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Sanderling House
Helford River

£1025 - £2500 per week
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Sanderling House is the perfect tonic for those seeking tranquillity and a true break from the old routine. Newly renovated to a high standard, but retaining a certain Helford charm, this beautiful house with its large wrap around garden offers a blissful escape for all the family, in an idyllic setting. Surrounded by countryside and just moments from the magnificent Helford River, it is the perfect location to just relax. Enjoy glimpses of the glorious Helford River from the bedroom windows, or just simply chill on the terrace with a glass of something cold. If you fancy some adventure there are magical walks from the doorstep through ancient woods down to hidden creeks and secluded beaches. Settle into unspoilt bliss that is hard to find in everyday life. Helford Village encourages you to find the time for life's little pleasures; maybe you will be crabbing at the jetty or having a morning sea swim. The infamous Frenchman's Creek is only a short walk away from Sanderling House and looking out across the creek, it is easy to imagine how Daphne du Maurier felt inspired to write such a romantic novel.

Meander down the hill into the village, with its thatched cottages and remarkable river views. Pop into the little shop for breakfast essentials or the morning paper, or just wander around admiring your surroundings. How about a lazy lunch of local monkfish or crab at the famous Shipwrights Arms and discover more about the Helford's piratical past as you sip your local ale. Perhaps you could take the passenger ferry across the river for a bite to eat at the Ferryboat Inn, or a wander around Trebah Gardens? Falmouth is nearby for a day out and the beautiful Lizard Peninsula is also close enough to explore.

Entrance via external stone steps

12 steps down from parking area to front door, one small step up into:

Entrance hall

with doors to cloakroom, kitchen, sun lounge and stairs to first floor.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Kitchen/dining area

dining table with six chairs, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, door to:

Utility room

washer/dryer

Sunroom

open fire, two armchairs, coffee table, patio doors to garden terrace, two steps down to:

Sitting room

two sofas, Smart TV, piano, window seat.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Bedroom 3

double bed with open en suite with shower cubicle and basin.

Bedroom 4

single bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Garden and outdoor area

patio with table and chairs, lawned area, gravelled parking for three cars.

Additional information

oil fired central heating, the property is at the end of some very narrow cornish lanes so may not be suitable for those that are not confident drivers or for those with large vehicles, garden wraps around the house and is uneven and on different levels so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, there are 12 steps down from the parking area to the house, no terrestrial TV due to the location of the property WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Sanderling House was beautiful!

We had a lovely week's holiday in September. When we arrived we were so pleased to see that it looked exactly like the photos. The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The decor was lovely, towels and bedding were great quality. It felt like a home and was very cosy. The garden was also beautiful with a nice table and chairs for outside dining. The Wifi was great and we were able to use Netflix on the TV.

As well as a lovely welcome pack there were dishwasher tablets, handwash, toilet roll, washing up liquid to get us started. We prebooked a Sainsbury's online shop for the first day which worked really well.

It's a lovely walk from the house down to the river and we had a great meal at The Shipwright Arms. The Village Store is very well stocked and serves takeaway hot pasties and coffee!

We explored the area visiting Trebah Gardens, Kynance Cove (the beach there is beautiful) We hired a boat for 2 hours with Helford Riverboats. It's such a great way to explore the beautiful river, finished with a lovely meal dining outside at the Ferry Boat Inn. We did a spot of surfing at Perranporth too!

The road to the house is not for the faint hearted! I'm a nervous passenger and thankfully I wasn't driving but my husband enjoyed the drive!

September 2021

Wonderful cottage with plenty of space for six - we found it extremely clean and well equipped. Walk into the village is only a few minutes away but steep walk back up. Lots to explore by foot or river.

August 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb1025
13 Feb - 20 Feb1250
27 Feb - 20 Mar1050
27 March1151
3 Apr - 17 Apr1500
24 April1150
1 May1250
8 May - 22 May1325
29 May2050
5 June1575
12 June1625
19 June1750
26 June1975
3 Jul - 10 Jul2075
17 July2325
24 Jul - 21 Aug2500
28 August2325
4 September1650
11 September1475
18 Sep - 25 Sep1375
2 Oct - 9 Oct1200
16 Oct - 23 Oct1425
30 Oct - 11 Dec1025
18 December1575
25 Dec - 31 Dec1950

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb1066
12 Feb - 19 Feb1300
26 Feb - 19 Mar1092
26 March1197
2 Apr - 16 Apr1560
23 April1196
30 April1300
7 May - 21 May1378
28 May2132
4 June1638
11 June1690
18 June1820
25 June2054
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16 July2418
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27 August2418
3 September1716
10 September1534
17 Sep - 24 Sep1430
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15 Oct - 22 Oct1482
29 Oct - 10 Dec1066
17 December1638
24 Dec - 31 Dec2028

Holidays in Helford River

Helford River is a large estuary nestled between Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula, stretching up to the old port of Gweek. There are a multitude of secluded beaches and stunning scenery all along the shore which stretches approximately 50km. The Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage is a popular pub and restaurant and is a great place to stop off for some light refreshment!

With water-side pubs, numerous walks and unspoilt coves including Frenchman's Creek, which inspired the Daphne du Maurier novel.

Did you know...

Things to do near Helford River

Seal Sanctuary

The old port of Gweek is at the head of the Helford River and is now home to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a well known family attraction which rescues all sorts of unwell seal pups and sea lions, aiding their recovery and releasing them back into the wild.

Gardens

Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are close by and bloom beautifully in early spring and summer, making the Helford River a perfect location to visit all year around. With beaches stretching down on to the river side it's the perfect spot for a picnic!

Boat Trips

The best way to experience the whole of the Helford Passage is to take the to water and enjoy a boat trip, of which there are many available.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Sanderling House was beautiful!

We had a lovely week's holiday in September. When we arrived we were so pleased to see that it looked exactly like the photos. The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The decor was lovely, towels and bedding were great quality. It felt like a home and was very cosy. The garden was also beautiful with a nice table and chairs for outside dining. The Wifi was great and we were able to use Netflix on the TV.

As well as a lovely welcome pack there were dishwasher tablets, handwash, toilet roll, washing up liquid to get us started. We prebooked a Sainsbury's online shop for the first day which worked really well.

It's a lovely walk from the house down to the river and we had a great meal at The Shipwright Arms. The Village Store is very well stocked and serves takeaway hot pasties and coffee!

We explored the area visiting Trebah Gardens, Kynance Cove (the beach there is beautiful) We hired a boat for 2 hours with Helford Riverboats. It's such a great way to explore the beautiful river, finished with a lovely meal dining outside at the Ferry Boat Inn. We did a spot of surfing at Perranporth too!

The road to the house is not for the faint hearted! I'm a nervous passenger and thankfully I wasn't driving but my husband enjoyed the drive!

Wonderful cottage with plenty of space for six - we found it extremely clean and well equipped. Walk into the village is only a few minutes away but steep walk back up. Lots to explore by foot or river.