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Helford River
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: welcome
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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner


This detached character cottage, in the pretty creekside village of Port Navas, retains many original features. Set within half an acre of lawn garden, with a stream running along the bottom, it provides a tranquil retreat. Port Navas village centres around the yacht club and quay, in a beautifully peaceful spot in the Helford River area. Sailing enthusiasts will be in their element!

The property welcomes dogs and there are plenty of lovely walks in the vicinity. All of the coves and beaches on the Helford River, (except for that at Helford Passage which is closed Easter – 1st Oct), are dog friendly year round. Port Navas lies mid-way between Mawnan Smith and Constantine villages (both 2 miles) which each offer good day-to-day shopping facilities. Falmouth town offers entertainment, boat trips, shops, bars and restaurants and is within 6 miles.


Sitting room

with comfortable seating for four, wood-burner, granite mantel,recessed shelving, TV and coffee table.

Reading room

with granite features, sofa, coffee table and books.


with table and chairs to seat six, wicker 2 seater sofa, two arm chairs and coffee table. Doors to garden.


fitted units with integrated NEFF electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and stainless steel sink unit. Table and chairs for four. Ample storage space.

Wet room

shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail.

Utility room

washing machine, combi-boiler, small worktop freezer, area for wet weather gear storage and warm space for a dog bed.

Stairs to first floor

Leading from sitting room. Steep, narrow tread, cottage stairs to first floor. (Not suitable for the very elderly, very young or anyone with mobility issues).

Double bedroom

large (superking) bed made up with two (3ft) zipped single mattresses and single duvets, wardrobe with shelving, bedside tables and lamps.
Feature fireplace. View over front garden.

Twin bedroom

with twin beds, bedside table and lamp. View over front garden.

Double bedroom

with wardrobe, chest of drawers, double bed (4ft6), bedside tables and lamps.

Single bedroom

with single bed, bedside table, lamp and child size wardrobe and shelving unit.


with large bath, heated towel rail, wc, basin, shaver point and vanity unit.


to the front of the cottage is a good sized lawn area, with stream running
along the boundary of the garden. Patio area beyond conservatory for outside dining and relaxing. Large log store. To the sides and rear of cottage the garden rises steeply to provide an elevated top lawn with gorgeous rural outlook, beautiful well established trees and plants.

Location and Surrounding Area


Port Navas is situated at the head of one of the most delightful tidal creeks on the Helford River and is approximately 7 miles from Falmouth, 6 miles from Helston and 16 miles from Truro. Constantine and Mawnan Smith both have a variety of shops.

Port Navas is a good centre from which to visit the many sandy coves and fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula. The north coast is within an hour’s drive and several secluded beaches are just a short drive away. Passenger ferries are available from Helford Passage to Helford and from Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier to the upper River Fal, St. Mawes, Truro and Helford River. The beautiful subtropical gardens of ‘Trebah’and National Trust ‘Glendurgan’ are nearby

The area is a yachtsman’s paradise, excellent for sailing, motor-boating or rowing and is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the Helford River and its upper reaches, including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by the late Daphne Du Maurier. Slipway facilities are available for launching boats and moorings may be arranged. Both motor and sailing boats may be hired locally with sailing tuition available. Local Regattas.

Port Navas Yacht Club – your local, quirky gem on the edge of Port Navas creek. For opening times and menu please visit Please book ahead with your hosts Nigel/Mike 01326 340065 as the venue is somewhat bijou! Dogs and children welcome. For boat moorings/berths – Tom 01326 340525

The Budock Vean Hotel with its golf course, health spa and restaurant (open to non-residents), is five minutes away by car.



- May 2022

Lovely house, excellent location, well equipped and in good order.


Many thanks for your five-star review of your stay at Trevean. We're delighted that you enjoyed the property and its view and we look forward to warmly welcoming you back to Cornwall in the future. Best wishes from all of us at Cornish Holiday Cottages.
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Arrival from 4pm
Departure by 10am.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).
Beds made up for arrival.
One bath and hand towel, per person, provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive.
Telephone, with honesty box.
Mobile signal – poor.
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided.
No Smoking.
Parking for two cars on a gravel driveway.

Pets: One well behaved dog welcome @ £20 per week, with the expressed permission of the owner. No dogs under 1 year of age.

Access: Stream and steep areas of garden – please ensure small children are supervised at all times. Also please note that the stairs to the first floor are very steep, so not suitable for a toddler or mobility impaired person.

Fuel: One basket of logs provided (October to Easter) for woodburner, further supplies may be purchased locally.

Memory Wall

Pippa, Staying at Trevean

Early morning paddle on the Helford River and Port Navas Creek during our stay at Trevean last week. Thank you, loved it.