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Helford River

  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner
  • Seaview

Special Offers

Last minute offer

20% off last-minute stays throughout July and August


Sitting atop a hill, overlooking Helford Passage and the crystalline waters of the Helford River, the generously proportioned Selangor waits to welcome you into its comfortable interior and large garden. During summer the Helford River becomes a haven for families, water lovers, and those wanting to submerge themselves in some serious natural beauty. Here you will find a pristine coast, empty beaches – and the answer to why the appeal of Cornwall is so enduring.

Set upon the hillside on the exclusive Bar Road with a sea view overlooking Helford Passage, Selangor offers families and groups of up to ten the opportunity to experience this exclusive corner of Cornwall from an unrivalled location.

Meander down the steep hill to the beach at Helford Passage (and try not to think of the effort required to get back up). There play in sheltered waters, hire a paddleboard, enjoy an ice cream from the hut – or let the fun stretch into the evening by falling into the adjacent Ferryboat Inn, where delicious, locally produced food is served on a terrace overlooking the beach and water.

The spacious, well-equipped Selangor is furnished to a high standard. Unwind here on the south-facing patio after days spent exploring. Then, when bedtime comes around – and with moonlight glistening on the water’s surface – savour the view from each bedroom one last time as you draw the curtains.


Sitting room

Ground floor large, light room with wood-burning stove and comfortable seating. TV, DVD & CD player.

Reading room

Comfortable seating and french doors opening onto garden.

Kitchen and dining room

Table and chairs for 10, AGA (in use from 1 October to April 30 only), electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso espresso machine (pods can be bought from local supermarkets), washing machine and large pantry.

Utility room/rear porch

Tumble dryer and additional fridge.


With wc and basin.

Master bedroom

Zip and link bed which will be set-up as a super king, (unless you request otherwise), chest of drawers and wardrobe/hanging space and wash basin.

Ensuite bedroom

King size bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe/hanging space, wash basin.

Ensuite shower room

Shower, wc, hand basin and towel rail.

Double/twin bedroom

Zip and link bed which will be set-up as a super king, (unless you request otherwise) chest of drawers and wardrobe/hanging space.

Bunk bedroom

Full size bunk beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe/hanging space and wash basin.

Family bathroom

Comprising wc, bath, separate corner shower unit and basin.


Ground floor entrance hall, shower room and wc. Stairs to first floor.Spacious chill out room with sofa bed and double bed (not made up unless by prior arrangement and subject to the additional fee as stipulated in the ‘Notes’ section)


Mature gardens to the front and back of house. Large terrace for relaxing and enjoying the view, BBQ. Rear garden backs onto Budock Vean Golf Course – providing direct access. Please note that at the end of 2018 the old boundary hedge was replaced. It will take a few years for the new hedge to establish and will not be dog secure for some time.

Location and Surrounding Area


Whether it’s renting boats from Helford Passage to journey to the secret beaches and quays that line the Helford River, or travelling on foot along the South West Coast path, the Helford River is yours to explore. Dining out is a treat at Selangor, with the charming Ferryboat Inn just at the bottom of the hill. At sunset, eat on the terrace with its picture-perfect views of the river. Just a couple of miles away at Maenporth beach you’ll find The Cove Restaurant, now under the ownership of revered chef Michael Caines. In Falmouth you’ll find a thriving restaurant scene. Pay a visit to The Wheelhouse for unbeatable seafood, or seek out Indidog with it’s fantastic views out over the harbour.

The lush subtropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, just a short stroll away, are oases of tropical pleasure. Or take the family to nearby Potager Garden to enjoy a hearty organic lunch in the greenhouse café. Then play ping-pong or badminton and explore the luscious gardens before spending a few hours relaxing in the sun at a nearby beach. The woodburner at Selangor makes for a cosy spot in the winter, and crisp, refreshing walks along the coast (and dropping into the odd thatched inn along the way) help to make this part of Cornwall a great year-round choice.


Terry Brown

- July 2024

This is a lovely house in a beautiful position. It has a 1930's feel to it. The nine hole golf course of the Budock Vean Hotel is accessible from the rear garden. Cornish Holiday Cottages were excellent with nothing too much trouble. A refreshing change from some similar organisations. Highly recommend.


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Arrival from 4pm.
Departure by 10am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
Bath towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive.
Mobile signal – good.
Complimentary Wi-Fi 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, further supplies may be purchased locally.
Ample parking for several cars.

One well behaved dog with the express permission of the owner @ £20 per week. Please note that at the end of 2018 the old boundary hedge was replaced. It will take a few years for the new hedge to establish and will not be dog secure for some time.

Loft room/Extra people:
Please note that there is a £100 fee if you would like the use of the Loft Room, or should you wish to accommodate a ninth and tenth person then there will a 20% premium added to your booking.

Unless you request otherwise the zip and link beds will be made up as doubles (6ft super-kings). Should you require twin beds please let us know at least ten days in advance of your arrival so that we can book out the correct linen for you. Thank you.