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Glebe Cottage


Falmouth, Cornwall

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Perfectly positioned between the vibrant bustle of Falmouth and the tranquil beauty of the Helford, Mawnan Smith is a pretty village with shops and a popular thatched pub.

Glebe Cottage is situated along a quiet sequestered lane that leads to Mawnan Church, which stands guard over the entrance to the Helford. Once a rectory barn, this romantic old building has masses of character, including a galleried landing that looks down into a beamed open-plan living area.

The Trust's garden at Glendurgan is within walking distance, and there are lovely coastal walks around the entrance to the Helford River and out to Rosemullion Head.

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
Large, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room.
First floor
One bedroom (with 5' double bed), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: The parking area is located to the side of the cottage.

Garden: A wrought iron gate leads to a gravelled and grass area with picnic table and washing line.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.

Offers: Free entry to Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

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

Barbeque – provided on request.

Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

There are many events on at Trelissick Gardens throughout the season. These include dramatical productions.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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
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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
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
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
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate


Comments from past visitors

  • Andrew Read
    • June 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Lovely clean cottage

    Great area - beautiful, varied. Lovely quiet, clean cottage. Flowers on arrival appreciated. Lovely bed linen.

  • Helen Anderton
    • April 2016
    • Warwickshire
    Cosy accommodation

    Peaceful, cosy accommodation, with high quality equipment made our stay enjoyable.

  • Mr D Pryce-Jones
    • March 2016
    • Oxfordshire
    We return year after year.

    Glebe Cottage is enjoyable because when we return after a year, it's just like we've never been away. We always have a list of places to visit things to do - we never manage all of them and the list just gets longer.

  • Mr L Bright
    • February 2016
    • Devon
    Beautiful setting

    The cottage is in a beautiful setting and provided all that we had hoped for by way of comfort and relaxation. Unfortunately it coincided with the annual closure of Glrndurgan, the nearest NT property, however we were delighted to secure half price admission to Trebah, the garden next door.

  • Michael Smith
    • January 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Well equipped kitchen

    The cleanliness of the cottage was fantastic, the caretaker does a wonderful job, everything was just right. The cottage was very comfortable and all furniture was in good condition. The kitchen was very well equipped with all modern appliances. There was a very useful map of the local area on the kitchen wall with places of interest marked on it, this was very helpful. The amount of leaflets on local attractions was just right, no duplicates and all in date. The location was very peaceful and excellently placed for the Coastal Path.

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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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