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River View

Helford Passage

Property Description

River View is a beautiful, mid-terrace, former Coastguard's cottage at Helford Passage, just moments away from the Ferryboat Inn and the beach. It's decorated throughout in neutral shades, with splashes of colour in the artwork and soft furnishings.

Step through the front door and you'll find yourself in a large open-plan living/kitchen area, linked by a breakfast bar. The kitchen is well-equipped and stylish, with bold blue splash back tiles and chrome accessories. The work tops are made from natural wood, and the flooring throughout is polished oak. You'll find a large, comfy corner suite covered in throws and bright scatter cushion for optimum comfort. There's a log-burning stove in here for the colder months or even chilly evenings. We'll even pop in some logs to get you started. You'll find books, a Sky box and a DVD player tucked away in the cupboard. The view from the lounge is outstanding as you really are only a few steps away from the river.

And if that wasn't enough, there's also a shower room downstairs, fully tiled in warming shades of brown and with a drench shower head for an efficient morning wake-up blast! Across the hallway, you'll see the third bedroom. It has twin beds with attractive throws and matching cushions, plus both beds have reading lamps.

Upstairs for the master bedroom which has a king-size bed directly opposite the window and fantastic views of the river. Imagine laying in bed at night and hearing the gentle lap of the water on the shore... The second bedroom has a double bed. Both rooms have drawer space and wall-hangers for your clothes, giving the cottage a minimalist feel. There's also a refurbished family bathroom up here that has both a bath and an overhead shower. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails to ensure your swimming towels are kept warm and dry. We are now providing one bath and one hand towel per guest, free of charge.

Outside, you'll find a sizeable patio area with outdoor furniture and views of the river. Perfect for snoozing in the sunshine, or enjoying lazy, early evening suppers with the family.

For bookings of one week or more, we'll have a welcome pack ready for your arrival - a bottle of locally made Helford Creek fruit juice, Cornish filter coffee, Smugglers tea, Cornish biscuits, a few sugar sachets and a pint of milk.

You'll have use of the heated, outdoor swimming pool during the season. Unfortunately, there isn't a designated car parking space for River View, but you will be able to pull up outside the property for unloading suitcases and shopping. You can leave your car in the public car park, just up the hill, and if you need to pay, we'll honour the fees. There is a returnable £200 deposit against damages on this property.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Boat Hire on Site
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Single beds
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


Helford Passage is about a mile from the village of Mawnan Smith. It's on the river - the Helford, of course, with a lovely sandy beach, and direct access onto the coastal path. We've got the Ferryboat Inn on site, which specialises in local seafood dishes and Cornish ale. It hosts regular music nights, quizzes and other events during the year, including the Helford Passage Regatta in early August.

You could hire a rowing boat or kayak for the day at the Helford Passage kiosk, or book some paddle boarding lessons. If, like me, you’re a lazy sun-worshipper, then stretch out on the beach with the latest blockbuster and a locally made Roskilly’s Chocolate Brownie and Marshmallow ice cream, or a bag of warm, buttery popcorn. Browse through Sarah’s Shop @ the Beach, for locally made jewellery, quirky gifts, and the children’s all-essential, beach-side buckets and spades.

We’ve got an outdoor, heated swimming pool on site too, with poolside chairs and parasols. It’s in a secure area behind a coded gate, so it’s safe for the little ones.

From the kiosk, you can catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, meander up the leafy path to the Shipwrights Arms and enjoy a homemade pasty and a glass of cold, Cornish cider. If you fancy something a little more energetic, you could wander along the river shore and explore Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. The ferry runs into the evening during the season so there’s no rush back – take your time, relax and enjoy.

Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are just a few minutes away, and stunning at any time of the year. Falmouth is our nearest town, where you'll find the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, pubs and restaurants.

We've got fishing trips nearby, golf, cycling, horse-riding, seaside fish and chips, coastal walks, art galleries and stunning beaches. A perfect base for family breaks.