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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 National Trust 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 National Trust guests by Lizard Adventures and Dan Joel Surf School

Logs/ Charcoal: Barbeque available on request, National Trust charcoal available at £5 per bag.

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

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
Acorn rating What's this?
  • 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
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Tiffany Rowland
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    Great location

    Area was fantastic as were the NT gardens that we visited, also Godolphin House was good. Cabin location was also great.

  • Parker
    • August 2015
    • --
    Made enjoyable....

    Unusual position with beautiful views, lovely and comfortable,peaceful and relaxing.

  • Killeen
    • August 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable by....

    The chance to stay in a cabin that was out on its own, rather than amongst a holiday complex of cabins.

  • Killeen
    • August 2015
    • ---
    Made enjoyable..

    The chance to stay in a cabin that was out on its own, rather than amongst a holiday complex of cabins.

  • Derrick
    • July 2015
    • ----
    Perfect relaxation!

    staying in NT cottages for years - consistent standards and great settings, Penarvon Cabin was so peaceful and yet so close to a pub and village store, perfect relaxation. Also appreciated as always the recycling and compost facilities - thank you No internet access or phone reception - we went to the pub to get wireless but it would have been nice to have had it in the cabin. Good for us to cope without it though!

  • 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.

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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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