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Wood Cottage


Falmouth, Cornwall

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Just above the hamlet of Durgan, Wood Cottage is like something out of a fairy story. Standing on the edge of a small wood, with views through the trees of the shimmering water below, the cottage is a tiny, timber-built, thatched cabin that used to be an apple store. This is a completely secluded, romantic and magical place to stay.

There is easy access to the south west coast path which can take you to Mawnan in the east, here starts a circular walk of about 4 miles which provides spectacular views of Rosemullion Head, secluded coves and the beautiful Helford Estuary.

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
Hall, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom with electric shower.
Visitor notes

Heating: Rointe digital electric heating system.

Parking: Designated car parking space for two cars immediately inside the field gate that leads to the cottage.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but kiosk in nearby Durgan village

Accessibility: Cottage is 30 meters distant from car parking, along a wooded track and therefore unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.

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

Please Note: The cottage is in a heavily wooded area which can make the atmosphere naturally damp at times. There is a dehumidifier in the cottage. Please turn this on and air the cottage when appropriate.

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.

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.

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

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Garden appeal
  • Television
  • 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
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
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

  • Gerrish
    • May 2016
    • UK
    Stunning location

    The cottage is in a stunning location in a woodland setting. It is just a short stroll from the small local beach. The cottage is very cute and cost. Ideal for a romantic getaway. Both the accommodation and a large proportion of the local attractions and facilities are very dog friendly so four paws will enjoy it as much as two. We will definitely be back for another slice of paradise next year.

  • Amy Hamilton
    • May 2016
    • UK

    Wood Cottage is delightful - it only has to be kept as it, the creeping modernisation - a commercial imperative for you as a business is gradually eroding the authenticity that appeals to me. But apart from the anodyne urban bathroom and kitchen ( which function perfectly!) it is still charming.

  • Rolfe
    • January 2016
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Location is fab, very clean and always lovely to have flowers, card and biscuits on arrival, doggie treats a lovely extra, thanks...will be booking this cottage again.

  • Mark Haskell
    • October 2015
    • ....
    Fantastic holiday

    We had a very nice stay at wood cottage it was perfect in every way. (Except the fridge door opened from the wrong side (Sorry I'm an engineer I notice these things!)) It was perfect fantastic holiday, have already book the next one in December 15.

  • Trudy Begg
    • September 2015
    • ...

    There is only one word...idyllic.

  • Andrew and Kit Ferguson
    • January 2015
    • Devon
    Cosy and welcoming

    The cottage was perfect, so clean, cosy and welcoming. We really appreciated the welcome card with picture of the cottage, flowers which lasted all week, tea milk and biscuits. Especially the warm bathroom! We were so delighted you allow a dog, this made all the difference for us, we love to have her with us . It was so well equipped, everything thought of. We decided to use the dehumidifier in the kitchen rather than the bedroom as we found it easy to open the bedroom windows and hence air it whereas the kitchen windows were far less easy to open (we only managed that with one only, and that with great difficulty) where significant dampness was generated from cooking. The new(?) heaters were excellent and I wondered if the 'open window' facility should be set to avoid unnecessary heat loss. The cottage was so romantic, beautiful, secluded, fantastic view across the estuary, our dog was welcome, fantastic walks from the door, woodland surroundings, picnic table outside and lawn.

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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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