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The Cowshed Helston

£420 - £1092 per week

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.


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


WC, basin.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

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


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

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, cot.


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


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 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.

September 2020

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

September 2020

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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

Charlestown Christmas Market

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

28th - 29th November 2020

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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.


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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, 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!


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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 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. 


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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Fal River Festival

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


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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. 


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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.


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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!

TBC 2021

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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. 

12th July 2021

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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


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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.

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. 


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.

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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Mevagissey Christmas Lights

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


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.


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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 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.

3 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

Aug 2020

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!

Jul 2020

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!

Mar 2020

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.

Sep 2019