Coth Bean

mawnan smith

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4 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: COTHB
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Coth Bean has been a much-loved family home for over twenty years. Derived from the Cornish language, the name Coth Bean means 'old and little'. Built in the 18th Century, the cottage is certainly old but not small as a sympathetic extension has added extra space. From the quite beautiful thatched roof down to the intricately carved brass dinner bell, you'll find the cottage bursting with traditional charm and personality. Inside and out, you'll experience an atmosphere of warmth and tranquillity, from the beamed siting room with fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen with Aga, separate dining room and four comfortable bedrooms. Outside there’s a delightful large cottage garden with pond, sunny patio and BBQ which overlooks the soft surrounding Cornish coutryside.

Mawnan Smith takes its name from the smithy that was situated in the centre of the village where two old trackways met. One led to the ferry at Helford Passage, and the other wove its way up to the St Maunanus church, on the cliff overlooking the Helford River. The village itself is set between Falmouth Bay and the Helford Estuary and the village has a Spar shop, post office and Mediterranean themed restaurant.  Visit the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah or Glendurgan , have a wander down to Durgan Beach. Or hop onto the Blue Pointer and take to the river for a fishing trip. Helford Passage is five minutes away, where you can sample locally caught seafood dishes in the Ferry Boat Inn. Spend the day on the beach here, or catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, where you can wander along the coastline to Daphne Du Maurier’s atmospheric Frenchman’s Creek. The Helford River itself has often been described as the jewel in Cornwall’s crown. Much of the surrounding region – lush valleys, sub-tropical gardens and sandy coves – is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a place of unspoilt, natural tranquillity.

Front door to spacious living room with sofa, 2 armchairs and carver chair, TV and DVD. Wood panelled study with antique writing bureau. Modrn ground floor shower room with shower, hand basin and WC. Well equipped farmhouse style kitchen with oil fired 3 oven Aga and hotplate, combination microwave oven, fridge- freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled hallway to dining area with table and seating for 6. Curved staircase with hand rail to first floor. Master bedroom 1. 5ft 6in double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, bidet, hand basin and WC  Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6in double bed. Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed. Bedroom 4 with 3ft single bed.  

Large, mature cottage garden with countryside views, garden table and chairs, benches and BBQ.

Designated parking for up to 3 cars.

  • Included: Bed linen. towels (guests must provide their own beach towels), electricity, central heating, Wi-Fi. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Pets: 1 well behaved small to medium size dog welcome.  Pet Charge £30.00 per week.
  • No Telephone. Mobile reception good.
  • Local Facilities:  Beach at Maenporth 1 mile. Village with Spar shop, restaurant and Post office a few minutes’ walk. Falmouth with all facilities 4 miles.

June 2019

Yes we really enjoyed stay- More comfortable/used to using glassware pottery when baking. Really good location re walks and visiting nearby places. Lovely home from home

So pleased you enjoy your holiday with us at Coth Bean - isn't she a beauty! Mawnan Smith is also a great base to explore this part of the world. I will pass your comments on to the owner regarding the oven tins. I must admit, I use glass as well - much easier to clean!

- The Toad Hall Team

I've just heard that new stair rail is being installed this week. Thanks so much for the feedback!

- The Toad Hall Team

June 2019

We loved our stay at Coth Bean and enjoyed the quirkiness of the property. Coth Bean is very well placed for exploring the Helford River and West Cornwall. The garden is delightful to sit in. Mawnan Smith is a nice village and is a lovely walking area with easy access to delightful beaches. The Red Lion is an easy walk from the cottage to enjoy nice food.

We're so pleased you had a good holiday at Coth Bean. It certainly is a beautiful property will a private garden for guests to enjoy. Thanks for giving potential guests such a comprehensive review. We hope to see you again!

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2019

28th July 2018 – The Thetford Family, Clacton-On-Sea & Wickford ‘We’ve had a lovely time here at Coth Bean. Very well equipped & garden a great place to relax with BBQ underway. Weather has been amazing, local pub & restaurant a welcome bonus. Thanks for a great time!’

May 2019

8th September 2018- Mitchells et al., Carolina & Virginia, USA. ‘We had a wonderful time! What a joy to stay here in this delightful place! We found the thatched roof to take us back to another time.’

May 2019

As the property manager I'm delighted to introduce Coth Bean. Coth Bean is a delightful thatched cottage, dating back to the 17th century in parts, and lovingly cared for by the owners. Whilst retaining all the character you'd expect, it has good sized rooms and none of the low ceilings that put some people off period cottages. The kitchen is a delight, with a large Aga and plenty of space to eat. With the benefit of a large, private garden with stunning views over the countryside, and accepting one small dog, Coth Bean is a perfect base for exploring the area. It's also only a 15-minute walk to the beach if you want to leave the car behind. Coth Bean is sure to become one of our more popular properties, so please take a moment to browse the photographs.

- The Toad Hall Team

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