Nancenoy FarmhouseHelford River
Rambling roses trail across the textured stonework of this secluded retreat, set within woodland at the head of the Helford River. Nancenoy Farmhouse makes for an ideal family base if you want to get away from it all – and on an expedition into rural joy played out to the intoxicating soundtrack of nature.
Three living rooms surround a central courtyard, and doors can be thrown open to a breeze blessed with the smell of sweet flowers from the terraced garden and beyond. From here, days full of fun lie ahead, from the peaceful pleasures of country walks past trickling streams to water-based outings for the whole family, like sailing or kayaking on translucent waters.
Heading out from your doorstep, venture through pasture and woodland to Scott’s Quay, where the Helford River stretches out before you and your party can play freely, leaping into still waters, or even trying a spot of crabbing. Pack a picnic for your journey and set up camp upon the quayside, for it’s worth spending a day here, chatting and laughing until the sun sets behind you.
After the walk home under star-filled skies, relax into the lovingly-crafted interior, where everything has been thought of and can be found easily at hand. Two log burners on the ground floor and underfloor heating make for a cosy home, the beating heart of which is the AGA, where you can all gather for a hot chocolate before bed. When it’s time to rest, a night of sound sleep for parents is a certainty as the master suite enjoys its very own staircase and access to a secluded garden area – ideal, if you want to take one more look
at the stars before bed.
Beside the farmhouse is Nancenoy Cottage. Together the properties sleep up to fifteen and provide an extensive holiday haven for two or more families. A tall garden gate can be unlocked to unite the gardens. Although, if you’re booking the Farmhouse only, then it remains extremely private and with only the very slightest of impact from neighbours.
Enter the house via a handy boot room with hooks for coats.
A large table to seat 8 people. Aga (in winter months), separate electric oven with gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, TV, Nespresso coffee machine, kitchen island and plenty of storage. There are two wicker chairs in front of the bifold doors which open onto the patio.
Open plan with the kitchen, two sofas, log burner and book shelves.
A large sofa, arm chair, TV and log burner. At the far end of the room is a desk and a cabinet with games.
with gaming screen, electric piano, Playstation 2, console games, DVD player and two bean bags. Double doors opening out onto the patio.
A long room with large walk in shower, WC, washing machine, tumble dryer and Belfast sink.
With storage and a fridge/freezer.
With separate staircase and landing. King size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, and bedside tables with lamps.
Walk in shower, basin and WC.
King size bed, bedside tables with lamps and chest of drawers with a mirror.
Zip and link bedroom
Can be made as either a king or two 2ft6 singles, (will be made as a king unless you request otherwise). Chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe.
Single bed, built-in wardrobe and bedside table.
Bath, WC basin and large walk in shower.
For up to two cars on the lane.
A courtyard patio with table and chairs and BBQ. The house is accessed via a path through a lawned area with flower beds.
Location and Surrounding Area
Moments away from Polwheveral Creek and the Helford River, Nancenoy Farmhouse is well-positioned for family holidays in Cornwall. From the surf schools on the North Coast to horse riding treks at stables just down the lane, there are activities aplenty nearby. The nearest village with shops and pubs is Constantine, a fifteen-minute walk or a short drive away. Here, all the necessities can be found along with some surprises, like the nationally-renowned wine selection at Constantine Stores.
Just across the lane from Nancenoy Farmhouse is The Trengilly Wartha Inn, for hearty foods and fine ales. Within walking distance, the greenhouse-based café at Potager Gardens lies draped with wisteria and serves organic breakfasts and lunches. You’ll also find table tennis and badminton to keep you all entertained, hammocks to rest in the sun in, and stunning gardens to explore.
Head to the crystal-clear waters of the Helford River for wild swimming, kayaking, or days out in boats. There are coves and beaches just waiting to be discovered here, so seek your favourite, and then settle down with a book, in the sun, beside the gentle lapping of waves.
Nancenoy Farmhouse is just twenty minutes from Falmouth, where the bustling high street is packed with independent cafés, shops and restaurants. You’ll also find a thriving art scene and lively cultural centres, a packed events calendar, three exceptional beaches, and nationally renowned museums guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
- September 2022