Lower Pentire Farm House

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 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011059

About Lower Pentire Farm House

A lakeside hideaway with a country cottage interior and an enclosed garden.

Lower Pentire Farm House is everything you could ever want from a holiday cottage, with its pretty white-washed façade, stacks of rustic charm and sweeping views. The house dates back to the 18th-century and its low-beamed ceilings, slate floors and log-burner give it a real country cottage feel. You’ll have your own enclosed garden complete with a picnic table.  Although trees obstruct the view when in leaf, out of season there are great views of the creek and the calming rumble of waves breaking on Loe Bar beyond.

Explore the local area by foot; the restaurants, pubs and shops of Porthleven are a pleasant two-mile walk along the sands from here. Helston town is just two miles inland. Discover its folk heritage and stroll around its bustling streets in search of a hearty pasty or a traditional pub lunch. 

Further afield, visit Goldolphin House, less than a 20-minute drive, for its acres of dramatic parkland and formal gardens. St Michael’s Mount, just a 30-minute drive to the west, is a must-see. From afar it looks like a mysterious island, but take the ferry or walk across the causeway when the tide is out, and you’ll discover its subtropical gardens and 12th-century castle. 

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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* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


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  • Ground floor

    Dining hall/kitchen, sitting room with log burner.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double, one twin), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Car parking is in the area behind the property.

Garden: Small enclosed garden overlooking Loe Pool in the front of the farmhouse with picnic table and bench.

Access: The lane to this cottage is used by the local farming community and it is reviewed on a monthly basis with a view to, where possible, ensuring smooth and comfortable access to Lower Pentire Barn and Farmhouse.

Telephone: Please be aware that there is no mobile phone reception.

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

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

All National Trust car parks on The Lizard are free to guests on production of their booking information.

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.

Barbeque: Provided on request.

Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School.

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

Please note: The ceilings of the beamed rooms on the ground floor stretch to only 5'10'' high. Guests taller than this should take this into account.

Swimming and boating are not permitted at Loe Pool.

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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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