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Upper Deck

Helford River
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: welcome
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  • Balcony
  • Dishwasher
  • Mooring
  • Parking
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Woodburner
  • Seaview
  • Waterside


Words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful and comfortable this boutique style, waterside apartment is. Following a complete renovation during the spring of 2017, the Upper Deck now features a stunning open plan kitchen/dining and living area, opening onto the creek side balcony. There are two bathrooms and three bedrooms.

This south-facing holiday apartment sits right on the quayside at Port Navas Yacht Club, on the creek side of the Helford River. Occupying the first floor, it offers gorgeous views from the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. Beautifully furnished and well equipped, Upper Deck is ideal for anyone looking for a self-catering holiday away from the hustle and bustle. Sailing enthusiasts will be in their element! Outside, a large balcony runs the full width of the property and offers great views, peace and tranquillity.

This centrally heated property welcomes a well behaved dog and there are some delightful walks nearby including many dog-friendly beaches and coves. The approach is via a flight of wooden, open tread steps and is therefore not recommended for anyone with mobility issues or those with very small children.

A further 6 persons can hire the Lower Deck. In all, the Lower and Upper Deck’s, in this exceptional position, can sleep up to 12 people.



a dozen or so steep external open tread stairs lead up to the balcony (with patio furniture and gorgeous views over the creek) with access to front door into kitchen via a porch.


modern fitted kitchen (overlooking the creek) with cooker/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. Underfloor heating.

Sitting/dining room

with parquet flooring, log burner, 2 x comfortable sofas, occasional tables and TV with DVD. This multi-aspect room enjoys lovely views over the creek.

Master bedroom

with king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, bedside tables and stunning views over the creek.

En-suite shower room

with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

Double bedroom

Double bed, hooks for clothes and chest of drawers.

Bunk bedroom

Bespoke bunk beds, hooks for clothes hanging and BTC wall lights. At the entrance to the room is a cupboard with the washer/dryer and boiler.


with bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.


There is one car parking space reserved for you just metres from the apartment. Given the limited parking, additional vehicles should be parked in the village a 2/3 minute walk away.

Location and Surrounding Area


Port Navas is a small village at the head of Port Navas Creek on the north side of the Helford River, 2 miles from both Constantine and Mawnan Smith near Falmouth.

The apartment is situated on the quay originally used for shipping out granite stone. The area is now a peaceful haven with wooded shores and many local walks, within the North Helford conservation area and many lovely, safe, sandy beaches within ten to fifteen minutes drive. The Budock Vean Hotel with its 9 hole golf course, private swimming pool and restaurant open to non-residents, is five minutes away by car.

Sailing facilities on the beautiful Helford River are among the finest in England.

Port Navas Yacht Club is your local watering hole. This little gem on the edge of Port Navas creek serves great food and drink but booking ahead is almost always necessary. Dogs and children welcome.

With boats and moorings available for hire locally, this is an ideal base from which to explore the area. For boat moorings/berths in Port Navas contact Tom on 01326 340525. The creek itself dries for about two hours either side of low tide.

Falmouth is only six miles away and this interesting old town has retained the charm of an old fishing port and offers good shopping facilities, restaurants and traditional Cornish pubs.

There are several beautiful sub tropical gardens nearby and ample opportunity for picturesque, waterside walks.


Mrs Gibbons

- October 2020

Extremely comfortable, lovely and clean. We felt warm and welcomed from the moment we arrived. Everything was true to the details and photos. You can’t get closer to the Helford without a boat!


We are delighted that you enjoyed the lovely Upper Deck and its close proximity to the Helford River. The view is something else isn't it. Please do visit again and thanks for being such a fantastic guest. Best wishes, Emily
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Arrival from 5pm.
Departure by 9am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
One bath and hand towel, per person, provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive. Underfloor heating in living area plus a log burner. Electric radiators in bedrooms and heated towel rails in bathrooms.
Mobile signal – poor.
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided.
No smoking.
One basket of logs provided from October to Easter. Further logs and kindling can be purchased using the honesty box system at £5 a bag.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

One well behaved, house trained dog permitted @ £20 per week. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the apartment and ensure they do not sit on the furniture or go in bedrooms. An outside tap and hose is provided for the washing of muddy paws. No dogs under 1 year of age.

For one car in PNYC car park. An additional car must park in the village, 400 metres away, but please note there is very little free parking in the village, so this is not guaranteed.

This apartment is unsuitable for those with mobility issues and very small children.

Up to six single kayaks are available for daily or weekly hire from Port Navas Yacht Club. Please email if you are interested and want more information. There is a discount for people who are staying at PNYC holiday lets – The Upper Deck, The Lower Deck and The Old Kiln.

Mooring/Boat Hire/Lessons:
If you would like to bring your own boat, subject to availability, moorings are available at the Yacht Club on a daily or weekly basis for dinghies, inflatables and larger boats up to 24 foot. Kayaks are available to hire at the Club. Please contact Tom at to arrange this in advance and to find out about the charges. Trailers will be stored off site due to limited space. In addition, you can hire a range of boats, kayaks and paddle boards) from Sailaway St Anthony (who deliver to the pontoon) or Helford River Boats. Guests may bring up to two kayaks at no charge but additional kayaks will be charged. The water at Port Navas is navigable 4 hours either side of high tide. Depending on the season, sailing lessons (particularly for children with The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust and power boat courses are locally available.

Memory Wall

Sue, Staying at Upper Deck

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Upper Deck, the ability to launch a kayak from the jetty below the apartment and paddle up the Helford River was just amazing. I took this photo one calm evening on the opposite side of the creek, looking towards Quay House. We hope to return to this beautiful, peaceful spot. You can sit all day just watching the changing scene of the tidal creek, it is so relaxing. Thank you Cornish Holidays. Sue, John, Francesca and Kate.

Sue, John, Francesca and Kate

Elizabeth, Staying at Upper Deck

The view from Upper Deck


Elizabeth, staying at Upper Deck

I took these while staying at Upper Deck, Quay House. Perfect Cornwall!