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Built in 1876, this attractive cottage with its shutters and large windows was once the village school and later the reading room. Like Quay Cottage and Beach Cottage next door, it has uninterrupted views of the Helford River and the unspoilt southern bank. It too stands just above the beach, on Durgan's historic quay from which tin used to be shipped and where fish used to be landed before being carried to Falmouth by donkeys.
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.
Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.
Parking: Parking is limited to one vehicle.
Garden: Small garden on the quay, which the villagers of Durgan also have access to.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones. There is a public payphone outside the property.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Upon arrival at the cottage guests will receive 10% discount vouchers that may be used in the plant shop and in the excellent Tea House at Glendurgan Gardens.
Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.
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.
Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.
Please Note: The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. This involves flags on both quays, loudspeakers and lots of people partying outside Quay, Beach and Old School House cottages.
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!