Rose Cottage 3Helford River
Location and Surrounding Area
The tiny hamlet of Durgan sits on the banks of the Helford River on the South Coast of Cornwall, nestled between trees and a sandy beach. Surrounded by acres of National Trust land, this idyllic and unrivalled location is as if plucked straight from a fairytale.
A short and beautiful walk along the coast path will lead you through to Helford Passage. Here you’ll find boats for hire, a sandy beach, and the superb Ferryboat Inn serving delicious pub food and drink right beside the water. Sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and watch the kids play on the beach beside you for the perfect compromise!
Glendurgan Garden sits just behind the cottage. This subtropical garden is owned by the National Trust, and here little ones can run through the laurel maze or learn about all the rare plants and wildlife that thrive in the garden. When you’re done exploring, relax and enjoy an ice-cream on the beach from the fish cellar in Durgan, a small booth just opposite the cottage run by the National Trust in summer.
A short forty-five minute drive will take you to Cornwall’s rugged North Coast, famous for surfing beaches and dramatic scenery. St Ives is also just a forty-five minute drive away, and you’ll be able to get to most places of interest in Cornwall in just under an hour. The Lizard is a twenty-five minute drive. Falmouth, the closest town to Durgan, is a treasure trove of food and culture. From the festivals that take place almost every other week in the summer to the shops, cafés and waterside pubs, it’s a treat of a town and the perfect change of pace from Durgan.
- June 2021