Wills CottageHelford River
20% discount due to last minute cancellation
Some houses have ‘that feeling’ and this rural retreat certainly has it. Yes, Wills Cottage has oodles of the feel-good factor. The vast, open-plan kitchen and dining area opens out onto seven acres of south-facing garden and woodland with a spring-fed stream and is the epitome of ‘the great outdoors’. The energy here is truly relaxing and homely.
A traditional farmhouse, furnished in contemporary style. Upstairs, the bedrooms have a luxurious feel, with goose down duvets and pillows. The principal bedrooms have well-appointed en-suite bathrooms enjoying underfloor heating.
The vast grounds, access to idyllic walks and with Port Navas creek just down the hill, means that well-behaved dogs are welcome – and by all means bring your dinghy and kayaks. The Helford River is the most beautiful, tranquil setting for pottering about on the water. The Port Navas Yacht Club, The Ferry Boat Inn, The Shipwrights and the Trengilly Wartha Inn all serve great food if your chefs fancy a night off!
Open plan kitchen and dining room
The heart of the home, with Aga and NEFF electric oven, kitchen island, bar stools, natural slate flooring, underfloor heating and double aspect French doors opening onto the garden. Ample food storage in larder. Extending Mathew Hilton Cross dining table to comfortably accommodate 12.
Sitting room and snug
Two comfortable seating areas, one arranged around the inglenook fireplace with sofa and armchairs, the other a corner sofa and coffee table. The snug has more comfortable seating, a fireplace and flat screen TV.
A peaceful space with armchairs and an array of books to read.
A large light room with a Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed, (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), built in wardrobes, chest of drawers and corridor leading to
A large walk in shower, WC and basin with underfloor heating.
Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed, (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), with built in wardrobes and dressing table.
A large bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC, basin and underfloor heating.
Two single beds on the lower level. An upper mezzanine level with ladder to approach, with a double bed.
Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed with bedside tables and chest of drawers.
Door to first floor of annexe
Super-king (6ft) zip & link bed, (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), chest of drawers, wardrobe and an external door opening to a staircase leading down to the garden. Also an internal staircase to ground floor living room.
Leading from the bedroom with a large walk-in shower (electric), WC, towel rail and basin.
Annexe living room/kitchen
The living area comprises of sofa, comfy armchair, TV and log burner, a dining table to seat two and patio doors opening out to the garden and outside seating. Kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and washing machine.
Washing machine, shower room, further sink, boot storage and overhead drying facilities.
A large open garden with seating, woodland, open field, stream and a ‘fairly steep and uneven’ footpath down to the village.
A fantastic, ‘all weather’ outdoor eating area.
Ample parking for up to four vehicles.
Location and Surrounding Area
You may not use the car too much this holiday! Wills Cottage is two miles to Constantine and three to Mawnan Smith. In that radius alone you have some great pubs, Glendurgan and Trebah gardens and the Budock Vean spa, swimming pool and outdoor hot-tub to name a few opportunities.
The harbour side town of Falmouth is twenty minutes in the car. The town has a rich maritime history and is host to Falmouth University, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, an array of interesting independent shops and boutiques and many art galleries. Eating out at least once in Falmouth is a must. For a shellfish meal you will not forget, be sure to book the big table at The Wheelhouse, (at least four weeks in advance).
At Wills Cottage you are in the heart of the unspoilt south coast of Cornwall. For a great morning/afternoon walk head to The Lizard, the U.K’s most southerly point for breath-taking scenery and a clotted cream ice cream. There’s ample swimming opportunities at Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe and Praa Sands to name a few of the glorious beaches on this section of coast.
For the best surf spots head to the north coast, but as with any day out always check the weather/wind, tide and surf reports. We recommend AccuWeather and TideTimes .
- October 2022