne Cottage

A fine example of a traditional cob cottage, set on a winding creek off the Helford River.

Stay on the banks of a winding Gillan Creek in this beautifully preserved cob cottage. Local speciality, the Manaccan Plum, climb its white-washed walls and a sturdy barn door leads you into its rustic interior. Low-beamed ceilings, a log-burner and slate floors are met by elegant furnishings and two spacious bedrooms upstairs. Its garden, just across the road from the cottage, has a gentle stream running through it. 

You’ll be just south of the Helford River and a mile out to the sea; just follow the creek, along the lane to St Anthony and then a footpath out to Dennis Head at the creek's mouth. The nearby village of Manaccan, is just a 20 minute walk from Carne Cottage. 

Be sure to visit nearby Helston. Famous for the Furry Dance, held at the beginning of May for their annual Flora day, a celebration of the start of spring. Throughout the year however, this lovely town has lots to offer.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


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  • Ground floor

    Hall, sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, bathroom with electric shower.

  • First floor

    Two interconnecting bedrooms (one double, one twin) which can be reached via separate staircases.

Notes for guests

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Parking is available for one vehicle opposite the cottage.

Garden: There is a large, pleasant garden area situated across the road which has a stream running through it. The garden is not enclosed so children should be supervised.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: This cottage has very limited mobile phone signal.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Free parking at all National Trust carparks on Lizard on production of booking details.

Please note: The front door opens straight on to a road which can be busy at times with local traffic so extra care must be taken with children and dogs.

Logs: Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay. National Trust charcoal available for £5 per bag.

Barbeque: Provided on request.

Local suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School

Cycle hire: Porthleven Cycle Hire delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.


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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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