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Lower Deck

Helford River
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: welcome
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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Mooring
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Seaview
  • Waterside


Facing South on the edge of Port Navas Creek, Lower Deck nestles alongside the tideline of the Helford River. Few other places in Cornwall offer such unique positioning as this artfully designed ground-floor apartment in Port Navas. With direct water access and an ever-changing view as the water ebbs and flows in and out of the creek.

A haven for water-lovers, a stay at Lower Deck puts you right in the thick of all things afloat. Expeditions via kayak can take place mere moments from the front door, and children can spend hours crabbing from the quayside.

As swans mosey on past the windows and egrets pace the shoreline, unload the catch of the day and fire up the BBQ. A large outside seating area adjacent to the slipway and the kitchen makes for alfresco dining on balmy evenings, with only the lapping of the turning tide and brilliant conversation to distract from the peace.

Freshly renovated to an exacting standard, Lower Deck offers luxury. Larger parties or families travelling together may wish to also book out Upper Deck and spread out across the two apartments. Together the properties sleep up to 12 people in six bedrooms.



With views of the water, electric oven, four ring hob, Nespresso machine and milk foamer, washing machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Sitting and dining area

Dining area to seat and two steps down to the sitting area with TV, comfortable seating and wonderful creek views.

Master bedroom

Views of the river, king size (5ft) bed, chest of drawers and bedside lights.

Double bedroom

King size (5ft) bed, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.

Bunk bedroom

Bespoke bunk beds, wall lights and chest of drawers.


Bath with overhead shower, WC, basin and heated floor.

Shower room

Walk in shower, WC, basin and heated floor.


A patio area with seating for 6, a large sun deck to lie on, bbq and stunning views of the water.


There is one car parking space reserved for you just metres from the apartment. Given the limited parking, additional vehicles should be parked in the village a 2/3 minute walk away.

Water access

You are welcome to bring a boat with you or hire one during your stay (see notes). Moorings are subject to availability and extra cost and must be arranged with PNYC in advance by contacting Please visit for further details.

PNYC Bar and Restaurant

On your doorstep. You are welcome to use this charming and compact bar and restaurant during your stay. To dine, it’s best to book a table at least a week in advance as it is small and does fill up. Opening times and details can be found at

Location and Surrounding Area


Port Navas is situated at the head of one of the most delightful tidal creeks on the Helford River and is approximately 7 miles from Falmouth, 6 miles from Helston and 16 miles from Truro. Constantine and Mawnan Smith, with their own stunning countryside, have a variety of shops. Lower Deck is a good centre from which to visit the many sandy coves and fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula. The north coast is within an hours drive and several secluded beaches are just a short drive away.

Passenger ferries are available from Helford Passage to Helford and from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier to the upper River Fal, St. Mawes, Truro and Helford River.

The beautiful subtropical gardens of Treba’ and National Trust Glendurgan are nearby.

The area is a yachtsman’s paradise, excellent for sailing, motor boating or rowing and is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the Helford River and its upper reaches, including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by the late Daphne Du Maurier. Slipway facilities are available for launching boats and moorings may be arranged. Both motor and sailing boats may be hired locally with sailing tuition available. The Helford River has a lively scene with local regattas taking place throughout the summer.

Port Navas Yacht Club is your local, quirky gem on the edge of Port Navas creek. Please book ahead with your hosts Nigel/Mike 01326 340065 as the venue is popular and compact. Dogs and children welcome. For boat moorings/berths – Tom 01326 340525

Fishing by boat from Port Navas with the possibility of catching mackerel, pollock, bass and even the odd shark. Coarse fishing at Argal and Stithians Reservoirs.



- May 2021

Is it possible to have a microwave? it was spotlessly clean and well equipped other than this.


The team and I are pleased you enjoyed Lower Deck and found it to be very well equipped. Clean is a given, however it is always lovely to hear this in feedback. I will let Tom know that you feel the property would benefit from a microwave and I am sure he will get one. Thank you, Emily and Team
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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.
Mobile signal is Poor
Complimentary Wifi provided.
No smoking.
Underfloor heating in living areas and bathrooms. Electric radiators in bedrooms and heated towel rails in bathrooms.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

Parking: For one car in PNYC car park. An additional car may be able to park in the village around 400 metres away. Please note there is very little free parking in the village, so this is not guaranteed.

Pets: One well-behaved dog welcome @ £20 each, with the expressed permission of the owner. No dogs under 1 year of age. that they are not allowed on any of the furniture/soft furnishings.

Accessibility: This apartment is unsuitable for those with mobility issues and very small children.

Kayak Hire: Up to six single kayaks are available for daily or weekly hire from Port Navas Yacht Club.  Please email if you are interested and want more information. There is a discount for people who are staying at PNYC holiday lets – The Upper Deck, The Lower Deck and The Old Kiln.

Boats: If you would like to bring your own boat, subject to availability, moorings are available at the Yacht Club on a daily or weekly basis for dinghies, inflatables and larger boats up to 24 foot. Please contact Tom at to arrange this in advance and to find out about the charges. Trailers will be stored off-site due to limited space. A range of boats, kayaks and paddleboards may be hired from Sailaway St Anthony (delivered to the pontoon) or Helford River Boats. The water at Port Navas is navigable 4 hours either side of high tide. Depending on the season, sailing lessons (particularly for children with The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust) and powerboat courses are available locally.

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