4 Coastguard Cottage

helford passage

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3 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: 4COAST
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


4 Coastguard Cottages is a delightfully converted hideaway built around 1850 and, as the name suggests, belonged to the Coastguard Service who formed in 1822 to try and prevent smuggling. Number 4 belonged to the ship's skipper. It has been lovingly renovated to add modern features, yet retains the cottage's original charm. Decorated with whitewashed walls and clean lines, there is a light, spacious feel throughout. Warm fabrics add the luxurious touch, and the artwork comes from local artists. There’s a spacious living area, modern kitchen, a children’s den, 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms and outside a suntrap of a terrace with amazing views of the river.

Helford Passage nestles on the banks of the beautiful river Helford, with a sandy beach and direct access to the South West Coastal Path.  There’s plenty to do on site including hire of kayaks or paddle boards to get you out on the water, or if you want to get you in it there’s the child safe heated outdoor swimming pool.  The Ferryboat Inn specialises in seafood dishes and holds regular music and quiz nights. The local ferry can take you across to pretty Helford village where you can meander along the shore to explore Daphne Du Maurier’s Fisherman’s Creek.  Alternatively relax and enjoy good food at the welcoming Shipwrights Arms in Helford or venture further afield to historic and bustling Falmouth, experience rugged Land’s End or the gentle gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. All the traditional attractions of a Cornish Holiday such as nearby fishing trips, golf, cycling, horse-riding, seaside fish and chips, coastal walks, art galleries and stunning beaches make this a perfect base for couples or family’s all year round.

Door into light, wooden floored open plan living room furnished with a corner sofa TV, Sky and BT Sport . Dining area near the window with extending table and seating for 6. Window seat with scatter cushions. Breakfast bar with stools separate the living area from the kitchen, which is very well equipped with ceramic hob, integrated oven, fridge, freezer and wine cooler, Nespresso, dishwasher, washer and dryer and microwave. Passage to rear children’s den with sofa, beanbags and TV. Ground floor shower room with electric shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. First floor. Master bedroom 1 with 5ft double bed and views of the river.  Bedroom 2 with twin 3 ft single beds. Bedroom 3 with 3 ft bunk beds.  Family bathroom with bath, electric shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Paved terrace overlooking the river with garden table and chairs.

Parking fees in local public car park, located just up the hill. Fees refunded if applied.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (guests must provide their own beach towels), heating, electricity and Wi-Fi.
  • Regret no pets.
  • No telephone. Mobile signal good.
  • Local Facilities: Beach 50 yards. Outdoor heated pool on site. Pubs: Ferryboat Inn in Helford passage and Shipwrights Arms in Helford. Gift shop on site. Spar shop in Mawnan Smith selling basics. Falmouth with all facilities 6 miles.


June 2019

As always we had a lovely holiday in Helford Passage apart from the winter like weather!! It is the first time we have stayed in this particular property and we were very happy there especially the window seat where we spent many hours watching the world go by. The only thing we would ask is that a parking spot should be allocated when we know that they are available.

Lovely to have you back! And I loved the book you gave me - it's busy doing the rounds in the office now, so many thanks to you! Re the parking, as you know, it's a site decision, not ours, but it's good to receive feedback as it adds to the case.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2019

An excellent property in a prime location

Thanks, Mike. So pleased you had another great week at Helford Passage, See you in September! Best wishes, Sara

- The Toad Hall Team

April 2019

Delightful as always.

Hi Pam, So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We loved meeting your grandchildren - glad the pebble painting was a hit! see you again in September, Best wishes, Sara

- The Toad Hall Team

January 2019

Mr and Mrs Meads, 27th July 2018 4 Coastguard Cottages is a delight. It is in an idyllic location on the Helford river with stunning views from the living room and master bedroom. On top of that it is extremely well equipped and always feel clean and fresh.

January 2019

Mr and Mrs O'Loughlin, 27th July 2018 4 Coastguard Cottage offers top quality accommodation in the most perfect location. Whatever the weather, Helford Passage offers gorgeous walks, beach combing, heated pool for non sea swimmers, ferry rides across the river and the all the benefits of being a 3 minute walk from a pub/restaurant. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable & has the most stunning views - you cannot beat waking up to the sound of surf or breakfast on the terrace.

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