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Rose Cottage 3

Helford River

  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Mooring
  • Parking
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner
  • Seaview
  • Waterside

Special Offers

Once in a Blue Moon Summer Sale

Experience the magic of Cornwall with our once-in-a-blue-moon sale. Available on all new bookings for stays up to 31st October 2024.


From the stable door of Rose Cottage 3, you’ll catch a glimpse of the sea, as the beach lies just a few steps away. Stroll down first thing in the morning for a refreshing dip before breakfast. After all, there are very few better ways to start a day than with a swim in calm waters where nature enriches the landscape. One of the most sought-after properties in the Cornish Holiday Cottages portfolio, Rose Cottage 3 shares its spot on the river with cormorants and herons and the handful of other cottages that make up this idyllic little hamlet.

Supremely characterful and full to the brim with that traditional Cornish cottage charm, the open-plan living and kitchen area leads you out to the courtyard garden shared with two other cottages (which are also available to rent) to enjoy shared moments. The woodburner sets the atmosphere for evenings nestled beside the fire, unwinding after days spent out playing in nature.

Anyone who has spent time on the Helford will tell you of its magic. Adventurous families might take to the water for thrilling boat trips or kayaking expeditions, readers will enjoy finding sunny spots to settle down on one of the many beaches that line the shores, while ramblers will embrace the footpaths that weave from sea to woodland and back again in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

As the walkers and day-trippers head out at the end of the day, Durgan basks in the hush that envelops it. Wrap up and watch the sunset from the tree stump on the hill overlooking the hamlet, telling stories or making plans for tomorrow as you do. On a clear night, the sky becomes a canvas for stars, while at certain times of the year phosphorescence gleams in the water with each breaking wave. Memories are made on holiday – and the ones made at Rose Cottage 3 are sure to last a lifetime.


Sitting room

Leather sofa, armchair, built-in seating with cosy nook, log burner, window seat with a view over Helford River. Radio/cassette/CD, 32″ television


Rangemaster with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, sink, dishwasher, ample cupboards. Dining table and four chairs.

Shower Room

Open shower with Belfast sink and WC. Washer/drier, heated towel rail, coat hooks, door to backyard with washing line and coal/log storage.

Double bedroom

Double bed, chest of drawers, storage chest, bedside tables, long mirror, views over Helford River.

Twin bedroom

With twin beds, bedside tables and two chests of drawers. Wonderful views over the Helford River.


Bath with overhead shower, basin and WC. Heated towel rail.


Small shared garden with tables and chairs for the exclusive use of Rose Cottages.

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.



- January 2024

Well equipped perfectly located cottage. Durgen looked stunning at Christmas.


Many thanks for your glowing 5-star rating of your recent stay at Rose Cottage 3 in Durgan. It is a pleasure to read that you felt that the property was well-equipped and that you had a stunning Christmas stay. We are finding it hard to picture a more magical place to spend the festive season than in south Cornwall beside the Helford River. We very much forward to welcoming you back to the area in the future. Sending best wishes from all of the team at Cornish Holiday Cottages.


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Arrival from 4pm.
Departure by 10am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
Heating Inclusive. Constant heat from an air source heat pump, delivered by a combination of radiators and underfloor heating. Please adjust the heating using the radiator controls.
Telephone, with honesty box.
Mobile signal – poor.
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided.
No Smoking. If you are a smoker please be considerate of others and keep away from open windows, other guests and of course responsibly dispose of your cigarette ends. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottages.
One basket of logs provided (October to April), further supplies may be purchased locally.
Cot & highchair available.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

One behaved dog welcome @ £35 each with the expressed permission of the owner. No dogs under 1 year of age

Please bring your own towels.

For one car in open-fronted dinghy shed. Not suitable for an SUV or tall vehicle. Vehicles of this size must park in the National Trust car park at the top of the village.

Small children

The cottage is not suitable for small children due to the low window recesses on the first floor and the wide opening windows. We advise no children under 5. Please make children of all ages aware of the situation on arrival.

Boats and Dinghies
Guests wishing to bring a dinghy or boat must notify the office in advance as there is space for one boat/kayak per cottage on the boat park, close to the property alongside the boat shed. There is one deepwater mooring available at the west end of Durgan bay to accommodate boats up to 45′ long which is available to the guests of Rose Cottages. If you would like to keep your sailing dinghy (Laser, Wayfarer etc) on the mooring, there is a charge of £30 per week, whilst for boats above 20′ the charge is £60. The owners also have a small rowing boat, which is available at £50 per week. The dinghy and mooring must be reserved and paid for with your deposit at the time of booking to ensure availability. Please note that there is one rowing boat available to any Rose Cottage guests, and this will be first come first serve.

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