Holiday Cottage in The Lizard
Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £399
The cottage is located just a few minutes drive from Mullion, where you can find a small selection of shops and places to eat. Poldhu Cove is a little further and is a lovely sandy beach with a cafe and lifeguards during the season. It is also an excellent surf beach in the right conditions. About 15 minutes drive to the south is Kynance Cove, with its turquoise waters and beautiful surroundings making it one of Cornwall's most photographed spots. The walking around here to Lizard Point and around Cadgwith Cove is some of the best in the county.
Ground Floor Only: The french window doors lead to the open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge area. The master bedroom with a 5' double bed is accessed to one side of the kitchen and benefits from an en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
Exterior: The patio area has an external table, chairs. Please note that there is access to the next-door cottages to the front of the patio.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating powered by a biomass boiler. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The sitting area has a digital TV & DVD player. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking available. Strictly no smoking is allowed and this is a pet-free cottage, so strictly, no dogs are allowed. There is a cot & highchair available.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
At the heart of the village stands a 13th-century church, famous for its ornate woodwork decorating the end of each pew and depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. Outside in the water, two thick sea walls, built in the late 19th century, protect the harbour from the worst of the wind. Local fishermen still work in the harbour to land fabulous fresh seafood, some of which are then served in local pubs and restaurants.
The Lighthouse on the Lizard Peninsula is the most Southerly point in Great Britain, having stood since 1751 warning passing ships of the infamous 'Man O' War rocks'. The Lizard has so much to offer for such a remote location. Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the worlds largest satellite earth receiving station with over 60 communications dishes. Poldhu Cove, home of Marconi's first transatlantic radio message in 1901. The National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek moved to its current location in 1975 and is home to grey seals and common seals and Californian and Patagonian sea lions. The sanctuary often rescues other marine life as well when demand requires.
Trebah Gardens at Mawnan Smith is a 25-acre sub-tropical privately owned gardens set above the Helford River. Nearby, Glendurgan Gardens boasting a recently refurbished 177-year-old laurel maze is now owned by the National Trust. For a fun-filled family day out, why not visit The Flambards Experience, offering more rides, amusements and exhibitions than anywhere else in Cornwall. On the Helford River sits Frenchman's Creek, where Daphne du Maurier spent her honeymoon dreaming of the Cornish villages that set the scene for her novels.
Helston was originally a thriving port until the river silted up over the years; where the river joins the sea is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake. Helston is a busy market town with plenty of Victorian and Georgian architecture. The Monument is an impressive building at the end of Coinaghall Street, built-in 1834 in memory of Humphry Millet Grylls, whose actions kept open the local tin mine and saved 1200 jobs. One of the country's oldest privately owned brewery's can also be found in Coinaghall Street. The Blue Anchor was originally used as a rest house for monks and became a tavern in the 15th century. It now makes a strong local brew called Spingo.
Helston is probably best known for the 'furry' or floral dance held every May. Flora Day kicks off with the Hal-an-Tow, where St George and St Michael slay the dragon and the devil, cheered on by the locals dressed in Elizabethan costumes. The main dancing starts at midday, with participants dressed in ball gowns and top hats and tails.
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