Durgan Quay Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall
The exterior of Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall
The sitting room at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall
The single bedroom at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall
The twin bedroom at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall
The exterior of Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall The sitting room at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall The single bedroom at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall The twin bedroom at Quay Cottage, Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011025

About Durgan Quay Cottage

Just metres from the water’s edge, you’ll be guaranteed a room with a view in this stone cottage.

It’s hard to imagine a position more perfect for a holiday cottage; with the waves gently crashing below the front garden and views extending over the Helford River. The cottage itself is aesthetically perfect too, with its 18th-century stone and slate exterior, small dormer windows and a bright rustic interior. Step inside and you’ll immediately be greeted with beamed ceilings, slate floors and a cosy log-burner. 

Durgan Quay Cottage sits at the edge of Durgan village, with only a handful of cottages around. Sheltered from Atlantic gales, you’ll have the benefit of being in one of the mildest corners of the country, with a south-facing beach just outside your door. 

The South West Coast Path runs through the village, offering links to vast stretches of coastline. Head east from Durgan along the river and out to Falmouth bay. Head west from Durgan along the Helford Passage, where a passenger ferry runs across the river to the idyllic Helford village and the Lizard peninsula. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

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 not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with multi fuel stove, cloakroom with lavatory.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms, one double, one single. Double bed can be configured into a twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. 

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: Designated parking space for one vehicle.

Garden: Small shared garden to the front of the cottage.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones. There is a public payphone outside the property.

*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.

While you’re with us, you’ll benefit from free entry to National Trust properties upon presentation of your booking confirmation.

Guests will enjoy 10% off in National Trust shops for the duration of their stay.

Logs: A starter supply of seasoned logs, fire lighters and kindling will be provided free of charge from 1st July 2019. Guests will need to source any additional logs elsewhere.

Barbecue: Barbecues will not be available at this cottage from 1st October 2019.

Local suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

Please note: The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. This involves flags on both quays, loudspeakers and lots of people partying outside Quay, Beach and Old School House cottages.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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