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Whitstone Cottage


Helston, Cornwall

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Whitstone is a rare survival of a simple, unspoilt cob and stone Cornish cottage with a part-thatched part-slate roof. Original features have been preserved inside, including slate flooring and an attractive open-beamed landing, and outside there is a secluded, enclosed sun-trap of a garden and a range of historic outbuildings.

There is plenty to explore nearby, the bustling market towns of Helston and harbour town of Porthleven offering eateries and award wining fishmongers on the quayside are just under a mile away.

The network of footpaths leading around Loe Pool,the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall and into the Penrose estate with its rich mix of farmland and woodland are just on your doorstep.

Just a few hundred metres away we have two other cottages on the Penrose Estate, The Stables

Helston Lodge. Through the woodland and overlooking the sea is Bar Lodge.

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
Dining hall/kitchen, sitting room with wood burning stove.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom with hand-held shower over the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Car parking is outside the cottage.

Garden: There is a large secluded garden, which has a picnic table.

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

Offers: All National Trust car parks on The Lizard are free to guests on production of their booking information.

Logs/ Charcoal: Fuel for wood burning stove provided free of charge.

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

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

Please Note: Because of the thatched roof it is not permitted to BBQ in the grounds of the cottage.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • 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!

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  • Porthleven
  • Helston Furry Dance
  • Helston folk museum
  • Penzance
  • Newlyn
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
National Trust places to visit
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate
St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount Rocky island crowned by medieval church and castle, home to a living community
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Maunder
    • January 2017
    • Devon
    Perfect cottage

    Cottage was spotlessly clean & very well equipped. Easy access & beautiful area for walking. Can't fault anything. Perfect cottage, relaxing escape from everything.

  • Mrs Page
    • December 2016
    • Devon
    Lovely cottage

    Whitstone Cottage is a lovely cottage with a great garden for dogs and children with good walks on the doorstep. Accommodation was very comfortable and kitchen well-equipped. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay. Made stay enjoyable....Location, cleanliness, able to take pets, well-equipped character property,

  • Anonymous
    • July 2016
    • Unknown
    Best equipped NT cottage we have ever stayed!

    Great work - very lucky with the weather. Very dog friendly area with many cafes etc and beaches allowing dogs. Plenty of guidance in the welcome pack plus many signs in café, pubs and shop windows. We had 2 excellent meals at Halzaphom Inn. Best equipped NT cottage we have ever stayed. Walks on the estate are great. Cycling in the area is good.

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • Unknown
    Hope to visit again soon

    Beautifully restored cottage and a great holiday retreat. From Whitstone cottage we walked to the sea around Loe Bar - which was stunning. Thank you for the attention to detail catering for our needs. I loved the roses for my 50th birthday - a very special personal touch. We hope to visit again soon.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 26/05/2017 to 16/06/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • 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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