Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011044

About Ruan

A cliff-top cottage with mesmerising views, just above Cadgwith Cove.

Enjoy a stay at Ruan, one of Cornwall’s most idyllic holiday cottages. Prepare for stunning views over Cadgwith Cove from its  windows and sunny conservatory. This simple seafront cottage is,  one of five on the plot and has its own private ocean-view garden.

Wake up bright and early and take a walk around the harbour below. The historic fishing village hasn’t changed for centuries and is scattered with whitewashed fisherman’s cottages. The port is still very much active today.  

Further afield discover the delights of the Lizard Peninsula. With its dramatic coastline and miles of walking trails, it really is one of the most impressive places in the county. 

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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 available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


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  • Ground floor

    Porch, sitting/dining room with solid-fuel stove, kitchen.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and sea views, one single), bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: In the car park above the cottages approx 30 yards away.

Garden: There is a private garden with picnic table overlooking Cadgwith Cove.

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

*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.

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. National Trust charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.

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

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

Please note: The cottages at Cadgwith are close to high cliffs so young children will need to be supervised.

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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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