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Penarvon Cabin

Helston, Cornwall

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This romantic little wooden cabin perches amongst trees on a low bluff above Penarvon Cove, on the outskirts of Helford village. Below you, the waters of the Helford lap at the shore and birds feed on the incoming tide, close by are the popular pub and post office in the village and the ferry to the northern bank. A circular walk behind the cabin leads through woodland and past the commemorative chapel of St Francis on the water's edge.

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
open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, bedroom (double), bathroom with shower over bath. Patio area provided outside overlooking the river.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Cottage Approach: For access there are two approaches to the Cabin. The initial one is up 20 very steep steps at the front of the Cabin. Another path to the rear of the Cabin has been established but will still involve negotiating 4 steep steps.

Parking: Parking available for one vehicle in the cove.

Offers: Free parking at all NT carparks on Lizard on production of booking details.

For any 3 night starting on a Thursday or 2 night starting on a Friday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by Lizard Adventure and Dan Joel Surf School

Logs/ Charcoal: BBQ available on request. BBQ NT charcoal available at £5 per bag.

Cycle hire service available. Cycles delivered and picked up again at the end of your holiday. Further information at

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
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  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Remote location
  • Television
  • 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’ll 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
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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Ian Dunkley
    • May 2015
    • Hants
    Made special by:

    It's location, the peace, quiet, tranquility and seclusion. We appreciated all of the improvements made to the cabin over the three years since we last visited. It was extremely clean upon our arrival and beautifully presented.

  • Mike Norris
    • February 2015
    • Berkshire
    Made special by its -

    Remoteness. This cabin made a marvelous hide-e-hole for an extended weekend break. The web-site description is slightly inaccurate regarding access to the property.

  • Richard Bubb
    • June 2014
    • Shropshire
    Close to amenities

    The location of the property just outside of Helford village offering the advantage of privacy but close to amenities.....made this place special

  • Pete Newman
    • March 2014
    • UK
    Fantastic location

    The cottage exceeded our expectations, it was a fantastic location, exceptionally well equipped and very comfortable. We would be very happy to stay again at this location.

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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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