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

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.

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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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