Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011046

About Townplace

A quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cadgwith Cove village and beach.

Townplace is a cosy converted barn built from local serpentine stone and boasting a well-equipped kitchen and welcoming open fire. With a large private garden to the rear, the property is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle. 

Just below Townplace is the village of Cadgwith. Make the short walk into this historic cove and see working boats braving Atlantic swells to catch crab, lobster, mackerel and mullet, just as they would have done hundreds of years ago. 

The cottage sits on the Lizard, one of the country’s warmest spots, and is surrounded by epic sea and countryside views. Enjoy a walk along the South West Coast Path, easily accessed from the cottage, and marvel at the rugged beauty of the area. 

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Features and facilities

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


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, double bedroom (with 5' bed), bathroom with shower over bath.

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: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Available next to the cottage.

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

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

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.

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 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


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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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