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Cornwall Self Catering cottage, Penarvon House, Helford, sleeps 8

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Penarvon House

Penarvon House, Helford, Cornwall

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £1546

A truly special house, set above the Helford estuary, close to the village of Helford and can sleep twelve people in four bedrooms.

Penarvon House is a truly special house, set above the Helford estuary, close to the village of Helford and can sleep 12 people. There are three double bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), a twin bedroom, a bathroom, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an open fire. There is also a utility room and a games room with additional pull-out beds and a snooker table.

Outside there is off road parking for six cars and a gravelled garden and lawned areas with terraces, barbecue and furniture. Penarvon House is a wonderful holiday base.


Perfect family break
Excellent house. Just a 5 minute walk from the village pub and store. Spectacular views over the river. Great base for a family holiday. Very high standard of accommodation and had everything you might need.
Ben B

I thought that the property wasn't worth how much we paid. Tiles were broken, stains in the bathroom,looks tired and it in need of an update and money spending on it. Very disappointed.

Beautiful house
We have just come back from a weeks family holiday....us, our two grown up children, their partners & my father in law. We were really pleased to all have lovely ensuite bedrooms & plenty of living & entertaining space. The views & location were great. Loads of long walks from our doorstep. Nice to get a phone call from Jaynee (hope I've got the name right) to check everything was ok. Also a lovely big enclosed garden which was great for our dog.

Perfect setting, one or two niggles
There is no doubt that Penarvon House is a near perfect setting for a holiday. Two bedrooms, the main living space and the kitchen have fabulous views across the Helford. This was a week-long break for us, our adult children, plus one partner and the mother-in-law, plus two dogs. Oh, and the World Cup was on, so a good space to watch the England games was a must. Sounds stressful, but this was a perfect rental for the group. The living space is huge, with plenty of room for the footie fans at one end, and others to play cards and games etc at the other end... and that's ignoring the Games Room downstairs. The dogs were well enclosed within the garden, and there were some lovely walks nearby, we'd have done more, but our older dog finds hills a bit tough these days. It's a short walk into the village, and also to the ferry for Helford Passage. Frenchmans Creek is also a short walk away. To be fair, Helford, and particularly Orchard Lane, is a little bit of a challenge for people unused to the tiniest of Cornish lanes, but there's also a sense of delight to have grass from the hedgerows brushing both sides of the car! Penarvon House is very much the upper end of the rental market, hence the slight niggles, I'm afraid. Towels were included, but we were only left with the bare minimum number, and there weren't any hand towels left for the ground floor toilet, the utility room or the kitchen; and we were left with no tea-towels at all. It felt a bit odd to make do with a large bath sheet instead. The worst problem though, I felt, was the difficulty we had making the toilet in the master ensuite flush - you had to keep pressing and pressing the button over and over again to get it to respond. It wasn't electric, but it was extremely reluctant. I also think the cracked floor tiles throughout the property slightly spoil the luxury edge. Sorry to have the niggles, but overall we had a lovely and very relaxing week.

The space was very good for us, it was a lovely spot and we had a few very nice walks around! Also very nice garden for the children!
Mrs Ronning



Parking Space Parking Space
Telephone Telephone
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Underfloor heating throughout and individual thermostatic controls for each room and open fire
Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky Sports and BT Sport, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and all fuel for fire inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent, please bring own beach towels
Off road parking for 6 cars
Gravelled garden and lawned areas with terraces, BBQ and furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome (restricted to kitchen, dining and sitting areas by stairgates)
Additional dogs £50 per dog
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
Note: Please advise at the time of booking if you require a mooring during your stay
Note: If you require the pull-out beds, please advise at the time of booking
Note: Check-in 4pm
Please note - Maximum party of 8 including any children/infants
Please note - This property operates a refundable good housekeeping bond of £300 for bookings made after 6th August 2018
Note - No stag, hen or similar parties Check out time is 09:30
For every 30 minutes later, customers will be charged £100 from the Good Housekeeping Bond

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Trebah Garden - 1.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Glendurgan Gardens - 1.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Mawgan-in-Meneage Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Halliggye Fogou - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Mawgan Cross - 3.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Penjerrick Gardens - 3.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bonython Estate Gardens - 4.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

National Maritime Museum Cornwall - 5.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Poldark Mine - 5.5 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Pendennis Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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