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L2, Riverside

Helford Passage

Property Description

Down some steps, open the door and you'll see an amazing view of the Helford River. You're above the Ferryboat Inn, and once you're on the tiled balcony you can pull up a sun lounger or sit at the table with a glass of something cold, and begin to unwind.

Back inside to the open-plan living area, with its new kitchen equipped with combination microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine dryer and fridge freezer. From the living area, even on a chilly day, you can still enjoy the wonderful view of the Helford River through the large patio windows. River Side is decorated throughout in fresh white which makes the space feel light and airy.

The master bedroom has a double-size bed with hand basin, the second bedroom has twin beds. There is a family shower room with a toilet. As an added extra, we are now supplying each guest with one bath and one hand towel, both free of charge.You'll have shared use of the heated, outdoor swimming pool with loungers, tables and parasols poolside, plus there is one designated space in the residents' car park.

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. We require a refundable £100 deposit against damages

Please note: there is a small wall and then railings on the balcony edge, therefore we don't recommend this property for anyone with toddlers unless they are under strict adult supervision at all times.


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Balcony
  • Boat Hire on Site
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds
  • Freezer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Parking Space
  • Shower
  • 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 ales. 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 bucket and spades.

We’ve got an outdoor, heated swimming pool on site too, with poolside loungers, 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 evening 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.