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

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 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 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. 

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. 

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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

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

  • First floor

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

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Night storage heating and convector 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.

Free entry to Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

Upon arrival at the cottage guests will receive 10 per cent discount vouchers that may be used in the plant shop and in the excellent Tea House at Glendurgan Gardens.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

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: 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

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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