Wood Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Wednesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 011026

About Wood Cottage

A timber-built thatched cottage nestling amongst the trees with views over the Fal Estuary.

Like something out of a fairy tale, Wood Cottage sits on the edge of a small wood with views of the water peeking through the trees. The tiny, timber-built thatched cabin was once used as an apple store, and now after a careful restoration, makes a cosy one-bedroom nest for two. Inside reveals an unexpected modern interior with brightly cladded walls, high ceilings and contemporary furnishings.

Wood Cottage is a completely secluded and romantic place to stay, just above the Helford River, with only a few other cottages in sight. You’ll be on the edge of the Durgan, a small fishing village made up of a handful of former fish cellars, boat stores and a small sheltered beach. 

There’s easy access to the South West Coast Path which will lead you along the Helford River and out to Falmouth bay. You’ll pass Rosemullion, a gentle headland where wildflowers bloom in the spring and where seals sometimes swim in the waters below.

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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 not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom with electric shower.

Notes for guests

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

Cottage is 30 meters distant from car parking, along a wooded track and therefore unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Designated car parking space for two cars immediately inside the field gate that leads to the cottage.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but kiosk in nearby Durgan village

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

Please Note: The cottage is in a heavily wooded area which can make the atmosphere naturally damp at times. There is a dehumidifier in the cottage. Please turn this on and air the cottage when appropriate.

The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. This involves flags on both quays, loudspeakers and lots of people partying outside Quay, Beach and Old School House cottages.

Offers: Free entry to Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

Local Supplier: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

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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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