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Calamansac Sail Loft

Helford River

  • Balcony
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • Mooring
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner
  • Seaview
  • Waterside

Special Offers

Special Offer for May

Selected May weeks reduced by 20%

June Special Offer

Limited June offer - 15% discount on selected weeks


Imagine a holiday home where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Helford River and the ancient woodland of the magical 50-acre estate that is Calamansac – where your every need has been catered for and meticulously thought out. Where guest comfort is paramount, the space boundless and the setting idyllic.

A unique collaboration between the Green Family (owners), the renowned London, Cowan Architects, Tom Earl Builders, Fran Keene Consultancy and Emily of Cornish Holiday Cottages – together we are using our expertise and inherent knowledge of what holiday home cottage guests want to produce a universal design. So if you have a mobility impairment this is the house for you. Equally if you are completely able-bodied and looking for a five-star retreat with access to the safe and sheltered sailing waters of the Helford River, two private beaches and fifty acres of meadow garden and woodland, then this is also the place for you.

Aesthetically pleasing and universally accessible, the Sail Loft, offers level access from the car park into the stunning first-floor living accommodation. The fully glazed, floor to ceiling, gable end windows overlooking the Helford River will take your breath away every time you enter the room.

The Scandinavian, mid-century style furnishings will perfectly compliment the space and are somewhat moveable to adapt to your needs. The fully accessible, state of the art kitchen will be a delight for all to use. You will enjoy eating on the balcony in spring/summer and round the Tom Raffield dining table, close to the roaring log burner in winter. Centrally heated with underfloor heating throughout and individual room controls (via the house iPad) you will be warm and cosy whatever the weather.

Access to the ground floor is via a lift or stairs. Here you have four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The master suite is fully accessible with a super-king (6ft) zip and link bed (and space for a hoist should you require it), plus a fully modified shower and bathroom. Please click here to see the access statement, if you need any further information please call 01326 250339 and speak to Emily. If you are searching for more accessible adventure holiday options in Cornwall, Cornish Holiday Cottages are also proud to support Trevassack Holidays who offer six purpose-built, self-catering holiday homes with hot tubs, that are perfect for accessible holidays in Cornwall.


Entrance hall

Level access over bridge from car park to front door. Entrance lobby, coat and boot storage. Lift to ground floor, (please note that the lift will be turned on for guests who require it – please advise on booking).

Living room

Large, vaulted, open plan living room, with spectacular, floor to ceiling glazed, gable end windows illuminating the tranquil setting and Helford River. Comfortable seating for seven, log burning stove, 40″ wall mounted Smart TV and ambient lighting. Telephone, iPad and Sonos speakers. Stairs to ground floor.


Large balcony, across the full length of the west end of the Sail Loft with swing back doors. Sit back with a glass of something chilled and absorb the view and listen to the bird song. Glazed surround, table and chairs for six.

Dining area

Table and chairs for 8, situated in the heart of the open plan living area.


Fully accessible, U shaped kitchen with Corian worktops, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, NEFF ‘slip n slide’ fan oven, induction hob, extractor fan, microwave and sink. The hob, adjoining worktop and sink are capable of being lowered and raised to suit the user’s preference.


With WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks.

Ground floor master bedroom

Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed, (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), dressing table, stool and mirror, plus clothes storage, bedside tables and wall lights. Superb view of the Helford River and sliding door onto terrace.

En-suite bathroom

With bath, separate, large wet room shower, (removable shower chair) wash basin, wc and heated towel rail. Grab rails can be removed on request.

Ground floor single bedroom

Adjacent to the master bedroom. Single bed (3ft), chest of drawers, Tom Raffield clothes rail,
bedside table and directional wall light.

Ground floor bunk bedroom

Full size (3ft) bunk beds, directional wall lights, fun lighting scheme and clothes storage.

Shower room

Wet room shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Ground floor second double room

Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed, (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside tables and Tom Dixon wall lights.

En-suite shower room

Shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Outside shower

Hot shower for sandy children, brave adults and spoilt dogs! Belfast sink and wooden steps up to the balcony.

Hardstanding (outside master bedroom)

For all the family to enjoy dining al fresco. Large wooden table and ten chairs.


Easy parking for up to four cars just ten yards or so from the front door to the Sail Loft.

Location and Surrounding Area


Calamansac is secluded, seven miles from Falmouth and close to the village of Port Navas. Access is by a steep private road, about half a mile long, leading from the centre of the village.

Calamansac provides a unique opportunity for sailing with dinghy launching at most states of the tide (apart from low spring tides) and in any weather. There is a road through the wood to a slipway and a safe anchorage with a lock-up boat house for storage of gear.

Trengilly Wartha Inn is within 2.5 miles and serves very good food. Or if you are bringing a boat why not pop round to The Ferry Boat Inn by water.

Port Navas Yacht Club – your local, quirky gem on the edge of Port Navas creek. For opening times and menu please visit Please book ahead with your hosts Nigel/Mike 01326 340065 as the venue is somewhat bijou! Dogs and children welcome. For boat moorings/berths – Tom 01326 340525

Whilst those visiting Calamansac are sure to want to spend most of their time exploring the idyllic Helford River and sheltered boating waters, it should be noted that the contrasting rugged cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula are only a twenty-five minute drive away.


Stephen Reid

- May 2024

Another wonderful stay at Calamansac, we look forward to returning soon!


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Arrival from 4 pm.
Departure by 10 am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels are provided.
Bath towels are provided but please provide your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive.
Electricity inclusive.
Telephone, with honesty box.
Mobile signal – fair.
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided.
No smoking.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).
Built-in BBQ, with a starting supply of charcoal on the ground floor terrace.
Cot and highchair available on request.

Pets : One to two well behaved dogs @ £20 each – must be kept under control at all times and not to be allowed on furniture, in bedrooms, or to be left unattended, for the future enjoyment of all guests.

Towels: One bath and hand towel, per person, provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Zip & Link beds: These beds will be made up as super-kings unless you have requested otherwise. Please email your alternative bed requirements to at least ten days before your arrival if you would like them made up as singles.

Boats and Moorings: Please contact us. We have ample space for boat storage and direct water access onto the beautiful Helford River. Boat hire can be arranged through our friends at Helford River Boats and Sailaway St.Anthony.

Accessibility: The Sail Loft has been remodelled to create a holiday home that accommodates a wheelchair user, the less mobile and those with no mobility issues. The house will be set-up according to your needs. Please, therefore, be sure to communicate your requirements on booking. The LIFT will be available for those guests that have requested it. Please give at least a few day’s notice.

Equipment hire: Tremorvah Industries hire out profiling beds, hoists, off-road wheelchairs (lots of fun on the estate), standaids and rise recliners. Please contact them on 01872 324340 or

Vehicle Access: Large mobile homes, trucks and tall vans are not able to reach Calamansac via the quarter of a mile, steep and narrow drive. If you are towing a boat then we may be able to arrange one off access via a neighbouring farm, however please check with us in advance.

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