The Coach HouseHelford River
Location and Surrounding Area
A dream for garden and nature lovers, the unique grounds at The Coach House are complemented by its proximity to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, a pair of subtropical paradises ideal for not only the horticulturalists among us to explore and enjoy.
Walks to year-round dog-friendly beaches at Grebe and Porthallack are just at the end of the garden, and adventure can be found at every turn within the beautiful Carlidnack woods, which is stunningly carpeted in bluebells in spring. Dogs will simply love nearby Bosveal Meadow, too, and so will you, as it rises above the water and offers commanding views out to sea.
Walk the coastal path towards the waterside hamlet of Durgan, with its seasonal ice cream parlour. From here you can meander through woodlands to Glendurgan Garden. The South West Coast Path here undulates into little coves and beaches – perfect for cooling off with a refreshing dip in the sea. The waters of the Helford River are listed grade-A, and swimming here is a truly revitalising experience.
Your closest village, Mawnan Smith, has a few shops, a café, a restaurant, and a traditional thatched inn. Just a short drive away is Falmouth, renowned for great food and drink, along with cultural highlights such as the International Sea Shanty Festival, the Fal Oyster Festival, and a number of art galleries and music venues.
If the thrill of being on the water draws you to Cornwall, then self-drive boats – ideal for exploring all the creeks and quays of the river – can be hired from Helford Passage. For boat journeys with a captain, passenger ferries departing from Falmouth take you across the River Fal to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, or up river to Truro.
- May 2021