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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.
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.
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.
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!