Whitstone Cottage

Helston, Cornwall
The exterior and garden at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The exterior and garden at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The sitting room at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The kitchen and dining area at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The kitchen at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The kitchen and dining area at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The upstairs landing / sitting room at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The double bedroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The twin bedroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The bathroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall
The exterior and garden at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The exterior and garden at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The sitting room at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The kitchen and dining area at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The kitchen at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The kitchen and dining area at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The upstairs landing / sitting room at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The double bedroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The twin bedroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall The bathroom at Whitstone Cottage, Penrose, Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011060

About Whitstone Cottage

A traditional white-washed cottage with a thatched roof and a country rustic interior.

Stay in rare survival of an unspoilt cob and stone Cornish cottage with a part-thatched, part-slate roof. Inside you’ll find all the quirks of traditional country cottage as well as a few modern comforts. Low beamed ceilings, slate floors and wonky timber frames are met by modern furnishings. You’ll have your own enclosed garden too, which is a real sun-trap in the summer and views of other historic buildings nearby. 

Just outside your doorstep, a network of footpaths will lead you around Loe Pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, and its densely wooded banks. The golden sands of Loe Bar are just a 25-minute walk from the cottage. 

For the nearest town, the bustling town of Helston is just a 5-minute drive. Further afield, the fascinating island of St Michael’s Mount can be reached in 25 minutes. 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 not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Dining hall/kitchen, sitting room with wood burning stove.

  • First floor

    Upstairs landing / sitting room. Two bedrooms (one double, one twin), bathroom with hand-held shower over the 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: Car parking is outside the cottage.

Garden: There is a large secluded garden, which has a picnic table.

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.

Logs/charcoal: Fuel for wood burning stove provided free of charge.

Local suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust 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.

Please note: Because of the thatched roof it is not permitted to barbeque in the grounds of the cottage.

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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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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