Wireless Cottage

Helston, Cornwall
An aerial view of Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The exterior of Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The exterior of Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The sitting room at Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The kitchen at Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The bedroom at Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
The bathroom at Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall
A view of the coast close to Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011102

About Wireless Cottage

A cliff-top cabin with a whole lot of history, just metres from the coastal path.

These remote Cornish cliff-tops were once used for ground breaking wireless communication experiments, now they provide an unforgettable holiday experience. Stay in this Grade II-listed Wireless Station, built in 1900 by pioneering inventor Guglielmo Marconi, and you’ll be far flung on the most southerly point of the UK. The evocative wood-cladded building faces south, with wide views over the springy, rabbit-cropped turf to the shimmering ocean. Inside the one-bedroom cabin-like cottage reveals a cosy nook from which to shelter from the Atlantic gales and snuggle against its log-burner effect electric fire. 

Wireless Cottage is set just 100 yards back from the cliffs, with the coastal path practically running straight past your door. Walk just 30 minutes along the path to Lizard Point. Walk a little further around the peninsula to gaze upon the aqua waters of Kynance Cove. 

There are many beaches to explore on the Lizard, but if you fancy a change of scenery the pretty harbour town of Falmouth is 25 miles from the cottage. Located on the Fal estuary, they’ll be an abundance of stunning coastal views as well as an array of shops and restaurants.   

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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* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities

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  • Ground floor

    Hallway leading to kitchen and bathroom with shower cubicle, one step up to sitting room with extensive sea views, one step to double bedroom (with 5' bed) with sea views.

Notes for guests

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

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: Parking is available 100 metres from the cottage.

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

*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.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free parking at all NT carparks on Lizard on production of booking details

Local suppliers: Discount offered to NT 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.

Amateur Radio Station (GB 4LD) at Lizard Wireless Station: Next door to the wireless cottage there is an amateur radio station (within the museum) which is available for use by visiting radio amateurs. Please note that visiting amateurs must hold a current licence to use the station.  We ask for £20 per visit and we need at least a fortnight’s notice to arrange your booking. If you would like to book a visit please contact geoff.bate@nationaltrust.org.uk


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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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