The Apple Store Formerly The Bothy

Falmouth, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011052

About The Apple Store, formerly The Bothy

A tiny but well-equipped cottage nestling in a large country estate, above the Helford River.

Who knew a former potting shed could make such a beautiful holiday cottage. The 19th-century stone and slate cottage hides amongst the trees, where views of the Helford River peek through a grassy glade. Inside reveals stylish interior with high ceilings and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. 

The Apple Store sits in the 11-acre estate of Bosloe, just above the Helford River and half a mile east of Durgan. Sheltered from Atlantic gales, you’ll be in one of the mildest corners of the country, with the south-facing beach at Durgan village within walking distance. 

Further afield, the market town of Helston is 16 miles west of the cottage. Even further west is Penrose, a wooded area and open parkland around Cornwall’s largest natural lake, Loe Pool. You’ll also find a sandy stretch of coastline here too, so don’t forget your swimmers. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, double bed (can be a twin on request), bathroom with shower over bath, lavatory.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page. 

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Designated car parking space 130 metres from cottage. Luggage trolley provided to help loading/unloading.

Garden: Although there is no private garden, the cottage is tucked away in the corner of a large garden.

Barbeque: Provided on request.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but telephone on-site.

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 Garden.

Local suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford. Ideal for taking to the water on holiday in the area.

The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday.

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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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