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The Cowshed Helston

£468 - £1372 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, microwave, dining table with four chairs, two sofas, TV, woodburner, garden and rural views.

Conservatory

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

Bedroom 1

king size double 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, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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.

September 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb468
16 February490
23 Feb - 30 Mar468
6 Apr - 13 Apr718
20 April704
27 April521
4 May685
11 May - 18 May716
25 May1031
1 Jun - 8 Jun888
15 Jun - 22 Jun963
29 June1074
6 July1129
13 July1150
20 July1276
27 Jul - 24 Aug1372
31 Aug - 7 Sep860
14 September808
21 September569
28 Sep - 12 Oct563
19 October646
26 October646
2 Nov - 14 Dec468
21 December835
28 Dec - 31 Dec1061

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb420
15 February440
22 Feb - 21 Mar420
28 March471
4 Apr - 11 Apr580
18 Apr - 25 Apr471
2 May555
9 May - 16 May584
23 May859
30 May695
6 June722
13 Jun - 20 Jun765
27 June856
4 July899
11 July915
18 July1016
25 Jul - 22 Aug1092
29 August745
5 September672
12 September627
19 September502
26 Sep - 10 Oct497
17 October507
24 October555
31 Oct - 12 Dec420
19 December668
26 Dec - 31 Dec847
 

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

Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival is taking place across various harbourside venues. There will be lots of shanty and accapella groups from all over the Uk entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am.The main stage will be at the Mevagissey Activity Centre where there will also be a Cornish beer festival going on at the same venue.

18th - 19th October

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Truro City of Lights

A festival of light delights the crowds who line the streets to see a parade of giant handmade lanterns. All manner of samba, brass and pipe bands process alongside, accompanied by flamboyant dancers. Further outdoor music performances take place throught the evening and there are many a food and drink stall at which to pick up a tasty snack or warming drink.

20th November 2019

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Find unique gifts and tempting treats at Charlestown Christmas Market featuring a wide range of local crafters and traders.

23rd - 24th November 2019

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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.

27th November - 1st December 2019

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St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer festival

 The annual St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival will have more than 180 ales and ciders, live music and a thriving atmosphere for a good cause.

30th November 2019

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Christmas in Looe

Looe lantern procession and carol service will take place on the 7th December. The procession starts at 6.30pm with the carol service and festive lights switch-on at 7.30pm. On the 8th Santa will arrive in Looe by boat and lead a procession to his grotto in East Looe where there will be a market, bouncy castle, face painting and food stalls. The Looe Santa fun run takes place on the 9th in the morning and fancy dress is encouraged. On the 9th there will also be a Christmas Market and gin fair from midday - 5pm. 

6th - 24th December 2019

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Heligan Christmas Fair

Find unique gifts for your loved ones at the Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair. £2 includes entry to the gardens and access to more than 100 stalls, featuring some of the best local producers, creators and artisans.

6th December 2019

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Mevagissey Christmas Lights

The big Christmas lights switch on in Mevagissey will take place at 5pm, illuminating the harbour with sparkly lights.

7th December 2019

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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.

11th - 19th December 2019

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth town and its community will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week. The town will be painted yellow with daffodils and decorations and spring clean days will see the beaches and towns tidied up.

14th - 24th March 2020

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, the 107th edition of the Cornwall Spring Flower Show is a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The two day event features show gardens, competitive classes and horticultural stands. Enjoy the fabulous displays, pick up plants for your own garden and ask the experts for some tips and advice!

6th-7th April 2020

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

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

13th - 14th April 2020

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Roseland Festival

This lovely little festival in the stunning Roseland Peninsula offers something for everyone, including music, art, films, walks and talks. 

23rd April - 4th May 2020

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.

8th May 2020

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.

11th - 18th May 2020

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Fal River Festival

A ten day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event encorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.

24th May - 2nd June 2020

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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. 

9th June 2020

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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.

14th - 16th June 2020

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Polperro Music & Arts Festival

Polperro holds an annual 9 day festival with a craft fayre, live music, comedy nights and a procession. The festival is completely free to attend so make sure you visit to experience Polperro at its best.

15th - 22nd June 2020

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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!

23rd - 29th June 2020

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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. Don't miss the Countryside Area and Exhibition Ring. 

15th July 2020

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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

27th July - 2nd August 2020

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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.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

9th - 18th August 2020

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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 - 24th August 2020

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Truro Food Festival

The city-wide celebration of Cornish food and drink will be centred around Lemon Quay with pop-up events and activities taking place across the city.

Daytime content will include chef’s demos, a local produce market, gourmet street food stalls, a local restaurant trail, workshops and live entertainment showcasing the best in local talent. The evening content will include a beer and cider festival and live music on all three nights.

27 - 29 September 2020

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Falmouth Beer Festival

Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250  cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.

3rd - 5th October 2020

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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!

9th - 13th October 2020

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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.

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.

2 weeks ago