Helston, Cornwall
The exterior of Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The garden at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The garden at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The sitting room at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The sitting and dining room at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The kitchen at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The single bedroom at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The twin bedroom at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
The bathroom at Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall
A view of the coast near Serpentine, Helston, Cornwall

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.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day

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


Ground floor facilities

View Access statement (PDF 310 KB)


  • 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.

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.

Places nearby


Map Loading...
  • Selected icon Serpentine
  • Cottage icon Cottage
  • Bunkhouse icon Bunkhouse
  • Bothy icon Bothy
  • Campsite icon Campsite
  • National Trust Place icon National Trust place to visit
  • Multiple places icon Multiple places

Share this property

Similar places to stay

Helston, Cornwall

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

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
Late availability - save 15%
Truro, Cornwall

Part of an old farmhouse, with coastal views and nearby beaches that are perfect for paddling.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
Falmouth, Cornwall

A traditional stone cottage just a few metres from the shores of the Helford Estuary.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • No dogs
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.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day