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The Cowshed
Helston

£429 - £1114 per week
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Surrounded by pasture land, flowers and nature in all of its splendour, The Cowshed is a real rural escape. Sleeping four, this converted cow shed is a great place to retreat to after a fun-filled day exploring the coast and countryside nearby. Enjoy a glass of your favourite wine whilst cooking a lazy supper in the well-equipped kitchen, basking in the warmth of the woodburner. The modern bathroom has a deep tub with shower over, providing the perfect place to pamper. The Cowshed is within easy reach of both of Cornwall's South and North coasts, where the friendly villages and stunning natural surroundings create a traditional charm all of its own.

Enjoy a chance to revel in the natural enviroment, relax in the conservatory and watch Mother Nature put on her own show. This self-catering cottage is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and bluebell woods, but still only a short drive from the towns of Helston, most famous for the 'Furry' or Floral Dance held on the 8th May and the ever popular harbour town of Porthleven, with its fantastic choice of restaurants and beach. Where better to relax than surrounded by the Cornish countryside.

Entrance

via door into shoe storage area, door to cloakroom, one step up to living area.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, dining table with four chairs, two sofas, Smart TV, woodburner, garden and rural views.

Conservatory

rattan sofa, two chairs and coffee table, garden and rural views.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, cot.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail.

Garden

lawn area, patio with garden bench, rural views.

Additional information

This property has a ramp to the side door which is wide enough for a wheelchair. Electric heating. Please note the property is adjacent to a horses paddock so dogs need to kept under control at all times, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We enjoyed our week in the Cow Shed. It was extremely comfortable with everything you need to hand. Spotlessly clean and very welcoming, inside and out. Location was perfect for us. Lovely quiet countryside off the beaten track, yet very close to everything that makes south west Cornwall such a wonderful place to visit.

May 2021

The Cowshed is a lovely property, a real home from home. A perfect spot to escape and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Cornish countryside.

October 2020

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb429
13 February449
20 Feb - 20 Mar429
27 March481
3 Apr - 10 Apr591
17 April429
24 April481
1 May566
8 May - 22 May596
29 May876
5 June709
12 June737
19 June781
26 June873
3 July917
10 July933
17 July1036
24 Jul - 21 Aug1114
28 August760
4 September686
11 September640
18 September512
25 Sep - 9 Oct507
16 October517
23 October567
30 Oct - 11 Dec429
18 December681
25 Dec - 31 Dec864

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb500
12 Feb - 19 Feb610
26 Feb - 19 Mar512
26 March562
2 Apr - 16 Apr732
23 April561
30 April610
7 May - 21 May647
28 May1000
4 June769
11 June793
18 June854
25 June964
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10 September720
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15 Oct - 22 Oct695
29 Oct - 10 Dec500
17 December769
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Things to do in Helston

While self catering in Helston, why not visit the Blue Anchor Inn, a thatched building, originally a monks’ rest house which became a tavern in the 15th century. Miners once received their wages in the pub, which is possibly the oldest private brewery in the country! They currently produce 4 different ‘Spingo’ ales brewed using traditional recipes from the on-site micro-brewery. 

As you head out of Helston, you can relax at the Coronation Park and try your hand at rowing or simply feed the ducks at the Boating Lake. Head towards the fishing village of Porthleven (just two miles away) and you’ll come to the Penrose Estate offering beautiful woodland walks. Here, you can relax on the banks of the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, Loe Pool, separated from the sea by the infamous long sand bar.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in nearby Gweek is a great day out for the whole family. Here you will find rescued seals and sea lions from Britain’s beaches, along with other animals such as penguins and otters on show.

Flambards theme park is also close by, which provides a fail safe way of keeping the kids entertained. With a selection of rides and exhibitions, there's plenty on offer that the whole family can enjoy.

Helston Holidays

Helston provides the perfect base to explore the different areas of Cornwall. With coastal towns such as St Ives, Falmouth, Penzance, and Porthleven all within easy reach, you’ll be able to experience much of what Cornwall has to offer while staying in a self catering cottage in Helston. It’s also referred to as the Gateway to the Lizard; a truly stunning area of Cornwall offering scenery unlike anywhere else. With the Lizard Peninsula on the doorstep, walkers, bird watchers and those looking to escape the crowds will be in paradise in this area of outstanding natural beauty. 

Famous Flora Day

Helston’s greatest claim to fame is the famous Flora Day. This is held every year on May 8th unless it falls on a Sunday or Monday when it is held on the Saturday before. The town is decorated by bluebells, gorse, laurel leaves and colourful flags and dancing begins at 7am. Don’t miss the mummer’s play at 8.30 known as the Hal-an-Tow at several venues in the town. Watch St George and St Michael slay the Dragon and the Devil, cheered on by a crowd dressed in Lincoln green and Elizabethan robes. Enjoy a self catering holiday in Helston and you’ll be in for a true Cornish experience!
 
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Local events

International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

19th June 2021 VIRTUAL 

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!

12th - 16th July 2021 VIRTUAL

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th August 2021

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

11th September 2021 - 29th June 2022

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

7th - 10th October 2021

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

15th - 17th October 2021

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

31st October 2021

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

20th - 21st November 2021

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Eden Project Winter Festival

Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas! 

TBC 2021

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Truro City of Lights

Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.

TBC November 2021

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC November 2021

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

26th - 28th November 2021

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC December 2021

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World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project is a great day out. With 8 different categories, many companies, professionals and amateurs from around the UK compete for the title of the best Cornish pasty.  

5th March 2022

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.

TBC 2022

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

TBC 2022

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Roseland Festival

Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone. 

16th April - 2nd May 2022

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.

6th - 14th May 2022

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.

8th May 2022

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

26th June - 2nd July 2022

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

TBC 2022

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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.

We enjoyed our week in the Cow Shed. It was extremely comfortable with everything you need to hand. Spotlessly clean and very welcoming, inside and out. Location was perfect for us. Lovely quiet countryside off the beaten track, yet very close to everything that makes south west Cornwall such a wonderful place to visit.

The Cowshed is a lovely property, a real home from home. A perfect spot to escape and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Cornish countryside.

We had a lovely week at the Cowshed. The cottage itself is lovely and cosy and the location is so peaceful and quiet. We had breakfast most days in the conservatory looking out over the field with the ponies in it. We visited the Lizard,Kayance cove,Praa sands but the best thing we did was going to Godrevy point and saw the seals down on the beach,if you plan to do this check out the tide times as they are only on the beach at low tide. We have been so impressed with Aspects customer service and are now looking where we can go next year in Cornwall with them.

Lovely comfortable property in great location. Plenty of places to visit nearby. Very nice garden with the bonus of the gorgeous ponies in the field adjacent. Thanks to their owner we had a lovely Sunday lunch at Trevaskis Farm . Would definitely recommend

We've just returned from a fabulous week at The Cowshed, it was exactly as described and we were delighted with the property - we have already recommended it to friends. The cream tea laid out for us on arrival was a very welcome sight.

Our little dog particularly liked laying in the open conservatory doorway.

The location is perfect and we had a busy week visiting Cape Cornwall, the Minnack Theatre, The Lizard, St Ives, Porthleven etc. We were very lucky with the weather.

We have just returned from a wonderful week away at The Cowshed. Absolutely beautiful property in a good location to be able to access various points of interest across Cornwall (albeit via a car as there is not much within walking distance but this suited us). Beautiful garden to sit out in and watch the horses that live on the property's land and kids loved feeding them a carrot or two with permission of the owner. Would definitely recommend and return in the future.

We have just returned from a relaxing week staying in this beautiful cottage. It is ideally situated for the south coast and not too far from the north. It’s surroundings are quiet and weather permitting, it has a lovely garden to relax in with comfy seating and a bbq, which we made the most of. The horses in the field at the end of the garden were an added bonus.

We couldn’t fault the accommodation which has everything you need for a great holiday.

This property is beautiful with a stunning outlook onto fields which are occupied by horses and rabbits. Our 4 year old loved playing in the garden and talking to the horses.

It's in a great location for visiting lots of places as it's not too far from the A394 & A30 but it's in the middle of the countryside so is really quiet.

The property is well equipped and the beds and sofas were really comfy.

The only issue we had was finding the property to start with as the directions were a bit misleading but once we knew where it was it was fine! Basically when you get to the top of the hill turn left straight away - don't follow the road round to the right.

We loved out time here and will definitely be coming back as soon as we can!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your lovely feedback; it sounds like you all had a great time and made the most of the brilliant location. We have since amended the directions to hopefully avoid any further confusion. Thanks for letting us know and we hope to see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a lovely week. The cottage was cosy, well equipped and in a great location. Our dogs loved the local walks and beaches. We didn’t want to leave and would certainly recommend the cottage to others!

The Cowshed is a lovely property, hidden away and very comfortable. The location is excellent and you are not too far away from beaches, shops and scenic walks. The property is finished to an excellent standard and the owners have paid attention to every detail.