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

  • 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge (7 days notice required). If you would like to order any options from the attached menu, please contact our catering manager on 01872 863486. View menu options

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 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 when open.

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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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