3C The Old Sail Loft
3C The Old Sail Loft is a first-floor apartment in the courtyard at Helford Passage, and is in a perfect position for catching both the morning and early evening sun. The Old Sail Loft originally housed the sails of the boats that were moored around the Helford Passage. It was later converted into staff accommodation for the Ferryboat Inn, and later still, into holiday lets.
3C is beautifully decorated in simple shades throughout, giving it a light and spacious feel. There's a large comfy sofa in the living room, and an extendable table in the dining area, which opens out for lazy family breakfasts, and closes up again to give maximum floor space for the children to play. You'll find some books, board games and craft activities tucked away in the living room cupboard.
There is an open doorway into the kitchenette, with it's terracotta tiling and warm beech units. It's compact, but contains everything you need for keeping the family happy for a week.
You'll find a second, family bathroom with a shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails to keep everyone's towels warm and dry. As an added bonus, we now supply one bath and one hand towel per guest, free of charge.Outside, there is a balcony with wooden table and chairs - a perfect spot for a relaxing early evening glass of something cold.
There is parking for one car in the residents' car park. Like most of our Helford Passage apartments, you will need to leave your car in the car park and walk down a slope and then up some steps to access your property. You can, however, drive through the complex and pull up outside the Old Sail Loft for unloading suitcases and shopping.
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. If you have any food intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking, and we'll do our best to substitute food items.
There is a returnable £100 deposit against damages on this property.
- 3 Bedrooms
- Boat Hire on Site
- Bunk Beds
- Double Beds
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Single beds
- Sky TV
- 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 ales. It holds 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, beachside buckets and spades.
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.