West Cornwall / Helston / Cottage / Sleeps 4


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Coastal Cornish cottage, 2 bed, sea fronting - idyllic location!.

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  • 3 Beds

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Traditional coastal cottage with amazing sea views. Kynance + other amazing local beaches. Lizard Village, 2 bedroom

Remote coastal cottage, walking distance The Lizard Village with pubs/shops (20 mins) and to Housel Bay Beach (15 mins). Situated on the coastal path, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), this cottage will suit walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers – or those who wish to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being next to the sea.

WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. PLEASE NOTE ACCESS TO COTTAGE IS DOWN AN UNMADE ROAD.

Video tour link: https://youtube.com/watch?v=OOhr3QnzS1w


GROUND FLOOR: Large porch/sun room: catches the sun all day with views of the sea, small table and chairs. Leads into DINING ROOM: with table and chairs and log burning stove with original brick surround and original grey painted panelling walls. KITCHEN: Newly fitted shaker style with quartz worktops, electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. LOUNGE: With comfortable seating – L-shaped sofa and 2 seater sofa. SmartTV with Freeview. Log burning stove. Sea views. BATHROOM: With L-shaped bath, overhead shower with screen, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.


FIRST FLOOR - TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS: MASTER BEDROOM: With king-sized bed. TWIN-BEDDED ROOM. Both have spectacular sea views.

Small COURTYARD at rear of house.

LARGE GARDEN with wind-protected “Secret Garden” with picnic benches. The garden is open and does not have a fence, so please bear this in mind if you are booking with dogs.

PARKING: From the private gravel drive, which has space for 2 cars, you will follow the gravel path to the cottage.

CHANGEOVER: Changeover day is Saturday, so all our bookings will be Saturday-Saturday.

HEATING: Electric convector panel heaters and two log burning stoves. We will supply one bag of logs to get you started. 

PETS: Maximum 2 well behaved dogs. We do not allow dogs to be left alone in the property.

Sorry no cats allowed due to allergies. 

SPECIAL NOTICE: The lane to the property is through a farm along an 1 mile long UNMADE ROAD and may be unsuitable for low-slung cars - ideally suited for 4x4 or SUVs when weather is poor. You also need to be comfortable driving on an unmade road that is a bit bumpy in areas and gets muddy if it rains. Cows may come to meet you so make sure you close the gates behind you!  Cliff ponies are also free roaming.

ACCESSIBILITY:  There is a gravel path from the drive to the cottage which includes approximately 5-6 steps over its length. Within the property, there is also one step from the porch to the dining room, and another step up into the bathroom. 

Towels and linen are inclusive in the rental.

COVID-19 information: We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures and have a contact free check-in. Hand sanitiser will be available at our property entrance and we will provide hand wash and cleaning products for guest use.  All linen and towels will be washed at a high temperture. 


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Internal area: 75m2


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At the northern end of The Lizard peninsula in West Cornwall, our holiday cottages in Helston are in a town famed for its annual medieval Furry Dance (Flora Dance to the locals), well positioned just 12 miles from Penzance and 9 miles from Falmouth and in a wonderful position for enjoying the stunning Lizard Peninsula.

Head out from your self-catering holiday cottage in Helston for the day to enjoy the second oldest town in Cornwall where tales of Saxons go back to the 6th century and a charter was granted to the town in 1201. History since then has seen the town prosper as a tin mine and relics of Helston’s dramatic past can be found all around town – as can they be found throughout the Lizard Peninsula.

From your cottage in Helston you may well want to visit the Helston Museum full of historic memories, follow the Helston Town Trail from the Guildhall to learn even more, explore the National Trust Penrose Estate on foot or bicycle, or take a ride on the Helston Railway – an ongoing steamy restoration project. The town also has all the conveniences you need on holiday including two grocery stores and a petrol station.

We’ve found a marvelous selection of cottages for you in Helston and our holiday lettings here make an ideal base for exploring the rich local culture and history, or heading out to other nearby attractions and beaches, including the famous Cornwall surf break at Porthleven, and the beaches at Gunwalloe, Poldhu Cove and Mullion Cove – to name but a few! From here, you’re also only an easy 40 minute drive from Land’s End and all that lies in between.

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Based on 12 reviews

Nik, United Kingdom October 2023

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We had such an amazing week, it was our second stay here and never fails to impress, location is stunning and the cottage is lovely, it’s comfortable warm and quiet. It is clean, has everything you would need and perfectly placed on the coastal path for walks in either direction.

Helen, Shepshed, United Kingdom April 2023

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Such a beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Owners were friendly and the communication was spot on. Information inside the cottage was very useful. Bed very comfy, a real home from home.

Owner's response:

Thank you so much for a lovely review

Debra, Staffordshire, United Kingdom July 2022

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The most gorgeous cottage in the most beautiful location. The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. To wake up to the sea view every morning was amazing. Well worth the trek through the farm to get there. Loved that it felt remote but is almost on the South West Coastal Path and an easy walk into Lizard village. We hope to be back soon.

Moysiann , Plymouth, United Kingdom February 2022

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Lovely equipped cottage. Brilliant location for us as we love walking. The cream tea on arrival was superb. The drive to the cottage was different and amusing with the cows who I would say are used to getting out the way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Nik, Peterborough, United Kingdom October 2021

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Stunning location with incredible views, so peaceful place to be, the cottage was clean and very well equipped, it was well proportioned and very comfortable.
We had a wonderful time and would happily go back again.

Beverley, Gillingham, United Kingdom October 2021

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The location of this cottage cannot be bettered. On the cliff top with scenic walks in every direction. After the strangeness of recent times the peace and quiet were very welcome. Only minor drawback, the farm track leading to the cottage can be a tricky drive in the rain, just take it slowly!

Emma, Eckington, United Kingdom September 2021

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The most amazing property in an amazing location. Cottage very well equipped and beautifully furnished. Highly recommended

Lisa, Peterborough, United Kingdom August 2021

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We was blown away! The perfect cottage, perfect location, with the most perfect views! It was just what we all needed as a family.

Alison, Virginia Water, United Kingdom July 2021

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Bass Cottage is lovely, has all the mod cons & right on the coastal path, so fab long walks with amazing views. Not the cottages fault but may be worth the owner doing a deal with the near by property to allow access from a different way? As I said, a very small niggle in a wonderful week. Thank you - we will definitely book again.

Cheryl, Preston, United Kingdom June 2021

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Absolutely fantastic cottage. Perfect location for walking. Short walk into Lizard Village where you can find great places to eat. Well equipped kitchen, the bed was super comfy with fantastic views of the sea.
The whole booking process was streamlined and extremely easy. Would highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Jane, Willenhall, United Kingdom November 2020

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Absolutely beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. The cleanliness of the cottage was first class with added covid measures in place such as the QR code for the app and a hand sanitiser dispenser on entry to the property.
The owners left a welcome hamper made up of all local produce, scones, milk, clotted cream , teabags, biscuits etc. Which I have to say tasted so much better than supermarket brought items.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle, enjoy nature and love home comforts this place is definitely the place to go.
I would certainly go back and would recommend it to family and friends.

Dennis, Chesterfield, United Kingdom August 2020

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If foggy at night, be prepared for the 30 second snooze alarm, the fog horn at Lizard point. Apart from that we found the Bass Point Cottage ticked all the boxes for us, isolated, virtually on the coastal path.