Waterside cottages around the Helford River

Lovely little holiday cottages on both sides of the Helford River near Falmouth in Cornwall. Don't forget your camera, binoculars, walking boots, bucket and spade.

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Comfy seats in the sitting room at Beach Cottage in Durgan, Cornwall

Beach Cottage in Durgan 

One of a pair of former fishing cottages, Beach Cottage sleeps three and looks right out onto the protected water of the Helford River.

The bedroom at Quay Cottage in Durgan, Cornwall has views out onto the Helford River

Quay Cottage in Durgan 

One of a pair of former fishing cottages, Quay Cottage is a great place to watch wildlife and boats passing by.

The Old Schoolhouse sits on the quay next to the Helford River in Cornwall

The Old School House in Durgan 

School's out for the summer (and autumn, and winter and spring) at this holiday cottage right beside the Helford River in Durgan Village.

The whitewashed front of Carne Cottage near Manaccan, Cornwall

Carne Cottage, Gillan Creek 

At the head of Gillan Creek, Carne Cottage is surrounded by peace, tranquility and varied walks.

Powders on the Helford River in Cornwall looks out onto quiet creeks and stands of pine trees

Powders, Frenchman's Creek 

The view from Powders changes with the tide as wildlife and boats come and go.

The bedroom window at Penarvon Cabin has views out to the Helford River

Penarvon Cabin, Helford Village 

This cosy little cabin is only a short walk from the pretty village at Helford with its shop and quirky pub