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Bar Lodge

Helston, Cornwall

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Bar Lodge is a truly stunning place to spend a holiday. Perched just above Loe Bar, with far-reaching sea views - from the high cliffs of the Lizard to the south, right around to the Land's End peninsula in the distant west - and with Loe Pool and its woodlands just behind, you are spoilt for scenery.

And then there is the Lodge itself: built by Captain John Peverell Rogers of Penrose more than a century ago, this distinctive house is approached on a winding track through the woods. Far from any road or other dwelling, the building is magnificent, with a roof terrace overlooking the sea and a multi-fuel stove in the living room. Come rain or shine, this is a breathtaking place.

Penrose estate is home to three other cottages, also overlooking Loe Pool but a little further from the sea is Helston Lodge, The Stables is an apartment in the main house and Whitstone Cottage is on Penrose Hill.

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
hall, sitting room with multi fuel stove, dining room, kitchen, shower room with lavatory, twin bedroom.
First floor
mezzanine bathroom and separate lavatory, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Air Source Heat Pump.

Garden: There is no garden but there is a roof terrace.

Parking: Final approach to lodge is very narrow so arrival in daylight is recommended. A parking area is located adjacent to the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Please Note: Beach below house is shingle and slopes steeply, it is dangerous so swimming and paddling are not permitted. Gunwalloe Church Cove, south-east is a popular family beach patrolled by lifeguards in summer months.

Offers: All National Trust car parks on The Lizard are free to guests on production of their booking information.

Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Barbeque – provided on request, National Trust charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.

Accessibility: For those with limited mobility who wish to explore the beautiful Penrose Estate, an all-terrain mobility buggy is now available to hire.The cost will be £2.50 per hour. This is inclusive of fuel and instructions for safe use. ID will be required. For further information please contact the Penrose Office on 01326 561407

Local Suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School

Cycle Hire: Porthleven Cycle delivers bicycles to your cottage and collects them at the end of your stay.

Fly fishing: Licence may be obtained from the local office on the estate. For further information please contact the Penrose Office on 01326 561407.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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place to visit
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  • Porthleven
  • Helston Furry Dance
  • Helston folk museum
  • Penzance
  • Newlyn
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
    • Unknown
    Spacious, well equipped house

    The location is fabulous, the house spacious and very bright. The kitchen is very well equipped. The area around is stunning: beach, lake, wood, rocky coast, South-West Coast Path. We enjoyed being on our own, far from everyone. We made many walks and played on the beach.

  • Hayley Adams
    • April 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Hard to leave property!

    Made enjoyable...The holiday cottage was so peaceful and a place where you could just be. Sometimes, you didn't want to leave the property!

  • Paul Kellar
    • October 2015
    • USA
    Made enjoyable...

    Great location-- wonderful house.

  • G Spurgin
    • August 2015
    • Worcester
    Well appointed property

    Beautiful and peaceful location in well appointed property. WiFi service to Bar Lodge would be a bonus

  • John Nash
    • February 2015
    • Dorset
    Utterly stunning

    Fantastic, words cant express how good the whole experience was for us. The most special place either of us has stayed anywhere in the world. The location and the cottage itself are utterly stunning and we felt privileged to stay there.

  • Hazel Stewart-Davies
    • January 2015
    • Worcestershire
    Very cosy

    Well equipt house, very cosy. Location outstanding.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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