The Stables

Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011096

About The Stables

A contemporary apartment in an 18th-century stable block on the Penrose estate.

For a stay amongst woodlands, freshwater lakes and an unspoilt coastline, The Stables is perfectly situated. The three-bedroom apartment sits in the 18th-century stable block of the Penrose estate, with views overlooking gentle parkland towards Loe Pool. The Stables is a serene sanctuary in the grounds of this historic estate, with its own decking area and a rockery garden. Inside feels very spacious with a bright open-plan kitchen, dining and living area and spacious bedrooms. 

The path that runs around the perimeter of Loe Pool passes the front of the building, offering a variety of walks around the estate, woods and lake. Beyond the estate, the market town, Helston, can be walked to within 35 minutes. The nearest beach is at Porthleven, which is just a 30 minute walk.  

Further afield, the fascinating island of St Michael’s Mount is a 30-minute drive from here. Take a short evocative boat trip to the island, or at low tide, enjoy the walk across the causeway. Discover its iconic medieval church and castle and its subtropical terraced garden. 

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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 not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Not accessible

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  • First floor

    Entrance hall, bathroom with shower over bath and separate shower cubicle, open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, one twin, one single).

Notes for guests

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

Heating: wood-fired central heating included. 

Parking: There is a parking area for two cars.

Entrance is at the rear of the building via a 50-metre surfaced path and decking area.

Garden: There is a small decked area and rockery garden at the rear of the property and the cottage is situated in open parkland. 

*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.

Access: Due to access issues the cottage is no longer considered appropriate for guests with a disability.

The cottage is situated over a working Estate Office, which operates during normal office hours and a small cafe which is open from 10am until 4pm from Easter to end of September, weekends and school holidays.

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.

Local suppliers: Guest discount offered to guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School.

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

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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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