Serpentine

Helston, Cornwall
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011045

About Serpentine

With a sea-view garden and a cosy interior, this converted barn makes for a relaxing stay.

Serpentine is a converted barn set high above Cadgwith Cove with sweeping views out to sea. One of five simple holiday cottages, guests at Serpentine will be pleased to see the property includes a cosy wood burning stove, making it a warm retreat from the elements. It has its own enclosed garden where the trees open out to provide views of the ocean.  

Step out into your own private garden and take in the view overlooking the cove. Below, the tiny fishing village is strewn with relics from the past; pilchard cellars, winches and an old lifeboat house. Enjoy a drink at the friendly local pub where, on a Friday evening, you’ll hear traditional Cornish singing. 

Explore further along the Lizard Peninsula. The southernmost point on the UK mainland, the area boasts breath-taking coastal walks, hidden villages and miles of winding lanes to explore.
 

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

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood burning stove, two bedrooms (one twin, one single), shower room.

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.

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Designated parking area above the property.

Garden: There is an attractive enclosed natural garden with a picnic table.

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

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

All National Trust carparks on The Lizard 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 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 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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