Coth Bean

mawnan smith

From £497

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4 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: COTHB
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Coth Bean has been a much-loved family home for over twenty years. Derived from the Cornish language, the name Coth Bean means 'old and little'. Built in the 18th Century, the cottage is certainly old but not small as a sympathetic extension has added extra space. From the quite beautiful thatched roof down to the intricately carved brass dinner bell, you'll find the cottage bursting with traditional charm and personality. Inside and out, you'll experience an atmosphere of warmth and tranquillity, from the beamed siting room with fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen with Aga, separate dining room and four comfortable bedrooms. Outside there’s a delightful large cottage garden with pond, sunny patio and BBQ which overlooks the soft surrounding Cornish coutryside.

Mawnan Smith takes its name from the smithy that was situated in the centre of the village where two old trackways met. One led to the ferry at Helford Passage, and the other wove its way up to the St Maunanus church, on the cliff overlooking the Helford River. The village itself is set between Falmouth Bay and the Helford Estuary and the village has a Spar shop, post office and Mediterranean themed restaurant.  Visit the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah or Glendurgan , have a wander down to Durgan Beach. Or hop onto the Blue Pointer and take to the river for a fishing trip. Helford Passage is five minutes away, where you can sample locally caught seafood dishes in the Ferry Boat Inn. Spend the day on the beach here, or catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, where you can wander along the coastline to Daphne Du Maurier’s atmospheric Frenchman’s Creek. The Helford River itself has often been described as the jewel in Cornwall’s crown. Much of the surrounding region – lush valleys, sub-tropical gardens and sandy coves – is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a place of unspoilt, natural tranquillity.

Front door to spacious living room with sofa, 2 armchairs and carver chair, TV and DVD. Wood panelled study with antique writing bureau. Modrn ground floor shower room with shower, hand basin and WC. Well equipped farmhouse style kitchen with oil fired 3 oven Aga and hotplate, combination microwave oven, fridge- freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled hallway to dining area with table and seating for 6. Curved staircase with hand rail to first floor. Master bedroom 1. 5ft 6in double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, bidet, hand basin and WC  Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6in double bed. Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed. Bedroom 4 with 3ft single bed.  

Large, mature cottage garden with countryside views, garden table and chairs, benches and BBQ.

Designated parking for up to 3 cars.

  • Included: Bed linen. towels (guests must provide their own beach towels), electricity, central heating, Wi-Fi. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Pets: 1 well behaved small to medium size dog welcome.  Pet Charge £30.00 per week.
  • No Telephone. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities:  Beach at Maenporth 1 mile. Village with Spar shop, restaurant and Post office a few minutes’ walk. Falmouth with all facilities 4 miles.

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