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Chestnut Cottage

Helford River
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pets: welcome
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  • Woodburner


This charming, cosy cottage with wood burner, set in the idyllic village of Port Navas, could be just the romantic getaway you are looking for. Chestnut Cottage oozes shabby chic charm and with oil-fired central heating and a wood burning stove you are sure to be warm whatever the weather.

Chestnut Cottage is the left wing of the building, adjoining the owner’s second home which is not often used.

The garden is secure for a medium to large dog, but please note that a small dog could squeeze under the main gate. There are plenty of lovely walks in the vicinity and all of the coves and beaches on the Helford River, (except for that at Helford Passage which is closed Easter – 1st Oct), are dog friendly.


Sitting room

with wooden floor, wood burning stove and Cornish granite mantel. TV, DVD player and Sky digital box. Radio/CD player. Comfortable seating for four.


electric cooker, four ring ceramic hob, fridge with icebox, washer/dryer and microwave. Dining table and four chairs. Door to garden.

Bathroom (Ground floor)

with bath and electric shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

First floor double bedroom

King size bed (5ft), bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, armchair and covered alcove for clothes hanging.

Twin bedroom

with twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps.


accessed through door from sitting room or kitchen. Gravelled seating area with table and chairs for eating out, leading to pretty garden lawn.


courtyard parking area for one car, (the other space is for the use of the cottage next door, the owners second home not often used).


not for cars! A selection of body boards and children’s play equipment is often available. Barbeque. (The space is shared with the adjacent cottage – which is sometimes in use by the owners).

Location and Surrounding Area


In this most picturesque of locations children will be entertained for hours crabbing and counting up their haul and releasing them back into the creek again.

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/berts – Tom 01326 340525

Hire a kayak or a small boat for the day and really get to know the nooks and crannies of the Helford estuary. Pack a picnic and head to Durgan or Grebe beach for a swim and stay there until the light fades.

The Ferry Boat Inn is a fantastic, waterside Gastropub, on Helford Passage Beach. The pub is dog friendly all year round, however from Easter to end of September your four legged family member is not permitted on the beach itself,  otherwise all the coves on the Helford are fine for you all to enjoy, whatever the date.

From the floating pontoon here you can hop across on the small passenger ferry, to the south bank of the Helford River and to Helford Village, an idyllic place stepped back in time and with another great public house, The Shipwrights Inn.

Close to Chestnut Cottage is Potager Garden & Café, which is really so much more than that, with its lovely kitchen gardens, huge greenhouse, delectable vegetarian food and cakes, hammocks, garden games, artist’s studios and chilled out vibes.

From Port Navas, you’ll want to explore the Lizard Peninsula and the amazing coastline of the UK’s most southerly point. Kynance, Poldhu and Church Cove are three well-known beaches – all set to take your breath away.

For day to day shopping nip to Constantine village, just two miles away and stock up on some Vicky’s Organic bread and local produce, plus if you like a tipple you must visit Constantine Stores and its incredible selection of wines and whiskies from across the globe.

Whether you want to walk, swim, eat, explore or just relax Chestnut Cottage is a beautiful holiday home from which you can base yourself and kick back of an evening.



- October 2020

A lovely little cottage, with deceptive amounts of space for its age. Watch out for the low doorways tho!
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Arrival from 5pm.
Departure by 9am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels
Electricity inclusive.
Central heating inclusive.
Mobile signal – poor.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
No smoking.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).
One basket of logs provided October – Easter. Further supplies can be purchased from Mawnan Smith and Constantine villages.
Please note there are some areas of LOW HEAD ROOM inside the cottage.
Please also note that this characterful cottage is served by STAIRS to the first floor typical of an old cottage – slightly steep, a little uneven on the edge and painted. Please take care when ascending and descending.
Travel cot & high chair on request.

Well behaved dogs welcome @ £20 each with the expressed permission of the owner. No dogs under 1 year of age.

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

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