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Carne Cottage


Helston, Cornwall

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This traditional cob cottage, with a stable door and the local speciality - a Manaccan plum - growing up its front wall, sits near the head of the lovely Gillan Creek, just to the south of the Helford. Gillan Creek is around a mile long from Carne to the sea, and you can walk its entire length, along the lane to St Anthony and then a footpath out to Dennis Head at the creek's mouth: it is a walk of pure joy. Carne Cottage itself has a garden across the road with a stream running through it, whilst the delightful village of Manaccan - with its pub and shop - is half a mile away. You can hire motor and sailing boats during the summer season from St. Anthony.

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/dining room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, bathroom with electric shower.
First floor
Two interconnecting bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) which can be reached via separate staircases.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Parking is available for one vehicle opposite the cottage.

Garden: There is a large, pleasant garden area situated across the road which has a stream running through it. The garden is not enclosed so children should be supervised.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: This cottage has very limited mobile phone signal.

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

Please Note: The front door opens straight on to a road which can be busy at times with local traffic so extra care must be taken with children and dogs.

Free parking at all National Trust carparks on Lizard on production of booking details

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.

Unlimited supply of seasoned beech and ash logs available for £20 payable on booking and National Trust charcoal for £5 per bag.

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

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

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • 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!

Cottage location
Current cottage
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National Trust
place to visit
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  • East and west coasts of the Lizard Peninsula
  • Helford
  • St Anthony
  • Helford Passage
  • Helston Folk Museum
  • Boating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Edwards
    • February 2017
    • Berkshire
    Comfortable cottage

    Secluded and remote location and very comfortable cottage.

  • B Rohde
    • July 2016
    • Germany
    Cosy, well-equipped cottage

    Our holiday was made enjoyable by - the service was excellent, housekeeping and exchange of electric kettle within 2 hours after calling your hotline - the very cosy and well-equipped cottage I felt like at home in that cottage and we spent really wonderful time in that cottage with the beautiful garden, but the lane in between. During the day it could be noisy because of the traffic.

  • Anonymous
    • June 2016
    • Unknown
    Beautifully prepared cottage

    It was easy to book, we found the cottage beautifully prepared for us and when we had a problem with the bathroom plumbing your team were very responsive and the plumber came around to fix the problems within the same day .

  • Knott
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    Good kitchen facilities

    Excellent cleaner! Good kitchen facilities. Wifi. Furniture.

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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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