Godolphin HouseHelston, Cornwall
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Preferred changeover day Wednesday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 5 What's this?
- Reference 011108
About Godolphin HouseCombining 17th-century luxury with modern décor, this large manor provides a memorable stay.
Enjoy a luxury stay in this hugely atmospheric 17th-century manor. Enter through a pillared portico that runs along the façade to a large six bedroom house where fine historic detailing meets modern luxe interiors. Linenfold panelling, a grand formal dining room and a contemporary stand-alone bath are just some of property’s highlights. To the rear of the house, there is a romantic garden with large lawns and an outdoor dining table.
As a guest you’re invited to explore the main gardens of the estate as well as the wider countryside. Stroll along the river, through the woodlands and out towards Godolphin Hill, where views over St Ives Bay and St Michael’s Mount emerge.
You’ll also find the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine.
Godolphin is just a 15-minute drive to Praa Sands and its coastal village. Loop onto the South West Coast Path, for walks along the headlands to Porthleven. Or head in the opposite direction to St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
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Grand entrance hall, double bedroom, shower room with lavatory, wood panelled dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen with breakfast area, utility room.
Two staircases lead to the first floor: elegant saloon running across the front of the house with large windows overlooking the woods and hills. Second smaller sitting room with a wood burning stove.
Five bedrooms (one double - The Withdrawing Room - with a 5' feature bed, one double - The Godolphin Room - with a 5' feature bed and one of the walls retains some of the original 15th-century wallpaper, one double with 5' bed and a Venetian glass chandelier, one double room and a twin bedroom that can be converted to a 6' double on request), bathroom with shower over bath, one shower room with lavatory and one large bathroom with feature bath and lavatory.
Notes for guests
Heating: Gas central heating and electricity included in rental. Logs are available for £20 for the duration of your stay.
Parking: As Godolphin is a popular visitor attraction, vehicle movements are restricted. Between 8am and 5pm there is no vehicular access to the house. Four spaces are reserved for holiday guests in the Accessible car park, and a 4 wheeled trolley is available for luggage transfer. After 5pm you are permitted to drive to the rear of the house, and vehicles must be moved before 8am. There is no vehicle access to the front of the house at any time.
Garden: Enclosed private garden, with lawns.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Extra caretaking and cleaning during your is stay available at an extra charge.
Telephone: There is limited mobile phone reception. There is a landline in the cottage which guests can use.
*WiFi: We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Due to the size of the house and thick granite walls, WiFi connection is limited to a few rooms and is not throughout the house.
Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.
Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School.
Conservation Project: Please note that from January to July 2019, an exciting conservation project will be taking place at Godolphin;
In mid-January our conservation programme continues with the start of the Shippons restoration work. It will last approximately 6 months.
Shippon is Old English scypen, of Germanic origin. It simply means ‘cattle shed’. The Western part is to be restored, i.e. re-roofed and consolidated. We would like to assure you it will not be a noisy site as most of the work is of a carpentry nature. There will be no drills or heavy machinery used on site.
Work will take place Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. Vehicle access will be strictly monitored but there will be lorry deliveries to the site, again kept to a minimum.
The work site itself will be enclosed and a secure protected path will be provided for guests to enter and exit the House. If you are interested in the project , we can arrange a guided tour of the conservation work to show and explain all the intricacies of this unique place. Please call Godolphin on 01736 763194 prior to your holiday to arrange this.
The cattle shed is to the rear of Godolphin House and this restoration will affect guests in the following ways:
- Parking at the rear of the house is restricted. Four spaces have been reserved in the Accessible car park.
- Guests arriving before 5pm have the use of a four-wheeled trolley for luggage transfer. You can still access the house from 3.30pm and enjoy a walk or a cup of tea, explore the House and choose your bedroom.
- Please do not arrange supermarket deliveries before 5pm on any day.
Every effort will made to keep noise and disturbance to a minimum. Please report any problems or concerns to the holidays team who will be in regular contact with the Shippons Project Manager.
And finally, may we thank you for coming to Godolphin House and supporting this project. Without you these conservation projects could not happen.
If you have any queries or comments please contact us on 0344 800 2070.